COOL STUFF: "Got Tank?"
I'm running around like a chicken missing its noggin, but I'm taking a small break in my schedule to share this with my readers as this is the coolest news I've seen in some time:
I'm sure the tanks will be demilitarized, but it's still very cool!
De-commissioned Leopard Tanks will soon be available for gifting to veteran and historical organisations across Australia, as part of the Howard Government’s acquisition of the new Abrams Tanks.
The Leopard tanks entered service in 1977 and have been central to the Australian Army’s armoured warfare capability.
The 59 Abrams Tanks, that will replace the Leopards, are the next generation of technology. The Abrams will be harder to hit. And when the Abrams hit, they will hit harder.
To be eligible for consideration organisations should be able to demonstrate that the tank will be of some historical or cultural significance to them.
Organisations interested in receiving a de-commissioned Leopard Tank should register their interest with the Leopard Disposals Manager, 256-310 St Kilda Road, SOUTHBANK VIC 3006, or phone 03 9282 4162, by Friday, 12 October 2007.
Due to the limited number of tanks available interested organisations are encouraged to register their interest as soon as possible.
You can see the full press release here:
And I first heard about it here at the TO&Es Yahoo E-group:
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