Marder Leaves Afghanistan

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The German army's Marder armored infantry fighting vehicle is leaving Afghanistan after a four-year deployment.

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Photo: German army/Wolfgang Marx

Bundeswehr TV has produced a video showing a Marder being prepared to be airlifted by leased Antonov An-124 to the Turkish Black Sea port of Trabzon for its sea journey back to Germany. This includes nuclear, biological and chemical protection troops spraying the vehicle with formic acid to prevent it from bringing animal diseases back home.

The video also shows some nice footage of a Marder firing its 20 mm gun and a Milan missile on a firing range in Afghanistan.

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