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From: "Steve Tyng" <stevet-at-stcharlesmd.com>
Subject: RE: mystery tank
Date: 3 Aug 2004 10:31:00 -0400
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

I found this pic on this Chinese site, http://www.gf81.com.cn/16/16_503.htm.  The 
accompanying text (machine translated) reads,

"The German third generation main battle tank, the 70's intermediate stages starts 
to develop, have made 5 kinds to the end of the 70's "the leopard" 3 tanks testing 
cars. This tank for does not have the tower system tank, on the chassis is loaded 
with 2 artilleries, only 2 crew members, also the vehicle commander and the pilot, 
use takes turns the crew member means and ships by the new armored carrier for the 
tank substitutes the crew member."

I think this is describing a prototype test vehicle based on the Leopard chassis.  
It's my guess that it is based off of some declassified intelligence data from the 
time period.

The Leopard had many variants but I couldn't find any other reference to the vehicle 
pictured.  Anybody else?


> Subject: mystery tank
> Any ideas ?
> I think it may be chinese, it said Leopard but none that I
> know of...I am no expert ...I would like to build one though,
> the two guns look MEAN...if anyone has any info pon this
> beastie, please let me know !
> Boris