- Zinc diecast & plastic parts
- Authentic markings
- Measures approximately: 4.3” L x 1.6” W x 1.3” H
- Box dimensions: 6.4” L x 2.3” W x 2.8” H
- Display model recommended for 14 years and above
The Bundeswehr is the unified armed forces of Germany and their civil administration and procurement authorities. The Bundeswehr is divided into a military part (armed forces or Streitkräfte) and a civil part with the armed forces administration (Wehrverwaltung). The military part of the federal defense force consists of the German Army, the German Navy, the German Air Force, the Joint Support Service, the Joint Medical Service, and the Cyber and Information Domain Service.
Produced since 1979 and in service with the German armed forces, the Leopard 2 battle tank is the successor to the Leopard 1. It is manufactured in different variants and stages of development at Krauss-Maffei-Wegmann, the latest variant being the Leopard 2A7. The Leopard 2A6 includes the addition of the Rheinmetall 120 mm L/55 smoothbore gun and other changes. All German tank battalions of the "crisis intervention forces" are equipped with the A6. Canada purchased 20 Leopard 2A6s from the Netherlands. These were delivered in 2007. Portugal also purchased 37 Leopard 2A6 from the Dutch in 2007, with delivery in 2008. In January 2014, Finland purchased 100 L2A6s, as well as munitions, simulators, and a ten-year supply of reserve parts from the Netherlands. The tanks were delivered in batches between 2015-2019.
This Schuco 1:87 scale diecast model is a replica of a Leopard 2A6 of the Bundeswehr. Military models come with a metal body and chassis. As is expected of Schuco models, a number of key features have been reproduced exactly with the greatest attention to detail.
This model makes for a wonderful addition to your diecast military collection or diorama