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shambler
Thursday, July 25th, 2002, 07:45 PM
I came across this posting on another board, and was wondering if anyone has visited this museum. I enjoy reading about WW II, but am candidly not hugely "into" the ordinance. But, when I saw this posting, that they have an authenic functioning Tiger I...even I got interested.

Yet, a little more investigation and it looked like it might be a disappointment. Nowhere did I see anything about, say, actually viewing Shermans, Fireflies (Shermans modified by British), Pershings, German Panthers, Soviet T-34s, "tank killers," etc. I mean, I like Patton a great deal, but to travel a few hundred miles just to see his pistols and car is not something I'm really up for.

Oh, and is there any shopping the area? :rolleyes: Even if it's the most kick-ass display of World War II era tanks in human history, it'd hold my wife's attention for about ten minutes.

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Here's where I saw the posting. Unfortunately, it's not a direct link, just drops you at the "main" window. Go into the forums to see the actual posting.

http://www.military.cz/panzer/index_en1.htm

Last time I knew, the Patton Armor Museum at Ft. Knox, KY just got their Tiger I running. But I'm afraid I don't know of anyone who would "rent" one for a day. Depends on if you want to fly to the location.
For a Tiger II (Konigstiger), they are at the Patton Armor Museum and also at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in MD.

Michael
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help!!!!
does anyone know the location of any existing world war 2 tiger tanks (they do not have to work) i need to hire one for the day and am willing to pay a healthy amount

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Note: any museum described as "cramped" gives me pause.--me--


The Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor

http://www.generalpatton.org/fifty.html

Today the museum is housed in a building which includes an auditorium, a small and crowded reference library, a gift shop, and extensive exhibit halls tracing the history of mounted warfare from the earliest cavalry days through Desert Storm. Also featured is the Patton Hall with the General's famous pistols, the sedan in which he was fatally injured, his life-like statue, and many items of personal memorabilia. Over the years the Patton Family has been more than generous in supporting the museum and in sharing with it the General's personal artifacts, both on loan and as outright gifts. The result being the finest public collection of Patton memorabilia in the world.

Chemical Nose
Friday, July 26th, 2002, 08:26 AM
I somehow get the impression your wife is not so hooked on your closet racialism.

The best to do is taking the lead, show her what you mean and why you mean like you do, and talk to her for hours, convince her with might and splendour! she is your pray you are the conqueror.

shambler
Friday, July 26th, 2002, 03:32 PM
Originally posted by Chemical Nose
I somehow get the impression your wife is not so hooked on your closet racialism.

The best to do is taking the lead, show her what you mean and why you mean like you do, and talk to her for hours, convince her with might and splendour! she is your pray you are the conqueror.

Just so you know, I'm actually not really a closet racialist, or if I am I'm such a milquetoast one I doubt most here would consider me a "brother in arms." I thought I did a fair job of stating my views on the "Introduce Yourself" thread in this forum. Check it out if you have a chance.

I even believe in the Holocaust, to a lesser extent than the media portrays it, to be sure, but I think something happened.

I apologize if I've misled you, but I took Wehrmacht's response to mean it was okay to register and post, as long as I otherwise obeyed the rules. Which I endeavor to do. ("Antis" are not limited to one board, like other nameless stops on the internet. :D)

I just started this thread because I have a week's vacation in August, and haven't made any real plans yet. ;) I am a WW2 fan, though. And, yes, I think the RIGHT side won...

But, boy would it be cool to see an authentic, functioning Tiger. I don't think I have to be a racialist or pro-German to think that.

Best,

shambler

Stand and Deliever
Sunday, July 28th, 2002, 09:52 AM
I have never heard of actually "renting" a functioning Tiger Tank, much less any tank at all. But, if you are looking for one, Ebay would be your best bet.

Arundel
Monday, November 30th, 2009, 02:49 AM
At one time my husband was stationed at Ft. Knox, Ky., and I lived nearby.
When you drove out to the base you would meet tanks driving along the same drives as the automobiles. It was quite exciting to meet a tank on the road.
Their treads made grooves in the highway, and when you drove over these grooves they made a lot of noise.
My husband was in a tank corps, and of course everything at the fort was about Patton and the 3rd army.
At that time the fort was an 'open' fort, and you could come and go as you pleased without any check points.
It was an interesting time.
Arundel

baroqueorgan
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009, 03:48 PM
Last time I knew, the Patton Armor Museum at Ft. Knox, KY just got their Tiger I running. But I'm afraid I don't know of anyone who would "rent" one for a day. Depends on if you want to fly to the location.
For a Tiger II (Konigstiger), they are at the Patton Armor Museum and also at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in MD.


Too cool! I actually live only an hour away from and have a friend who works at Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Patton may be the greatest general the United States ever had.