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post #1 of 5 Old Apr 29th, 2008, 4:38 pm Thread Starter
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WWII Tank recovered after 52 years

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post #2 of 5 Old Apr 29th, 2008, 4:50 pm
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Looks very well preserved

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Here is the story of the tank and pictures click here
Look at all the trees that they damaged in the process, it is an outrage. Someone needs to organize a protest! And all the pollution caused by a big diesel engine without emission controls running for hours. Surely Estonias political system now includes a green party that can head up that effort.

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Re: WWII Tank recovered after 52 years

I was watching UK history channel at the weekend and the documentary was about a Panzer tanke they had recovered from a river in Poland. The interesting titbit for me was do you know the week point in a Panzer tank?





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A weak final drive - the Panzer had got heavier during development but the intial FD design had not been beefed up =8-0 Who says engineers learn from their mistakes? It was also a very difficult part to replace and took the tank out of commission for a few days

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post #5 of 5 Old Apr 29th, 2008, 5:36 pm
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Re: WWII Tank recovered after 52 years

That show is a few months old, at least. It ran a while ago and after that they had a couple shows about the people that restore the old tanks.
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