Where to Buy a Tank
If you wanted one, where would you buy a tank? I've found the website that sells ex military goods - and found at the top of the list was a tank for sale. So, what sort of tank? This turned out to be a full blown, proper, tank. Yes, an actual tank.
Who would want a tank? I don't even want to think about it - it certainly wouldn't fit into my allocated parking space!
The auction description said it is an Alvis Shielder, High Mobility Load Carrier (HMLC). This tank is 14 years old.
There was then, also, a full description, it's a tracked armoured load carrier with flatbed platform, part of the Stormer family of Armoured vehicles. The flat bed can be adopted for a wide range of roles such as logistic carrier, bridge layer repair / recovery and towing.
And who would ever know that a tank has air conditioning? I didn't, but the description continued to say "The hull accommodates 2 personnel, comprising of the driver and commander, in a single compartment which has both air conditioning and NBC protection."
The tank is being sold by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and they put all their old kit online for auction.
The auction did state that the tank is for UK use only - and no overseas bidders were to be allowed. Well that's a relief then! ISIS won't be buying this one, nor other forms of loon.
The current bid is for £5,000 (and you have to pay VAT of 20% on that too). I wonder how much it'll end up being sold for, the auction ends in 8 hours, I'll probably forget to pop back and look out of nosiness.
If you want ex-military goods (probably not a tank as you do need a big garden for that), then you can see what they've got for sales at mod-sales.com
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