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M48A2GA2 Bundeswehr

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Klaus Eberl's recetly finished M48A2GA2 kit from Revell of Germany is shared now with Armorama'a viewers. This is an 1/35th scale kit out of the box with some scratchbuilt and kitbashed items (mainly Hoffmann device from Tamiya and main gun in plastic from Meng Leopard 1A3), plus Leopard Workshop mantlet plugs. Painted and weathered with Ammo of Mig and Ak Interactive products. Figure in white metal from Dolp Modellbau.
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About the Author

About Klaus Eberl (dexter059)
FROM: REGION DE VALPARAISO, CHILE

Active duty Chilean Navy Officer, close to 20 years of service. Happily married and 2 beautiful kids. Ive been modelling on a regular basis since 1997. Mainly focused in "modern" armor in 1/35, but recently Ive started with WWII subjects as well. Particularly keen on NATO and Chilean Armed Forces ...


Comments

this formed the armored formations of the bundeswher. before the leopard coming their arsenal.
MAY 26, 2016 - 02:13 AM
Actually, the M47 and M48A2C were the Leopard's predecessors. The M48A2GA2 was a rebuild series that equipped West German reserve units from the 1970's on. It added a 105 mm gun and a new cupola and mantlet, as well as internal upgrades. One item that was not upgraded was the engine--it retained the gasoline powered AVL-1790 rather than switching to the diesel version as the US did on the M48A3 and A5.
MAY 26, 2016 - 03:15 AM