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(BBC-US)   German police search man's basement, find pistols, assault rifles, antiaircraft cannon, a torpedo, and a WWII Nazi tank. Add some beer and that's a typical Florida weekend at the range   (bbc.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, World War II, court hearing, Machine gun, Germany, Rifle, Tank, city of Kiel, north of Hamburg  
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2021-07-26 6:56:58 PM  
Collectors
 
2021-07-26 7:21:45 PM  
That thing looks like it's in showroom condition.  Needs some Hugo Boss, leather boots, and you're all set.
 
2021-07-26 7:24:35 PM  
Back in 2015. They are just figuring out the legal ramifications, now that they have finally figured out how to keep the tank from starting up and trying to head East on its own.
 
2021-07-26 7:59:24 PM  

OdradekRex: Back in 2015. They are just figuring out the legal ramifications, now that they have finally figured out how to keep the tank from starting up and trying to head East on its own.


"Local authorities were reportedly tipped off about the cellar's contents by colleagues in Berlin, who had earlier searched the home for stolen Nazi art."

this is going to get, um, interesting.
 
2021-07-26 8:02:44 PM  

elvisaintdead: OdradekRex: Back in 2015. They are just figuring out the legal ramifications, now that they have finally figured out how to keep the tank from starting up and trying to head East on its own.

"Local authorities were reportedly tipped off about the cellar's contents by colleagues in Berlin, who had earlier searched the home for stolen Nazi art."

this is going to get, um, interesting.


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2021-07-26 9:18:31 PM  
Sounds like he was looking for a pretty good time in Vegas with those babies.
 
2021-07-26 9:20:56 PM  
He had a Panther tank? He's hard core!
 
2021-07-26 9:23:31 PM  
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2021-07-26 9:24:12 PM  
O_O
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Wow. Thats impressive.
 
2021-07-26 9:24:14 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: That thing looks like it's in showroom condition.  Needs some Hugo Boss, leather boots, and you're all set.


I'm kind of wondering how they got it out of the house in one piece.

/ don't forget the field optics
 
2021-07-26 9:24:44 PM  
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Jake and Elwood hate basement nazis.
 
2021-07-26 9:25:22 PM  
The Mark IV is not a Nazi tank.
It is a Wehrmacht tank.
 
2021-07-26 9:26:41 PM  
i can almost see keeping the tank and the AA gun
what the fark was he going to do with a torpedo?
 
2021-07-26 9:27:14 PM  

elvisaintdead: OdradekRex: Back in 2015. They are just figuring out the legal ramifications, now that they have finally figured out how to keep the tank from starting up and trying to head East on its own.

"Local authorities were reportedly tipped off about the cellar's contents by colleagues in Berlin, who had earlier searched the home for stolen Nazi art."

this is going to get, um, interesting.


No, it von''t.  Ze art vas nevah heah, UNDASHTAHND??!!
 
2021-07-26 9:27:51 PM  

oopsboom: i can almost see keeping the tank and the AA gun
what the fark was he going to do with a torpedo?


Just him, his Adolph blow up doll, and a torpedo with lots of lube.
 
2021-07-26 9:30:04 PM  
Is that a tank in your basement or are you just happy to nazi me?
 
2021-07-26 9:31:06 PM  

oopsboom: what the fark was he going to do with a torpedo?


Stroke and fondle it, obviously.
 
2021-07-26 9:31:51 PM  

iheartscotch: Marcus Aurelius: That thing looks like it's in showroom condition.  Needs some Hugo Boss, leather boots, and you're all set.

I'm kind of wondering how they got it out of the house in one piece.

/ don't forget the field optics



The house has a new decorative feature.

/they cut a hole
 
2021-07-26 9:33:16 PM  
a WWII Nazi tank

It's a piece of junk!

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2021-07-26 9:34:21 PM  

MechaPyx: iheartscotch: Marcus Aurelius: That thing looks like it's in showroom condition.  Needs some Hugo Boss, leather boots, and you're all set.

I'm kind of wondering how they got it out of the house in one piece.

/ don't forget the field optics


The house has a new decorative feature.

/they cut a hole


A French door?
 
2021-07-26 9:34:27 PM  
My gun club has a written rule against tank rounds.  Tears up the berms apparently...
 
2021-07-26 9:37:45 PM  
It's not a serious torpedo collection until you've built a pool for it.
 
2021-07-26 9:37:55 PM  

bughunter: Is that a tank in your basement or are you just happy to nazi me?


Years ago there was a survivalist militia up in The County who had a decommissioned tank. They'd roll it out every year for parades, then scurry it out to wherever they hid it for the rest of the year. I have very little doubt that could mount real weapons on her at any time.
 
