Leopard 1 Overhaul | Ep. 1 | Tank Workshop Diaries | The Tank Museum


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Leopard 1 Overhaul | Ep. 1 | Tank Workshop Diaries | The Tank Museum



Go behind the scenes of The Tank Museum Workshops https://tankmuseum.org/whats-on/experiences/tank-workshop-experience The brand new Tank Workshop Diaries fires up with a Leopard 1 overhaul, start of the Churchill restoration and some work on the Morris Armoured Car & Daimler Dingo. Series playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBAEOsdxIbLOZ18ZPN4NBsFjp12RZ2cXf

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  1. glad to see the system where an apprentice works with a skilled engineer who passes on his knowledge and so it passes on I served my time in the mid 60s and we were probably the last of the traditional apprenticeship system before all the day, block, college thing happened nice to see it in operation keep up the good work

  2. I’m not an engineer myself, far from it, struggle opening a packet of nuts. But it’s so mint to see no shitty comments from people that think they know better. You know when you know a team knows there profession. Nuff said.

  3. Thanks for keeping these two leopards alive! And for keeping them with Canadian markings. I served while these wee still in service, it was impressive to see them drive past us in the field. Ex LEME with fond memories 🙂

  4. So in 1978, in Lahr Germany as a member of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, I took delivery of a brand new Leopard off the tank train from the factory. This was my tank to operate for the next 2 years and I ended up putting the first 2400 k's on it. And what a tank it was. Highly maneuverable, deadly and sooooo much fun to drive. And as described in the video we did in fact manage to do a field replacement of a power pack in 20 minutes. When we went on maneuvers our ARV (armored recovery vehicle) would carry a spare power pack on the rear deck so this task was rather easy. What a joy it is to see these examples being cared for and demonstrated for the public. Brings back a lot of memories of a young man of 18 years.

  5. The guide strip and spigots for the installation of the Leopard 1 engine pack was explained by Mark Hart exceptionally well and I've always wondered the system the German's incorporated for the quick field engine change.

  6. This museum has more operational tanks then the royal dutch army. Good to see some of our engineers over there keeping their skills up to date. With stroopwafels everything runs much better. keep up the good work.

  7. I spent 9 years with the Royal Canadian Dragoons. 3 of which I operated Leo 1's, its awesome to see you maintaining one our old girls. However I hate to be that guy but what you referred to as air filters is actually the radiator on each side. The air filters are mounted in the hull , and it was always a pain getting to those cyclone filters lol

  8. I'm genuinely surprized you have a Canadian Leopard running. We usually keep the equipment for decades past its life, and run it into the ground until there is nothing left to squeeze from it.

  9. the hull on that poor leopard must be pretty thin. The Canadian C1 and C2 turrets shared the same hulls…. so a C2 turret just means the hull likely saw use far past its forecast life.