The Leopard 2 is a main battle tank of German production. It is built in series since 1979 and is the successor of the Leopard 1. In the long production time, various optional retrofit options and specifications for foreign customers. Therefore, there are a variety of variants of the Leopard 2. It is wholly or partly manufactured abroad under license. For the manufacturer Krauss-Maffei Wegmann - 1979 Krauss-Maffei - he is a commercial success with around 3000 built copies. By 2008, the Bundeswehr has reduced its stock of active Leopard 2 from formerly 2125 pieces in 1990 to 350 pieces. As part of the reorientation of the Bundeswehr, this number should be further reduced to 225, but was increased again in April 2015 due to the changed security situation to 328 pieces. The version A6 with longer cannon stands since 2001 in the service. The Leopard 2 tank was originally intended as the backbone of armored forces and to ward off enemy armored units. As a result of the Kosovo war he first came to KFOR for use. The NATO countries Denmark and Canada deployed the Leopard 2 in ISAF deployment in Afghanistan and Turkey in northern Syria in 2016-2018.
The highly detailed, unpainted model was produced in 3D printing and can be processed and painted with standard tools and colors (eg with Revell Email or Revell Aqua Color).
Our accessories are manufactured on one of the most modern stereolithography (SLA) printers. Here, a light-curing plastic (resin) is cured by a laser in thin layers (standard layer thickness in the range 0.05-0.025 mm) and a very detailed model is created.
After the uncured resin has drained off, the model is removed from the platform, washed and fully cured in a cabinet under UV light. The accessories can be processed and painted with standard tools and colors.