Stampede Leopards

Stampede Leopards

Joined: December 30th, 2003, 11:57 pm

July 6th, 2012, 6:15 pm #1

The 100th Calgary Stampede kicked off this morning with the parade through downtown. It was great to see a new Leopard 2A4M CAN roaring down the streets. The new tanks are even louder than the old C1 and C2. There was also a Coyote and a Taurus ARV in the parade.

The Leopard in the parade will be heading down to Spruce Meadows after the parade for the weekend of horse jumping competitions.

On the Stampede grounds there is another Leopard 2A4M CAN, a LAV III, a G Wagon, and a Cougar EROC all as static displays and fully open to the public.

Pics to follow...but for a teaser here's a pic from the 1946 Stampede parade!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sherlock77 ... otostream/

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Joined: July 10th, 2004, 12:25 am

July 6th, 2012, 8:22 pm #2

That Sherman is interesting...but I'll not discuss it here! I was wondering if the 2A4M's would get down there for the Big Show. Take lots of photos of the Cougar please!

Jim
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Jason Bobrowich
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July 6th, 2012, 8:52 pm #3

The Cougar here is the later version that was used in Afghanistan with long windows along the entire upper hull. The vehicle here did serve in Afghanistan...it still has crew grafitti inside it. A very neat looking vehicle. They have a huge bomb robot here too.

The Cromwell kit is good for the first version used in Afghanistan....as long as you change the turret.
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Joined: December 30th, 2003, 11:57 pm

July 7th, 2012, 2:09 am #4

The 100th Calgary Stampede kicked off this morning with the parade through downtown. It was great to see a new Leopard 2A4M CAN roaring down the streets. The new tanks are even louder than the old C1 and C2. There was also a Coyote and a Taurus ARV in the parade.

The Leopard in the parade will be heading down to Spruce Meadows after the parade for the weekend of horse jumping competitions.

On the Stampede grounds there is another Leopard 2A4M CAN, a LAV III, a G Wagon, and a Cougar EROC all as static displays and fully open to the public.

Pics to follow...but for a teaser here's a pic from the 1946 Stampede parade!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sherlock77 ... otostream/
Getting ready for the parade...

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Joined: July 8th, 2012, 5:06 pm

July 8th, 2012, 5:13 pm #5

The 100th Calgary Stampede kicked off this morning with the parade through downtown. It was great to see a new Leopard 2A4M CAN roaring down the streets. The new tanks are even louder than the old C1 and C2. There was also a Coyote and a Taurus ARV in the parade.

The Leopard in the parade will be heading down to Spruce Meadows after the parade for the weekend of horse jumping competitions.

On the Stampede grounds there is another Leopard 2A4M CAN, a LAV III, a G Wagon, and a Cougar EROC all as static displays and fully open to the public.

Pics to follow...but for a teaser here's a pic from the 1946 Stampede parade!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sherlock77 ... otostream/
That is one clean Leopard. One thing not seen in the States very much any more is armor in parades.
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