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Posted: 8/23/2006 4:32:58 AM EDT
I found on a on-line version of an Italian newspaper pictures taken from "Boobs on bikes".

"Boobs on bikes" is a parade of thirty topless pornostars in Aukland, New Zealand.

What attracted my curiosity is THIS pic:



This seems to be a Scimitar light tank PRIVATELY OWNED. (look at the markings and license plate).

Is it possible to OWN and DRIVE tanks in New Zealand?

Link Posted: 8/23/2006 4:50:06 AM EDT
Ex New Zealand Army, you can own Scorpions and Scimitars and drive them on the roads in Britain too as they have rubber padded tracks and weigh under 44 tons.

www.tanksforeverything.co.nz/

ANdy
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 5:32:35 AM EDT
There's a bloke in Kiwiland who has both a Centurion (Ex Aussie) and a Chieftain (Ex-UK)

That said, I don't know if he can drive it on the Queen's Highway.

NTM
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 5:38:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By vito113:
Ex New Zealand Army, you can own Scorpions and Scimitars and drive them on the roads in Britain too as they have rubber padded tracks and weigh under 44 tons.

www.tanksforeverything.co.nz/

ANdy


Thanks Andy.

So Commonwealth is not that bad. Nearby my home there is a firm that is recycling metal, even the one coming from military surplus.

The guy had several F104 starfighters and G91 to be recycled and... a restored M4E8 Sherman.

In Italy you can own and drive only wheeled military veichles, and only in special occations.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 5:41:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Manic_Moran:
There's a bloke in Kiwiland who has both a Centurion (Ex Aussie) and a Chieftain (Ex-UK)

That said, I don't know if he can drive it on the Queen's Highway.

NTM


As far as I know in USA you CANNOT drive a tank/military veichle on normal roads, but only in a private properties.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 8:08:24 AM EDT
PaoloAR15: Our BATF&E(Bureau of Tobacco, Alcohol, & Explosive, now of part of Homeland Security). So. Calif, El Monte, 10 miles east of Los Angeles, the BATF&E confiscated an armoured car saying that it is a weapon of war. The owner took BATF&E to court, from what I understand he lost. The armoured was for a private war museum.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 8:12:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PaoloAR15:

Originally Posted By vito113:
Ex New Zealand Army, you can own Scorpions and Scimitars and drive them on the roads in Britain too as they have rubber padded tracks and weigh under 44 tons.

www.tanksforeverything.co.nz/

ANdy


Thanks Andy.

So Commonwealth is not that bad. Nearby my home there is a firm that is recycling metal, even the one coming from military surplus.

The guy had several F104 starfighters and G91 to be recycled and... a restored M4E8 Sherman.

In Italy you can own and drive only wheeled military veichles, and only in special occations.



THIS will really bring a smile to your face!

ANdy
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 8:15:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Manic_Moran:
There's a bloke in Kiwiland who has both a Centurion (Ex Aussie) and a Chieftain (Ex-UK)

That said, I don't know if he can drive it on the Queen's Highway.

NTM


If'n you have a tank, do you really need roads?
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 8:18:52 AM EDT
Tanks in the US cannot have weapons on them unless NFA registered.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 8:22:23 AM EDT
Try this if you like .mil vehicles.


tanks and more
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 8:22:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By vito113:

Originally Posted By PaoloAR15:

Originally Posted By vito113:
Ex New Zealand Army, you can own Scorpions and Scimitars and drive them on the roads in Britain too as they have rubber padded tracks and weigh under 44 tons.

www.tanksforeverything.co.nz/

ANdy


Thanks Andy.

So Commonwealth is not that bad. Nearby my home there is a firm that is recycling metal, even the one coming from military surplus.

The guy had several F104 starfighters and G91 to be recycled and... a restored M4E8 Sherman.

In Italy you can own and drive only wheeled military veichles, and only in special occations.



THIS will really bring a smile to your face!

ANdy


It came with real usable ammunition?
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 9:08:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2006 9:16:58 AM EDT by vito113]

Originally Posted By CRC:
Tanks in the US cannot have weapons on them unless NFA registered.



In France you can register the main gun and shoot it on approved ranges, although you have to store the breech block at a Police Station… does the same apply in the US?

ANdy
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 9:11:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By vito113:

Originally Posted By CRC:
Tanks in the US cannot have weapons on them unless NFA registered.



In France you can register the main gun and shoot it on approved ranges, although you have to store the breech block at a Police Staton… does the same apply in the US?

ANdy


I'd like to know this too, I would also like to know what munition mfg's would sell outside of a .gov contract?
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 9:20:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By -M60_Gunner-:

Originally Posted By vito113:

Originally Posted By CRC:
Tanks in the US cannot have weapons on them unless NFA registered.



In France you can register the main gun and shoot it on approved ranges, although you have to store the breech block at a Police Staton… does the same apply in the US?

ANdy


I'd like to know this too, I would also like to know what munition mfg's would sell outside of a .gov contract?



