Saudie`s want 800 Leopard 2 tanks.

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  1. fu2

    fu2 LE

    Saw it on the german news this morning (I´m useless at posting links) . The Saudie`s want to buy 800 of the latest version of the Leopard 2 tank. The Germans are not sure about going ahead with the deal for morel reasons (they arn`t allowed to sell offensive weapons). The question is what do the Saudie`s want with 800+ tanks: Thats twice as much as we have !.
  2. Well, it's not as if we can mount Op GRANBY anymore is it? The Saudis have obviously decided to provide their own armour now.
  3. We may have a few CR2 going cheap very soon, will they do?
  4. The Saudis will argue that they are needed for defensive purposes only, to be used against the "goat and camel shaggers" rebellion pending in the wings.
  5. Have they broken their M1's?
  6. How have they managed to sell Leopard/Leo 2 to half of Europe then? Plus being part of the Tornado/Typhoon and Eurocopter consortiums.
  7. There are a few hundred in Greece bought on Kraut tick that might be going cheap shortly.
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  8. It's probably more that some minor Royal is in need of the traditional huge bung.
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  9. fu2

    fu2 LE

    Because they were assured that they would only be used in self defense ! I am sure they will convince themselves that the Saudie`s will only use them in self defense (10 billion Euros for the deal will go some way to soothing a few worried consciences)
  10. Well at least it makes a change in the Krautonomics, actually selling Leopards to a country that does not need a huge loan from some thick necked German banker to finance the transaction.
  11. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    1. what the **** for, oh yes killing peeps in dish dash with ak (Arabs dont seem to do very well against anyone decent in a tank for some reason,
    2 Canny Krauts could make a killing and off load loads of old marders as deal sweetners too unless they have all already been recycled.
    I always wanted one of the BW 4wd VW campervans!
  12. fu2

    fu2 LE

    Which possible aggressor could the Saudies be afraid of that warrants 800 of the things ?
  13. Bahraini stone throwers.
  14. Will they have this on the livery?. afrika_korps1.jpg
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