Owned by US citizens counted a thousand battle tanks

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Owned by US citizens counted a thousand battle tanks“Why do you need a tank?” The insurance agent asked us, and we answered that we want to take over the world with his help! - Two residents of the Archion Ken (Ken) and Gene Neal (Gene Neal) own a real British main battle tank, the Chieftain 1966, of the year. The brothers told The Wall Street Journal journalists that having bought it two years ago, they drove it into the desert and, having deployed the tower, gladly moved someone's rusting abandoned car.

Before the expected adoption of a ban on the possession of "assault weapons"The American population is in a hurry to buy semi-automatic rifles: the number of machine guns in the hands of the Americans is almost impossible to calculate: most likely there are even more of them than in the US armed forces. However, some Americans take more seriously the second amendment of the constitution allowing the possession of weapons. In private ownership in The United States has up to a thousand combat tanks - enough to arm an entire army.

The most popular among Americans are tanks from the Second World War, although in the US they are very difficult to buy because of the rarity. Basically, they are acquired by collectors and, oddly enough, investors: if in 1993, the 30-ton Sherman tank cost $ 75 thousand, in 2011, it went up several times, to $ 387 thousand - like a new Lamborghini sports car. In 2011, it was reported that the Soviet second-hand tank T-54 was bought by Hollywood actor Brad Pitt and put it in his garage in Los Angeles. However, they buy tanks and ordinary people who, as a child, dreamed of becoming tankmen.

Keeping a tank in your garage is expensive. Its overhaul will cost $ 100 thousand, and fuel consumption per 100 kilometers may exceed 300 liters.

In the US, any owner of the tank can keep him in combat readiness, if, of course, he can get charges for the gun. If there are no particular legal restrictions in a particular state or city, anyone can buy a federal license to own explosives for $ 200: true, for this the tank owner must confirm that he is not wanted and is not a psychopath. And of course, the driver of the tank must obtain the appropriate rights of class B or A for heavy vehicles. Extending this type of rights also requires regular medical evidence.

However, not everyone can ride with a breeze in a combat vehicle down the street of their town or along a highway: some municipalities prohibit the passage of armored vehicles without blocking the streets because of its dimensions, although most often heavy tracked vehicles are simply forbidden to appear on the roadway so that it does not spoil asphalt pavement.

It is worth noting that, unlike the owners of legal handguns, the owners of armored vehicles bring much less problems to the US authorities. Is that sometimes someone arrives in his light tank M24 "Chaffee" on the empty parking lot of the supermarket and will release all the idle. However, more serious incidents happened to the tanks.

In 1995, a retired soldier and plumber Shawn Nelson, having lost his job and desperate to find money to pay the mortgage, decided to commit suicide. But he did it in the original way: he reached the California National Guard base near San Diego, penetrated its territory without difficulty, got into the M60 tank and drove into the 57-ton car to the street. He began to destroy parked cars and hydrants, while the police could not jump onto the roof of the tank and shoot the madman.

Finally, Marvin Heemeyer is even more famous for turning his Komatsu bulldozer into an improvised tank, hanging armor on it and installing several rifles on it. 4 June 2004, he drove him into the streets of Granby, Colorado and destroyed more than a dozen buildings, and then committed suicide. So he took revenge for the fact that the cement plant ruined his company.

According to foreign media.
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  1. +15
    4 March 2013 12: 03
    in 5-10 years you’ll look and short- and medium-range missiles among mattresses will begin to appear laughing
    1. +4
      4 March 2013 12: 04
      Quote: kostyan77708

      so in 5-10 years

      Previously, they, too, on military right and left will soon begin to sell.
    2. +3
      4 March 2013 13: 03
      So it’s right. It will be something to fight back from the police and the national guard in the case of a large shecher bully
      1. +5
        4 March 2013 13: 32
        Prepare for a round-robin defense in case of madness of their own government. Although there is a schiza for a long time walking.
      2. +2
        4 March 2013 13: 43
        he got into the M60 tank and drove into the street in a 57-ton car. He began to crash parked cars and hydrants, until the police managed to jump onto the roof of the tank and shoot the madman.

