Taiwan into the waste station decommissioned tanks into the flea market of thousands of pieces of military
be sold as scrap Taiwan M18″ Hellcat “retired car, look it seems good
waste collection stations in Taoyuan, Taiwan Chun Yu Cao boss is pulling the wind these days, because he knows that Taiwan is very special collection – a World War II M18 “Hellcat” armored vehicles. It is reported that Cao Chun Yu retired bought this car classic car in just three to four million New Taiwan dollars (4 million NT about 1 yuan). According to the provisions of the Taiwan military, retired after the car must dismemberment sale by public tender, this car is full of armored vehicles in the outflow of how the army, is still under investigation.
According to Taiwan media reports, the car received in 1952 from the U.S. military hands over M18 armored vehicles, in the last century. eighties was eliminated. It seems now that the car looks good, saw off the barrel was replaced with steel, although still losing power and prestige, but the rear engine, turret inside cabin nearly all serious corrosion.
by Taiwan authorities, “Defense Ministry” provides military supplies were eliminated, it must be in accordance with “military waste and material handling requirements do not apply” process, that is, except approved to do to stay Historical preservation, or give cities and counties Government display, the rest have to be completely re-sale by public tender cut, so as not to become a personal collection or recovery of weapons off. So provides, the first car to be scrapped Taiwan Nantou soldiers sent to the entire center, remove the engine, the barrel, weapon fire control systems and other sensitive equipment, confidential, after the shell can be donated to the city and county governments, or mining machine tools to complete destruction of the void iron sold.
this car obviously did not follow the process of scrapping the program into pieces retired chariot, drawn by media reports immediately after the Taiwan military concerned about Taiwan’s “Defense” mobilized joint logistics, the Army, logistics and other related sub-units of a long room to the scene to understand the situation. But four days after the investigation, only know that this car is a waste recycling from Ilan bought, “Defense Ministry” means “years is too long,” and only promised to investigate the circumstances surrounding the will according to law.
thousands of military into a flea market
Taiwan this news, the reason why much attention, because in the past have occurred weapons out of the event. 2004 Kaohsiung Bureau of Investigation found that the Army Joint Logistics Command, the military belongs to the Kaohsiung plant, employees suspected of Yan Ming Zhu Chongming Island and the sale of general goods as waste, thousands of Taiwan dollars profit. It is reported that this deal started in 2000, do not rule out high-level military escort.
investigators said, was distressed military or into a flea market, or take it to be online auction. The wide range of military products, including printed with “national army” font artillery shells, machine guns, gun block, mortar base, tank tracks, military gas vouchers, etc., plus the unexploded tank shells. Investigators seized eight military trucks loaded full, a total of over two hundred kinds, thousands of pieces. Even more absurd is to buy these major customers are military servicemen, the purpose is to meet the equipment inspections.
course, in addition to being sold for scrap stations, most of the decommissioned tanks or the “death” of. Taiwan’s military will scrap the car lot on the show and not destroy the camp. Longtan Township, Taoyuan County as Lingyun camp, camp Pingjhen City dual slope, large door has a decommissioned tank; military officials said, in case the war, these “old things” have disguised deception effect. Hukou Township, Hsinchu County, the past is an important military base, now retired here, armored vehicles have been put out by the local government as a tourist attraction.