LAV-12 and Leopard II . Two german armored vehicles, the fictional LAV-12 and the famous Leopard II. Fun diversion from American tanks and APCs. Enjoy, and please rate and comment. . LAV-12 Snowcat Specs:
Top Speed: 63 MPH (38MPH in snow)
Weight: 21 Tons
Armor: Composite of Carbon Steel, Titanium, aluminum, and RPG Cage
Primary Armament: 35mm auto-cannon
Secondary Armament: M2 .50 cal HMG, Coaxial M240b LMG, 2x Dual TOW missile launchers, and 2x dual smoke grenade launchers
Power Plant: JJM-44 Diesel engine
Combat Range: 950 miles
Crew: 1, 7 dismounts
The German counterpart to the American M2 Bradley, the LAV-12 is specifically designed for Arctic combat, but with some basic modifications, can fight anywhere.
More heavily armed and armored that the Bradley, the LAV-12 is considered a more capable platform. Here you can best see the tread design, 4 independent treads for snow.
The door to the inside is even more heavily armored than most of the LAV-12 to give occupants extra protection.
Driver's compartment, the driver controls the LAV-12 and an automated targeting system moves the gun and (with permission from the driver) engages targets.
Pew, pew, pew! Able to go toe-to-toe with some light tanks, the LAV-12 is a great infantry support weapon.
Leopard II A6 Specs:
Top Speed: 45 MPH
Weight: 61 Tons
Armor: Composite of Carbon Steel, Kevlar, depleted uranium, and Titanium
Primary Armament: 120mm Rifled cannon
Secondary Armament: Optional M2 .50 cal HMG (not shown) and 6x dual smoke grenade launchers
Power Plant: MB 873 Ka-501 Diesel Engine
Combat Range: 350 miles
If this chassis looks familiar, it's because its the same as the Abrams'. This is actually accurate as the chassis and gun are the same in real life.
I enjoyed experimenting with different ways to do the frontal armor. I love the shape of the Leopard II and wanted to do it justice. I'm about 85% on the shaping and will probably upload a version 2 (technically version 4)
I think the turret's a bit short but it looks pretty good.
The rear is pretty basic, I couldn't find any good picture of the real one, so I took artistic liberty.
Parting shot. Lol, pun. Overall, I'm satisfied with it. I plan on doing a bricklink order to get the parts to build a second tank. If you have a favorite, leave a comment and I will consider it.
LDD file is for Leopard II
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