Leopard tanks and the deadly dilemmas of the Canadian mission in Afghanistan
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Leopard tanks and the deadly dilemmas of the Canadian mission in Afghanistan

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Published by CCPA in Ottawa .
Written in English


  • Afghan War, 2001- -- Participation, Canadian.,
  • Leopard (Tank),
  • Canada -- Armed Forces -- Afghanistan.,
  • Canada -- Military policy.,
  • Afghanistan.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Michael Wallace.
SeriesForeign policy series -- v.2, no. 1.
ContributionsCanadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
The Physical Object
Pagination6 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19327604M

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  OTTAWA—The Department of National Defence was wrong to deploy Leopard 1 C2 tanks to the battlefield in Afghanistan, says a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The study was written by Michael D. Wallace, Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia and Senior Advisor to the newly.   He wrote the recent report, Leopard Tanks and the Deadly Dilemmas of the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan, published by the Canadian Centre . The Canadian Leopard 2A6M CAN had a baptism by fire in Afghanistan as soon as it entered service. Under a Canadian ‘Tank Replacement Project’ for the Leopard C2, twenty Leopard 2A6s were leased from Germany. They received a variety of modifications .   The Canadian Army was up against a tough enemy – the Taliban – in Afghanistan. Commanders called for Leopard tanks to join the battle but those armored vehicles had been mothballed and made Author: David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen.

  The first chapter of this book, Leopard 2A6M with Slat Armour, takes and incredible up-close look at newly deployed Canadian Leopard 2A6M CAN and it’s Slat Armor. While the focus of this chapter is the slat armor itself; attachment points and layout, there is side emphases on various parts strewn across the top of the tank such as hatches, armament, cooling units, vision blocks and more.   March 19/ Canada’s plans for its new Leopard tanks are now clearer. Germany will be offered the 20 Dutch Leopard 2A6-NLs, converted to match German equipment and standards, as replacements for their loaned tanks in Afghanistan. This allows Canada to keep the German tanks in Afghanistan, and saves a great deal of money on shipping. After an initial assessment of the performance of the Leopard C2 Tank in Afghanistan, Canada decided to invest in Leopard 2 tanks. It was determined that the lack of adequate air conditioning (essential in the searing heat of Afghanistan,) was degrading the tank crew’s war fighting ability. The Army later downplayed this factor, citing increased armour protection and the main gun armament as reasons for upgrading to the Leopard 2 Tank. Canadian Leopard 2A6M CAN Tank arriving in Afghanistan The Leopard 2A6M CAN Tank, is a Canadian variant of the Leopard 2A6 Tank. 20 of these tanks were loaned to the Canadian Army by the German Army for the Afghanistan War.

Seven soldiers. Seven military specialties. Seven stories. What was it like to serve in the combat mission in Afghanistan? Journalists’ reports from to could only give brief glimpses of the reality on the ground for Canadian soldiers. This book reveals the full story of what happened to seven soldiers, ranking from corporal to captain, who were deployed during Operation ATHENA.   Battle tank Leopard 2 2A6M Afghanistan Canadian Forces in action PionierPanzer - Duration: Parabellum Média Production , views. The Leopard 2A4M CAN is a Canadian upgraded version of the Leopard 2A4 the mid s Canadians realized the importance of main battle tanks when their Leopard C2 tanks were rushed in to Afghanistan. Canadians needed a better protected tank, especially against land mines and improvised explosive devices than their C2. Canada's role in the Afghanistan War began in late Canada sent its first element of soldiers secretly in October from Joint Task Force 2, and the first contingents of regular Canadian troops arrived in Afghanistan in January–February Canada took on a larger role starting in after the Canadian troops were redeployed to Kandahar province.