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Spanish shipbuilders landing craft unable to handle Australian Army tanks

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Another ridiculous, embarrassing and costly cock-up by Australian Defence acquisition process:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/defence/spanish-shipbuilders-landing-craft-sank-under-australian-tanks/news-story/ff05c1bfa4339bebb1564a1198b7e530

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But, it could transport a Leopard 2A4 or a Leopardo 2E













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Weights:

Leopard 2a4 - ~55 tonnes
Leopard 2E - ~63 tonnes
M1a1 (AIM) Abrams - ~62 tonnes
 

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Kadija_Man said:
Weights:

Leopard 2a4 - ~55 tonnes
Leopard 2E - ~63 tonnes
M1a1 (AIM) Abrams - ~62 tonnes

Wiki quotes:

Leo 2a4: ~52 tonnes (57,2 short tons)
Leopardo 2E: ~63 tonnes (69,4 short tons)
M1A1: ~57 tonnes (62,8 short tons)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopard_2E
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopard_2
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1_Abrams

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Neither the Australian Department of Defence nor Navantia should be relying on Wikipedia for the weight of the tank these craft have to carry. The actual weight, not the tank type or anything like that, should have been clearly laid down in the tender.
 

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My weight for the M1a1 (AIM) comes from the Australian Army website. I merely supplied them so people could have an idea of what weights are being discussed. I suspect that the actual vehicle operational weights would be up to 5 or more tonnes greater than what is stated.
 
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