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A spotless, if maybe somewhat weather beaten, leopard

Fancy one of these, free?

If so, and how many chaps could put hand to heart and say no, you are in luck, as those wonderful people at the Australian Defence Force have upwards of 90 Leopard 1 tanks to give away. All you have to do is write to the Leopard disposals manager, 256-310 St Kilda Rd, Southbank, VIC 3006, Australia by Friday, October 12. Apparently "priority [will be given] to local historical groups or military history buffs", and I think I qualify on the latter criterion. More on the tale here.

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Blogger Jeremy Jacobs said... 12:36 pm

Do you need an M.O.T?  

Blogger Neil Reddin said... 2:57 pm


Now whose lawn can I park it on?  

Blogger Croydonian said... 3:11 pm

There was a chap in Brixton who had a road legal Scorpion tank, painted bright yellow.  

Anonymous Geoff said... 7:33 am

At least most military planes, tanks and ships have robust-sounding names like Leopard.

However, there is currently an American destroyer in the Gulf called the USS Ponce.

Maybe it means something else in the US :-)  

Blogger Croydonian said... 7:55 am

Apparently the Russians were deeply miffed by NATO's codename for the Mig-15 being Fagot (sic).  

Blogger American Interests said... 11:49 am

That address looked familiar: 256-310 St Kilda Rd, Southbank, VIC 3006

Only several hundred meters from my workplace, might go see them in person.


Blogger Croydonian said... 12:36 pm

It would be a shame not to. Any photos you might care to send will be gratefully received  

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