April 18, 2006
Tigers and Panthers and Tanks, Oh My!
Posted by scott at April 18, 2006 02:50 PM
Mark gets a scary no-prize from the past for bringing us this video of a restored Panther tank on the move and this video of a restored Tiger doing the same.
It's one thing to see old black-and-white newsreel photos of these things rolling across the steppe, and quite another to see and hear them trundling around a parking lot in full-color video. I can't imagine what it must've been like being 18 and seeing dozens of them coming over the horizon.
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I imagine if you were the enemy it would be "sh*t in your pants" scary.
Back when I was in Sunnyvale, there was a guy up in the Los Altos hills who had a collection of restored, running tanks. (This was one of those "one percent of the people with eighty percent of the money" guys; his other two collections were pipe organs and railroad cars.)