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Denmark is sending 4 Leopard 2A5 to Afghanistan

Discussion in 'Post-World War 2 Armour' started by Jens Knudsen, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. DanskPanser

    DanskPanser New Member

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    The netting is the swedish Barracuda system.

    It has two purposes:

    1. It reduces the vehicles IR signature

    2. It reduces the temperature inside the vehicle.
     
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    I got the original info (10,000 lb difference) from a tanknet forum post from some time ago. After some checking of my own the best information I can come up with results in a difference closer to 5000 lbs. It's hard to find numbers but it appears that the Abrams powerpack weighs 4.2 tons or about 8,400 lbs.
    I would imagine that the higher overall weight of the Abrams is due to the heavy, dense DU in the armor.
     
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    The benefits of having MBT's in this role aside, what it does give is the Danish Army, a serious logistical exercise not to mention its tankers some real experience in a harsh enviornment.

    Interesting to see the big Cats on the prowl in Central asia, under the Danish flag.

    kym
     
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    Danish Leopard 2A5 in afghanistan
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