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M24 in Norwegian Service A Norwegian M24 preserved in Akershus http://preservedtanks.com/Albums/Blog/20080917/P1000439_M24_Akershus_c.jpg The Norwegian military received its first M24 Chaffee tanks in 1946, when a batch of nine tanks arrived (some sources say that 17 arrived total, of which 8 were used for training only). By the 1950s, a total of 123 (some sources say 124 or 125). These tanks were adequate for their role in the 1950s, but by the middle part of the Cold War, it was apparent that they were outdated. In particular, the 75mm main armament was wholly inadequate against newe
Because of climate change, new trade routes to Asia is opening up over the arctics. To top this off, it is estimated that 30% of the world oil reserves is there 13% around Svalbard. Russia and Norway are working on grabbing as much as the arctic as they can, while Canada and Denmark is currently having their new borders reviewed by the UN. Same applies to Russia, but they top it off with military presence. Svalbard is a peculiar thing in the north however. Because of the Svalbard treaty, any signers can exploit its resources at the islands or sea and it is a demilitar