By Thomas Antonsen.
Danish Army Leopard 2A5 main battle tanks were deployed to Afghanistan from 2007 to 2014 as part of Denmark's contribution to the NATO ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) mission.
The purpose of this book is to tell the story of the Danish tankers who manned these vehicles. Their tales will be told as the soldiers told them to me. You will gain insight into some very personal stories about the experience of the crews while they were 'at work' in Afghanistan.
The Leopard 2 tanks were deployed to Afghanistan as a direct fire unit to support Danish Infantry units. These units had been in country since the previous year - when the first Danish Contingent (DANCON) was deployed in April 2006.
This book is about the men who operated these machines, told in their own words. The crews were extensively interviewed to gain an insight into the life of a tanker in an alien operational theatre, thousands of miles from home.