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Operation Amanda
Part of the Bosnian War
IFOR Leopard 1A5 crushing.jpg
A Danish IFOR Leopard I tank crushes a decommissioned Serbian antiaircraft gun in 1996
DateOctober 25, 1994
Locationnear Gradačac, Bosnia
Result UN forces recover observation post from Bosnian Serb army
Belligerents
Republika Srpska Army of Republika Srpska Denmark Danish Defence
(as part of UNPROFOR forces)
Commanders and leaders
Unknown First Lieutenant
J. Christensen
Strength
1 T-55 tank
Recoilless anti-tank guns
3 Leopard 1A5 tanks
Casualties and losses
1 T-55 tank disabled
1 recoilless gun destroyed
1 Leopard tank lightly damaged


Operation Amanders was an UNPROFOR mission led by Danish peacekeeping troops, with the aim of recovering an observation post near Gradačac, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on October 25, 1994.[1]

The engagement[]

The outpost had been abandoned by the UN after a series of sniper attacks by Bosnian Serb forces.

While en route to reoccupying the position, the Danish force, composed of three Leopard 1 tanks, was fired on by a T-55 Bosnian Serb tank.[2] After sustaining slight damage to one of the Leopards, the advancing peacekeeping tanks returned fire, destroying one recoilless rifle and putting the T-55 out of action. The Leopards fired a total of twenty-one 105mm rounds.[1]

The outpost was eventually retaken by UNPROFOR. A statement was issued by the UN about the aftermath of the incident, confirming the fate of the Serb T-55:

The best tank-killing weapon is another tank. In the end, air [support] was not needed.[3]

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