LW002 Leopard 1 Replacement Road Wheels and Idlers - Curved Inner Rim 'Type 2'

Can be used with Meng/Takom and Italeri/Revell Leopard

The 'Type' numbers are Leopard Workshop numbers, not official type numbers!

In time, the standard wheels used on Leopard 1 and variants needed replacement. These wheels, with more curvaceous inner rims, are frequently seen as replacements, often mixed together on the same tank with the original style wheels (LW001-1). It seems that German Leopard 1s tended to retain the original style wheel, but these 'curvy' wheels can be seen in use by most foreign users.

Previous Leopard 1 road wheels in plastic, and indeed replacement ones from the resin manufacturers, have one thing in common. None of them have any detail on the rear face of the road wheels or idlers.

This set remedies this fault. They also remedy problems with the proportions of the Meng and Takom wheels.

Our wheels compared with the Meng offerings

These wheels have been accurately drawn using CAD technology and the masters were 3D printed.

These wheels are designed to fit Leopard Workshop trailing arms (LW011), therefore:
Italeri/Revell, Meng and Takom fitting
The road wheel axles need to be shortened to 4 mm. The Italeri idler axles are OK. Drill out the axle holes in these wheels to 2.5 mm.

   

A review of this wheel set by Kenneth Østergaard may be found posted on Armorama.

Label and instruction photos Anthony Sewards and Jan-Willem de Boer.

To a UK or European address
€ 16.00 euros + € 4.50 post
To a Worldwide address:
€ 16.00 + € 7.00 post

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