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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.
About this creation
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.


Inside.


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
Crew: 4


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.



This is a WIP shot of a fighter based on my F-90B. Just want to know if you guys think I should change anything.


LDD file is for Leopard II

Thanks for viewing, please rate and comment.


Building instructions
Download building instructions (LEGO Digital Designer)

Comments

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  December 4, 2013
Lot of great tank MOCs on the pages I see...
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  December 4, 2013
Like the ladder pieces on the outside, great job!
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  November 6, 2013
Quoting Thomas of Tortuga The first tank looks too big and heavily armored for its tracks, although the rest is quite nice. The second tank is quite detailed and realistic, especially the front tread guards!
I appreciate the feedback. The first one is an IFV though, similar to a Bradley in function, outfitted for snow combat. The tracks look small since I went for a independent tread pod approach. The second tank is the Leopard IIA5, a real german MBT.
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  November 6, 2013
Wow. Just wow! I love this! Expertly done, Jack!
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  November 6, 2013
The first tank looks too big and heavily armored for its tracks, although the rest is quite nice. The second tank is quite detailed and realistic, especially the front tread guards!
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  November 4, 2013
The ladders on the side are awesome, it shows that you can use pieces in many different ways.
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  November 3, 2013
Awesome, nice parts usage, all works very well together :)
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  November 2, 2013
The LAV-12 looks very futuristic with it's colors and smooth texture. I also dig the treads on it. The Leopard II looks great too. The grey color gives it a gunmetal based feel (which is a good thing).
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  October 28, 2013
Looking good.
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  September 26, 2013
Quoting Harry Gravett Excellent model once again! How long does it take you to build a model like this?
Most tanks take me about 2-3 hours (total time on Abrams was over 10 tough [40 if you count early versions for years ago]). I have a chassis that has proved very effective, so that saves some time. APCs take less, 1-2 hours. Aircraft though take at least 4 and up for there.
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  September 26, 2013
Nice! I love your tanks, they are all very detailed and look really accurate too!
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  September 26, 2013
Excellent model once again! How long does it take you to build a model like this?
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  September 25, 2013
Great use of ladders!
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  September 25, 2013
Unique shaping, great job!
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  September 25, 2013
awesome!
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  September 24, 2013
Fantastic, looks like a playset!
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  August 30, 2013
Quoting manthanboeing MAD Good stuff, on that aircraft, remove vertical fins, make the canards bigger, make the intakes on the top longer, do the same with the intakes on the bottom (if there are any, Also, remove the solpe on the back of the cockpit and connect that, to the back of the aircraft, and if you can, make the wings a bit longer, not wingspan-wise, but length of the aircraft-wise, make the wings longer
Thanks for the suggestions, I'll try these out and see what looks good. EDIT: I can't connect the slope of the cockpit since there is a VTOL opening in the center of the aircraft, I don't want to lose this feature, so the slopes will stay as they are.
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  August 30, 2013
Good stuff, on that aircraft, remove vertical fins, make the canards bigger, make the intakes on the top longer, do the same with the intakes on the bottom (if there are any, Also, remove the solpe on the back of the cockpit and connect that, to the back of the aircraft, and if you can, make the wings a bit longer, not wingspan-wise, but length of the aircraft-wise, make the wings longer
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  August 29, 2013
Very nice! I do agree on that turret; a tad bit longer, and BAM, there you have it!
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  August 28, 2013
Quoting claw paradox I like the leopard II, but the turret on the LAV is a bit blocky. I usually put my MOCs in around 20 groups to get a good amount of comments.
Thanks for the feedback, as for the groups are there any you recommend?
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  August 28, 2013
Quoting Matthew Sylvan Nice addition for your military. As for your jet, either make those vertical fins bigger or remove them. I would suggest the latter.
Thanks for the idea, I definitely agree with you on that now that I look at them.
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  August 28, 2013
Nice addition for your military. As for your jet, either make those vertical fins bigger or remove them. I would suggest the latter.
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  August 28, 2013
I like the leopard II, but the turret on the LAV is a bit blocky. I usually put my MOCs in around 20 groups to get a good amount of comments.
 
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