C Class versus Leopard

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Robby Ackerman's picture
Denbigh, VA
Joined: August 15th, 1988



Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2005 14:42:54 +0100
> From: Arne Henriksen <>
> Subject: [DIESEL] New MB crash-test invented in Norway...
> Hi guys, thought I'd give you a brief update on the latest in
> crash-testing MB's over here... :-)
> Yesterday a rather large participant in the ongoing NATO military
> excercise over here right now, the 'Battle Griffin', somehow managed to
> not see an almost new W203, C220CDI and literally drove OVER it.
> This:
> against this:
> The C-class driver, 57, stopped the car at the side of the (somewhat
> narrow) road when meeting the Leopard tank, patiently waiting for it to
> pass.
> When the tank started driving OVER his left fender he had to try to get
> away, but sitting in the belts he just managed to lean over agaist his
> wife at the passenger side.
> The 40-ton Leopard drove over the whole car from front to back before
> coming to a stop - and left the C-class in a somewhat totalled :-)
> condition, but without a scratch on its passengers!
> Military and civil investigation is going on to find out just why the tank
> driver didn't see the car, but rumours says he was sitting down, seeing
> only through the periscope glasses...
> More coverage, in our native language though, here:
> Regards,
> Arne, Trondheim - NORWAY
> '87 S124 300TD Turbo 2001- 278'-367'km
> '89 W201 190E 1998- 165'-269'km
> '79 W123 240D (RIP) 1987-1999 302'-570'km

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1960 190 SL
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