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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. original manifold should be fairly easy to find no? they made millions of the GM inline 6's
  5. 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/
  6. 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
  7. 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?
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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?
  15. 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?
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