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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-06-2009, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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History HD rocks!

Forget restoring an old car, I wanna restore an old Panzer!!

There's a great show on about some rich dude that completely restoring a KIA WWII Panzer that spent 40+ years under water in a Polish river.

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which one though
panzer simply refers to a tank

panther
tiger
mkIII
mkIV
???

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Mandy has a friend that has a half track he restored. Same guy has a bmw with a side car that was in WWII. The side car has mounts for full auto weapons. Ill have her post up pic in the morning.

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meh, not a tank. I want a tank, damnit!

And Pilot, it was a Panther. Meant to type that in the second sentence of the first post, but was typing while watching and mistyped.

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We're good family friends with the gentleman that owns this. http://www.indianamilitarymuseum.org/ He has entirely too much Civil war-Vietnam timeframe stuff, they are expanding which is good though.Full armory of WWII Russian/American/UK/Japanese weapons at this crib. It's awesome.

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Forget restoring an old car, I wanna restore an old Panzer!!

There's a great show on about some rich dude that completely restoring a KIA WWII Panzer that spent 40+ years under water in a Polish river.
I remember watching parts of that show year or so ago. I think it actually might still be on my dvr, cause I never finished watching it
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Werd...History HD is the sheeit. That wasn't the tank that was actually a Russian T-40 was it??? That was captured by the German Army and repainted with nazi colors?

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Always is. I used to be in that neck of the woods quite often.

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Forget restoring an old car, I wanna restore an old Panzer!!

There's a great show on about some rich dude that completely restoring a KIA WWII Panzer that spent 40+ years under water in a Polish river.
Check out the Military Channel for "Tank Overhaul" Every Tuesday
http://military.discovery.com/conver...e/episode.html
Check out some clips here:
http://dsc.discovery.com/beyond/play...clid=471626009

Episode 1: A34 Comet
Premieres Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Dave Arnold and his crew at the Isle of Wight Military History Museum are set for a real challenge. They’ve rescued a rare 1945 COMET Tank from an Army firing range. It’s been shot to hell and they only have four months to get it ready and running for the crowds at Tank Fest 2006. We’ll see tons of action in the shop as they tear it apart; overhaul the engine; strip, sandblast, paint and put it back together again. Along the way, we’ll find clues in the form of serial numbers and markings that retrace the war-time mission of tank and crew behind enemy lines; from the crossing of the Rhine to confrontation with the deadly Panzerfaust, and the final race for Berlin.


Episode 2: PzKpfw V Panther
Premieres Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Jacques Littlefield is a nice guy with a whole lot of tanks. In fact, with over 300 military vehicles, he has the largest private tank collection in the world. Jacques’ team is currently working on the jewel of his collection, the extremely rare and coveted PANTHER. This one has been rescued from the bottom of a river in Poland and it has been – literally- blown to pieces. The damage and the mechanical complexity make this the toughest and most expensive job Jacques’ crew have ever done. But the damage also contains clues that lead us back to the scene to reveal what really happened to tank and crew on their final day of battle.


Episode 3: The M4 Sherman
Premieres Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
The American M4 Sherman is the best known, most widely used tank of the Second World War. It is also the most controversial. Was it the all-American tank that won the war or a completely under-designed death trap? We go to the Isle of Wight Military History Museum, where Dave Arnold and his crew are about to try something no one else has ever done before. They are going to chop two destroyed Shermans in half to piece together one good one. If they can pull it off it will be a testament to the most revolutionary aspect of the Sherman’s design – American-style production engineering allowed for production on a massive scale. It will show just why the Sherman, despite its flaws, remains one of the most important tanks ever made; and one of the many reasons why the Allies won the War.


Episode 4: M18 HELLCAT
Premieres Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
We go to the Tank Workshop in Tooele, Utah where a crew of dedicated restorers race to finish a very special project. Their boss, Karl Smith, has gathered the largest private collection of World War II vehicles in the United States, and he’s throwing a VE-Day party with a big surprise. The crew has discovered that one of the M-18 HELLCAT Tank Destroyers in the collection is the same machine that a local veteran served in during the Second World War. They have two weeks to tear it apart, install a new engine, and get it running so they can take one very surprised veteran for the ride of his life.

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