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Leopard 1A2 Rent-a-Tanks


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Good Morning,

I am hoping some of you original Leopard club members can shed some light and information on the Canadian Leopard 1A2 Rent-a-Tanks used between 1977 and 1978 and of course during CAT 77.

How long was the conversion training? Were Leopard gun drills used or Centurion gun drills or a combination of both?

It does not appear that any modifications were done to the tanks during their time with the RCD except for the Maple Leaf on the turret....yet images I have seen show what looks like German antennas fitted but some of the crews are wearing Canadian issue crew helmets. Were the radios changed or at the very least the 2298 and 1780 boxes?