        ETOZHZH what "brave" cops or the tank was a "convertible" model?
        1. +10
          4 March 2013 14: 48
          1. It was like this:


          2. The government will be forced to respect the people in whose hands are 1000 tanks.
          1. +1
            4 March 2013 16: 15
            So, the police as representatives of the state peasant shot out of respect?
            1. 0
              4 March 2013 17: 42
              They shot the psycho, keeping in mind that it is necessary to take care of ordinary citizens, or those on their 999 tanks will begin to restore order themselves.
              1. +1
                4 March 2013 19: 21
                they shot a nut, but they did not start taking care of ordinary citizens: the automatic budget sequestration procedure was launched in the United States, about 750 thousand workers will remain unemployed. there are already not only tanks, but a large-scale guerrilla war, Washington needs to start to be afraid, or rather not to be afraid, but to start preparing, or rather, Washington has already prepared: plastic coffins are waiting for their guests.
          2. PiP
            0
            4 March 2013 17: 06
            1. It was like this:
            Class! "Die-so with music" (c) laughing laughing laughing
          3. 0
            4 March 2013 17: 23
            Hello everyone! Well what can I say: "AMERICANS, YOU E ... NICK !!!!!!
          4. 0
            4 March 2013 19: 15
            Quote: professor
            1. It was like this:

            That he had no shells! I think with proper clearance in America to buy shells is not a problem!
            1. 0
              4 March 2013 21: 55
              If there are no particular legal restrictions in a particular state or city, anyone can buy a federal license to own for $ 200 explosives: true, for this the owner of the tank must confirm that he is not wanted and not a psychopath.
          5. +1
            4 March 2013 23: 54
            Professor,
            2. The government will be forced to respect the people in whose hands are 1000 tanks. Are you serious?
            1. -2
              5 March 2013 10: 06
              Are you serious?

              Absolutely! In totalitarian regimes, the government never gives the people the right to own weapons. But in Germany and Switzerland, hundreds of thousands of trunks are on hand and this does not bother the authorities.
              1. +1
                5 March 2013 10: 23
                Quote: professor
                But in Germany and Switzerland, hundreds of thousands of trunks are on hand and this does not bother the authorities.

                Professor. Yes, in Germany there are enough trunks on hand. But how the authorities look after them how many regulations and other things. I personally had to run for more than a year so that I had the right to buy. Plus storage requirements. Year of study to have the right to use. Shipping regulations. In order not to leave the shooting range, it is turned into such an act that sometimes it doesn’t want to go anywhere. Police drop by and check like a storehouse and stuff.
                1. +1
                  5 March 2013 10: 39
                  They check it right and they do it, but you would try in Cuba, in North Korea and similar countries to get weapons. There it is not at all real, the authorities fear for their existence.
    3. 0
      4 March 2013 19: 18
      American moronity in action!
  2. djon3volta
    +6
    4 March 2013 12: 08
    On June 4, 2004, he drove him into the streets of Granby, Colorado and destroyed more than a dozen buildings, and then committed suicide.

    I saw this on TV, there they shot him from a helicopter as he drove and destroyed buildings. He made glass with sheets, the police shot and it's useless laughing a police station in the trash, cars on the road to the trash, it’s a pity that few buildings were destroyed, it’s a pity .. sad I don’t know, maybe there is a video on YouTube, I would watch it with pleasure again.
    1. +5
      4 March 2013 12: 32
      Yes, the sight is something else. By the way, the cement plant, after several of its buildings and structures were destroyed, could not recover and eventually went bankrupt, the town also went dead after the destruction of the main administrative buildings ...
      1. +1
        4 March 2013 14: 53
        Here's the video:
        http://youtu.be/tdp7pJr_tV8
    2. +4
      4 March 2013 12: 38
      The administration of the cement plant expanded the territory of the plant. With the support of the mayor of the city and state authorities, they wanted to buy out the site, and then completely throw the person out of his site. Then the plant around his house bought the territory and cut off all communications to him. And the landlord had been preparing for three years, on a bulldozer he welded all sides with 5mm sheets, cut out loopholes. Then I set up external cameras. Gathered a couple of trunks inside.
    3. +1
      4 March 2013 14: 54
      Here's the video:

