The Puma was to be the strongest and most modern infantry fighting vehicle in the world. But he only makes a name for himself with bankruptcies and delays. All vehicles of 18 Pumas of Panzergrenadierbrigade 37 remain stationary during a shooting exercise.
During training on the training ground near Munster, all Puma-type vehicles in a company of Panzergrenadierbrigade 37 failed. Two armored personnel carriers survived the firing practice, but they fell out shortly afterwards due to turret defects. That writes Ruprecht Horst von Butler, the commander of the 10th Panzer Division, to which the brigade belongs. And all of this with a rather moderate load, which can hardly be compared with the load on the device in an emergency.