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Old 04-29-2017, 03:40 PM   #46
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I bet it is not returned. That is how these matters generally turn out. I hope not though.

For me, the joy was to see these steel monsters on the battlefields they fought on. While lousy paintwork and missing components always bothered me, I could live with that. Does anyone really think people will care about these things in 50 years?
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Old 04-29-2017, 04:50 PM   #47
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Hi,

this Panther is worth a few thousand if not millions of euros, so if they don't care about it, they are really really stupid people.

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Old 04-29-2017, 04:52 PM   #48
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I bet it is not returned. That is how these matters generally turn out. I hope not though.

For me, the joy was to see these steel monsters on the battlefields they fought on. While lousy paintwork and missing components always bothered me, I could live with that. Does anyone really think people will care about these things in 50 years?
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We'll see. The tank is owned by the town of Houffalize. It will be overhauled at the Bastogne barracks (part of the Royal Museum of the Army). They do really great jobs. Don't think they are going to keep it (but there is Always a possibility)
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Old 05-03-2017, 11:26 AM   #49
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Folks,

A few videos of the removal to be seen on "Bastogne Barracks" FB page.

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Old 05-03-2017, 11:59 AM   #50
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The Panther will be lifted from its spot on may 2 or 3. The overhaul will take 1.5 year.
Bummer. Looks like I'll be by-passing Houffalize this Fall . . .
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Old 05-03-2017, 01:17 PM   #51
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A few videos of the removal to be seen on "Bastogne Barracks" FB page.

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The "Vehicle Restoration Center" also has some photos and videos.
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Old 05-03-2017, 01:31 PM   #52
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The "Vehicle Restoration Center" also has some photos and videos.
Link please
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http://www.lameuse.be/1836596/articl...allemand-video

https://www.facebook.com/Bastogne-Ba...88106074657373
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Old 05-03-2017, 06:11 PM   #54
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On their Facebook page it says they are returning it to Houffalize when it's finished.
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Old 05-04-2017, 04:18 PM   #56
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Panther taken to Bastogne Barracks
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Old 05-05-2017, 09:01 AM   #57
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Interior pics (kindly furnished by the Houffalize town hall). Tower & gun still in quite good condition. But the rest...









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Old 05-05-2017, 09:51 AM   #58
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Interior pics (kindly furnished by the Houffalize town hall).
Interesting to note how they had taken off the Zimmerit in the initial restoration. Also to see that jagged hole in the bottom of the hull.

It deserves to go back to Houfalize. Some might see it as militaristic but I see it as part of the history of the town and its liberation. As well as a lasting memorial to the soldiers of all nationalities who perished there.

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Interior pics (kindly furnished by the Houffalize town hall). Tower & gun still in quite good condition. But the rest...









Great pics
It looks like a trashbelt inside.
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Maybe, some more interior photos please?
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