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Old April 7th, 2014, 07:30 PM
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Fallout Re: Finnish OOB 8.0

I just was under the "impression" the Finns would continue with this nomenclature in naming their newly bought LEOPARDS. If this is incorrect that's on me, however, that does not change the fact that those tanks are the Dutch ones they just bought. That being said I believe those guns are correct. That was just a simple transfer to the Finnish OOB of the tanks that are in the Netherlands OOB for how many years now without issue. No plans have been announced for any upgrades on those tanks by Finland with the possible exception of changing out of the TI and maybe the FCS to a BAE Hauglands system. I'm tracking this issue currently. I cannot speak to the LEOPARD 2A5FIN except that the refs below do support your claim.
http://www.janes.com/article/31818/f...opard-2a6-mbts
http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/...inland-020936/
http://www.kmweg.com/home/tracked-ve...fications.html


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Pat

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