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Date: 09/26/07 02:06 AM

44 Responses to German Tank Found

  1. Profile photo of LaChica
    LaChica Female 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 12:26 am
    Link: German Tank Found - After 62 years in a lake.
  2. Profile photo of FatAnorexic
    FatAnorexic Female 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 2:13 am
    The article said 52, not 62. Found in 2000, I don`t know where you got your number....
  3. Profile photo of vancouverite
    vancouverite Female 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 2:15 am
    kinda cool
  4. Profile photo of LBlues
    LBlues Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 2:16 am
    Its cute
  5. Profile photo of luvinangel03
    luvinangel03 Female 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 2:19 am
    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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    Lost_In_Time Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 2:57 am
    PHOTOSHOP! Just kidding, thought I`d just piss you all off. :-D Interesting read though.
  7. Profile photo of candor88
    candor88 Female 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 3:10 am
    That`s pretty cool. And I agree with luvinangel, the facts need to be present, and correct
  8. Profile photo of Shanir
    Shanir Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2007 at 5:30 am
    Thats pretty scary all that history imagine the evil people that were in it creepy
  9. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 5:59 am
    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.
  10. Profile photo of Aigidh
    Aigidh Female 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 6:17 am
    NEAT!!
  11. Profile photo of TheGrag
    TheGrag Male 13-17
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    September 26, 2007 at 6:32 am
    Wow, R U Kidding is right, they sure dont make things like they used to
  12. Profile photo of happyshopper
    happyshopper Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 7:48 am
    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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    Dooked Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 8:50 am
    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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    sprink99 Male 30-39
    393 posts
    September 26, 2007 at 8:57 am
    Bet that sank dank tank stank rank.
  15. Profile photo of danielkwan88
    danielkwan88 Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 10:42 am
    never thought the Germans would just sink a tank, they could`ve blown it up or something
  16. Profile photo of bigfatpig
    bigfatpig Male 18-29
    352 posts
    September 26, 2007 at 11:08 am
    Apparently, when they opened the hatch there was a towel on the seat.
  17. Profile photo of GeN_Ex
    GeN_Ex Male 13-17
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    September 26, 2007 at 11:10 am
    It isn`t a German tank, it said in the article that the tank was Soviet- built. Soviets were Russians...
  18. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2007 at 11:43 am
    I want a tank. Maybe I should go fishing for one.
  19. Profile photo of nissanxterra
    nissanxterra Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 12:01 pm
    that would be awesome, "Hey whats this? Oh its just another tank" *Throws back*
  20. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 12:04 pm
    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.
  21. Profile photo of KitsumiMaru
    KitsumiMaru Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 12:36 pm
    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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    Trumple07 Male 13-17
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    September 26, 2007 at 1:21 pm
    Hey! a tank! Dont find them very often! Imagine if a few German bodies were found in there...
  23. Profile photo of Wewoo
    Wewoo Female 13-17
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    September 26, 2007 at 1:49 pm
    Wow.
    That`s so neat.
  24. Profile photo of cargasm
    cargasm Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 2:07 pm
    there is a hsow on i think the history channel where a group of people restore old tanks like that its pretty cool
  25. Profile photo of AKappy
    AKappy Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 3:08 pm
    Grumble grumble false grumble history grumble.
  26. Profile photo of Snoogans
    Snoogans Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2007 at 3:55 pm
    They should drain the lake to see what else is in there.
  27. Profile photo of MikePiano
    MikePiano Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 5:08 pm
    Holy crap, that was cool.
  28. Profile photo of MikePiano
    MikePiano Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 5:08 pm
    I feel bad about not reading the story, ah well..maybe later.
  29. Profile photo of DrFeelGood10
    DrFeelGood10 Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2007 at 6:29 pm
    thats awesome, old tanks are cool.
  30. Profile photo of Cmstamega
    Cmstamega Male 13-17
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    September 26, 2007 at 6:56 pm
    cool. pretty mint condtion. wonder how it got there. )-l
  31. Profile photo of Braininajar
    Braininajar Male 13-17
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    September 26, 2007 at 7:07 pm
    I think that it was a Russian T-34.
  32. Profile photo of diddleysquat
    diddleysquat Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2007 at 9:49 pm
    That pretty cool! It must have been exciting to be there and see it emerge.
  33. Profile photo of Neagle
    Neagle Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2007 at 9:50 pm
    Nifty park garnish!

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

  34. Profile photo of omgitssam
    omgitssam Male 13-17
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    September 26, 2007 at 9:53 pm
    wait so can they use it?
  35. Profile photo of Pikachu42
    Pikachu42 Female 18-29
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    September 27, 2007 at 12:33 am
    that was kinda cool
  36. Profile photo of oowusum
    oowusum Female 13-17
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    September 27, 2007 at 2:04 am
    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?
  37. Profile photo of GeN_Ex
    GeN_Ex Male 13-17
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    September 27, 2007 at 11:22 am
    almightybob1: Fair enough, bit of both I guess
  38. Profile photo of xbox360922
    xbox360922 Male 13-17
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    September 27, 2007 at 9:29 pm
    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.
  39. Profile photo of Gn0m3
    Gn0m3 Male 18-29
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    September 28, 2007 at 6:26 pm
    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.
  40. Profile photo of HarryBeaver
    HarryBeaver Male 18-29
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    September 28, 2007 at 6:54 pm
    Very good find!

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

  41. Profile photo of ashwey
    ashwey Female 13-17
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    September 28, 2007 at 9:01 pm
    "mint condition!"
  42. Profile photo of DELTA_ONE
    DELTA_ONE Male 13-17
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    September 29, 2007 at 9:37 pm
    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...
  43. Profile photo of ranon
    ranon Male 18-29
    295 posts
    September 30, 2007 at 9:38 pm
    What I would like to know, is why the tank was not recovered for the last 62 years.
  44. Profile photo of gecko_77
    gecko_77 Male 18-29
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    September 19, 2008 at 8:42 pm
    Not working for me.

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