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Old 07-12-2019, 03:53 AM   #1
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Isn´t this the greates conditoned tank recovery?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad_j4XOe1yY
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Old 07-12-2019, 06:16 AM   #2
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Amazing condition after all those years. Tracks are even moving after a good power wash.

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Old 07-12-2019, 06:23 AM   #3
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The Saratov Stug, unfortunately greed literally tore this tank apart and destroyed a true time capsule.
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Old 07-12-2019, 07:38 AM   #4
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that is really bad news!


just edit the post as found this video with the Tank history, they removed even the engine and many other parts and sold them.
Then painted the hole thing egg yellow, not sure what thos people have in their mind. But propably nothing at all ...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDkleu7rtQY
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Old 07-12-2019, 01:05 PM   #5
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Old 07-12-2019, 02:02 PM   #6
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The story attached to this Stug is absolutely heart breaking.

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Old 07-14-2019, 08:59 AM   #7
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Yes, heartbreaking. But a NordAmericano (me) might not appreciate what the profit motive is to the people who hauled it out of the muck, if indeed there was a profit made by anyone. Finders/keepers. Not criticizing the actions or motives of the finders or whoever ultimately got posession of it. It must have cost dollars/Euros/rubles to dig and tow that thing. A time capsule, a "named"/identified vehicle, yes? Wasn't there a crewman's remains also recovered? Oh well, c'est la guerre. But yeah, it could have been left in its original color. Or maybe not? Would it be a rusty-looking paint job by now if left alone?
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