Saturday, September 15, 2007


Leopard Tanks free to good homes in Army giveaway

‘The Defence Department is urging war veterans and historical groups to write in and tell them why they deserve a free decommissioned Leopard Tank.

The German-built Leopards began service in 1977 but are being phased out to make way for 59 new Abrams tanks.

The 42-tonne armoured monsters are nearly 10 metres long and come with a 105mm main gun capable of firing armour-piercing shells.

The Australian Army’s Leopards have never been used in action.

To be eligible for consideration organisations need to show that the tank will have historical or cultural significance.’

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