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  1. well some quick searches seem to confirm, i know it can't possibly be 230 watts, a trained cyclist can do that on a bicycle:) The motors are huge, look to be approx. to a 50 gallon drum
  2. interesting. Do you have a source for this? I'm struggling with 500KW since even with today's electrical engineering advancements a 250Kw unit still takes up a small trailer. The stuff i have from the 50's has absolutely huge electric motors that make very little power, as little as 1HP for something the size of a 5 gallon bucket . Conversely, I would expect their generators would also have been very inefficient here's a towed 250kw unit today , 20 foot long x 8 foot wide box hard to imagine 2 of these in a Ferdi? and this just the engine+generator, not the final drive motor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XO48bt12qs However the Wiki article on the power-pack does basically re-affirm? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VK_4501_(P) Are there any electricians in the house ? :)
  3. Well based on what I've read, most of these were blown up after they broke down and could not be recovered as German army retreated and tried to prevent enemy capture/repair/re-use of their AFV's. Based on that They probably have some of the wheels, running gear, chunks of shattered case-mate, maybe an 88mm-L71 cannon. The real trick will be, (even after you locate two Maybach HL120 V12 engines), finding the paired Siemens 500 watt generators and Electric drive motors. The Copper scrap in them would have just been to valuable after the war . Would love to hear one though, it must be quite a racket with all 24 cylinders going
  4. wasn't sure we would ever see another one, but KW collection states they have 40% of one, including this unmistakable piece
  5. LOL, i don't doubt it for one second. Short of pictures of a grand-dad driving it home from the beach probably impossible to prove as well
  6. it's in France, can't you just drive it home thru a tunnel, even if it's on a flatbed tow? no import tariffs between EU members? looks to be approx. 9 hours away , but if it really is a truck that landed on Normandy with the original stars on it, that would make for an interesting conservation piece.
  7. what do you consider "too much work?" https://vintagemilitaryvehicles.com/2019/05/1943-gmc-in-france/
  8. sorry guys, it's a bust https://sputniknews.com/europe/201906271076071598-treasure-hunters-searching-for-lost-amber-room-in-poland-open-hatch-and-find-wartime-shaft-video/ there's a link to a video on twitter with this explanation in polish, just a shallow well
  9. I really find the the assertions made by Mr. Wheatley pretty ridiculous, and he contradicts his own assertions with the first hand accounts he quotes from German soldiers. The whole thing smells propagandist and just another facet of the "Russia-gate" nonsense being pushed by the media here Utter nonsene
  10. I was thinking yesterday, "I'm really in the mood for another " Nazi gold train" and Whoila ! These things are great and this one doesn't disappoint , coming with the requisite artists sketch of gold filled chests at the bottom of a shaft. For the locals, every rusty hatch-door in the Forrest is worth tens of thousands of Euros in tourist dollars hopefully it will be fun to watch
  11. original manifold should be fairly easy to find no? they made millions of the GM inline 6's
  12. well here's one of the Shermans, and an M3 they pulled out of the ocean last year, clanking around in a WW2 victory day parade. https://sputniknews.com/military/201905091074855716-old-us-tanks-parade/
  13. thanks Neil's, i think you got it. I couldn't reconcile that peg with the gun pivot lugs (if that's what they are?), on the front to each side of mantle plate. didn't realize they had one dead center in the back. Also, that picture gives the illusion of both a vertical radius and an angle, but i think it's a camera artifact
  14. so rumor has it that the KW collection is restoring 2 tiger 1's and 2 tiger 2's, comments posted are of the opinion this is a tiger 1 turret on the right,, pretty sure it's not. Anyone know?
  15. LOL, dig down a few more feet and BAM, Gold Train say what you guys want will but i liked the Gold train thing, it was fun and I got a great bargain on all that earth moving equipment, it was FREE :) Any news on this panther yet, any internet super sleuths here? I saw it first on the A10 resto FB page, which i'm sure is a member here. Another panther would be great, but if i understand it it's posted on a German version of Craigslist, which is an odd place for a 3 million Euro tank, and it's been pulled
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