Two trucks and a Bison for a Combat Logistics Patrol (that's new Army lingo for what we'd call a supply convoy). The trucks are straight builds. The Bison is a Trumpeter kit with extra stowage.
|S&S 5 ton trucks|
To escort them the Dragon Models Leopard 2A6M that was so frustrating to build.
The Leopard is a total indulgence. It should probably be off table providing fire support. But the experience of Roto 3-06 convinced the Defence Staff that the Battle group needed heavy armour. The Canadian command realized that any "collateral damage" was mission failure, so something more precise than air strikes was needed. Leopard 1A4s were pulled out of moth balls and driven off of display platforms and shipped in theatre. Once there they gave invaluable support with precise applications of high explosive. One gunner referred to his "105mm sniper rifle" after using the main gun to blow apart a Taliban heavy weapons team caught switching position. I think by 2008 we had started getting Leopard 2s.