German Tank Found

Submitted by: LaChica 9 years ago in Misc
http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/TPC/Funny_Pictures/1001-2000/1701-1800/89.shtm

After 62 years in a lake.
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Male 42
Not working for me.
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Male 295
What I would like to know, is why the tank was not recovered for the last 62 years.
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Male 1
its a Russian T34 tank, which the germans captured during WWII because although they have their own tanks, the T34 was a well built tank that could easily stand up to German Panzers and Tigers but wasnt very effective against its own 76mm guns...
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Female 943
"mint condition!"
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Male 6
Very good find!

Amazing how it looks so good after all those years. That Peat stuff is incredible for preserving things tho.

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Male 420
the soldiers probably died and it just rolled into the lake, wouldnt doubt that there were bodies in there, or maybe it ran out of fuel and the soldiers just ditched it.
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Male 7
omgitssam yes they said that all systems worked perfectly (minus the engine) once they get the engine working it will be a fully functioning tank.
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Male 275
almightybob1: Fair enough, bit of both I guess
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Female 160
Why did they drive it into the lake on purpose? Was it to hide it or something, or did the people driving think it was amphibious or something?
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Female 1,492
that was kinda cool
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Male 384
wait so can they use it?
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Male 1,404
Nifty park garnish!

It`s neat to see what can get preserved in a bog.

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Male 205
That pretty cool! It must have been exciting to be there and see it emerge.
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Male 18
I think that it was a Russian T-34.
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Male 130
cool. pretty mint condtion. wonder how it got there. )-l
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Male 290
thats awesome, old tanks are cool.
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Male 1,425
I feel bad about not reading the story, ah well..maybe later.
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Male 1,425
Holy crap, that was cool.
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Male 869
They should drain the lake to see what else is in there.
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Male 2,616
Grumble grumble false grumble history grumble.
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Male 340
there is a hsow on i think the history channel where a group of people restore old tanks like that its pretty cool
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Female 434
Wow.
That`s so neat.
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Male 422
Hey! a tank! Dont find them very often! Imagine if a few German bodies were found in there...
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Male 34
the story in the article isn`t complete either, i remember reading about this tank a while back in a magazine and apparently, as said in the accompanying article, the waters freeze nearly every winter, and as you can see in the photos the sides of the lake are very boggy. annnnnyyyywaaaay, the neighbouring villagers have been able to see the tank at times through the ice , and the tank has been tried to be lifted a few times but the archaeologists were foiled by the combined conditions of the bank and the sheer weight of the tank.

just wanted to share a few extra factoids :D

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Male 4,290
GeN_Ex, it also says that the tank was captured by the Nazis and used by them, so it`s a Russian-made German tank.
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Male 425
that would be awesome, "Hey whats this? Oh its just another tank" *Throws back*
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Male 3,431
I want a tank. Maybe I should go fishing for one.
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Male 275
It isn`t a German tank, it said in the article that the tank was Soviet- built. Soviets were Russians...
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Male 352
Apparently, when they opened the hatch there was a towel on the seat.
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Male 306
never thought the Germans would just sink a tank, they could`ve blown it up or something
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Male 393
Bet that sank dank tank stank rank.
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Male 516
I like discoveries like that. I would love to be walking around in a forest and find a tank, a gun or a grenade...
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Male 292
i wonder if it had some germans in it who didn`t know the war was over, i would like to think they did but they just didn`t tell us that bit
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Male 1,497
Wow, R U Kidding is right, they sure dont make things like they used to
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Female 785
NEAT!!
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Male 4,246
Man! 56 Years at the bottom of a lake, with no rust and almost all systems (minus the engine, obviously) workable. I knew peat is a good preservative, but jeez; that`s just crazy.
They don`t make tanks like THAT anymore.
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Male 1,072
Thats pretty scary all that history imagine the evil people that were in it creepy
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Female 111
That`s pretty cool. And I agree with luvinangel, the facts need to be present, and correct
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Male 317
PHOTOSHOP! Just kidding, thought I`d just piss you all off. :-D Interesting read though.
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Female 74
when videos and the like are posted on the site, the facts need to be present. Not only should the video, etc be approved, but the headline and subscription as well.
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Male 713
Its cute
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Female 250
kinda cool
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Female 118
The article said 52, not 62. Found in 2000, I don`t know where you got your number....
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Female 1,596
Link: German Tank Found [Rate Link] - After 62 years in a lake.
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