12226PB Panzerkampf Leopard 2A4 Germany Winter Camouflage

£37.99 (incl VAT)

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12226PB Panzerkampf Leopard 2A4 Germany Winter Camouflage

PRICE: £37.99 incl VAT (RRP £48.00, SAVING £10.01)

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12226PB
Panzerkampf 1/72nd scale
Leopard 2A4
Germany
Winter Camouflage

RRP  £48.00

Model Description

Panzerkampf 1/72nd scale 12226PB Leopard 2A4 Germany Winter Camouflage. Available to pre-order at Flying Tigers.

 

The Leopard 2 is a third generation German main battle tank (MBT). Developed by Krauss-Maffei in the 1970s, the tank entered service in 1979 and replaced the earlier Leopard 1 as the main battle tank of the West German army. Various iterations of the Leopard 2 continue to be operated by the armed forces of Germany, as well as 13 other European countries, and several non-European countries, including Canada, Chile, Indonesia, and Singapore. Some operating countries have licensed the Leopard 2 design for local production and domestic development.

There are two main development tranches of the Leopard 2. The first encompasses tanks produced up to the Leopard 2A4 standard and are characterised by their vertically faced turret armour. The second tranche, from Leopard 2A5 onwards, has an angled, arrow-shaped, turret appliqué armour, together with other improvements. The main armament of all Leopard 2 tanks is a smoothbore 120 mm cannon made by Rheinmetall. This is operated with a digital fire control system, laser rangefinder, and advanced night vision and sighting equipment. The tank is powered by a V12 twin-turbo diesel engine made by MTU Friedrichshafen.

In the 1990s, the Leopard 2 was used by the German Army on peacekeeping operations in Kosovo. In the 2000s, Dutch, Danish and Canadian forces deployed their Leopard 2 tanks in the War in Afghanistan as part of their contribution to the International Security Assistance Force. In the 2010s, Turkish Leopard 2 tanks saw action in Syria. In 2023, Ukrainian Leopard 2 tanks saw action in the Russo-Ukrainian War.

 

RRP  £48.00

Weight 650 g
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Model Code: 12226PB

Model categories:
Diorama Accessories, Future Military Model Releases, Panzerkampf

Weight 650 g
Historical Era

Manufacturer

Model Type

Scale

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