Funny, guess I might be the only person here who really knows this tank, because I happended to be its commander.
Unteroffizier Kreft, PzJgKp 440 and PzBtl 533, 1980 to 1982
I had all ATNs from driver over loader over gunner to commander, and trained recruits on it.
Driving it was the most fun, it did up to 80 km/h on roads and not much less cross country. Extremely low power to weight ratio, but as you can guess, no armor to speak of.
We were fighting form prepared, concealed positions, firing a few shots then going full speed reverse to the next prepared positon.
Since I was stationed on the Netherlands border, there was not very much room for this kind of fighting. We were hoping for the Leo II to do its job in the Fulda gap, so we would not have to do ours..... God, to be 20 again...
Last Edit: Sept 24, 2015 20:15:16 GMT by bontainer
I've… seen things you people wouldn't believe… Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those… moments… will be lost in time, like tears… in… rain.