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US Marine tanks take on Norwegian tanks in ice skating match

March 29, 2016

An M1A1 Abrams Tank is a highly mobile, well armed, and heavily armored vehicle with a 1,500-horsepower engine designed for modern armored ground warfare. The Leopard 2A tank is the main battle tank of the Norwegian Army. These two tanks are regarded as the best of their type ever built.

As part of the Exercise Cold Response 16, the Norwegian Telemark Battalion is instructing the U.S. Marine M1A1 tankers on techniques of driving tracked vehicles in winter conditions on an ice track in Rena, Norway. This bilateral training looks to improve U.S. Marine Corps capability to operate in cold-weather environments. It looks like the Leopard 2 tankers won the skating match.