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Tank Collector
« on: March 03, 2010, 05:17:08 PM »
I gotten get me some of those...




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Re: Tank Collector
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2010, 06:46:59 PM »
I drove right through that town not two days ago. No idea that was there!
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2010, 10:25:06 PM »
That is amazing.
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2010, 01:44:12 PM »
Pure Awesomeness!! :thumbup1
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Re: Tank Collector
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2010, 03:46:35 PM »
That's pretty cool.

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Re: Tank Collector
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2010, 05:33:44 PM »
That clip reminds me of the series on the Military Channel about the tank collectors/restorers.  Some amazing armor was restored. 
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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2010, 06:09:29 PM »
Most of the military vehicle collectors I know just have jeeps and land rovers, though there are a few with dodge weapons carriers.
While I don't actually know anyone who has one, I am lead to believe that the 105mm Abbot is relatively common in private hands (in the UK anyway) for a tracked military vehicle.
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Re: Tank Collector
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2010, 06:15:11 PM »
Why would you go to the trouble of restoring all those and not get NFA Destructive Device tax stamps for the big guns? Deactivating them is such a shame, even if you're not going to fire them.
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Re: Tank Collector
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2010, 06:24:01 PM »
Why would you go to the trouble of restoring all those and not get NFA Destructive Device tax stamps for the big guns? Deactivating them is such a shame, even if you're not going to fire them.

I figure that for the imported vehicles, they may have had to deactivate them anyway. Or if the vehicles were to be sold as domestic surplus, then the guns had to be deactivated...
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Re: Tank Collector
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2010, 07:45:14 PM »
Why would you go to the trouble of restoring all those and not get NFA Destructive Device tax stamps for the big guns? Deactivating them is such a shame, even if you're not going to fire them.

Would blanks for those cannon be considered DD's? I'd be happy with one stamp for my TANK, and just shoot blanks out of it. Most of the spectators wouldn't know the difference (just keep a buddy out of site with a rifle, and 50lbs of Tannerite in the target) and you wouldn't need a new stamp for each round.
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Re: Tank Collector
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2010, 12:59:42 AM »
If you're just going for a show, just get one of the propane systems.  Much cheaper than several pounds of powder per shot, though I'm not sure that the concussion is equal.
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Re: Tank Collector
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2010, 03:56:26 AM »
If i were a millionaire I'd be all over tank collecting.

As it is, I'm a poor country boy and I'm gonna have to settle for old Blazers and trucks the army auctions off and inert ordnance.

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Re: Tank Collector
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2010, 03:45:24 PM »
Here's a clip from the series.  Its a restoration of a German Panther

Tank Overhaul--Panther
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Re: Tank Collector
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2010, 10:18:04 PM »
That's pretty interesting.  Unfortunately you need a big chunk of money to get into a hobby like that.  About the best I'd be able to do is a jeep or Unimog.
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