      http://youtu.be/tdp7pJr_tV8
    4. 0
      4 March 2013 23: 29
      http://marvinheemeyer.ru/main.htm тут подробнее об этом настоящем мужике, который хотя бы попытался повлиять на систему.
  3. -1
    4 March 2013 12: 08
    The US civilian population is very well armed.
    1. 0
      4 March 2013 12: 11
      Quote: Deniska999
      The US civilian population is very well armed.

      It will turn them sideways and will cost them already.
      1. +6
        4 March 2013 16: 00
        The government cannot be rude to its people precisely because it is armed and can go to waste by a snickering official or an arrogant factory owner. That is why they respect human rights there. and not because everyone there is kind uncles and love democracy ...
        1. +1
          4 March 2013 19: 28
          no, it’s easier for the American government to conclude an agreement with PMCs, build private concentration camps, buy more weapons and ammunition, prepare coffins, put it all together, organize .... and there is no problem. even 1000 tanks will not help Amer’s partisans: PMCs are staffed by personnel who went through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, who know how and love to destroy the peacekeepers for a good salary. so I won’t envy the American partisans.
  4. +5
    4 March 2013 12: 11
    Not amerikosy harness not childishly, I always liked their simplicity in the issue of weapons. So soon the police will buy a couple of thousand ATGMs for millions of bullets laughing
  5. _Igor_
    +7
    4 March 2013 12: 12
    it is necessary to hint ours that it is not profitable to dispose of old tanks it is better to sell them to the states
    1. +3
      4 March 2013 14: 48
      Quote: _Igor_
      it is necessary to hint ours that it is not profitable to dispose of old tanks it is better to sell them to the states


      And other decommissioned military equipment with decommissioned ammunition (no need to be disposed of on its territory), it’s a pity only the bucks, the currency is not very successful. And so let the guys indulge among themselves, you look and to the rest of the world, then they will not care.
    2. +5
      4 March 2013 14: 54
      _Igor_,
      Well, in our country, many would love to "ride" around Rublyovka and other similar villages laughing
  6. 0
    4 March 2013 12: 12
    Yes ... it will be difficult for the American government to fight with its population, no matter how many cartridges it buys, because the population has armored vehicles ... is it interesting that ordinary Americans also have military aircraft?
    1. Alexey Prikazchikov
      +5
      4 March 2013 12: 17
      You will laugh, but yes there are many. Moreover, both helicopters and aircraft of all spectra. From transport to attack aircraft.
      1. +7
        4 March 2013 12: 35
        this is democracy, I understand, I wanted to hunt in a neighboring state on a stormtrooper, on you ..... please ......... the main thing is to choose a solid hunting object, a city bank for example
      2. +3
        4 March 2013 12: 44
        Yes, and one of the most popular is the MIG-15, even producing spare parts. Valued for its unpretentiousness and ease of maintenance.
      3. +3
        4 March 2013 13: 01
        Well, in this case, the American government, for complete happiness of the people, has to sell a couple of aircraft carriers to their personal property, so that it is where this aircraft is based smile
  7. +4
    4 March 2013 12: 30
    Yeah, the millionaire Brad Pete on a tank with Kalash in his hands will defend the independence or integrity of the American homeland.

