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Hobby Boss 84557 1/35 Leopard C2 MEXAS With TWMP

Product Code: H84557
$104.99 $94.99 10%

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The Leopard 2 is a main battle tank originally 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 13 other European countries, as well as several non-European nations, including Canada, Chile, Indonesia and Singapore. 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.

The Modular Expandable Armor System (MEXAS) is a composite armour system developed by the German company IBD Deisenroth Engineering. MEXAS was introduced in 1994 and has been applied on over 20,000 combat vehicles worldwide.

The Track Width Mine Plough unit (TWMP) was designed and built by RAMTA, a division of Israel Aircraft Industries, and allows the clearance of anti- personnel and anti-tank mines from the path of the tank tracks. The plough action moves the mines aside without detonating them, and can be adjusted to give a clearance depth of 200, 250 or 300 mm. The TWMP clears a lane about one metre wide in front of each track, and there is an unploughed lane 1500 mm wide between the tracks. In this uncleared area, the TWMP drags a “dog bone” which is used to detonate tilt rod mines. The total weight of the installed equipment is around 3 tons.

Features

  • Kit consists of over 720 parts

  • Two-directional slide moulded lower hull & turret

  • 160 individual tracks links

  • Photo-etched parts included

Specifications

  • Model Dimension: Length: 237.5mm Width:127mm

  • Total Plastic Parts: 720+

  • Total Sprues: 19 sprues , lower hull , upper hull and turret

  • Metal Parts: copper cable , chain

  • Photo Etched Parts: 2 pcs