Leopard 1 replacement wheels from Leopard Workshop
At last I can announce that two new sets of replacement Leopard 1 wheels are available here:
I am sure that most do not realise that there are so many styles of Leopard 1 wheel:-) With the bolted wheels (LW007) already released – see below – we now have everything covered.
These wheels have been accurately drawn using CAD technology and the masters were 3D printed.
LW001-1 are direct replacements for our older LW001 set which represent the standard production wheels.
Like the old set, ALL of these wheels have detail on BOTH sides unlike any other offerings from ANY other manufacturer – and they are all the correct profile.
LW002 are alternative wheels which have more curved/less angular inner rims. These are frequently seen as replacements, often mixed together on the same tank with the original style wheels.
LW006 Leopard 1 spare road wheels
The most common carriers are Australian AS1s and Danish 1A5DKs on their MBTs (1 or 2 carried) and any country on their ARVs (up to 4 carried).
The following four sets were often mixed with the original wheels. It is very rare to find a tank equipped with a complete set of these bolted wheels.
LW007-3 Leopard 1 ‘Type 3’ bolted road wheel – Used by Denmark
LW007-4 Leopard 1 ‘Type 4’ recessed Allen bolted road wheel – Used by Denmark, Canada and Norway
LW007-5 Leopard 1 ‘Type 5’ Allen bolted idler – Used by Denmark and Norway
LW007-6 Leopard 1 ‘Type 6’ Allen bolted road wheel – Used by Denmark and Norway
The ‘Type’ numbers are Leopard Club designations, not official ones:-)
Ideally these bolted wheels should be used with LW001-1 or LW002. They are all the correct profile, unlike other kit wheels. When used together, they will work. They are also designed to be used on new Leopard Workshop swing arms which will be released in December.
These bolted wheels cannot be used with the Meng or Takom back road wheel faces. Both the Meng and Takom back road wheel faces have a completely flat profile which depend on a molded-on spacer on the front wheel face. These should be replaced altogether. However, these wheels are OK with Italeri/Revell wheels.
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