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Leopard 1A5 Bundeswehr

This article is part of a series:
  1. 1/35th Leopard Line Up
  2. Leopard 1A5 Bundeswehr
  3. Weathering, the Belgian Leopard Conversion Continues
  4. Leopard AS1 Aus Cam Update
  5. Leopard AS 1 Olive Drab Lusterless Update
  6. Dutch Leopard 1
  7. Australian Leopard AS1 Dozer
  8. Danish Leopard 1A5DK
  9. Takom 1/35 Canadian C2 Leopard Mexas

I “rediscovered” this Meng Leopard in the proverbial “safe place”! At least I had sealed her in a resealable food bag to keep the dust off. She is painted in the NATO tri-colour pattern. I used some spare decals from another Meng 1A5 and added some detail painting. Next stage my favourite – the weathering. I’ll be working on that today… more images to follow

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2 responses to Leopard 1A5 Bundeswehr

  1. Looking good, Ian. When I was a tanker in Germany, we had a platoon of these Leo IA5s attached to our platoon. It was a fine vehicle and in 2 weeks with those guys, I don’t remember them having any major problems – nothing more than the usual things that need attention after some serious maneuvering in any tank.

    They did very well keeping up with our (then) brand-new Abrams tanks. They didn’t go QUITE as fast as our M1s, but since the majority of our movement wasn’t on highways where you can go at full speed, there were no delays. Most of the maneuvering speeds used are less than 25 mph. (40-43 kph)

    Again: well done, my friend.

    • Thanks Jeff. My first posting in Germany was to 28 Sig Regt, part of the NSSG (Northag Signals Support Group), so we did a lot of work with our NATO allies in North. I remember seeing the Leopards on quite a few exercises. I was very impressed by it’s manoeverability

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