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Official Tamiya 1/16 Scale German Leopard 2 A6 Heavy Tank - KIT Thread

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  • Official Tamiya 1/16 Scale German Leopard 2 A6 Heavy Tank - KIT Thread

    1/16 Scale German Leopard 2 A6 Heavy Tank Full Option from Tamiya - KIT - TAM56020

    Version Info: This tank is in "KIT" form and requires your own 4 Channel radio, receiver, ESC, charger and battery to run. (See Requires below for information).

    Widely recognized as the best modern day Main Battle Tank (MBT), Tamiya introduces the latest German Leopard 2 tank, the Leopard 2 A6, to the 1/16 scale R/C tank series. Tamiya"s biggest R/C tank ever, it"s just like driving the real thing!

    The T-07 DMD unit provides the 1/16 R/C Leopard 2 A6 with more features than any other Tamiya R/C tank. The T-07 unit matches engine sound (which has been digitally recorded from a real MB873-Ka501 turbo-charged diesel engine) with tank movements, and controls various lightning combinations activated easily with transmitter. Turret rotation, gun elevation and firing sounds also add to the realism of this model. The T-07 unit and 7.2V battery are mounted in the turret for easy and quick accessibility.

    The R/C Leopard 2 A6 is equipped with a sound speaker unit mounted at the center of the hull. A xenon flash tube is used to make gun firing more convincing. When fired, main gun recoils and then goes back smoothly to its initial position thanks to a gearbox mounted in the turret. Of course, these actions are coupled with sound effects which have been digitally recorded from the actual tank.

    The R/C Leopard is powered by 2 high-torque Type 540 motors. A specially designed gearbox allows smooth power transmission at both low and high speeds. This system accurately imitates the transmission of the actual tank. One motor controls forward/backward movement and the other motor allows the tank to turn and rotate. Suspension comes equipped with torsion bars that give this model high mobility.

    In order to obtain smooth rotation, the turret ring has been equipped with 20 steel balls. The newly designed system for gun elevation and recoil effect features a servo for more realistic movements. While rotating turret with gun in lowered position, the gun automatically raises and goes back to its initial position to avoid the engine deck, like the actual tank.

    The R/C leopard 2 A6 features various workable lights such as headlights, tail lamps, brake lights, black-out lights and rotating light. Model features 7 lighting combinations, 4 for tank during combat operations and 3 during non-combat operations. Main gun and axial machinegun also flash when fired.

    Kit includes die-cast sprockets and lathe-turned aluminum gun barrel. The double-pin tracks, which are equipped with pads made out of rubber like the actual tank, come pre-assembled. In order to obtain an even more striking feel of realism, mesh of the baskets mounted on rear of turret, and grills on the engine compartment cooling fans have been reproduced with photo-etched parts.
    Realistic Firing Action

    Main gun firing action is one of the most impressive features of this model. When firing, muzzle flashes, speaker roars and recoil gearbox retracts gun barrel, then slowly returns it to standard position.
    340 Degree Turret Rotation

    The turret can be rotated approximately 340 degrees. The gun barrel can be controlled within a 20 degree range. The moving speed can be controlled by transmitter stick.
    Independent Suspension

    Independent suspension is damped by torsion bar springs, just like the full size King Tiger. Combined with pre-assembled track, they provide smooth, exciting and realistic maneuverability, even on rough terrain.
    Exceptional Realism

    Full of realistic detail and scale realism from top to bottom.
    Easy Access

    Access to the internal components is simple and easy.
    High Torque System

    Equipped with a factory-assembled independent twin gearbox and powered by two RS-380 motors and has a 36.98:1 gear ratio. The high torque system enables the heavy 4,100g tank to maneuver superbly.
    • Front-mounted gearbox contains two Type 380 motors that can operate together or individually to produce forward/reverse running and pivot turning
    • Metal torsion bars and suspension arms combine with the wide tracks to smoothly absorb bumps and dips in the terrain and provide high maneuverability
    • Realistic engine sounds accompany the tank as it starts up, drives, and stops to idle
    • Various workable lights such as headlights, tail lamps, brake lights, black-out lights and rotating light
    • Hull-mounted main gun can be elevated, depressed, and swung to the left and right
    • Tamiya German Leopard 2 A6 Full Option 1/16 Scale Heavy Tank - KIT
    • Complete instruction manual

    Scale 1:16
    Length 52.5cm / 20.6in
    Width 23cm / 9.0in
    Height 18cm / 7.0in
    Weight 4535g / 159.9oz
    Body Material ABS Plastic
    Chassis Material ABS Plastic
    Track Material Metal
    Motors Two 380 motors (28x37mm)
    Bearings Metal Bushings
    Gearbox Gear Material Metal
    Adjustable Gear Ratio Fixed
    Differential Type Gear
    Suspension Type Idler Arm
    Sprocket Metal
    Road Wheels Metal
    Idler Wheel Metal
    Adjustable Idler No
    Turret Rotation 320 Degrees
    Lights Yes
    Sound Yes
    Exhaust Effect Yes
    IR Battle Ready Yes
    Airsoft BB Launch Yes, 6mm
    Track Recoil Yes
    Cannon Barrel Recoil Yes
    Required Battery 2S 7.4V - 3S 11.1V LiPo Battery (required)
    Required Radio 4+ Channel (required)
    Skill Level Beginner
    Build Time 1 Hour
    Recommended Environment Indoor / Outdoor

  • #2
    The information on the motors is wrong along with much of the information on the “spec sheet” you posted. The specs posted look like they were copy and pasted from a Heng Long tank not a Tamiya.