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Posted: 7/19/2001 5:48:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2001 5:45:34 AM EDT by tool]
Check out this video if you have a broadband connection (large file). http://www.itc.ufg.ru/ftp/Pub/video/T4/13072001.mpg Where can you buy a tank and how much would one have to spend?
Link Posted: 7/19/2001 6:04:03 AM EDT
Check out this link [url]http://www.tanksandtrucks.com/[/url]
Link Posted: 7/19/2001 6:06:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2001 6:03:50 AM EDT by lordtrader]
This one sold for 40K [img]http://www.tanksandtrucks.com/Tanks%20For%20Sale/Dsapclf.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 7/19/2001 6:09:56 AM EDT
[url]http://www.itc.ufg.ru/ftp/Pub/video/T4/13072001.mpg[/url] I had to do this cause I need to save the file it's not opening for me.
Link Posted: 7/19/2001 6:43:20 AM EDT
I want to buy a tank. [spank]
Link Posted: 7/19/2001 6:53:22 AM EDT
I would think it would be hard enough to find a tank, let alone a German tank from WWII. I'll bet it would cost a pretty penny to maintain.
Link Posted: 7/19/2001 7:15:00 AM EDT
Buy a tank?...Go to your nearby National Guard and steal one! Remember the guy in San Diego?...That was something. A M60 tank rumbling through the neighborhood, crushing everything on its path.
Link Posted: 7/19/2001 7:17:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2001 7:25:30 AM EDT by medicmike]
I know several guys that own tanks. The biggest is an M60 (great fun to drive around on the dunes). The smallest is a British Scorpion. Expect to pay anywhere from $24K for a scorpion and up to $150K for a good running MBT. Shermans, Stewarts, Walkers and other WWII tanks start at about $40K and go up from there. Tanks are great fun but require heavy and intense maint. Parts availability is not real great either. If ya just gotta have tracked armor a halftrack or APC can be had a little cheaper. Halftrack projects start at around $2.5K and can go up to $30K (nice restoration with a quad .50 mount). APC's start at around $13K for a project M59 and go up into the $40K range for a nice M114 or M113. If you only want armor but want to be able to drive it on the road a British Ferrett might be the way to go. These occasionaly come available at $8.5K and go up to $20K. If you are serious about military vehicles you can drop me a note direct at MWheeler@aol.com (I am president of the local MV club) or hit the MVPA website at [url]WWW.MVPA.ORG[/url]
Link Posted: 7/19/2001 7:23:24 AM EDT
Some collectors of surplused military vehicles have some fairly impressive collections. West of I94 just over the border into Wisconsin from Illinois, there's a military vehicle museum of sorts. It's very easy to spot because of what looks like an M1 Abrams parked near the front. I stopped in to check it out and found that the owner had several functioning vehicles (suped up M113, M60A1, Centurion). In fact, it was a Centurion with plates welded on to simulate an Abrams that was parked out front. His tank and several other mocked up civilian owned tanks were used in the opening sequence of "Courage Under Fire" with Denzel Washington & Meg Ryan. The owner/curator/collector explained to me that there was a law in effect that required movie makers to first utilize civilian military vehicle owners for equipment rental before requesting help from the federal government. So assuming they made enough movies, a new tank owner could defray some of the ownership costs by renting it out to Hollywood.
Link Posted: 7/19/2001 7:33:41 AM EDT
Here's some - [url]http://brightnet.horizontel.com/mvs/index.htm[/url] -bricklayer
Link Posted: 7/19/2001 8:45:52 AM EDT
Saw one on Ebay a month ago... BISHOP
Link Posted: 7/19/2001 9:30:56 AM EDT
damn fellas i want/need a tank now. i wonder what my wife would say if i brought that home, she was totaly cool with me bringing home my bushmaster but a tank.....hmmmm
Link Posted: 7/19/2001 9:36:27 AM EDT
[url]http://www.milweb.net/[/url] [url]http://www.tanks2u.com/[/url] [url]http://www.stewartsmilitaryantiques.com/[/url] [url]http://www.britishmilitaryvehicles.co.uk/[/url] Happy Tanking!
Link Posted: 7/19/2001 9:37:24 AM EDT
ya know our limey cousins over the pond can't have guns. but they sure have cooler vehicles. in the back of my land rover magazines, they show all sorts of ex-mod equipment (ministry of defense) stuff for cheap! chieftons for 15,000 pounds, about $21K usd, ex BAOR lhd land rovers for about $5k usd. our vehicle importaion laws SUCK. in fact i have always thought we have the worst choice in vehicles compared to the ROW. going over seas just makes me ill. there is so much cooler stuff 'over there'. he we get oldsmobiles, whilst everywhere else you can get really really fast 4wd buzz bombs and such. steve (would love to have a scorpion LAV to tool around in and a td5 d90 landie as well. oh and a CT discovery and a factory audi quattro rally car circa 1983. there you go santa, my wish list)
Link Posted: 7/19/2001 9:50:34 AM EDT
Go to [url]http://www.rusarm.ru/[/url] T-80U and T-90s MBT's and BMP-2 and BMP-3 for sale...
Link Posted: 7/19/2001 9:53:14 AM EDT
PS---Sometimes it could be real handy to be Bill Gates...!
Link Posted: 7/19/2001 10:14:21 AM EDT
[img]www.rusarm.ru/Images/t90d.jpg[/img] How much?...in U.S Dollars.
Link Posted: 7/19/2001 10:32:29 AM EDT
Quite a Russian arms bazaar on that site. Looks like just about everything conventional is on that site. Ships, air defense, etc. You guys should see my shopping cart!
Link Posted: 7/19/2001 5:43:41 PM EDT
Can you imagine going into you bank and applying for a loan? [8D]
Link Posted: 7/19/2001 5:52:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/19/2001 6:16:11 PM EDT
In the Imoortal words of James Garner... "It's damn hard to shoot yourself while cleaning the gun on a tank" Aviator [img]www.dredgeearthfirst.com/aviator.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 7/20/2001 3:41:08 AM EDT
Garand Shooter- Man, I forgot that you were there! I was there yesterday. Sorry I didn't remember and look you up somehow. It was a good time, and worth going to. Which Unimog was your's? Maybe I'll hook up with you at a future event. Ross MVPA member 1976 Dodge M880
Link Posted: 7/20/2001 9:40:26 AM EDT
Wouldn't that be a hell of a commute to work! Be a bitch on milage tho'.[:)]
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