Leopard 2A5DK and QRF, Trackpad
- Brand: Trackpad Publishing
- Product Code: D14524 
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This Model Foto Focus book is a bumper 134 pages (nearly 500 photos) giving the reader a thorough exploration of the exterior of Denmark's main battle tank. Written by Danish modeller and Leopard fan, Bobber Moller, and featuring in-theatre photos from Afghanistan taken by Carl Schulze, this is the most thorough look at this important tank in print.
With the end of the Cold War and a change in Danish foreign policy to participate more in international coalitions, the Danish Defence went through a major reconstruction in the 1990s which led to major cut-backs in the Cold War structure of Danish military.
In 1993, it was decided to form a new deployment 4,500 man brigade called the Danish International Brigade. The German Leopard 2 was chosen to be the main tank of the new brigade.
The Leopard 2 was chosen over the US-made M1A1, and it was immediately decided that the Leopards would be 2A5DK standard. The Danish modification requirements included both new and existing standard 2A5 upgrades.
In October 2007, Denmark deployed a platoon of Leopard 2A5 and support vehicles to the Helmand province in Afghanistan in order to support the Danish ISAF battalion.
Read all about the Danish use of Leopard 2 in Helmand in Thomas Antonsen’s brilliant and very informative Trackpad Publishing book, Danish Leopards in Helmand – from the crew’s perspective.
Tags: LEOPARD 2