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Wiesel 2 LeFlaSys
CMOT
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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 12:05 PM UTC
Darren Baker takes a look at the Wiesel 2 LeFlaSys (Ozelot, AFF and BF/UF) release from Revell of Germany.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 07:35 PM UTC
Thanks Daren for the review!

If I understand you correctly one can build all three vehicles from one box? When the kit was announced I thought there would be the option to build one of the three variants... If you can build three that's a good deal indeed, and a good way to feed the spare box or find parts for conversions to other Wiesel 2 variants, like the ambulance.

Revell has two PE sets for the older, individual boxings, they're nice but kind of pricey, made by Eduard for Revell.

Cheers,

Christophe
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Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2014 - 04:07 AM UTC
Christophe The parts are included to build all three vehicles that make up the LeFlaSys.
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Posted: Friday, February 07, 2014 - 09:47 PM UTC
My local hobby shop now has several of those kits in stock, it's a BIG heavy box.

I normally would have bought it but since I've got to move house next summer, I resisted...

Cheers,

Christophe
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2014 - 08:37 PM UTC
Bundesluftwaffe LeFlaSys during a Live Fire Exercise http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaR98A6ahdI
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2014 - 04:35 AM UTC
Thank you for that link Hans
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2014 - 05:45 AM UTC
Are these systems suitable for Afghanistan ??
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2014 - 07:23 AM UTC
In a word- no.

Thomas
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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2014 - 02:32 AM UTC

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In a word- no.

Thomas



Didn't think the opposition there had an AirForce
Chuck4
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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2014 - 05:03 AM UTC
How much work would it be to convert the command vehicle to an ambulance or a mortar carrier?
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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2014 - 05:07 AM UTC
Well in that respect the model is a blank canvas, amd so if you have the details I am sure it would be possible.
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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2014 - 06:08 AM UTC

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In a word- no.

Thomas



Didn't think the opposition there had an AirForce



We are talking German Bundeswehr here. You can never be sure that there isn't a rule in the book that says "If you send x you have to send y". After all Saint Bureaucracy is the most revered german patron saint

OTOH airpower is over-valued. How did the old yoke go:

Two Soviet tank officers walk down the Champs-Elysee after WW3. Asks one "Tell me Iwan, this Air War, did we win that or NATO?"

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The kits are nice and having all three in "one box" is even better. PE is something that RoC will likely never add since they are targeting Toys R Us and similar shops as well as pure model shops. So they offer "add on purchase" of PE but keep the price down.

Now if they could offer a variant of their Wolf that can be used as the liasion/support vehicle it would be an almost perfect year (Perfect: Revell offering an Iltis and a Unimog 404 "Funk")