    For this, junk and old demotivators are quite enough in the form of a bottle with a wick.
  8. +2
    4 March 2013 12: 31
    Well, let the Americans with their government and free citizens figure it out further. This is better than amers in all countries climb with their CU. You look, and their president will think in which direction to send his army. While there is a "get-together". But when on demonstrations and rallies go to the White House in tanks ... ... SINGLE!
  9. +2
    4 March 2013 12: 48
    Imagine Brad on the T-54 at the White House chanting against Bobama
    1. +2
      4 March 2013 12: 50
      Quote: Edward72

      Imagine Brad on the T-54 at the White House chanting against Bobama

      He will rather be on Obama's side. He and his wife advocate the legalization of same-sex marriage, so that they will be in the same tank with Obama hi
  10. Hedgehog
    0
    4 March 2013 12: 49
    I would love to buy a Mi-24 :)
    1. +4
      4 March 2013 14: 59
      Hedgehog,
      Then it’s not enough for vodka, everything will go to kerosene laughing
  11. Barmen
    0
    4 March 2013 13: 15
    laughing Awesome inferiority complex in them. What the goat button accordion? fool And interestingly, how are they registered? )))) I imagine, I came to the traffic police to register my native BMD-2 ..... Poor traffic cops ... laughing
    1. 0
      4 March 2013 15: 00
      Barmen,
      Quote: BARMEN
      came to the traffic police to register native BMD-2 ..... Poor traffic cops

      Can you imagine what kind of screaming will be fellow
    2. +1
      4 March 2013 16: 18
      In this situation, gayts with RPG-7 will meet visitors smile
    3. PiP
      +2
      4 March 2013 17: 13
      Quote: BARMEN
      came to the traffic police to register the native BMD-2.

      EVERYTHING REALLY- http://armored.auto.ru/vip/used/sale/12234752-d49acc.html (this is not mine, just for example)
      Transport vehicle TM "DON" analogue of BMP. Khaki color adapted for paintball game. In great condition. possible small bargaining 1800000 rubles bully
    4. 0
      4 March 2013 17: 30
      Well, firstly, you can also officially buy armored vehicles from us (only with dismantled weapons) - any whim for your money - you will not register it with the traffic police, but with the State Technical Inspectorate (accordingly, you will receive Provo there, as for a snowmobile or ATV). - as soon as possible, I also plan to purchase a BRDM-2, well, I like the "BARDAK" a lot of interesting memories are connected with it, and I live in Russia, there are fools and there are enough roads.
      1. 0
        4 March 2013 21: 55
        A friend of mine bought an BTR 80, and two mess, I bought a Tiger then, I would have known better if I took a mess
  12. +7
    4 March 2013 13: 15
    Well, you can certainly laugh at the ami, but the fact is the fact they can afford to have this equipment, but we don’t .... yes any man has a passion for military equipment and weapons at the genetic level, let's say .... I honestly envy them maybe I also want t-54 and dshk to drive across the steppes ....
    1. +1
      4 March 2013 13: 36
      Quote: Isk1984
      I maybe also want t-54 and dshk

      Well yes! Or how Zhvanetsky went to the "bazaar and check how they weigh ..." laughing
    2. Barmen
      0
      4 March 2013 13: 39
      Well, yes .... And someone wants to fly to the Mi-24 to hunt. Then, on a booze, and whoever has a faster plane ... fool .Etc. Examples-shaft. We don't need this. Anecdote in the subject. We decided to put a "black box" on a high-speed car, just like on an airplane. They planted amer and ours. Dispersed. Then the results are read. Amer- "Oh my goth ... * Our-" look, Vasya, can you? .. " wassat
    3. +1
      4 March 2013 14: 06
      No, I don’t want the T-54, heavy control. But the native 72-ku, with great pleasure!
  13. slvevg
    0
    4 March 2013 13: 39
    The oversaturation of weapons in any region contributes to the escalation of the armed conflict, further patriots will speculate themselves. wassat
  14. 0
    4 March 2013 13: 42
    True fans of "World of tanks" laughing
  15. +2
    4 March 2013 13: 42
    The tank must stand in the unit's box or in the museum - the rest will sooner or later lead to an emergency - or open paid "rides" on tanks at closed training grounds (from which there is no exit) - there will always be clients !!
    1. +3
      4 March 2013 14: 09
      As for the "pokatalok" is an interesting idea. We, old people, should remember our youth, and young people - advertising of military service.
    2. +2
      4 March 2013 15: 31
      So BTRs buy somewhere and ride people at weddings. Why is the tank worse?
      1. +1
        4 March 2013 17: 09
        Quote: Wedmak
        So BTRs buy somewhere and ride people

