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Are we the Clever Country?: Fighting Bushfires with Tanks

Monday, 22 October 2007

Fighting Bushfires with Tanks

This paper outlines a demilitarisation plan for the Australian Leopard Tanks which are currently being replaced by the Abrams M1A1 tank.

A German manufacturer is providing equipment that enables conversion of Leopards into a firefighting role. These vehicles will then be capable of providing the maximum amount of protection for crews and also the maximum in 'bushfire knockdown capability' of any ground based vehicle on the fireground.

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