A pair of Germans found guilty of stealing a World War II panzer were given jail sentences in a Bulgarian court yesterday. Thomas Gmeiner, 36, received four years while Matheus Mayer, 67, was given three years suspended for stealing the tank, and attempting to steal another. However, the pair were tried and convicted in …
If this had been the UK
The traffic cops would be left dumbfounded at how the tank managed to just roll right over the stinger.....
I normally avoid Police Camera Action shows, but would watch it for this; especially if they set up a road block and the Panzer "deployed" its 75mm cannon.....or rolled over the cars like an old episode of Kenny Everett,
Done and dusted
I recall an incident in California a few years ago where something similar happened. Some yob made off with a tank, smashing a good few cars before he was stopped. It didn't end well for him. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vESIVemfG8.
"Bulgarians bag German pair"
You are such a tease. :)
..as though the Germans were trying to repatriate their tanks ready for the next German attempt to take over the continent....
One piece at a time - Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash had the idea for sneaking vehicles out...One piece at a time
Well I left Kentucky back in '49 and
Went to Detroit workin' on the assembly line
The first year they had me puttin' wheels on Cadillacs
Every day I'd watch them beauties roll by
And sometimes I'd hang my head and cry
Cuz I always wanted me one that was long and black
One day I devised myself a plan
That should be the envy of most any man
I'd sneak it outta there in a lunchbox in my hand
Now gettin' caught meant gettin' fired
But I figured I'd have it all by the time I retired
I'd have me a car worth at least 100 grand
I'd get it One Piece At A Time
And it wouldn't cost me a dime
You'll know it's me when I come through your town
I'm gonna ride around in style
I'm gonna drive everybody wild
Cuz I'll have the only one there is around
A Mark IV?
What Ausführung though? These came from in anything from A to H, with continuous improvements along the way.
I would pay for it to be put in my garden with the main hose suitably pointed at the neighbor's window.
A very stylish machine.
I have to disagree with you there!
It's too box like missing the smooth lines of say the Mark V.
These all pale besides the T34/76 which was seriously good!
3,333 Bulgarian Panzers a year
One bulgarian tank is $10,000 in scrap, the UK is losing £20,000,000 to copper theft alone or 3,333 scrapped tanks.
833,333 Bulgarian scrapped Panzer IV tanks
Gordon B. Ruins gold sale..
Despite your denials...
...I will continue to view in my mind them driving across the border, chased by a selection of police cars, waving a socialist banner above their head.
Citizen Smith FTW.
Matheus Mayer, 67
Probably wanted one which was made the same year he was born, 1943.
//Ignition key for Panzer in the pocket
I hope the Bulgarians had seen fit to retrofit this tank
with some form of supplementary restraint system
Presumably the tanks remain property of the fatherland - these pair were just towing it away for being illegally parked in Eastern Europe.
Anyone know how many stars a Panzer gets in a front to front impact? I'm thinking that at only $75,000, this is just the thing to out do my neighbors Hummer...
Dismantled it for transportation?
Surely it'd be easier to move it under it's own power? Moving a stripped tank hull isn't exactly something to be taken lightly ...
Very good point...
...but Panzer IV was so popular partially by it´s easy field maintenance (the armor was, so to speak, assembled together from access hatches, so the crew could remove and replace anything right in the field without special equipment).
So, maybe it is possible to strip the hull down to really small portion of the full weight.
Still impressive feat though.
Reminds me of GTA. I bet they escaped by visiting a drive-through car repainting service.
...that this has caused quite the führer?
Come home, Pantzy, come home!
Maybe observers thought it was a Wartburg or Lada?
Wrong way lads!
Poland is that way...
You are doing it RIGHT!
Do they ship it to South America?
We lack proper roads and have loads of places where you are likely to be shot at, exactly what this vehicle is made for.
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