        And they also buy BMPs. Only after wheelchairs do some people stick out on kitshe for a month. laughing
        1. DmitriRazumov
          +1
          4 March 2013 20: 20
          On der Spiegel, there was a story about the sale of decommissioned Leopards in the FRG, however, with the weapons removed.
    3. DmitriRazumov
      +1
      4 March 2013 20: 17
      In Kubinka, such a ride about 7 years ago cost $ 34 -150, $ 72 on a T-100, $ 200 $ on a PanzerKampfWagen IV.
      1. +1
        4 March 2013 21: 58
        Like in the good old days: join the Soviet army and maybe you will take part in a tour of the European countries on the T-80 ... laughing
  16. +3
    4 March 2013 13: 53
    This is an approach to mobility! good
  17. +1
    4 March 2013 14: 01
    AAAA !!!! I also want a tank in the garage! wassat
  18. Dimani
    +1
    4 March 2013 14: 09
    I have a tank tongue the truth is not really a tank, but the tracked armored personnel carrier of a gas turbine engine is called a THING!
  19. NOBODY EXCEPT US
    +1
    4 March 2013 14: 23
    Yes, it would be nice to have some kind of wedge, to go fishing there or to loosen the bed .....
  20. alex0000
    +1
    4 March 2013 14: 29
    As for the "pokatushek" it is to the Germans. There are firms there that make it possible to cut on armored vehicles, I think about 150 Є. For 260 Є they will let you run over a car.
  21. Megadan
    0
    4 March 2013 14: 30
    1995 - And here's a video of chasing a plumber on a tank
  22. Su-47
    0
    4 March 2013 14: 31
    In 2011, it was reported that the Soviet second-hand tank T-54 was bought by Hollywood actor Brad Pitt and put it in his garage in Los Angeles.

    Turns out Brad Pitt is an ardent WoT fan.
  23. 0
    4 March 2013 14: 38
    Quote: djon3volta
    I saw this on TV, there they took off from a helicopter how he drove and destroyed buildings. He brewed the glass with sheets, the police shot and it was all useless laughing at the police station in the trash, cars on the road to the trash, it’s a pity that few buildings were destroyed, it's a pity, sorry .. sad I don’t know , maybe on YouTube video it is, I would watch it with pleasure again.


    in general, he didn’t make sheets, there was a concrete sarcophagus lined with iron

    he climbed into the bulldozer, then with the help of a hoist he lowered the sarcophagus to the equipment and drove off .. i.e. He couldn’t get out of it as he could, he perfectly understood how it would all end, he actually shot himself when he was completely stuck
  24. +7
    4 March 2013 15: 14
    from why we won’t be allowed to purchase old armored vehicles? I would have bought a storm trooper)) Ali 34-ku what ...

