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    Do any of the country's who have the 2A5 or 2A6, have them deployed to Afghanistan? Are there any plans to do so?
    I'm surprised there aren't more Euro countries in country deploying armored vehicles of some type.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_hate_posers View Post
    Do any of the country's who have the 2A5 or 2A6, have them deployed to Afghanistan? Are there any plans to do so?
    I'm surprised there aren't more Euro countries in country deploying armored vehicles of some type.
    Good question! I really do not know. The only other country that I know of who could deploy them at the present time is Germany, and as I do not read German, I have not read of any press releases stating that they have deployed Leo 2s there. However, it would not surprise me if they did, as they were very quick to deploy them to Kosovo.

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    A few weeks ago someone posted a topic that Denmark might be sending over their Leopard 2A5 tanks.

    The Dutch goverment debated on sending over Leopard 2A6 tanks when the deployment was not yet underway around may 2006 but the PzH 2000 was sent instead. Besides with fighter jets, transport and attack helos and SP artillery I doubt there is money left to send tanks into theatre as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggy View Post
    A few weeks ago someone posted a topic that Denmark might be sending over their Leopard 2A5 tanks.

    The Dutch goverment debated on sending over Leopard 2A6 tanks when the deployment was not yet underway around may 2006 but the PzH 2000 was sent instead. Besides with fighter jets, transport and attack helos and SP artillery I doubt there is money left to send tanks into theatre as well.
    your doing more than your fair share already, and thank you as well.

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    Man, we might not be able to come to the battle, but if the battle ever comes to us.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Invisigoth View Post
    Man, we might not be able to come to the battle, but if the battle ever comes to us.....
    well the good thing of missions like these is that the goverment gets a wake up call that all that expensive equipment is actually pretty usefull and saves lives. If it's sitting in a base at home all the time it's so much easier for politicians to just get rid of it.

    Some Leopard 2A6 pictures from the Dutch Army Open Days 2004:
















    Shame they won't be send because they do look good together:

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    I was shocked by news that Netherlands would retire all its Leopard from active service (and probably sell them).

    Regrettabily this is only the most extreme manifestation of the "rapid deployment" madness that have pervaded western military in the last decade (altought the first worring signs of that trend even predates 9/11) and to underline the utter madness of all this obviously the news came out after the same Usa has begun its retreat from Afganistan...

    Well maybe they are right: according fromvery latest news trom stock excanges, probably our own governments in near future would have more need of anti-riot ecquipment to use against our own peoples than of weapons for protect them from a possible foreign menace.

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    MBT Leopard 2 A6 , German Armed Forces ( Bundeswehr) at the local exercises Range Pfreimd , Bavaria
    High-Res Pictures at the follow LINK :

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pzbrig1...in/photostream

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pzbrig1...in/photostream

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pzbrig1...in/photostream

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    Looking for good photo of EMES 15 sight
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron Harkonnen View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by 501 View Post


    Thanks. Any more availible frontally?

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