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Photo Trip Report Part 2.

Moving on from the Kruger National Park, on a high after our Leopard sighting at Lower Sabie, our next port-of-call was Idube Game Lodge in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. 601 more words

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Photo Trip Report Part 1.

Lawson’s have recently concluded a fantastic South Africa and Swaziland Safari for a group of zoo volunteers from South Australia. This is the fourth ‘zoo group’ safari we’ve done, with some participants having been with us on all four trips. 916 more words

From the Editor: Type 99 "third most powerful tank?"

As an example of how quickly bad information can spread around the internet, lets consider some recent articles that have been making the rounds which claim that the Chinese Type 99 MBT was recently declared “the world’s third most powerful tank.”  We spend a good deal of time searching for news relating to tanks and AFVs every day, two days ago we noticed an article from “Want ChinaTimes” with the headline “ 354 more words

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German Newspaper challenges German policy of no DU tank ammo

A recent article in German newspaper Die Welt makes the claim that German tungsten based APFSDS 120mm ammunition is ineffective against the armor of Russian T90 MBTs.   214 more words

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German army to recommission 100 tanks

Germany begins showing further initiative and places more military weight back onto its shoulders.

The German army is to bring back into service around 100 tanks sold to industry, the ministry of defence said on Saturday.

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Just Out Of Cold War Storage

Demothball: to remove (naval or military equipment) from storage or reserve, usually for active duty; reactivate.

Germany plans to bring 100 mothballed tanks back into service in what is widely seen as a response to rising tensions with Russia over Ukraine. 17 more words

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Germany to bring 100 Leopard 2 tanks back into service

Reuters is reporting that Germany plans to bring back into service more than 100 Leopard 2 tanks that had been mothballed. The decision to increase it’s inventory of tanks comes as NATO tries to hasten the response time of its rapid reaction force following Russia’s annexation of Crimea last year and conflict in Ukraine. 69 more words

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