I suspect you won't be wondering into your local 'Guns 'r' Us' and asking for "25 rounds of 105 mm APFSDS-T please"… but it would be a blast to see the look on the storekeepers face if you actually had a permit for that stuff!

ANdy
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 9:49:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By vito113:

Originally Posted By -M60_Gunner-:

Originally Posted By vito113:

Originally Posted By CRC:
Tanks in the US cannot have weapons on them unless NFA registered.



In France you can register the main gun and shoot it on approved ranges, although you have to store the breech block at a Police Staton… does the same apply in the US?

ANdy


I'd like to know this too, I would also like to know what munition mfg's would sell outside of a .gov contract?



I suspect you won't be wondering into your local 'Guns 'r' Us' and asking for "25 rounds of 105 mm APFSDS-T please"… but it would be a blast to see the look on the storekeepers face if you actually had a permit for that stuff!

ANdy


If you have the means to register a DD Class 3 then I'm pretty sure you can keep it, fully functional, on your property (at least in Texas anyways). Buying the ammo I wouldn't know about but I'm pretty sure for a cannon each round would also have to be taxed and registered. You'd have to be a rich bastard with some serious connections to own and operate a fully functional tank.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 10:56:01 AM EDT
Anyone have a link for some stateside dealers?
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 10:59:43 AM EDT
Each round of ammo would have to be registered as a DD under our US NFA.

Comply with all NFA regulations and you are good to go in some states.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 11:17:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CRC:
Each round of ammo would have to be registered as a DD under our US NFA.

Comply with all NFA regulations and you are good to go in some states.


Only explosive rounds are DD, AP is good to go. The cannon needs to be registered though.

Link Posted: 8/23/2006 11:53:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/24/2006 12:47:10 AM EDT by PaoloAR15]

Originally Posted By Miracle_Pants:
You'd have to be a rich bastard with some serious connections to own and operate a fully functional tank.


Actually mr. Arnold Schwarzenegger bought from Austrian Army the M47 Patton where he did his military service and put it in his own home in CALIFORNIA.

Link Posted: 8/24/2006 12:31:25 AM EDT
I only live two miles from work.

I could feasibly commute to work in an armored vehicle.

Maybe something "light", like a BREN carrier?

That would piss someone off, I'm sure.
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 1:19:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 5:15:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PaoloAR15:
[Actually mr. Arnold Schwarzenegger bought from Austrian Army the M47 Patton where he did his military service and put it in his own home in CALIFORNIA.


I seem to recall the tank is currently located in Dayton, Ohio.

There are a couple of California collectors with multiple tanks.

NTM
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 11:57:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 12:04:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By -M60_Gunner-:

Originally Posted By vito113:

Originally Posted By CRC:
Tanks in the US cannot have weapons on them unless NFA registered.



In France you can register the main gun and shoot it on approved ranges, although you have to store the breech block at a Police Staton… does the same apply in the US?

ANdy


I'd like to know this too, I would also like to know what munition mfg's would sell outside of a .gov contract?



Here the gun is not even considered a firearm for th epurposes of registering it....



the ammunition though might be a touch hard ot procure
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 12:09:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Miracle_Pants:

Originally Posted By vito113:

Originally Posted By -M60_Gunner-:

Originally Posted By vito113:

Originally Posted By CRC:
Tanks in the US cannot have weapons on them unless NFA registered.



In France you can register the main gun and shoot it on approved ranges, although you have to store the breech block at a Police Staton… does the same apply in the US?

ANdy


I'd like to know this too, I would also like to know what munition mfg's would sell outside of a .gov contract?



I suspect you won't be wondering into your local 'Guns 'r' Us' and asking for "25 rounds of 105 mm APFSDS-T please"… but it would be a blast to see the look on the storekeepers face if you actually had a permit for that stuff!

ANdy


If you have the means to register a DD Class 3 then I'm pretty sure you can keep it, fully functional, on your property (at least in Texas anyways). Buying the ammo I wouldn't know about but I'm pretty sure for a cannon each round would also have to be taxed and registered. You'd have to be a rich bastard with some serious connections to own and operate a fully functional tank.


Tanksforsale.uk has T-72 tanks for thirty grand apiece, plus overseas shipping and insurance.

And in Texas, armored cars can be licensed for travel on public roads like any other vehicle. Don't know about tracked vehicles like tanks though.
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 12:19:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 12:19:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 12:22:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/24/2006 12:24:57 PM EDT by Avalon01]
I own several .mil armored vehicles.

Half-track ($25K)
Restored Sherman ($150K)
A WW2 Jeep ($10k)
Currently restoring a Korean War Jeep. ($8k when done)

Other than cost, buying and selling a tanks is easy in the US. There are a few tanks with papered guns, but they command a HUGE premium over demiled cannons.

Tanks and half-tracks are not road legal here in the States. If I want to show one in a parade, I have to have permission from local Police and they usually require an escort.

I only use replica weapons on my armor, less hassle with the Police and I don't have to worry about somebody trying to take one (it's happened to me before).

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