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Title: G&M Story: Leopard tanks - They make the leap to Afghanistan
Post by: Teddy Ruxpin on September 26, 2006, 12:35:12
A decent story on the tank deployment here:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060922.wcomment0922/BNStory/National/home (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060922.wcomment0922/BNStory/National/home)

The author has his facts correct and doesn't engage in the usual speculation and editorializing.  Check out the comments section, though...  ;D
Title: Re: G&M Story: Leopard tanks - They make the leap to Afghanistan
Post by: cplcaldwell on September 26, 2006, 12:43:08
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Check out the comments section, though... 

You da man! Teddy, you da man!
Title: Re: G&M Story: Leopard tanks - They make the leap to Afghanistan
Post by: Thorvald on September 26, 2006, 12:48:18
I love the comment about "widening" the Tim Horton's drive-thru lane  ;D

"Hi, I'd like four large double-doubles and ten 105mm HESH rounds on the side thanks... um, do you take interac yet?"  LOL
Title: Re: G&M Story: Leopard tanks - They make the leap to Afghanistan
Post by: Mr.Newf on September 26, 2006, 12:49:46
You sure showed 'em Teddy!
Title: Re: G&M Story: Leopard tanks - They make the leap to Afghanistan
Post by: KevinB on September 26, 2006, 13:05:01
nice comments  ;)
Title: Re: G&M Story: Leopard tanks - They make the leap to Afghanistan
Post by: George Wallace on September 26, 2006, 13:08:50
Well written article for a change.  Some excellent points.  Even dug up some old Tankers in the Comments/Discussion forum.
Title: Re: G&M Story: Leopard tanks - They make the leap to Afghanistan
Post by: MarkOttawa on September 26, 2006, 13:27:00
Teddy: Nice comment.

Mark
Ottawa
Title: Re: G&M Story: Leopard tanks - They make the leap to Afghanistan
Post by: Cloud Cover on September 26, 2006, 13:30:22
Is there something wrong with this comment? I think this guy has done a good job of it. Especially the last word- Perseverance.

Abu Akkrab Some guy from Ottawa, Canada writes: This is just like the old 'tracks and wheels' debate, eh Chris. The Iltis - GWagon debate is a red herring, the GWagons were already contracted for, but not ready for the first deployments to Kabul. The Armour Patrol Vehicles, however, were purchased to defeat a specific threat. I am confident that the tanks will be as successful as the LAV III in terms of throwing a new problem at the enemy. (Had the Mobile Gun System worked out, it would have provided a more operationally mobile and sustainable platform for direct fire.) Our field commanders’ likelihood of success will increase with a wider variety of equipment and flexibility of response. By changing and morphing tactics, Canadian soldiers can keep the Taliban guessing. In the end, it won't be the equipment that wins the day; it will be determination, flexibility of thought, and diversity of action (both lethal and non-lethal) by Canadian soldiers and their commanders. Remember the old Army adage, 'our priority is to equip the commander, not to command the equipment'. - Perseverance.
Posted 23/09/06 at 2:34 PM EDT | Link to Comment

edit to strike out offensive name.
Title: Re: G&M Story: Leopard tanks - They make the leap to Afghanistan
Post by: cplcaldwell on September 26, 2006, 13:40:52
 b@st@rd translation here whiskey601: abu akkrab - father of torture

Title: Re: G&M Story: Leopard tanks - They make the leap to Afghanistan
Post by: Cloud Cover on September 26, 2006, 14:15:52
nice.

thks.

Title: Re: G&M Story: Leopard tanks - They make the leap to Afghanistan
Post by: wildman0101 on September 27, 2006, 21:14:25
awwrrrr right sic-em kitty/cats
good hunting lads you make us proud
                                                 best regards,,,
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