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Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« on: April 28, 2012, 12:11:33 AM »
Alexander Jost used the Perfect Scale (Kit number 35040) Leopard Upgrade kit to build his HobbyBoss 1/35th scale Leopard 2A4

Click on thumbnail or html to view the build article at Modellversium.de

Alex has built a very nice looking Leopard 2.
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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2012, 03:46:28 AM »
That's very well done!
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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2012, 04:47:41 AM »
Some photos of the Leo2 prototype:





Note the extra 20mm cannon secondary target /anti-aircraft use.

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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2012, 04:52:25 AM »
Some real world Leo1 proposals:

MLRS:



SPH:




Matador twin 30mm SPAAG:




Leo1 with 120mm main gun (sometimes also referred to as Leo3):





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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2012, 10:56:18 AM »
How about a Leo1 based heavy IFV:

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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2012, 10:58:53 AM »
Leo3 shown above:

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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2012, 10:59:41 AM »
Leo1 based demolition tank:

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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2012, 11:00:24 AM »
Leo one based APC:

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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2012, 11:04:46 AM »
JagdLeo1:

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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2012, 12:11:42 PM »
The APC variants seem to have no rear exists.   I think a better idea was shown the the Jordanian conversion of the Centurion to a HAPC, the Temash, where they reversed the vehicle, driving it effectively backwards so that the exit was now through what was previously the front glacis.  The Leopard 1 would also be rather a light-weight HAPC, it was never heavily armoured.

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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2012, 09:41:09 PM »
Diethelm Berlage built a Leopard 1A6 from the Revell/Italeri kit and a self-made conversion set. More pics HERE.

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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2012, 02:36:32 AM »
Given the Leo1 was a contemporary of the French AMX-30, what about a couple of variants similar to AMX-30 variants.  Namely, what if we were to have a Roland SAM armed Gepard or a version with the turret from a GCT 155mm/AuF1?





The latter would be quite able to be modelled by stealing the turret from a Heller 1/35 AMX 30 AUFI.  I'm not sure about the Roland though...does anyone do a kit of any Roland variant?
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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2012, 03:45:00 AM »
That first Leo! MLRS with the dual "six-packs" could be interesting, particularly if a second unit was converted to carry reloads.

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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2012, 03:55:56 AM »
Some different Gepard proposals:



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Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2012, 06:57:14 AM »
I love that Leo demolition. ;)

I have the Tamiya leo I in the stash. I am thinking of adding an 88 to it,for a post war scenario where the Thierd Riech was not defeated. The Leo was fast for its time. Over 30 MPH. Imagine that speed with an 88. :o
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