Skip to comments.Germany Takes the Prize in the Strong Europe Tank Challenge
Posted on 06/26/2018 9:16:35 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Germany has taken the first-place trophy in the third annual Strong Europe Tank Challenge, June 3-8, 2018. The 3rd Panzer Battalion brought the Leopard 2A6 to the weeklong event.
Sweden's Wartofta Tank Company, Skaraborg Regiment came in second with the Stridsvagn 122. Austrias 6th Tank Company, 14th Panzer Battalion on the Leopard 2A4 placed third.
SETC is hosted by U.S. Army Europe and the German Army at 7ATCs Grafenwoehr Training Area to give participating nations a dynamic, productive and fun environment in which to foster military partnerships, form Soldier-level relationships, and share tactics, techniques and procedures.
I would lie when I say we dont want to win, but I think the other teams are really strong so its difficult, said German Sgt. 1st Class Matis Hantke, tank commander and deputy platoon leader, at the beginning of the week.
This years other challengers included Frances 1er Régiment de Chasseurs, 1st Hunter Regiment on the Leclerc; Polands 34th Armoured Cavalry Brigade with the Leopard 2A5; Ukraines 1st Tank Company, 14th Mechanized Brigade on the T-84; the United Kingdoms Queens Royal Hussars with the Challenger II; and the U.S.s 2nd Battalion, 70th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division on the M1A2 SEP.
This is the first year Sweden and the U.K. have participated in SETC.
Ukraine also participated in exercise Combined Resolve X at 7ATC prior to the tank challenge.
This was the last mission for the U.S. team as part of U.S. Army Europes regionally allocated force before redeploying to the U.S. The team also was awarded first in the shootout.
Throughout the weeklong event, participants moved through a variety of lanes including defensive and offensive operations, a chemical attack and recovery, reporting, an obstacle course, tanker Olympics, precision driving, range determination, a combat pistol shoot, medical evacuations, call for fire, vehicle identification, and a friendship shoot.
The mentally and physically challenging tasks were designed to showcase a range of military skills, tactics, techniques and procedures for tankers.
You have to train together, you have to understand each other, you have to be interoperable, you have to think multi-nationally - this is why you are here, said German Brig. Gen. Jörg See, commander of 12th Panzer Brigade, during the opening ceremony.
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Germany's tank fleet is in bad shape but at least their crews are still up to par.
The Panzers don’t seem to be stopping the Muslim rapists.
Can they achieve the requisite air superiority for the use of tanks?
Can they transport the tanks?
How are their logistics: can they supply the tanks with fuel and ammo?
One of us has been on FR too long.
You’re stat assumes rape is defined and reported the same way in all countries. Islam defines it in a manner we’re not familiar with.
Looks like they’re having fun.
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