- Operation Amanda
Operation Amanda Part of the Bosnian War Date October 25, 1994 Location near Gradacac, Bosnia Result UN forces recovered observation post from Bosnian Serb army Belligerents
(as part of UNPROFOR forces)
Commanders and leaders Unknown First Lieutenant
Strength 1 T-55 tank
Recoilless antitank guns
3 Leopard 1 A5 tanks Casualties and losses 1 T-55 tank disabled
1 recoilless gun destroyed
1 Leopard tank slightly damaged
While enroute to reoccupying the position, the Danish force, composed of three Leopard 1 tanks, was fired on by at least one recoilless anti-tank gun, a T-55 tank and Bosnian Serb infantry. 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 105 mm rounds.
The outpost was finally retaken by UNPROFOR. An 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. ”
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