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LF01 Snow Leopard

Built by Michael Shackleton

The Leopard 1A4 was the final production version of Leopard 1 for the German Army. In fact, Leopard 1A4 was the first main battle tank to have a modern fire control system (though it still lacked a laser rangefinder), the system being based on that developed for use in Leopard 2 at the same time.

10 pages, 29 photos
Price: € 1.40



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LF02 Kosovo Cat

Built by Michael Shackleton

Five Canadian Leopard C1 tanks were uparmoured with MEXAS appliqué armour kits. These tanks were deployed with KFOR to Kosovo. They were there for two tours and saw almost constant use - the first in 1999 with Lord Strathcona's Horse crewing them, and the second tour in 2000 when they were crewed by The Royal Canadian Dragoons.

12 pages, 25 photos
Price: € 1.70



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LF03 Afghan Guardian

Built by Michael Shackleton

The Canadian Leopard 2A6M CAN had a baptism by fire in Afghanistan as soon as it entered service. The tanks were dressed in the Barracuda mobile camouflage system to cool the tank's interior, even an umbrella to keep the sun away from the turret crew. The tanks were very effective in combined arms operations providing over watch from high ground positions, an immediate reaction force for securing sensitive areas, or in close combat in the fields and villages.

14 pages, 33 photos
Price: € 2.00



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LF04 GRRRH!!!

Built by Chris Jerret

The Greek Leopard 2A4GR offers one of the most interesting and colourful camouflage schemes. This is not an easy one to pull off but experienced Leopard 2 builder, Chris Jerret, has aced this one! This article expands greatly on what has been in print previously.

12 pages, 39 photos
Price: € 1.70



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LF05 Afghan Cat

Built by Jim Carswell

With the impending Trackjam release of this conversion, Jim Carswell has written an article about the Canadian Leopard C2 MEXAS for which he built the master parts, originally for Maple Leaf Models. Hopefully, it will help with any questions that arise when you start your Trackjam builds. C2 MEXAS were deployed in Afghanistan by the 2nd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group, from October 2006 until 2011.

16 pages, 81 photos
Price: € 2.40



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LF06 Swedish Heavy Metal

Built by Chris Jerret

The Swedish Strv122 was the most modern Leopard 2 when it was introduced into service. Its colourful splinter camouflage and a kit bash from two manufacturers make for a spectacular project!

16 pages, 51 photos
Price: € 2.00



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LF07 Father and Son

Built by Kenneth Østergaard

This Leopardfibel is a little different. The article covers two Leopard 1s that together encompass this tank's lifespan - a pre-production Series-0 from 50 years ago and a 1A5 from 25 years ago. Fifty Series-0 pre-production tanks were built in 1963 following the lessons learnt from the original prototypes. Leopard 1A5 was the final update for the Bundeswehr, the first of which were delivered in 1988.

14 pages, 55 photos
Price: € 2.00



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LF08 Spanish Flair

Built by Gonzalo Diez

The Spanish Leopard 2E is presented here in dynamic pose by a new Spanish modeller. This article focuses on how to weather a model rather than on its consruction, and shows how a dramatic pose can suggest the power of the real thing. It features many photos of the real machine!

Also available in Spanish, this is a first for Leopard Club!

Take a look at our Leopard 2E spotlight features too!!

16 pages, 62 photos
Price: € 2.00
Also available in Spanish!



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LF09 2A4 Español

Built by Gonzalo Diez

The Spanish Leopard 2A4 was the prelude to the real Leopard 2E featured in LF08. This model, too, was a prelude to Gonzalo's 2E model and once again focuses on how to weather a model rather than on its consruction. It features many photos of the real machine and how to bring alive the Hobby Boss kit!

Also available in Spanish, this is a first for Leopard Club!

16 pages, 53 photos
Price: € 2.00
Also available in Spanish!



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LF10 2A4 THE Classic

Built by Tobias Fuß

The Bundeswehr's iconic Leopard 2A4 is modelled here in the most detailed build we have featured so far and also the longest article. Tobias Fuß shows us what can be done with the recent Revell release and he has produced a stunner!

Now also available in German completely FREE!

20 pages, 101 photos
Price: € 2.50
Also available in German!



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LF11 Danish Berger anyone?

Built by Kenneth Østergaard

This is the first special purpose Leopard we have featured and it is something a little different. To support the Leopard 2A5s the Danish Army sent to Afghanistan, a rather different Bergepanzer went with them. This is a conversion from the Perfect Scale Modellbau kit and makes a very striking looking vehicle.

Includes a 32-photo Spotlight on the QRF machine gun turret.

14 pages, 63 photos
Price: € 2.00



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LF12 Belgium's Finale

Built by Roel Geutjens

The last main battle tank to be see service was the Leopard 1A5BE. Roel Geutjens not only commanded this particular tank, he has put his remarkable skills into this surprisingly complex conversion of the old Revell 1A5 kit.

20 pages, 111 photos including 13 in-service photos
Price: € 2.50



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LF13 Going Dutch

Built by Bernd Zaeske

Bernd Zaeske, a new author who we welcome to Leopard Club, reveals how he built the old Italeri Leopard 2A5 with remarkably few after-market parts, only the tracks in fact. This is a Dutch version which served with SFOR in Bosnia. The result shows that even this old stager of a kit can be built into something special.

16 pages, 69 photos
Price: € 2.20



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LF14 The First Hellenic Cat

Built By Michael Shackleton

As most of you know, I have been fairly hard in my criticism of Meng's first attempt at producing a Leopard 1. Here is the end result of my build almost, but not quite, out-of-the-box. In the end, I was quite pleased.

14 pages, 63 photos
€ 2.40



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LF15 Skirted Leopard

Built by Bernd Zaeske

A Danish Leopard 2A5DK with a difference. Another amazing build from Bernd, this was an early trial with extra dust skirts. Built from the Tamiya kit without any after-market parts.

16 pages, 61 photos
Price: € 2.00



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LF16 Desert Leopard

Built by Bernd Zaeske

The Danish like experimenting and have produced some interesting Leopards over the years. This Quick Reaction Force version was the first step to the Leopard 2A5DK that went to Afghanistan. Bernd has based this on the Tamiya kit with many, many scratch-built parts. It is an exceptional build.

18 pages, 68 photos
Price: € 2.20



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