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RCAF

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#1 11 years ago

Recently Canada just picked up 100 Leopard 2’s saving our forces from going tank less. The Previous Liberal Government wanted to replace out Leopard C2 Tanks (which is a highly upgraded Leopard 1) With a LAV III with a 105 mm gun on it. Since then the new Conservative government has sent 15 Leo C2’s to Afghanistan prompting the government too look into buying some new tanks. It was finally was announced on April 12 that Canada would buy 100 Leopard 2 tanks. This now increases our Tank force including the C2’s to about 200 tanks. New Leopard - Tank Purchase - Leopard 2 A6M - Leopard 2 A4 - Main Battle Tank - Armoured Vehicle - Afghanistan Mission - CASR Background - German Lease - Dutch Purchase - Vehicle Loans - Used Vehicle - Vehicle Loan Rates - Fleet Maintenance Software Just thought I would share that with everyone.




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#2 11 years ago

I guess the Government finally decided that they'd help out our troops and give them some good equipment apart from a pointy stick and a few cans of beers...

And let me be clear on the deal here...we lease the tanks from Germany to test drive them and train a few people then give them back after getting a better deal from the dutch... I like it. It must have something to do with the myriad amounts of RAM1/2 tanks that we gave them after world war 2 to equip their first and only tank units at the time.

Those LAV3s or whatever the canadian designation is, don't stand up too well to IEDs and it's a shame that this isn't all kept more quiet so that we could roll in there with the Taliban and their comcubines all scratching their heads. Now on the news we'll be hearing about tanks having their track blown off instead of a LAV with 10 guys getting blown to smitherines or maimed badly. Also there were these jeeps which were getting blown up nearly daily... iltis.jpggwagon.jpgnyala.jpg

RCAF;3652992The Previous Liberal Government wanted to replace out Leopard C2 Tanks (which is a highly upgraded Leopard 1) With a LAV III with a 105 mm gun on it.[/quote] As much as I hate pointless wars, that's just dumb at least avoid more avoidable deaths. [quote=RCAF;3652992]Recently Canada just picked up 100 Leopard 2’s saving our forces from going tank less. Since then the new Conservative government has sent 15 Leo C2’s to Afghanistan prompting the government to look into buying some new tanks. It was finally was announced on April 12 that Canada would buy 100 Leopard 2 tanks. This now increases our Tank force including the C2’s to about 200 tanks.

Thank you Steven Harper!:cya: I could only imagine the jokes about our military increasing two fold when they all find out that we don't have ANY tanks. Now all we need is X to the Y X-zibit to pimp our rides...




LtJimmy

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#3 11 years ago

Think yourselfs lucky. New Zealand, doesn't have ANY tanks, We have LAVIII, and basically no airforce, just the equivalent of another airline service, because thats all we have: Transport aircraft, NO ATTACK AIRCRAFT, PERIOD. and our navy consists of two combat worthy frigates, then theres those not-worth-mentioning navy survey craft. Sure its SUPPOSED to be a defence force, but wheres the defence?




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#4 11 years ago

This is like a flame cananda thread I'd make, except this one is by canadians. Canada should just buy from the US, even though we probably won't sell tanks to immigrants like you guys :mad:




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#5 11 years ago

You sold m1's to the Israelis, we don't want your tanks anyways.




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#6 11 years ago

Moose12;3653241This is like a flame cananda thread I'd make, except this one is by canadians. Canada should just buy from the US, even though we probably won't sell tanks to immigrants like you guys :mad:[/quote] CAN: sir can we have s'more tanks. US:whaaaat? CAN: could we please sir could we have s'more. US:Whhhaaaaaaaaaat? CAN: allright that does it... now dance! Stewie_Griffin.jpg

FYI moose; I have relatives in Minneapolis which I've never met... so look up (my last name) and go up to their door and be like "Anders aka Coca Cola says hi and sorry that he didn't visit you on his family's cross Canada+ US road trip a few summers ago" then leave. They'd all be going WTF!? However, I'd get a somewhat angry phonecall once they figure out who I am and why I sent an anonymous stranger to their front door. But it'd be funny... [quote=Braun;3653287]You sold m1's to the Israelis, we don't want your tanks anyways.

no kiding, Leo 2s will pwn M1's asses




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#7 11 years ago

Top of my head, I am guessing we could have bought M1's but the Leopard's were cheaper.




Coca-Cola

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#8 11 years ago
Killed in First Minute;3653544Top of my head, I am guessing we could have bought M1's but the Leopard's were cheaper...

...and better.




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#9 11 years ago
Killed in First Minute;3653544Top of my head, I am guessing we could have bought M1's but the Leopard's were cheaper.

We were already using Leopard I, so replacing them with Leopard II is less of an hassle than buying a completely different type. Besides, the Leo II's gun is slightly better than the M1's, and I would say that both are otherwise equivalent.




Gen'l Knight

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#10 11 years ago
LtJimmy;3653152Think yourselfs lucky. New Zealand, doesn't have ANY tanks, We have LAVIII, and basically no airforce, just the equivalent of another airline service, because thats all we have: Transport aircraft, NO ATTACK AIRCRAFT, PERIOD. and our navy consists of two combat worthy frigates, then theres those not-worth-mentioning navy survey craft. Sure its SUPPOSED to be a defence force, but wheres the defence?

You can forward this one word to your defense department and that is: STRYKER Army Fact File - Stryker If all you have is air transport you are ready to rock. :) As far as Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) goes for Canadian purchase of Leopards, I agree it is much cheaper to keep in the same type of weapon system.




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