LW042A - 1:35 scale Australian Leopard AS1 Double Turret Stowage Baskets

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).

   

TIPS:

  1. The mesh was normally welded to the outside of the frames.
  2. Spacers need to be added to the bottom corners to keep the baskets level. Either fold from brass (part 2 supplied) or use plastic rod/square section.
  3. Placement of reinforcement braces differs basket to basket.
  4. Baskets could be mixed those from LW042B and LW042C.

For Experienced photo-etchers.
These baskets are not easy to fold.

 
Photos courtesy Michael K. Cecil

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