Any news on how Panther is faring in Afghan?

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  1. Just curious, read reports a few weeks back about the new CLV Panther being deployed to Afghanistan. Not heard anything back, apart from it getting slammed along with any non-Mastiff based vehicles in the Commons, by some fem MP.

    I'm particularly interested because it's about the first new vehicle not bought as part of an UOR, but from a long and lengthy selection process, so was wondering if its been worth it?
  2. I heard the Panther shaped up pretty well in 1944...ask the Russkies :D
  3. Panther?
    She out in AFG? That's outrageous!
  4. [​IMG]


    From it first being ordered, to it being deployed only took six years, and nearly £200 million. Most world wars were over in that timescale.
  5. :D

    Blindfire even cash strapped as we are I don't think the British Army has quite dropped to needing to raid Bovington Tank Museum quite yet for combat vehicles :p

    Lefty - yeah a little known fact but shes out there with THEM, and doing a very good job - has killed 50 Taliban just by squeezing them between her death-thighs

    hairyarse.... thanks - doesn't look too good, does it
  6. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    'has killed 50 Taliban just by squeezing them between her death-thighs'

    ... I'm off to join the taliban then... now where did I put my flip flops and my AK?? :(
  7. I'd rather be in one of those than in the front of a Vector.


  8. I know, what a way to go eh ;)

    Spaz - too right!