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WarWizard28 Jul 2017 5:49 a.m. PST

It was in a lake….view link for all photos of this discovery…


Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP28 Jul 2017 7:06 a.m. PST

Not the first WW2 armored vehicle discovered in a "peat" bog lake in that part of Russia. What is even more interesting is that the Russian T35/85 had German markings. Another example of the Germans using whatever they could lay their hands on to augment their combat power.


Personal logo jeffreyw3 Supporting Member of TMP28 Jul 2017 7:07 a.m. PST

Yeah, this was in 2000. Check YouTube, there are all kinds of vids about rescuing intact vehicles from swamps and general digging for WW2 items in Russia.

Buck21528 Jul 2017 8:57 a.m. PST

These resurrected old warhorses should be restored asap and given a new life as a running/working, educational exhibit in a museum or to add proper realism in movies without having to resort to CGI. Tiger 131 had a fantastic cameo in "Fury", but I would rather have seen a Panther or Jagdpanther take on Brad Pitt's Sherman.

shirleylyn Inactive Member28 Jul 2017 9:15 a.m. PST

My husband likes to walk farmers fields in the Spring and Fall looking for bird points and arrow heads.

He would love to find a tank…He could'nt bring it home in his shoulder bag, tho!

Major Mike28 Jul 2017 2:55 p.m. PST

I want to go to Belgium and look for a particular King Tiger that ended up down in a wooded ravine.

LORDGHEE29 Jul 2017 5:05 a.m. PST

Major Mike did you find it?

Major Mike29 Jul 2017 6:42 a.m. PST

Not yet, I didn't learn of the event unit about year ago and I have not been to Europe. The location is suppose to be rather steep and I doubt anyone ever recovered the vehicle as it would have been too much of a bother.

Personal logo DuckanCover Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2017 6:02 p.m. PST

Major Mike-

I guess that, given their size, it's tempting for us to simply assume that all substantial remains of the King Tiger have long ago been accounted for.

I'll keep an eye on the interwebs, and look forward to news of its discovery at some time in the future. There will doubtless be a very interesting story to tell, once the particular vehicle is identified.

Best of luck.


4th Cuirassier04 Aug 2017 12:22 p.m. PST

T34/76D, not A.

Still a cool find though.

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