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  1. 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/
  2. 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
  3. 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?
  4. 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
  5. looks like German E-bay, but doesn't look like an E-bay page I've ever seen? Is it fake? https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&sp=nmt4&tl=en&u=https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/panzer-panther-aus-2-weltkrieg/1034727330-234-6456&xid=17259,15700022,15700124,15700186,15700190,15700201,15700248&usg=ALkJrhj33GMnrm2JXlbydZDbOKBbrWGHlQ
  6. here's something you don't see everyday , T34's going home 😀. Some claims these are post-war Czech made, can anyone tell? https://defence-blog.com/army/russia-receives-t-34-tanks-from-laos.html
  7. One bright spot is they're all the same, the big cats I believe had male-female links so the cost would automatically go up this one looks to be in better shape that the one you have , comes with pin too , 78 pounds delivered. https://www.ebay.com/itm/WW2-GERMAN-Pz-Kpfw-II-TRACK-LINK-Wermacht/273612189341?hash=item3fb48eae9d:g:9dwAAOSwxxVb7ZmY:rk:39:pf:0
  8. They just had brand new Panther track made, I have heard numbers in the 1/4 million Euro range for a full set, made in Germany I believe. Hopefully Pz1 or Pz II is a lot less http://www.axistrackservices.com/contact
  9. it's really quite bizarre isn't it? Why does every piece of dug-up, mangled, corroded Aluminum have to "fly again". The CAA guide someone posted is even more weird, sounds like instructions for registering your airplane written by Monty Python crew. As you mentioned it's about money. they'll bust your balls to on end if your trying to register an AFV, but if you have a few million quid to buy a spitfire then apparently different rules apply. On a side note, there are now 3 Stuka dive bombers i nthe world, although you have to wonder how much of this one is brand new. I'm guessing , most of it https://flyingheritage.org/Explore/The-Collection/Germany/Junkers-Ju-87-R-4-Stuka.aspx
  10. thanks for sharing, great story. Sad that brave young man didn't survive his imprisonment. not sure what part of this will " fly again" though? maybe the data tag?
  11. so i think all would agree that WW2 stuff is to the moon, deep pockets and risk taking are just a part of it now. So what would would a savvy collector do today to get ahead of the price curve? My thought is cold-war stuff. This was a significant event in our lifetimes, maybe even eventually proving to be just as important in shaping the modern world as WW2. It brought the end of the Soviet empire, created the (you could argue ) failed experiment of the EU zone, will probably soon result in the collapse the American empire, and from the cold ashes of the cold-war we will in our lifetimes probably see what replaces it (well hopefully). Seems like cold-war collectors are few and far between though. Are these guys ahead of the curve? Will we see the days when a nice T55 or M60 brings a million dollars? I think likely yes what do you guys think?
  12. yes but i can't blame all of that on TV either. I could have bought muscle cars in the 1980's for around a thousand dollars that are worth tens of thousands today, even if i had done nothing but park them being at the right place, at the right time, and having the money and foresight is a tough combo to get right. watched S4-E4 last night, pretty good episode. they visit Samur, go hunting for Pz I parts, and visit the Panther Maybach being rebuilt in the Czech republic. That was really cool, they found a valve inside that had been sabotaged by slave labor and view a book of the names of the people who had been forced-labor in the factory. I understand the complaints about the cheesy aspects of the show, i really do, but for me hard to hate the show when you get all these little genuine gems in between the hogwash
  13. I liked that one too, really a shame to remove it and put it on a vehicle IMHO. The whole thing, rafter, chunk of floor etc. would be really cool in a museum though. You don't see too many swords pounded back into plowshares
  14. out of reach physically or monetarily? 1.4 million Hrivny is about 44K Euro's. T34/76 are are pretty rare outside of Russia/Bellarus, wonder how hard it would be to get that one out?you'd probly need at least another $10K in your pocket just to bribe your way thru checkpoints found this today and maybe it's helpful. It implies that getting miltaria out of Russia is more difficult, you have to prove " no cultural significance", they say Ukraine is better but Chech republic is best? lots of links to explore id embedded in the article https://www.rbth.com/defence/2017/04/26/how-to-buy-an-old-soviet-tank-for-the-price-of-a-fancy-car_750701
  15. Interesting that folks who despise the show are now following the 4th season? ;) I thought the French resistance was one of the better episodes, especially when they showed the perfectly preserved SS helmet with original camo. They could have fawned on about it's value, but pointed out it was sized for a teenage boy. That the Germans fed their kids into the war machine at the end. If memory serves , They visit the site of the Maillé massacre. I do agree that the the show is a terrible place to count rivets though
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