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Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 07:12 PM UTC
Klaus Eberl shares with us some images of his Leopard 2A4 in Chilean Army service.

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Thanks!
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 07:31 PM UTC
Great build in an original Camo and markings scheme!

Klaus, is there any Chilean vehicles you have not build? Seems like you have s great and impressive collection.
dexter059
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Region de Valparaiso, Chile
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Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 08:33 PM UTC
Thanks Darren for posting my build!

Jesper, thanks for your comments. I have built a lot of Chilean Armed Forces subjects indeed, but I still have a lot to do, mainly artillery and some tanks, there are a lot of "obscure" examples I have not tackled yet.

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lucas1969
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 03:38 AM UTC
original subject with very nice result, great works
Taeuss
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 04:17 AM UTC
Call me naïve, but could you (or anyone else?) let us know what makes this uniquely Chilean? I looked it over and couldn't see anything that stood out, except the overall tan, that is...
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dexter059
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Region de Valparaiso, Chile
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 06:22 AM UTC
Thanks Lucas!

Frank, only external difference from base model Leopard 2A4 is the use of US style antennas (one usually white and the other usually green) and the tan paint (these tanks were repainted in factory prior to delivery) plus markings. The rest, pretty much the same as german service tanks.

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Taeuss
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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 06:13 AM UTC
Thanks, good to know. I wondered if the sensor package or sights might be different in the same way that the Swedish model is from the German standard.
Bjreg3
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Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017 - 05:45 PM UTC
Very nice build! Quite impressive.