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    Well, as usual the information in this video is about zero for everyone with some basic knowledge of the Bundeswehr. Anyway, who doesn't like to see tanks in action?
    For the English speaking audience: the video shows the development from the M-48 over Leopard 1 to the Leopard 2 MBTs of the Bundeswehr


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    Nice video, though. Have never before seen footage of a tank to go so deep under water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaKa View Post
    Nice video, though. Have never before seen footage of a tank to go so deep under water.
    more of deep wading:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn0q6...07AUAAAAAAAJAA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13oK8...d4AUAAAAAAAIAA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosbach View Post
    Even females had to serve during conscription? What was the policy regarding them?

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    The title of the video is "volunteering for the Bundeswehr"

    And no, females were never conscripted.

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    There is no general conscription in germany anymore. It's been replaced last year by a voluntary military service (12-23 months) which is open for women as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tluassa View Post
    The title of the video is "volunteering for the Bundeswehr"

    And no, females were never conscripted.
    Thanks. I did realize conscription was done away with. I thought maybe this video was filmed before that. As you can see my German is rather weak.

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    @ lurking

    I found the following stuff on wiki, regarding females in the Bundeswehr:

    Since the creation of the Bundeswehr in 1955, Germany had employed one of the most conservative gender-policies of any NATO country. That was generally regarded as a reaction to the deployment of young women at the end of World War II. Though women were exempt from direct combat functions in accordance with Nazi-ideology, several hundred thousand German women, along with young boys and sometimes girls (as Flakhelfer), served in Luftwaffe artillery units; their flak shot down thousands of Allied warplanes.

    In the year 1975 the first female medical officers were appointed in the Sanitätsdienst of the Bundeswehr. Since 1994, two women, Verena von Weymarn and Erika Franke, attained the rank of Generalarzt. But it was not until January 2001 that women first joined German combat units, following a court ruling by the European Court of Justice.

    There are no restrictions regarding the branch of service, and there are women serving in the Fallschirmjäger, aboard U-Boats and Tornado fighter planes.


    personally I can say that a female serving here and there really boosted my morale during conscription, when we were incarcerated in the barracks for weeks

    ps. sorry if my first reply came over a bit rude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurking View Post
    As you can see my German is rather weak.
    Don't worry except for the narrating voice all the people in the video spoke with a strong thuringian accent.

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    Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK) in Afghanistan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by writer View Post


    Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK) in Afghanistan.

    Multicam!?!!!?1!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCR View Post
    Multicam!?!!!?1!!
    KSK darf alles...

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    Oh my sweet goodness.

    I never see the purpose in blurring out eyes, though. It would take great familiarity to recognize a person merely by their eye section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herman the II View Post
    KSK darf alles...
    Sorry but I can't imagine real special forces to look so OMFGDELTA!1!

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    When did KSK ceased to be a 'real special force'?

    Anyway, just head to the others' threads then. I can't see how they look any different from SEALs or Green Berets there.

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