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40 years LEOPARD 2
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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 06:09 PM UTC
Today 40 years ago the first Leopard 2 have been delivered to the German Bundeswehr!

Happy Brthday!
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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 09:22 PM UTC
What do you get the tank that has everything?
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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 11:21 PM UTC
Does it have Trophy or similar yet? That would be really nice present otherwise ...

Time does fly doesn't it? Forty years, feels almost like yesterday ....
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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 11:33 PM UTC
What I´ve heard, they are still working on the integration of the Trophy. Next is is the Leopard 2 A7V. Not to be confused with the A7V.:-)
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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 11:40 PM UTC
I still remember climbing onto Leopard 1's that were olivegelb. Time flies.
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Posted: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 08:05 AM UTC
Mirko, thanks for the rememberance. In my first year of service in the Bundeswehr (1985/86) I was a gunner and loader on a Leopard 2A4. Left the BW in 1989 and will always have a soft spot for that tank.

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Posted: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 08:08 AM UTC
Hmm...40 Years of the Leo 2...sounds like a good name for a campaign!





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Posted: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 09:43 AM UTC
I have a model of one that is 35 years old....
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Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 06:41 AM UTC

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Hmm...40 Years of the Leo 2...sounds like a good name for a campaign!


Richard, that's a great idea! I have a 2A4 and a 2A5 in my stash which I want to build as a greek and polish Leo and still have only 1 campaign for 2020 planned. I would be in if it could be arranged. How about some other folks here?

Torsten
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Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 07:24 AM UTC
Somebody just needs to post a campaign proposal for it as a message thread.



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Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 11:33 AM UTC
I would take part in a Leo 2 campaign. My Mom and I are both working on Meng 2A4s now. She bought a tank model the week that she turned 70. It was a toon tank and she wanted something bigger with more detail, so I ordered a pair of 2A4s. I’ll find out if she wants to build another LEO for a campaign.
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Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 12:16 PM UTC

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I have a model of one that is 35 years old....


Yeah I got the Testors no. 820 kit. Perhaps I'll take it out, gaze at it in wonder at how far kits have come, put it back in the box and stick back on the shelf for another 30 years.
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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2019 - 08:21 AM UTC

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Somebody just needs to post a campaign proposal for it as a message thread.


Richard, sorry for being a bit late but I was at a model show in Luxemburg last weekend and returned home late last night. I just made a proposal for such a campaign.

Torsten
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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2019 - 08:38 AM UTC

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Somebody just needs to post a campaign proposal for it as a message thread.


Richard, sorry for being a bit late but I was at a model show in Luxemburg last weekend and returned home late last night. I just made a proposal for such a campaign.

Torsten



No problem. I saw it. As soon as you reach 10 people willing to participate, go to the campaign section and submit the formal proposal. That's where you'll pick your start and end dates. Once it's in the system I'll process it and folks will be able to enlist in it.



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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2019 - 09:01 AM UTC
Just added my name to the new thread! I advise everyone who posted here to follow the link to the Campaign proposal and add their votes, as I believe it needs ten posters over there on the thread to get launched.

A man can't have too many Leopards!