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Old 06-25-2008, 10:09 PM   #11 (permalink)
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My favorite part: A mechanical digger was brought in to clear away the earth around the tank so the experts could ensure the tank posed no danger, a witness said.

I think it would be safe to just assume that something that's been buried the last sixty-five years doesn't pose much of a threat.

Of course, it would also be awesome if they dug it up and there was some really old dude sitting inside, with his oxygen tank. "Heheeeh! Gotcha, ya damn frogs! *b-thoom!*"
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Old 06-25-2008, 10:15 PM   #12 (permalink)
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My favorite part: A mechanical digger was brought in to clear away the earth around the tank so the experts could ensure the tank posed no danger, a witness said.

I think it would be safe to just assume that something that's been buried the last sixty-five years doesn't pose much of a threat.

Of course, it would also be awesome if they dug it up and there was some really old dude sitting inside, with his oxygen tank. "Heheeeh! Gotcha, ya damn frogs! *b-thoom!*"

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Old 06-25-2008, 10:43 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Old 06-25-2008, 11:10 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I was thinking it was drove into a hole in the road and then coveredd to repair the road. Or somthing along those lines. I know they dumped jeeps and tanks (wraped in cosmolene ) off ships to build temperary breakwaters.
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I was thinking it was drove into a hole in the road and then coveredd to repair the road. Or somthing along those lines. I know they dumped jeeps and tanks (wraped in cosmolene ) off ships to build temperary breakwaters.
That makes sense, some distant relatives on my fathers side can testify that the germans wouldnt waste time using our tanks for anything but a trap.....The russians on the other hand made a kick *** machine
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Old 06-26-2008, 12:52 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I found a shell from the bigs guns while diving on Okinawa. Thing was as big as a small car.
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Old 06-26-2008, 01:22 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I vote for using the dead tank to fix the road. That was a pretty common practice even here. You get toward Nucla (Al knows where I'm talking about), and you'll find washes that have been filled in with appliances and old cars. In fact part of the fill behind our house had a 49 Buick in it....

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Old 06-26-2008, 01:32 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Didn't they used to dig tanks in behind dirt berms to sheild them?

Bulldozer pushes up pile of dirt next to road, tank parks ready to defend, tank gets disabled, and then buried, road changed course over top of buried tank.

Not too hard to imagine.
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:25 AM   #20 (permalink)
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even if the road wasn't paved, the top soil would be a differant color. and there would also be a hump. I am talking about right after they burried it, not to this day. Or within the time span the nazi's came to the town. And i am guessing that it was burried because the french in that town must have been planing to use it some way or the other, because if the nazie's found a perfectly good tank in the middle of the road, they would probobly do 2 things, first, move it to the side of the road, then later, they would investigate and if they felt like it, they would drape a nazi flag on the front and use it them selfs, happened all the time with the russian tanks, how ever germany did make the largest tanks in existance during the war, so mabey a tank this small would not fit what they prefer any way.
Dude, did you even read the article? lol...

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Residents said this particular tank, the first of the invasion force to enter Chartres, had been on reconnaissance when it either ran out of fuel or its tracks broke down.

At the time of France's liberation, it was pushed in a hole and buried.
Reminds me of this story about a found German tank. Here's the video.
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