Perfect Scale- Leopard Early Batches & 1A2 Turret, what's the diff?

Perfect Scale- Leopard Early Batches & 1A2 Turret, what's the diff?

Joined: August 9th, 2008, 5:19 pm

March 31st, 2013, 3:41 pm #1



The turret is a separate item that I guess once placed on the Italeri #224 Leopard kit makes the 1A2.
But how does that relate to the Early batch kit? Is that for a different base kit?
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Joined: December 30th, 2003, 11:57 pm

March 31st, 2013, 4:50 pm #2

The 1A2 turret has oblong shaped range finder covers. The earlier batch turrets have round range finder covers. This was due to the extra armour added to the 1A2 turret.

Both turrets can be used on the Italeri Leopard 1A2 kit. There were multiple "early" batches and the differences were subtle in many cases. Many of the changes related to the hull details but some were associated to the turret such as the searchlight stowage bin and the grenade discharger brush guards.

Canada only used the Leopard 1A2...no other earlier versions. To build an accurate Leopard 1A2 the PSM turret will do the trick in addition to some minor hull modifications to the Italeri kit.
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