Leopard 2 8th batch 4/4 Smoke Launchers
What is the difference you may ask? For Batch 8 only, KMW (the manufacturers) decided to strengthen up the mounting rails. These, therefore, have more thickness to them as well as a different central mounting block on the lower rail. The launchers themselves are also a mixture. The top row uses the original launchers used on both Leopard 1 and 2 (LW026 and 027A), but the launchers on the bottom row are the same as those used on the newer 6 + 2 rails (LW027B). These sets also remove the tedium of cleaning up those fiddly plastic items with their mould seams. The chains are much finer than the ones you find on most general vehicle etch sets. Also, some kit launchers are a little on the skinny side, particularly Meng.
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