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Old 02-17-2019, 12:24 PM   #181
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Old 02-17-2019, 12:38 PM   #182
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Same attitude and same result. In the past plenty of those vehicles were destroyed, because they were unwanted and considered scrap. Today they are destroyed as a result of ignorance.


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Old 02-17-2019, 12:40 PM   #183
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Have a look at Houffalize pictures in 1945...
Although I regret it will not be better restored/preserved, I think the town council and inhabitants have the right to do whatever they want with the Panther as a hefty price was paid by their parents to have the "privilege" to retain that souvenir.
I think, all Europe paid that price and those who liberated it.

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Old 02-17-2019, 01:01 PM   #184
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Just relax, be glad it gets a decent cosmetic restoration. I've visit it dozens of times during the past years and every year it got worse. Be grateful that they at least TRY AND DO SOMETHING about the situation. And like I said before, the Panther is property of Houffalize so they gets to choose what happens with it. If I want to see a driveable one I go to Trier or Saumur. If I want to see a static one I got to Overloon, Saumur, Munster and in the future Houffalize. Plenty of Panthers in the world.

At least it's not getting the Bruce Crompton treatment full of newly designed parts, paint and pr-sh*t before being sold off to Australia so we will never have a chance to see this one running. Did I mention they did the same with a Panzer IV?
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Old 02-17-2019, 02:56 PM   #185
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The stug when it was found


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Old 02-17-2019, 03:26 PM   #186
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It now needs a neon green camo pattern to look completely "gooned up"!
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Old 02-17-2019, 07:45 PM   #187
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At least it's not getting the Bruce Crompton treatment full of newly designed parts, paint and pr-sh*t before being sold off to Australia so we will never have a chance to see this one running. Did I mention they did the same with a Panzer IV?
Yup...

I do not like what Bruce does. Even the Hetzer he claimed as "original", and he kept the all the G13 parts inside! G13 Firewall and Fuel Tanks...G13 tracks...etc. Took a Praga engine that was used on an old airfield, and installed it...the doctored it up with a PaK39. Australia paid an INSANE price for something that was not even correct.
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Old 03-16-2019, 04:51 PM   #188
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Seems the Panther went off to Germany for a few months. They will complete it with some parts (wheels, suspension,...). After that it will teturn to Bastogne
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Final paint scheme:
No need for any fog lamps on the autobahn with that colour!
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Old 03-23-2019, 03:44 PM   #190
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And while cleaning it inside, some personal stuff and a windhund cap badge were found
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And while cleaning it inside, some personal stuff and a windhund cap badge were found
Do you mean the StuG or Panther?

All the bodies of the crew were inside the StuG when it was found...but they never showed that in the video...
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Do you mean the StuG or Panther?

All the bodies of the crew were inside the StuG when it was found...but they never showed that in the video...
In the Panther
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Old 03-24-2019, 07:56 AM   #193
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I knew the crew were in the Panther when it was removed from the river but i didn't know the Stug crew perished also,quite a grim discovery then...I presume they got documented and received a proper burial?..
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:13 PM   #194
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I don’t understand why so many think it should be a running driving deal when
it has sat there as a static display for 70 plus years. Surely a cosmetic outside restoration and some cover would be ideal. I got to the town just after it had been removed for the restoration...
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