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Chilean Leopard 2A4CHL

With a big thank you to Richard Ordennes of K4 (producers of weathering, effects & pigment products from Chile ), we have a nice selection of Leopard 2A4 walkaround photos.

Chile is the first country in South America to acquire Leopard 2. 115 tanks were procured plus another 25 for spare parts and training. Delivery of the tanks took place in 2007 and 2008. The tanks were without modification, apart from engine. As Chile uses the tanks at high altitudes, the turbochargers had to be modified by receiving a new impeller specially designed for high altitude operations, plus additional temperature sensors to prevent overheating. They have now been fitted with GPS at the base of rear antenna.


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