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Renagade Tank???

Post by Jared » Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:39 am

I was at work last night and only got to see the very end credits of the news where they were showing pictures of a tank driving the streets with police behind it?????? :shock:

Can someone fill me in on what happened?? (Unless there is already a thread for it?)

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Post by Rockjet » Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:53 am

Yeah I caught the end as well looked like a Sherman Tank with the star on the side, didnt that happen in Perth a few years ago?

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Post by celestial_insight » Sun Jul 15, 2007 10:41 am

Yep, APC stolen from Swanbourne barracks in the early hours of the morning, driven through the city being chased slowly by WAPOL and ended up at East Perth police headquarters. I was in the city working that morning and saw it. Very odd sight.

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Post by Rockjet » Sun Jul 15, 2007 10:48 am

It wouldnt have been armed in any way would it (the apc)?

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Post by Markmywords » Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:10 am

the one in sydney wasnt id be interested to see exactley what damage he did to the 4 mobile phone towers if it was just superficial damage or brought them down.

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Post by Jared » Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:19 am

Awww, funny. What a way to escape.... I spose it would be fun to drive it.... kinda.... :?

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Post by Bungarra » Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:35 pm

The one from Sydney was a restored collectors piece, weapons inoperative. The one in Perth, the APC was stolen from Karrakatta, when the light horse regiment was there, guns were mounted with no firing pins or ammo. Can't happen again, all the APC's are eastern states based.

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Post by BLiNG » Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:26 pm

Bungarra wrote:The one from Sydney was a restored collectors piece, weapons inoperative. The one in Perth, the APC was stolen from Karrakatta, when the light horse regiment was there, guns were mounted with no firing pins or ammo. Can't happen again, all the APC's are eastern states based.
I think you will find it was stolen from Swanbourne. The guy broke into the SAS barracks and went on a rampage with it. Isn't there info about it somewhere else on here?

I could be wrong, but are you referring to the incident posted here:
http://warsug.info/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=2769&start=15

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Post by CHEV4EVR » Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:00 pm

No was indeed stolen from Karrakatta, 10th Light Horse. They had to wake the Governor in the wee hours to authorise the use of another APC to take it on. Fortunatley WAPOL (79 Division and TRG) managed to get on board and apprehend the nutter before the other APC got rolling.

Someways it was a pity because it would have been pretty interesting to see two APC's going head to head in the city......

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Post by Bungarra » Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:21 pm

CHEV4EVR wrote: Someways it was a pity because it would have been pretty interesting to see two APC's going head to head in the city......
.50 and .30 cal weapons and ammo. Would make an interesting stop. He was fortunate WAPOL noticed the lid not locked down.

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Post by BLiNG » Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:25 pm

Cool. I stand corrected :)

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Post by Markmywords » Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:28 pm

On a different note i saw on the news the other night the army will be disposing of some tanks (all rendered useless though) haha i wonder how much.

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Post by Jared » Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:36 pm

I was going to say, the sydney one looked a little "my tiny tots army collection" style with the flash metallic paint and white star

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