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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2019 8:50 p.m. PST

"Over the last few years, Meng has been slowly working their way through the assorted members of the Leopard family of main battle tanks. Now the latest release is hitting the shelves of your local hobby store in the form of the Leopard 2A7+. It's a kit that's based heavily on Meng's previous 2A7 version that we built a couple of years ago on TMN, but with enough differences to make it a unique and interesting vehicle in its own right. We'll jump into the build shortly, but first, we'll get the low-down on the real thing…."






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Legion 413 Jun 2019 7:08 a.m. PST

She's a beauty !!!

JMcCarroll13 Jun 2019 11:02 a.m. PST

Currently best tank in the world.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2019 11:44 a.m. PST

Glad you like it boys!. (smile)


Lion in the Stars13 Jun 2019 5:11 p.m. PST

Quite the beast of a tank!

A bit beyond what I'm willing to build, though. Individually articulated track links, no matter how easy to build, are just not something I'm willing to do.

Royston Papworth14 Jun 2019 5:51 a.m. PST

sorry, but I look at it and think it is sooo ugly!

Legion 414 Jun 2019 5:56 a.m. PST

huh? She's low slung with sloped ballistic armor. Well armed & armored. What's not to like ? huh?

The only real shell trap I see could be under the front of the turret ? But that looks like it may be a hard place to hit ?

ScoutJock14 Jun 2019 6:55 a.m. PST

The Germans know how to build them…

I have 30 of these beasts from GHQ waiting for their paint job. I'm thinking of using the desert scheme in the first photo.

Legion 414 Jun 2019 7:08 a.m. PST

thumbs up

Royston Papworth15 Jun 2019 10:54 a.m. PST

It's the front of the turret. It's just odd.

Sorry you are just not selling it.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2019 4:26 p.m. PST

"The Leopard (or Leopard 1) is the main battle tank designed and produced in West Germany. It first entered service in 1965. Developed in an era when HEAT warheads were thought to make conventional heavy armour of limited value, the Leopard focused on firepower in the form of the German-built version of the British L7 105-mm gun, and improved cross-country performance that was unmatched by other designs of the era…."





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Legion 422 Sep 2019 7:09 a.m. PST

thumbs up I'm sold ! But I've operated with the earlier type of Leos in [West]Germany, in '88, IIRC. The Canadians were using them !

Lion in the Stars23 Sep 2019 12:30 p.m. PST

Uh-oh! I'm a sucker for the Leopard C1 and C1A1.

I still think the Leo1 is the best tank design, extreme mobility with a good gun. Yeah, armor was thin (more or less on par with a WW2 Panther). But if it gets 3 kills before the other side even gets in range, that's a win for the Leo.

ranger028312 Oct 2019 4:01 a.m. PST

Not a fan of the shot trap turret front. Also if I remember right, there have been technical issue with the A7 over in the Sand Box that are widespread enough that they have had to start rethinking some of the systems.

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