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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Jun 2018 2:55 p.m. PST

….nations compete with tank in Germany

"The U.S. Army Europe and German Army co-host the third Strong Europe Tank Challenge at Grafenwoehr Training Area, from June 3 to 8, 2018. The first challenge was held in 2016, with Germany taking first place. The 2017 challenge saw Austria placing first, with Germany and the U.S. taking second and third, respectively.

This year eight NATO and partner nations are participate in the Strong Europe Tank Challenge 2018 including Austria, France, Germany, Poland, Ukraine and the United States. For the first time in this event, United Kingdom and Sweden compete with the best crew of tank units in Europe…."


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Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP07 Jun 2018 7:02 p.m. PST

Armand, you missed the most important part of the competition!

American tanks in olive drab with white star markings again!



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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2018 10:28 a.m. PST



Daniel S08 Jun 2018 11:59 a.m. PST

And the Germans got to keep the trophy for another year as the Swedes who had been in the lead for much of the competition suffered an injury during the dismounted stage and ended up last which cost the Wartofta company critical points. (Swedish regiments still name their companies according to the 1682 organisation which named each company according to which Hundred it was recruited from)

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