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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #150 on: February 25, 2023, 01:25:29 AM »
The ironic thing is that more model kits will probably be sold than the real tank...
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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #151 on: February 25, 2023, 07:24:44 AM »
Why the odd covering over the gun tube next to the mantlet and turret on the KF51 Panther?  I find it odd and out of place and from a maintenance POV, it looks like a PITA for cleaning and maintaining the vehicle.
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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #152 on: February 25, 2023, 10:49:42 AM »
The whole thing looks like it’s covered in “stealth” panels instead of armor. Is that practical or window dressing?

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #153 on: February 26, 2023, 02:00:58 AM »
Why the odd covering over the gun tube next to the mantlet and turret on the KF51 Panther?  I find it odd and out of place and from a maintenance POV, it looks like a PITA for cleaning and maintaining the vehicle.

It's just a cover - much the same as on the FK41 IFV:




Apart from assisting with the signature reduction it probably also assists with barrel shielding.

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #154 on: February 26, 2023, 02:03:05 AM »
The whole thing looks like it’s covered in “stealth” panels instead of armor. Is that practical or window dressing?

It is armour
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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #155 on: February 28, 2023, 11:08:18 AM »
Rheinmetall wants to provide Ukraine with the KF51 Panther. Expect many more Russian tankers in orbit.

I feel that's a rather cruel marketing stunt on Rheinmetall's part. They should know that KF51 is many years away from service. At the moment, it's a concept vehicle. Actually, a concept turret on a dressed-up Leopard 2 hull. And AIUI Rheinmetall has neither the license (KMW's design) nor the means to build new hulls.

The better move to support Ukraine (and NATO) would be to drastically expand Leo 2A7 production capacities. With proper funding, I'm sure the industry will gladly open another production line, even if it's just for a limited number of years/vehicles.
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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #156 on: May 12, 2023, 02:40:54 AM »
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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #157 on: June 10, 2023, 02:05:02 AM »
1/35 Abrams X will supposedly be released in August:



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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #158 on: August 22, 2023, 02:53:07 AM »
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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #159 on: August 25, 2023, 02:17:06 AM »
Some of the interiors:






All the better for getting that authentic look:





CFBVs.
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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #160 on: August 25, 2023, 04:24:52 AM »
The latter interior shots are really not that helpful Greg.   ;D
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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #161 on: September 11, 2023, 09:39:44 PM »
Armorama has some test build shots of the Abrams X: https://armorama.com/news/abrams-x-test-build-images


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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #162 on: September 12, 2023, 01:41:22 AM »



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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #163 on: September 12, 2023, 08:35:48 AM »
I see with that gun on top some poor sap still has to get out and change the ammo can!

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #164 on: October 22, 2023, 03:09:02 AM »


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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #165 on: October 22, 2023, 03:27:57 AM »
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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #166 on: December 05, 2023, 12:43:33 AM »





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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #167 on: December 05, 2023, 03:00:37 AM »
That's a lot of decal options if those flags are anything to go by :D


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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #168 on: December 05, 2023, 03:11:29 AM »
That's a lot of decal options if those flags are anything to go by :D


Especially given that at this stage only the following are buying/planning on buying 2A8s:  Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Netherlands, Czech Republic
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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #169 on: December 05, 2023, 09:59:29 AM »
Israeli Trophy systems fitted ?

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #170 on: December 06, 2023, 01:11:16 AM »
Israeli Trophy systems fitted ?

Yes + new engine and armour.  See here.

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #171 on: February 27, 2024, 01:55:07 AM »
1/48 Focke-Wulf P.VII Flitzer


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