Battle tanks are a very powerful shock force in wars. Some countries also use them for purposes as curious as the gardening work of the Swiss Leopard 2.
Last year I also showed you here the scrapping works of battle tanks from Austria, Germany, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States in the Strong Europe Tank Challenge 2018 competition. In the Chopin and Copernicus Homeland they seem now determined to show us that the tanks can also be used for very delicate tasks. On August 8, the 1st Warsaw Armored Brigade «Tadeusz Kosciuszko» joined an international challenge, the «bottle cap challenge», consisting of seeing who demonstrates more skill by removing the cap from a bottle. Many people on social networks do it with a kick, but that Polish Army unit showed that the 120mm Rheinmetall cannon of its Leopard 2A5 not only serves to shoot HEAT or Sabot shells:
Different units of the Polish Army began sending the challenge to each other. On August 9, the 21st Podhale Rifle Brigade increased the challenge with one of its KTO Rosomak 8×8 carrier vehicles, removing the caps of two bottles with its 120 mm Rak mortar:
A little later, the 15th Mechanized Brigade of Giżycko made it even more difficult: with one of its PT-91 (the modernized Polish version of the T-72) they removed the caps of two bottles and, in addition, with the tank running:
Now that I think about it, I could use one of those Leopard 2A5 or a PT-91. Will they also serve to open cans of Kas Naranja? 🤔
By the way, that the soldiers of the US Army stationed in Poland in the eFP Battle Group Poland must have thought that this Polish competition is an unacceptable waste of armored resources, so they have participated in the challenge of their allies with a sniper:
Foto: Wojsko Polskie.
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