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Monday, April 09, 2018 - 03:34 AM UTC
Italeri has updated the Leopard 2A4 with new decals and gluable rubber tracks
Entered into service between the late '70s and early' 80s the Leopard 2 is considered one of the best armored vehicles in the world. It has been developed to offer the German “Bundeswehr” a powerful and modern Main Battle Tank able to replace the Leopards 1.

Apart Germany, the Leopard 2 was able to achieve a good commercial success in many countries as Holland, Turkey, Austria, Greece and many others. This new release includes decals for the armies of Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Germany and Turkey.

The tracks have been upgraded also to a new gluable rubber material.
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Still with those Gawd-awful skirts combined with hatch and vent details.No thanks I'll pass on this one I think.
APR 09, 2018 - 05:09 AM
If this is essentially #243 with new decals then it has the early style TC ring.
APR 09, 2018 - 07:17 AM
All you get is a very expensive decal sheet.
APR 09, 2018 - 08:56 AM
Leave it up to italeri to re release a old kit thats been around since the late 90s and all they do is put the same track but made from a new matrial and new decals I bet they forgot to add that little wire or cable fixture that is on the side of Turkish Leopard2s
APR 09, 2018 - 02:44 PM
This kit was really lackluster when it was first released in the late 1980s. Some of the first Photoetch I ever bought was the On-the-Mark set for this because this kit was so bare. I ended up cutting it up for parts to dress up a what-if Panther 2A2.
APR 09, 2018 - 03:33 PM
Leave it up to italeri to re release a old kit thats been around since the late 90s and all they do is put the same track but made from a new matrial and new decals I bet they forgot to add that little wire or cable fixture that is on the side of Turkish Leopard2s [/quote] Turkish Army has different antenna bases. And the mods to build a good Panzer 87 are even more extemsive.
APR 09, 2018 - 08:49 PM
Italeri even tooled some of the missing details like the later commander's hatch ring for this Revell issue of the kit LINK but they forgot to include them in this release.
APR 09, 2018 - 10:35 PM
Goes to figure that Italeri wouldn't even use the better version of the kit...it truly was a mediocre kit even back then and time hasn't proven any kinder. I'd skip it as well, though I would at least look at the Revell Germany rebox.
APR 11, 2018 - 02:31 AM
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