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Leopard tank during NATO tank competition, Germany
Lens: 24mm 3.5 Camera: Spotmatic SP1000 Photo Location: Bremen, Germany ISO: 1600 Shutter Speed: 1/250s Aperture: F4 
Posted By: Crombie, 12-08-2019, 10:23 AM

I was on assignment and they gave me almost too much freedom of movement around the Leopards. My ears are still ringing after all these years from the muzzle blast from the main battle guns! The Leopards were on loan to Canada from the Germans and still won the contest.

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12-08-2019, 10:51 AM   #2
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You picked a good spot and waited for the right moment. Awesome shot!
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Nice action shot of the Leopards, ever get a chance to ride in one?
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Very dramatic image!

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Great shot, looks very dramatic! Well done!
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This is awesome!
Didn't they tell you to use plugs and that you'd had to keep your mouth open to equalize the pressure from the soundwaves?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Crombie Quote
The Leopards were on loan to Canada from the Germans and still won the contest.
I'm assuming this photo was taken before Canadian Forces left the NATO base in Lahr, but it wasn't the last time Germany loaned Leopard tanks to Canada. Excerpted from this Wikipedia article: "To meet immediate needs in Afghanistan, 20 of the Bundeswehr's stock of Leopard 2A6s were upgraded to 2A6M standard and loaned to Canada at no cost by the German government. Two Leopard 2 Büffel Armoured Recovery Vehicles were acquired at the same time. These vehicles were shipped from Germany to Afghanistan, with the first arriving on 16 August 2007."
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Great action shot. It would be a bumpy ride inside.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RGlasel Quote
I'm assuming this photo was taken before Canadian Forces left the NATO base in Lahr, but it wasn't the last time Germany loaned Leopard tanks to Canada. Excerpted from this Wikipedia article: "To meet immediate needs in Afghanistan, 20 of the Bundeswehr's stock of Leopard 2A6s were upgraded to 2A6M standard and loaned to Canada at no cost by the German government. Two Leopard 2 Büffel Armoured Recovery Vehicles were acquired at the same time. These vehicles were shipped from Germany to Afghanistan, with the first arriving on 16 August 2007."
Canada's battle tanks are all Leopards, most of which were since upgraded to Leopard 2s. (Not sure if they're standard as 2A4 or 2A6?)
Makes sense that this is also the tank they have been loaned on occasion as well, as it's what the CAF are familiar with.
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Great pix. Not too far away in Shilo, Mb., Canada...the German Army at one time, used this area for training...using their tank, the Leopard I believe. Shilo has a desert area.
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Thanks all!

I was in fact briefed on how to minimize the effects of expanding air for the ears but looking through the finder I'd be distracted and of course, it depended on where you were a the moment of the blast.
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Awesome action shot!
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Great shot! (This photo is actually a little terrifying considering the mass and vector of the subject.)
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Great image! Plugs and muffs help but if you are near the front of the vehicle when firing, you could be in trouble. "What did you say?!"
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QuoteOriginally posted by Crombie Quote
Thanks all!

I was in fact briefed on how to minimize the effects of expanding air for the ears but looking through the finder I'd be distracted and of course, it depended on where you were a the moment of the blast.
Well, it seems you were as close as it gets!

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