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Arsenalen Tank Museum
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Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 05:56 PM UTC
Christian Scheffer has been busy with the camera again and shares with us a great selection of images from Arsenalen Tank Museum located in Strängnäs, Sweden.

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Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 07:38 PM UTC
They have camouflaged Farm Tractors!?!?!?

I'm Moving to Sweden
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Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 08:42 PM UTC
Thanks for the rare pics! That leopard is a prototype on a Leopard 1 chassis with a 120 mm gun, I've been looking for pics of it and you just provided, thanks!
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Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 11:35 AM UTC

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Thanks for the rare pics! That leopard is a prototype on a Leopard 1 chassis with a 120 mm gun, I've been looking for pics of it and you just provided, thanks!



The Leopard is very definitely NOT based on a Leopard 1 chassis. People are always fooled by the look of the turret which is similar to Leopard 1A3/1A4. Early Leopard 2 prototypes did follow the same basic design principles as Leopard 1, but everything is bigger, including the turret which was also more angled, especially at the front. The Leopard 2 give-aways are the full-width twin cooling grilles in the rear deck and the full-width grille across he back.
It wasn't until later that Leopard 2 changed from using sloped armour to the vertical armour we are familiar with.
There is a similar Leo 2 prototype at the Saumur Museum and another at Trier.