To backdate Legend LF1354 Leopard AS1 conversion set
A large variety of turret basket designs were produced by different Australian Army workshops over the years. No two baskets systems were the same. This double turret basket set has been prepared for use with the above-mentioned conversion. It backdates the Legend set - which represents a final standardised design of basket.
These two baskets were slightly different sizes, the left slightly wider than the other. They would either be made from angle-iron or square tubing (parts 10, 11, 14~16). Some were more sophisticated, for example, the left -side basket was sometimes hinged onto the right-side basket allowing easier access to the built-in turret searchlight box. Parts are included to recreate these hinges (parts 3 and 4) if you desire (see photos).
For Experienced photo-etchers.
These baskets are not easy to fold.
Photos courtesy Michael K. Cecil