I’ve been going through some of my old photos for some of my friends in South Wales MAFVA and have been scanning a set of prints that I took at the last Open day held by the German Panzers at Castlemartin back in 1996. Here are a few of them to give you an idea of what a Leopard 2 pack change is like, followed by the tank driving over a car and crushing it, about 20 minutes later (the recovery truck picked up the crushed car and put it in the MAN truck). Since then there have been a few Open Days there with just British Army vehicles, but nothing now for several years as it costs too much to put it on.
If you want to make a model of any of these, there are several 1/35th scale models of the Leopard 2 that could be used. Both the Bergepanzer and the Magirus Deutz are available, at a price, from Militarmodellbau Hubert Mors, who also do the Iltis. The VW Transporter is also available in various versions from Takom. There are also several models of the powerpack. Real Models do one to be shown inside the engine bay, and Perfect Modellbau do a complete engine, along with lifting frame, and the temporary control levers as in these photos. Not in these photos, but there were also loads of Mercedes Benz Unimog trucks in Castlemartin, and there’s a good Revell kit of one of these.