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UNIQUE ID 1981: LEOPARD C2 TANK

The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

(Location: Post War (British Steel Hall))


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Unique ID:

1981
Added to Database:
30 December 2011
Last Edited:
24 March 2012
Type (ID):
Model (ID):
Leopard (400)
Leopard C2 (709)
Location Category (ID):
Location (ID):
The Tank Museum - Public Areas (3000)
Post War (British Steel Hall) (3014)
Serial Number: 18054: chassis
0076B: turret
Registration: 78-85095: “78-85095” painted on left hull rear.
Name:
Other Identification: “23C” painted on turret and hull rear. “CARC” painted on hull rear. Black maple leaf painted on rangefinder blanking plates. Painted overall green.
Collection Reference: E2006.1593.
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
References:
Associated Tanks: Leopard C2 Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Other Leopard C2 that arrived at the same time)

Location History:
(see map)

1: Wegmann & Co, Kassel, Nordhessen, Germany (Turret manufacturer)
2: Krauss-Maffei GmbH, Munich, Germany (Prime contractor and vehicle assembly)
3: Unknown Location, Canada (Canadian Army service)
4: The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Until 2011)
5: The Tank Museum - Tankfest Arena, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest 2006)
6: The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Until 2011)
7: The Tank Museum - Tankfest Arena, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Running at Tankfest 2009)
8: The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Until 2011)
9: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)


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It has been reported that two Leopards were donated by the Canadian Army (source: Flickr).This is an ex-Canadian Leopard C2, a Leopard 1A3 chassis mounting a Leopard 1A5 turret. It arrived at the museum in about 2006 and took part in Tankfest 2006. It is in full running order and was one of three Leopards that took part in Tankfest 2009. It was put on display in the British Steel Hall in about November 2011 (source: Museum Vehicle Record).


Images - Photographs and NavPix (click to expand or browse)

March 2011

Front right view
1: Front right view

Taken: 7 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7206
Added: 24 March 2012
Filename: 58364833...
Views: 60
Select/Has Priority: 22/0
    

 

Front left view
2: Front left view

Taken: 7 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7207
Added: 24 March 2012
Filename: 58370447...
Views: 61
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June 2009

Right hand Leopard, in action at Tankfest 2009, photo by Narco
3: Right hand Leopard, in action at Tankfest 2009, photo by...

Taken: 28 June 2009
Contributor: Flickr
Photo ID: 6548
Added: 30 December 2011
Filename: 36848076...
Views: 795
Select/Has Priority: 22/0
    



 

In action at Tankfest 2009
4: In action at Tankfest 2009

Taken: 27 June 2009
Contributor: Peeteekayy
Photo ID: 6547
Added: 30 December 2011
Filename: 36666212...
Views: 125
Select/Has Priority: 22/22