Category: Cold War

Summer Offensive Soesterberg: Cold War Fighter Jets

Last weekend, 24 & 25 August, the Nationaal Militair Museum (NMM) in Soesterberg held its annual summer event dubbed ‘Zomeroffensief’. Last year’s summer event focused heavily on aircraft. This year, too, many aircraft could be admired along the runway in a static-show format. Among the jet fighters were a McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II as well as Lockheed TF-104 Starfighter,

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Leopard 2 prototypes on tape

In this interesting video from the German Bundeswehr Classix series, the “new” Leopard 2 Kampfpanzer is introduced. The fact that only the Leopard Austere Version (AV) is shown and comments of the narrator leads me to believe that series production had only just began at the time this video was made and non of the series production Leopard 2’s were finished yet. Among others some

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Sekundärlafette für Turm KPZ Leopard 2 (PT)

In a recent post I showed you a Leopard 2 prototype and explained how the turret of this tank was a very special one since it could mount an overhead weapon system. In the summer of 2012 I visited the Wehrtechnische Studiensammlung in Koblenz, Germany on display there is the very weapon system that would have been mounted onto the special prototype turret.

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