200 T-80 tanks found abandoned in forest

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  1. BikerBabe

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    Now that is just bizzare. Too paraphrase someone in the British Navy, "To lose one take is unfortunate, to lose two smacks carelessness."

    Wonder how they would feel about losing 200!
     
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    Some people in the UK might abandon a car in the middle of nowhere, to avoid having to pay for scrapping it, but this is taking 'fly tipping' to a whole new level!!!
     
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    Ma, can I have one of these for Xmas?
     
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    Seems like there might be more to this story than what is being reported.:scratch:
     
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    I think it is another sign of the utterly corrupt and ill-manned personnel in the Russian forces. While certainly there are professional military in the new Russia, most indications are that all forces are suffering from a lack of leadership, professional motivation and hardware.

    Russia appears to be a shell of her former self. And with Putin in charge, I'm thankful.
     
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    Wow, all the sudden loosing my keys is no big deal. Dam
     
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    They're in the ignition.


    Wheels
     
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    Where the hell were you 8 hours ago! :evil4:
     
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    Taking your car - it's on his drive!!!
     
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    at least they weren't sold or given to any of the bad guys. I bet North Korea or Iran would have taken them. Perhaps letting them rust was the responsible thing to do.

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    The drivers probably just went into Wal-Mart, and forgot where they all parked at.
     
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    Wow, this guy I know who collects old Russian tanks would love to have one of these. I think I will have to email him that link.
     
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    It is hard to believe that many tanks were just parked out in the woods with only a occasional security patrol watching over the tanks.
     
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    I would like two T-80, a T-72, and could you throw in a BRDM or BTR?

    clank,clank
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    Do we know that? What if the original number was larger?
     
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    Taking this theme a bit further I notice that Russia is in serious negotiations with France to buy four french frigates. Unthinkable a few years ago.
     
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    Thats a good point.. maybe it started as 800!
     
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    Welcome to Crazy Ivan's Used Tanks for Less! Where a smile's as good as a handshake. All tanks checked by Tankfacts! No one sells for less! Walk a little into the woods to save a bundle!
     
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    Put new tracks on it and give it a new tank smell, and you got yourself a deal.
     
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