- Plastic model kit, assembly and paint required.
- Glue & paint not included.
- Skill Level 4
- 180 parts
- Dimensions: approximate 5.1” L x 1.8” W
- Box dimensions: 9.6” L x 6.25” W x 1.4” H
- Recommend for 10 years and above.
The Leopard 2 is a main battle tank developed by Krauss-Maffei in the 1970s for the West German Army. The tank first entered service in 1979 and succeeded the earlier Leopard 1 as the main battle tank of the German Army. It is armed with a 120 mm smoothbore cannon, and is powered by a V-12 twin-turbo diesel engine. Various versions have served in the armed forces of Germany and 12 other European countries, as well as several non-European nations, including Canada, Chile, Indonesia, Singapore, and Turkey. The Leopard 2 was used in Kosovo with the German Army, and has seen action in Afghanistan with the Dutch, Danish and Canadian contributions to the International Security Assistance Force, as well as seeing action in Syria with the Turkish Armed Forces against ISIS and the YPG.
There are two main development batches of the tank: the original models up to Leopard 2A4, which have vertically faced turret armour, and the improved batch, namely the Leopard 2A5 and newer versions, which have angled arrow-shaped turret appliqué armour together with other improvements. All models feature digital fire control systems with laser rangefinders, a fully stabilised main gun and coaxial machine gun, and advanced night vision and sighting equipment (first vehicles used a low-light level TV system or LLLTV; thermal imaging was introduced later on). The tank has the ability to engage moving targets while moving over rough terrain.
The Revell Germany model kit is an accurate representation of the Leopard 2A5. The kit comes with parts to build either the 2A5 German configuration or the 2A5NL Netherlands configuration. Decal markings included for both German and Dutch versions.
- Finley detailed surface features
- Elevating cannon, rotating turret
- Detailed road wheels
- Waterslide decals, Markings for 2 versions
- Illustrated assembly guide.
This model is a great addition to your collection.