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Strong Europe Tank Challenge 2016 (26301492974)

The SETC trophy, with a German Leopard 2A6 in the background.

The Strong Europe Tank Challenge (SETC) is an annual, multinational tank crew competition hosted by the U.S. Army Europe and the German Army.[1] Crews from NATO and non-NATO partners compete in defensive/offensive mounted and dismounted operations. The first challenge was held in 2016, with Germany taking first place.[2] The 2017 challenge saw Austria placing first, with Germany and the U.S. taking second and third, respectively.[3]

ResultsEdit

2016Edit

The 2016 competition was the first SETC competition. Denmark, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovenia and the sent one platoon, the United States sent two. The Czech Republic planned to send a platoon, but the unit failed to arrive.[4]

Place Unit Nation Tank
1st C/ 3. Kompanie, GebirgsPanzerbataillon 8 Germany Leopard 2A6
2nd 1/ 1st Squadron, 1st Panserbataljon Denmark Leopard 2A5 DK
3rd 1/ 1st Company, 1st Tank Battalion Poland Leopard 2A5
4th 1/ 2nd Company, 8th Tank Battalion Italy C1 Ariete
5th 1/ D Company, 2-7 Infantry U.S. M1A2 SEP v2
6th 3/ C Company, 2-7 Infantry U.S. M1A2 SEP v2
7th Wolf/ 45th Center for Tracked Combat Vehicles Slovenia M-84

2017Edit

The second annual competition included two newcomers, Ukraine and France. Italy and Slovenia did not appear, and Denmark could not afford to attend.[5]

Place Nation Tank
1st Austria Leopard 2A4
2nd Germany Leopard 2A6
3rd U.S. M1A2 SEP v2
4th France AMX Leclerc
5th Ukraine T-64BM
6th Poland Leopard 2A5

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