Tiger tank sent to the USA

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Re: Tiger tank sent to the USA

Post by Milmart » Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:21 pm

Well speaking as a self confessed slack jawed yokel panzer fan I can offer the following - the one shown is referred to as the Herr Hoebig Tiger formerly at Panzermuseum Munster
Tiger I that was displayed at the Munster Panzer Museum, also known as The FrankenTiger, is going to be returned to its owner.
The Tiger was displayed at Munster Museum from April 2013 until 2016. Herr Hoebig, who reconstructed this tank, was once the owner of the Trun scrapyard in Normandy. Knowing that several Tiger I's were cut up in that scrapyard, he probably took all the Tiger I bits and pieces and started welding them back together again. Some other parts like the barrel and wheels came from Latvia (Kurland area) and the hull and front wheels came from Nahabino military training grounds. The tracks are almost all full reproductions. The tank, which currently consists of 90% out of original parts, is most probably an empty hull missing theengine and gearbox (just like the Jagdpanther displayed at Sinsheim, which is also a gathering of several hull and running gear parts) Most likely this is not the only tiger Herr Hoebig is working on, and the museum announced that their will be a new tank added from the Tiger family to there collection, so maybe it is the second Tiger from the Herr Hoebig collection.
https://www.facebook.com/Panzerpicture/ ... 01718060:0

There is a replica currently at the Panzermuseum Munster (see below)
A few weeks ago we showed some leaked photos of a Tiger I replica, that was being build in south-east Berlin by Harald Kaiser a technical government officer and a senior engineer at the technology centre for camouflage and deception. that replica is now done and is ready for the journey to the German Panzermuseum Munster.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Panzerpictu ... 8864287616

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Re: Tiger tank sent to the USA

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Re: Tiger tank sent to the USA

Post by Milmart » Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:39 pm

retro-roco wrote:
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The original post was about a Tiger that was recently imported in to the US, somewhere around Long Island. The first link you posted is about the right tank.
Awww shucks man, that makes my day
You do realize that the linked storries you posted are 2 and 7 years old respectively?
Yes its called context. For me the challenge is using the circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood.
From another slack-jawed yokel... (not even really much of a Panzer fan). For me the challenge is the search!
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Re: Tiger tank sent to the USA

Post by Ed Roberts » Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:46 pm

Lovely photo. My question remains: How did it get "there"? And who is the guy in the photo? Might he enlighten us all? Curious is all.
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Re: Tiger tank sent to the USA

Post by Ed Roberts » Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:57 pm

"Yes, it's called context...etc". What you wrote makes no sense, no disrespect intended. It simply doesn't.
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Re: Tiger tank sent to the USA

Post by Milmart » Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:15 pm

Ed Roberts wrote:
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What you wrote makes no sense, no disrespect intended. It simply doesn't. Eddie
I assumed (wrongly) people can read and comprehend. No offence its just not a strong suite of most people on this thread
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Re: Tiger tank sent to the USA

Post by Milmart » Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:24 pm

Ed Roberts wrote:
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And who is the guy in the photo? Curious is all. Eddie
Well the photo was first posted on the Nikarios blog back in Sept 2018
https://nikarios.livejournal.com

So in terms of anyone getting prissy about posting current info the photo 2yrs old
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Re: Tiger tank sent to the USA

Post by Milmart » Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:37 pm

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It may have gone to a private collector who's not involved with any clubs or organizations and doesn't show off his/her collection. There are people out there like that. Matt
At a guess Id say someone like the Bob Graebe Collection, just outside of St. Louis, Missouri - they recently got a FAMO from Germany
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Re: Tiger tank sent to the USA

Post by Buggy Man » Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:44 am

Milmart wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:37 pm
Buggy Man wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:03 pm
It may have gone to a private collector who's not involved with any clubs or organizations and doesn't show off his/her collection. There are people out there like that. Matt
At a guess Id say someone like the Bob Graebe Collection, just outside of St. Louis, Missouri - they recently got a FAMO from Germany
That's good. They'll need something to pull that thing around with once it breaks down... :lol:

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Re: Tiger tank sent to the USA

Post by Milmart » Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:25 pm

Buggy Man wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:44 am
That's good. They'll need something to pull that thing around with once it breaks down... :lol: Matt
Do you need an 80% orig FAMO to tow an 80% orig Tiger ? Asking for a friend :D

Full disclosure
  • these photos aren't recent (2019)
  • have been included for general interest (other slack jawed panzer fan yokels)
  • included to reference the FAMO(context)
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Re: Tiger tank sent to the USA

Post by Buggy Man » Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:01 pm

Milmart wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:25 pm
Buggy Man wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:44 am
That's good. They'll need something to pull that thing around with once it breaks down... :lol: Matt
Do you need an 80% orig FAMO to tow an 80% orig Tiger ? Asking for a friend :D
Yes but only about 80% of the time.....
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Re: Tiger tank sent to the USA

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Buggy Man wrote:
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Yes but only about 80% of the time..... Matt
99% of the time I think you'd be right
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Re: Tiger tank sent to the USA

Post by Milmart » Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:59 am

Buggy Man wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:45 am

Ok Where's all the photos taken with cell phones/cameras by these "slack jawed yokels" smart guy?

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Sent you a PM Matt - got the intel on who owns it
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Re: Tiger tank sent to the USA

Post by Buggy Man » Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:43 am

Milmart wrote:
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Sent you a PM Matt - got the intel on who owns it
Just checked my PM's inbox and it's not in there.

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Re: Tiger tank sent to the USA

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Why is it a secret? :?


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