Saturday, October 12

MENG unleash a Leopard on unsuspecting modellers…

Meng has just released shots of their new kit – the 1:35 scale TS-007 Leopard 1 A3/A4 Main Battle tank. Due to impress a lot of fans of the vehicle we bring you some pics of the new kit..

TOKYO, Oct. 11, 2013 – MENG has announced a new kit numbered TS-007 – the German main battle tank Leopard 1 A3/A4 in the 53rd All Japan Model & Hobby Show. Test shots and samples are displayed in the show, which means this TS-007 project is undergoing tests and it will be available pretty soon.

Leopard 1 MBT features extraordinary reliability and excellent tactical mobility. It was a standard equipment of European troops and it served in more than 10 countries in the world. The Leopard 1 A3 incorporated all the improvements of the Leopard 1 A2 but with a new welded turret of spaced armour with a wedge-shaped gun mantlet. The turret rear stowage bin was incorporated into the contour of the turret. The loader's periscope was movable in both elevation and azimuth. The Leopard 1 A4 was fitted with the same turret as Leopard 1 A3, but had an integrated fire-control system which helped the tank attack distant targets more accurately.

This TS-007 plastic model is 269.5mm in total length and 97mm in width. This kit consists of 471 plastic parts on 23 sprues and 10 PE parts on 2 PE frets. Periscopes and lights are provided with clear parts; all hatches can be modelled open or closed; armour protection for periscope and grilles for engine compartment can be precisely presented with PE parts; track links and one-piece TPE tracks are included; three options (German Leopard 1 A3/A4 or Greek Leopard 1 A3) are provided.
For more on this as it comes take a look at MENG's site - or if not e will keep you updated!