Monday, 18 December 2006

Dutch Army's 155mm self-propelled howitzers (SPH) deployed in Afghanistan

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Finally, common sense has prevailed. After a few years of muddying around with light armoured vehicles, the various Western armies have decided that heavier armour (and heavier firepower) is needed. What is interesting to note here is that it was the Dutch who brought in the PzH 2000 to Afghanistan first, and not the German army (If you still haven't figure it out, the PzH 2000 is a German-made SPH). In similar news, the Canadian army recently sent its 20 year old (but still useful) Leopard 1 tanks to Afghanistan to provide some much needed firepower and protection.

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