Tamiya adds another technological wonder to their line-up of 1/16 tanks with the Leopard. Like other offerings in this series, it includes:
• Full motion control via a improved DMD T-07 unit -- adding synchronized sound to every action (forward, reverse, turns, pivoting, turret rotation, barrel elevation). Also now the 7.2V battery unit is located in the turret, allowing easy maintenance.
• Authentic sound system recreates all of the sounds for the above actions, plus starting, idling and shutdown. Tamiya digitally recorded the working MTU MB873-Ka501 turbo charged engine in Germany just for this kit!
• Firing of the main gun and co-axial machinegun is accompanied by a strobe flash, and sound and barrel recoil/hull kickback for the ultimate in realism. The elevation of the main gun automatically returns to the loading angle after each firing, as does that of the actual tank. The co-axial machine gun also flashes with synchronized sound. The turret is fitted with 20 supporting steel balls at the turret ring, enabling smooth rotation. Also when rotating the turret with the depressed barrel, rotation automatically stops and the barrel is elevated to avoid the engine deck, and rotation resumes!
• Die-cast drive sprocket wheels and rubber-rimmed road wheels. Metal torsion bars give an excellent performance for negotiating uneven ground. Tracks (assembled) are the double pin type and have rubber pads on contact surfaces. The gun barrel is made of lathed aluminium. Photo etched engine grilles are included, and the bottom of the turret stowage bucket is included as a photo-etched part as well. The tank offers several patterns of illumination with the caution light on the turret roof, and head and taillights on the hull.
• Comes with everything you need to make it run, including a 4-channel radio controller and receiver, 7.2V batteries and charger (batteries for radio not included), and all the inner mechanisms required to accomplish the features listed above.
You'll have a blast driving this powerful modern MBT in a large scale!!