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Interesting article about NATO tank competition

Red 6

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This is from the May issue of 'Popular Mechanics' reference the US Army and the NATO tank competition at Graf a couple of months ago:

"A recent competition hosted in part by the U.S. Army and designed to test core tank crew skills saw European crews take the top honors, while crews from the U.S. Army failed to place. The results raise the question of whether the Army—after more than a decade of focusing on guerrilla warfare—has devoted adequate training to address "big war" skills.

Held from May 10 to 12 and jointly hosted by the U.S. Army and the German Bundeswehr at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany, the the Strong Europe Tank Challenge included challengers from six NATO countries: Denmark, Germany, Italy, Poland, and Slovenia—which sent tank platoons of four tanks each to compete— and the United States, which sent two platoons."  (SNIPPED)

http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/a20917/us-crews-fail-to-place-in-nato-tank-competition/
 

Colin Parkinson

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Same issue happened to the IDF, when they went into Lebanon last, certain skillsets had been ignored.
 

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I have not heard of a NATO tank competition for some time. With the withdrawal of the VIII CH from CFB Lahr the Army seemed to lose interest. The old Canadian Army Trophy was last competed for on range 9 at Bergen Hohne, West Germany. Does anyone know the location of the silver Centurion that that was the CAT trophy?
 

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AlDazz said:
I have not heard of a NATO tank competition for some time. With the withdrawal of the VIII CH from CFB Lahr the Army seemed to lose interest. The old Canadian Army Trophy was last competed for on range 9 at Bergen Hohne, West Germany. Does anyone know the location of the silver Centurion that that was the CAT trophy?

It is in a display case in a hallway at the Armour School, CFB Gagetown.
 
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