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Friday, February 01, 2019 - 09:25 PM UTC
MENG announced a new model kit in 1/35 scale. Check out the company's press release.
Since its entering the military service, the German Leopard 2 main battle tank has set an example for modern MBTs. Each Leopard 2 variant has changes made in response to the changes of combat conditions. The Leopard 2A7+ is a typical example. Based on the Leopard 2A7 tank, it has received new equipment like the new roof weapon station to respond to close distance threats in urban combats.
The latest MENG TS-042 German Main Battle Tank Leopard 2A7+ is a precise replica of the latest Leopard 2 variant. The model is 314.8 mm long, 114 mm wide and has a total of 937 parts. This kit features movable suspension and workable tracks. Commanderís and loaderís hatches can be built open or closed. Clear optical equipment parts and fine PE parts are included.
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So more googling and it would seem this is actually the 2A7V, not the 2A7+. New version for the German MOD. LINK
FEB 04, 2019 - 10:47 AM
OK, which one is the "right" one? Both are OOS at Sprue Bros. right now.[/quote] Right one in which sense? One is for the older 2A4 version, vertical turret front, and the other is the 2A7 which has an arrow shaped front to the turret. So they are both right depending on what you are looking for. I haven't kept track of what the "latest and greatest" is when it comes to Leopards. If you asked about the best kit for Leopard 2A7 in a separate thread it would probably attract the real Leo-experts and get you some good answers. Just to add to the confusion: 2A5 by Tamiya 2A6 by Tamiya 2A6 by Italeri HobbyBoss Revell Edit: This was/is revells own plastic: but this one is an Italeri rebox: Edited to correct mistakes regarding the origin of the two Revell kits, see post by Ed Granger below / Robin
FEB 04, 2019 - 11:04 AM
For all things Leopard go here- LINK Dan
FEB 04, 2019 - 02:33 PM
Ken, I was thinking the same thing after looking at this site- LINK Dan
FEB 04, 2019 - 02:35 PM
Nope, not that one. Revell did rebox Italeri's Leopard 2A6: LINK But the one in your post is Revell's own tooling, and a much nicer kit. Revell are rereleasing it next month, hopefully in grey rather than that yucky green plastic they used to love.
FEB 04, 2019 - 08:21 PM
Nope, not that one. Revell did rebox Italeri's Leopard 2A6: LINK But the one in your post is Revell's own tooling, and a much nicer kit. Revell are rereleasing it next month, hopefully in grey rather than that yucky green plastic they used to love.[/quote] Thanks!
FEB 04, 2019 - 08:48 PM
I'm pretty far into building Tiger Model's Revolution I. Track work & a trip to the paint shop, soon as warm weather arrives. It's a nice kit, Tamiya like in assembly but with more parts. I'm betting TM's Revolution II is much the same. Call me a completist or crazy but I want to build 1 of each Leopard 1 & 2 that I can. (not every countries variant, now that would be crazy) So more the merrier I say !
FEB 04, 2019 - 11:24 PM
Thanks, Robin. I generally avoid Tamiya armor as too simplified. I think the later Leopard is my choice, since I like the angled armor. Much obliged for the information. And the sight for "all things Leopard" looks very interesting, too.
FEB 05, 2019 - 03:52 AM
Also, Leopard fans will shortly have even more options - Border Models' forthcoming Leopard 2A5/A6: LINK
FEB 05, 2019 - 05:00 AM
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