    Although I know why: with us, people would immediately begin to form divisions for a campaign in Moscow))))
  25. +4
    4 March 2013 15: 26
    One day my father told me. He then lived with relatives in Ukraine. It was after the war. The grandfather quarreled alone, for no one remembers the reason, with the chairman of the village council ... he scolded the rags and ran home in his hearts, drove out 34ku from the barn and demolished the village council fuck .... as it turned out. at 41, during the retreat, our tankers hid the tank from him due to the fact that the fuel and the ammunition had run out. Grandfather threw a straw tank in the barn and slowly salary lane for him ... laughing that came in handy laughing
    1. Barmen
      +1
      4 March 2013 16: 34
      Frozen grandfather !!! good There was just a period of mass destruction (theft) of ammunition. You look at the grandchildren would bequeathed, so they would have picked up the BC Bishop ....)))))
  26. +1
    4 March 2013 15: 56
    And American children in schools are dying from the oversaturation of the country with weapons ...
  27. +2
    4 March 2013 16: 11
    They are more dying from the irresponsibility of adults, what we have, what they have, but I know that there is Victory Park (Orenburg) in our city, there are acacia, St. John's wort, 62, t34-85, bmp1 so you can’t tear the kids by the ears , it’s the same when communicating to the story, so I envy them that they can touch the story and touch not the legendary armor, therefore there should be active training grounds with such exhibits that would be patriotic education
    1. 0
      4 March 2013 16: 54
      And you have there PC 21 mine)))
  28. Mr. Truth
    +2
    4 March 2013 16: 12
    Ha, even the National Guard in fighting states has fewer tanks.
  29. Genoezec.
    0
    4 March 2013 16: 18
    We would be allowed to sell such equipment wink
  30. +1
    4 March 2013 16: 22
    I wanted to visit Zaporozhye, see what Karsa in the garage going on.
  31. zmey
    +2
    4 March 2013 16: 43
    I would buy an engineering machine based on the T-72 would buy !!!!
    and dug a moat around the traffic police !!!! and city hall !!!wassat
    1. Barmen
      +1
      4 March 2013 18: 32
      good Yeah !!!! In three rings .... Deeper .... And wider .... am
      1. alex popov
        0
        4 March 2013 19: 46
        And I would have mined ...)
    2. +1
      4 March 2013 22: 05
      you such a machine above the roof - TMK-3
  32. Region65
    +2
    4 March 2013 16: 59
    In the ownership of US citizens counted a thousand battle tanks ... DAESH TANKS ON THE WHITE HOUSE IN WASHINGTON !!!!! GIVE A SOVIET YEAR 91 IN THE STATES :)))
  33. +1
    4 March 2013 18: 15
    I don’t know how they do, but in Ukraine, caterpillar equipment will soon become a necessity ... go on the E-95, you will find a lot of emotions ...
  34. +5
    4 March 2013 18: 25
    ______________________
    1. alex popov
      0
      4 March 2013 19: 45
      Dear pleasure. But it's worth it.)
  35. alex popov
    0
    4 March 2013 19: 44
    And I liked it. you make a certificate that you are not crazy and not wanted and collect a full ammunition load. Here it is, the second amendment ... There was an article about the "atrocities" of collection agencies hired by large food corporations in relation to the property of farmers. Even with a photo: a cool black huge SUV (the nameplate is not visible, m.mb Tahoe) and gallant guys in black glasses near a typical farm (gallant guys, obviously former US military personnel who, after the war, are out of work either go to private security companies or to collection agency) Yeah. Right now I am presenting a picture of a huge black SUV and a T-64 head-on. And who has thicker nerves.)
    To be honest, I envy a little ... At one time I managed to take a child to run-in self-propelled guns, to ride a little myself. Oh, there were times. All the same, military equipment has some of its indescribable appeal.)
  36. alex popov
    +1
    4 March 2013 20: 08
    In Pyshma Kozitsin, a whole park gathered such toys. Many are in good condition:

    that's all, rarity. There are a few pieces of such left in the country.)
    1. 0
      4 March 2013 21: 21
      and many on the go.
      do not forget about the MS-1, it’s somewhere at the beginning of this row :)
      1. alex popov
        0
        7 March 2013 14: 25
        "Wedge", you mean? When my son saw me, he said. what is so good for mushroom picking and fishing.)))
  37. Bashkaus
    +2
    4 March 2013 23: 10
    I wrote an ad on a copper that I’m ready to buy an aircraft carrier, maybe even two and not only with an aircraft wing, but also an AUG completely with a triple tikanderog.
    The offer is valid!
    I’ll take an empty aircraft carrier for 10 thousand rubles, with planes for a tag
    if fully AUG, then for a fifty dollars, I will also consider options with the purchase of Ohio, B1 class submarines. B2. B52.
    Sellers F22 "Raptor" please do not disturb !!!
    PS I started up a tear, I remembered the Estonian parade: this is our powerful equipment, we have three more tanks, but we rented one out ...
  38. +2
    4 March 2013 23: 27
    At the end of the century
    Took and subverted
    An evil person is a kind person,
    From a grenade launcher, slap his goat
    Therefore, good is stronger than evil!
  39. georg737577
    0
    5 March 2013 02: 53
    I will accept a T64 B with ammunition as a gift. Giving will not be disappointed!