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An early Danish Army Leopard 1A5 Gunner trainer/simulator. It has been set up with a PC running Steel Beasts Pro PE, with a screen at the Gunner’s station, and using the real existing Leo 1A5 Gunner Grip as the controller.

 

I wish that it was mine, but it is a part of the collection of The Guard Hussar Regiment Veteran Armor and Vehicles Union www.ghrvpk.dk

It is now used for letting kids of all ages, including me, trying out aspects of the Leopard 1A5, at open houses and other events. It has become my enjoyable job to handle this.

 

I am currently working on some controller layout and instruction pictures and intend to create a history plaquette for it also.

I also have Steel Beasts Pro PE at home.

 

My first post here.

 

Have a nice weekend

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Welcome,

 

That's a good crew procedural trainer.

 

I suspect the Gunner's seat is a bit cramped with the screen on the inside?

 

Or do you mean its attached on the outside and you look through the sight to see the screen?

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That was the solution I saw on all similar trainer concepts. Much easier to fit a flatscreen in front of the doghouse. You just need to seal the gap with tape to block scatter light. No changes to the turret layout/construction are necessary.

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5 hours ago, DanTDBV said:

An early Danish Army Leopard 1A5 Gunner trainer/simulator. ... it is a part of the collection of The Guard Hussar Regiment Veteran Armor and Vehicles Union www.ghrvpk.dk

Couldn't find it on your homepage (maybe because my Danish is a bit rusty) - where is your collection located?

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11 hours ago, Gibsonm said:

Welcome,

 

That's a good crew procedural trainer.

 

I suspect the Gunner's seat is a bit cramped with the screen on the inside?

 

Or do you mean its attached on the outside and you look through the sight to see the screen?

Thank you very much.

 

Pretty much everything except the gunner grip has been stripped out. The screen sits where the sights where. It is very bare and it is only the Palmswitches, Lase, Dynamic Lead and Fire buttons on the grip that are used. The keyboard controlling the PC is behind where the TC seat would be.

It does nicely accommodate kids from 4 to 125. For the younger kids I disable the palmswitches, as it is impossible or very uncomfortable, for them to reach the other switches.  

 

I am considering making a switch/button box, that makes it possible to use the thermal sight and magnification, but since I limit a stint when there is a line to 4 to 5 kills, it may not be necessary. On the other hand when there are no guests, I can sit down and play around to.☺️ I do have access to 4 other Leopard 1A5's, so I will be doing something for my home setup.

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9 hours ago, Ssnake said:

Couldn't find it on your homepage (maybe because my Danish is a bit rusty) - where is your collection located?

The address is  Skyttemarksvej 194, 4700 Næstved Sealand

 

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Some more pictures of the simulator:

 

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Enjoy.

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