Item No 25207
Scale limited product
1/35 Scale Leopard 2 A6 TANK “Ukraine”
Scheduled to be shipped in late March 2023
*Detailed images will be added at a later date.
Price in Japan 5,060 yen
German main battle tanks that have started delivery
The Leopard 2 was developed in West Germany in the 1970s and became the main battle tank of the German Bundeswehr. Among them, the A6 has significantly improved its offensive and defensive capabilities and has achieved further modernization. The turret’s wedge-shaped additional armor and the commander’s panorama sight equipped with a thermal imaging device were inherited from the previous A5, and the main gun’s 120mm smoothbore gun was extended to 55 caliber. The muzzle muzzle velocity and armor penetration have been greatly enhanced by increasing the barrel length to more than 1 meter. The A6, which began to be deployed in 2001, has earned trust by operating a type with its own renovation in Greece and Canada. And in January 2023, the German government announced the provision of its own A6 to support the Ukrainian army against the invasion of the Russian army.
About the Model
A 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit of the Leopard 2 A6. ★Length: 314mm, Width: 107mm. ★The powerful style with the long-barreled 120mm smoothbore cannon has been realistically modeled. ★Wedge-shaped additional armor on the front and sides of the turret is realistically finished. ★Clear parts for headlights and taillights. ★Easy-to-use belt type tracks. ★Various slide marks such as the national flag and the white cross, which is a symbol of victory in Ukraine. ★Product packaging uses new original drawings.
Too bad that it’s the wrong mark of tank. To my knowledge, no one has given Ukraine Leo2A6 tanks. All of the Leo2s given are of the 2A4 version.
According to a news article these are the planned ones, which would mean Tamiya is correct:
Poland: 14 type 2A4 tanks
Canada: 4 type 2A4 tanks
Norway: 8 type 2A4 tanks
Spain: Probably 4-6 type 2A4 tanks.
Germany: 14 type 2A6 tanks
Portugal: 3 Type 2A6 tanks
4 more Canadian Leopard tanks have been donated to Ukraine.