Recently there has been a rash of new kits and conversions for the Canadian Leopard C2 MEXAS. The Leopard 1 has been in Canadian service since the 1970's. Over the years the tanks have been upgraded to meet modern battlefield requirements. In the 1990's Canada began to acquire Leopard 1A5 turrets, and began the process of upgrading the fleet to the Leopard C2. With the introduction of the Modular Expandable Armor System, MEXAS, Canada added this new armor to some of their tanks. These tanks were deployed to Afghanistan early, before being replaced with the newer Leopard 2.
This build will cover the building of the Canadian Leopard C2 MEXAS using the Italeri Leopard 1A5 kit as the base, and using the Legend Productions Leopard C2 MEXAS conversion. This update was recently featured in a video on Armorama here
Armorama would like to thank Legend Produtions for the review sample that will be used in the build
This looks to be an excellent conversion, with all the parts for adding the MEXAS armor to the Leopard.
Also being used in the build will be the new Leopard 1 track from Orochi. After a little hiccup with detail when the tracks were announced, Orochi went back and fixed the tracks with the correct detail. These new tracks look great. When I get to the track on this build I will provide a full review of the item.
Armorama would like to thank Orochi for providing the tracks that will be used in this build.
So off we go with the build.