The Ins & Outs of Owning a Tank Infographic
Have you been obsessed with tanks since your were a little child playing with toy soldiers? Always dreamt of one day owning a metallic killing earth beast? But just how far are you willing to go to own your own tank? Perhaps you have seen one advertised on a military vehicle website and decided that you really must have it. Apart from the practicalities of actually getting it delivered to your home there are a lot of other decisions to be made before purchase. A tank is considerably larger than the average family car, so parking could be a problem, as very few neighbours would appreciate it being left in the street, and the local council would certainly have something to say. If your drive is large enough you also need to check that it is stable enough to take the weight. A ‘lightweight’ tank such as a Scorpion probably weighs in the region of 8 tons, which would definitely wreck your block paving! If you do have somewhere suitable for storage the next step should be to investigate the cost of insurance and fuel. Rock musicians like Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden don’t have to worry about the financial costs of owning, but if the tank you have set your heart on is in need of renovation you may need to have a long chat with a very friendly and understanding bank manager!
If all these details haven’t discouraged you from owning an armoured fighting machine it might be a good idea to check out the Tank Museum in Bovington, Dorset. They have the world’s best collection of tanks, together with an impressive reference library covering technical manuals and handbooks. Our infographic has a guide to some of the private tank dealers that are dotted all over the world should you decide to go ahead.
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