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PostPosted: March 29th, 2013, 10:37 am 
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Anymore pictures or is it just the one ?


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Sad that such impressive machines should end up looking like this.

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Sad yes, but would make an excellent diorama subject.

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Ian wrote:
Sad that such impressive machines should end up looking like this.

They will either be restored or swapped for other tanks the Museum needs :razz:

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David Willy the museum curator explaining the restoration policy. He asked for 6 Challengers when they were retired. The MoD asked why they wanted six. David replied that they wanted one to show, one for spares and four as bargaining chips to get some other tanks they wanted :twisted:
Besides, it was going to cost £1 million each to scrap them :shock:

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£1M each to scrap them? Seems a bit pricey.
Just park them on a dodgy estate in Liverpool for a few days.

(Apologies to any Liverpudlians browsing this thread :ha: )

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They could fob any off on me if they like. I could sure use one round here. Would really take the edge off rush hour.

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