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Tiger tank sent to the USA

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:59 am
by RCASSIN
Does anyone know who owns this Tiger tank in Long Island NY ? Thanks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ttW7gC8AkU

Re: Tiger tank sent to the USA

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:17 am
by Cal.Bar
Given the relative cost, I would imagine a quick trip to the Forbes most wealthy list in NY should narrow it down quite a bit. Surprisingly, I haven't heard a word about this thing from any other source. Seeing a moving Tiger 1 would undoubtedly spark quite a bit of chatter amongst people who study tanks.

Re: Tiger tank sent to the USA

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:55 am
by retro-roco

Re: Tiger tank sent to the USA

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:05 am
by Cal.Bar
retro-roco wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:55 am
Is this it??

https://patch.com/new-york/plainview/wa ... nniversary
No I don't think so. That is a replica built on a Soviet tank chassis. The one we were talking about was all original built from 5 or 6 other Tiger wrecks.

Re: Tiger tank sent to the USA

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:20 am
by retro-roco
You're right! I should have read more closely... here is a list of Tigers, and their locations. The one in question is noted as in the USA, and presumably in a private collection. :(

http://the.shadock.free.fr/Surviving_Tigers.pdf

Re: Tiger tank sent to the USA

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:08 am
by yd328
You may want to check with the guys at the Museum of American Armor in Bethpage. They have a nice museum out there. They are familiar with some of the larger collectors on the island.

Gary

Re: Tiger tank sent to the USA

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:58 pm
by RCASSIN
yes, I did speak to a board member and he did not know...

Re: Tiger tank sent to the USA

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:16 pm
by Cal.Bar
Actually pretty amazing that an ultra rare tiger one get shipped to America and all but disappears off the collectors radar

Re: Tiger tank sent to the USA

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:18 pm
by parker007
maybe Jay Leno has, he has buyers that travel world for his collection.

Re: Tiger tank sent to the USA

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:13 pm
by Hammerhead
Retro-roco, Thanks for posting that site about the surviving Tigers! That was fascinating!

Re: Tiger tank sent to the USA

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:03 pm
by Buggy Man
I would think that if you have the kind of "juice" to purchase & then import something like that, you probably have enough clout to suppress too many people from talking about it(?) 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

Re: Tiger tank sent to the USA

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:29 pm
by Cal.Bar
Buggy Man wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:03 pm
I would think that if you have the kind of "juice" to purchase & then import something like that, you probably have enough clout to suppress too many people from talking about it(?) 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
Yeah, not sure about that. It's a TIGER TANK. Won't fit in a shipping container. Has to be shipped in the open on a rail car (right?) Every loader, train engineer, truck driver or just passer by will be able to see it. While the "mysterious buyer" could have DNA agreement with the shipper and higher ups, he couldn't get to every slack jawed yokel who might see it and say something.

Re: Tiger tank sent to the USA

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:57 pm
by Ed Roberts
Fellas, I have a thought. Review (photos/articles) how deck cargo was transported during WII and beyond. It's the same today. Load it up. Weight matters. Location on the ship matters. Stability is very important. Secret Crimp One Off? Cover it with a tarp(s)? Not in my experience would that survive a transit imagined. Not that this couldn't be done, but we are not landing a man on the moon here. Need more evidence (if there is some). There's not a longshoreman or crane operator I know (many) that would not wait to tell a story.
Stay safe all, Eddie

Re: Tiger tank sent to the USA

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:45 am
by Buggy Man
Cal.Bar wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:29 pm
Yeah, not sure about that. It's a TIGER TANK. Won't fit in a shipping container. Has to be shipped in the open on a rail car (right?) Every loader, train engineer, truck driver or just passer by will be able to see it. While the "mysterious buyer" could have DNA agreement with the shipper and higher ups, he couldn't get to every slack jawed yokel who might see it and say something.
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Ok Where's all the photos taken with cell phones/cameras by these "slack jawed yokels" smart guy? A tank of any kind on a low boy on the LIE would garner some sort of "hey check this out" posting by anyone with a cell phone who saw it. Oh, and good luck getting a 56 ton 12ft wide tank across a bridge or through a tunnel up there w/o major connections.

Matt

Re: Tiger tank sent to the USA

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:47 am
by retro-roco
Still don't know the owner, but here is a picture, supposedly at the docks in New Jersey.

https://www.facebook.com/WyprawySladami ... 477013720/

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