ORIGINAL: Gräfin Zeppelin
I see Iron Sky is doing well.
Lets see what else we Finns can foist on you...
The world would be a boring place with out you Finnish maniacs
Hey! You sold those to us! (not meaning speed cams)
I was in the army back then. We were still a reinforces recon bataillon. Not only mountain recon, but also an air drop recon group and heavy tanks - the Leopard 2A4. We alsways joked: "The only thing we aren't capable of is an amphib invasion".
Unfortunately, our Leo 2s were mostly in storage and only a fraction was used.
Then, some day, a few officers in a strange uniform came by. Two Leopards were taken out on the parade ground. They showed all they got, and all that was possible without shooting their guns. We enjoyed it very much.
It wasn't until later when we were told that those strange officers were finns and our beloved Leopards were presented to them to be taken away from us!
I feel your pain. They are downsizing in Finland too. But at least Leos got good home for a while.
But I resist the notion of "strange uniform". After all, it is almost "feldgrau" and traditionally FDF things come from Königlich Preussisches Jägerbataillon Nr. 27.
< Message edited by Sardaukar -- 4/11/2012 9:21:15 AM >
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