2021-07-26 9:38:11 PM  

emonk: My gun club has a written rule against tank rounds.  Tears up the berms apparently...


Oh, damn.

If there's a rule, somebody did it.
 
2021-07-26 9:40:53 PM  
I'm jealous of the dude's basement. FFS, it's big enough to get a Panther tank and a torpedo into?
 
2021-07-26 9:41:06 PM  
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2021-07-26 9:41:24 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: That thing looks like it's in showroom condition.  Needs some Hugo Boss, leather boots, and you're all set.


Not to mention if he is a collector and takes care of it, he may have more operational gear than the average Bundeswehr formation given German army levels of readiness
 
2021-07-26 9:41:48 PM  
What a Panther might look like after several million worth of TLC:

Inside the Chieftain's Hatch: Panther. Part 1
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2021-07-26 9:45:48 PM  

WelldeadLink: It's not a serious torpedo collection until you've built a pool for it.


Use it to excavate the pool
 
2021-07-26 9:47:59 PM  

iheartscotch: He had a Panther tank? He's hard core!


I know!  I was like "ok what tank?" then looked.  Nice!
 
2021-07-26 9:50:42 PM  

emonk: My gun club has a written rule against tank rounds.  Tears up the berms apparently...


That's why selection of proper ammo is important. We can get in at least one visit with the tank squares.
 
2021-07-26 9:51:11 PM  
Wow, dude had a panther in his basement. Must have had garage access
 
2021-07-26 9:52:09 PM  

iheartscotch: He had a Panther tank? He's hard core!


Seriously. I had to look it up. 45 tons.
 
2021-07-26 9:54:48 PM  

davebarnes: The Mark IV is not a Nazi tank.
It is a Wehrmacht tank.


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/ If you're going to be pedantic, just stop. Don't be
// TFA is about a Panther, not a Panzer IV
 
2021-07-26 10:08:12 PM  
Dude is set up for a role in Tremors 12 The German Worms.
 
2021-07-26 10:08:51 PM  
Killdozer  guy has him beat.
 
2021-07-26 10:10:24 PM  

oopsboom: i can almost see keeping the tank and the AA gun
what the fark was he going to do with a torpedo?


Damn them and go full speed ahead.
 
2021-07-26 10:10:42 PM  
Everyone knows the ladies prefer a man with a Patton.

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2021-07-26 10:13:43 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: MechaPyx: iheartscotch: Marcus Aurelius: That thing looks like it's in showroom condition.  Needs some Hugo Boss, leather boots, and you're all set.

I'm kind of wondering how they got it out of the house in one piece.

/ don't forget the field optics


The house has a new decorative feature.

/they cut a hole

A French door?


Yes, they cut it with a swiss army knife.
 
2021-07-26 10:19:35 PM  

oopsboom: i can almost see keeping the tank and the AA gun
what the fark was he going to do with a torpedo?


Looks like they haven't found his fully functioning U-boat yet.
 
2021-07-26 10:19:56 PM  
It's all adding up like kraftwerk....
 
2021-07-26 10:22:42 PM  

vsavatar: Killdozer  guy has him beat.


Without tracks that tank is a bunker.
 
2021-07-26 10:24:23 PM  

The5thElement: oopsboom: i can almost see keeping the tank and the AA gun
what the fark was he going to do with a torpedo?

Looks like they haven't found his fully functioning U-boat yet.


They should check Argentina.
 
2021-07-26 10:25:35 PM  
How in the hell do you get a tank in your basement? How big is his basement? I think my head just exploded.
 
2021-07-26 10:28:01 PM  
they don't know what to do witht he tank ??


DIBS !

 
2021-07-26 10:45:50 PM  
I know the article says the tank was purchased as scrap but I'd love to know if that things engine will actually turn over.  Even if it doesn't, it looks like a fantastic pickup for an armored vehicle museum.
 
2021-07-26 10:46:57 PM  
When Nazi torpedoes are outlawed only outlaws will have Nazi torpedoes
 
2021-07-26 10:48:14 PM  

daffy: How in the hell do you get a tank in your basement? How big is his basement? I think my head just exploded.


Tanks aren't (or weren't) as big as one might think. Other than height a lot of dually pickups are about as big as most WWII tanks.
 
2021-07-26 10:52:22 PM  
the Heikendorf panther? yup.
 
2021-07-26 10:55:51 PM  

oopsboom: i can almost see keeping the tank and the AA gun
what the fark was he going to do with a torpedo?


$50 says it's a tube.

Any kid that grew up in the 50s had a torpedo shell and a 500lb bomb case in his bedroom.
 
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