Authorities Seize WWII Panther Tank From German Retiree

German authorities have seized a Panther tank along with other military equipment from an elderly man in Heikendorf. According to the BBC, the tank was being kept in the man’s cellar (it’s unclear how he got it down there in the first place) and required another tank to recover. Over the course of nine hours, 20… » 7/05/15 2:13pm 7/05/15 2:13pm

New TV Series Gives Us The Best Look At World War II Atomic Sabotage

Alright, so it's a Norwegian TV series, but if you die in Norway you die in real life so I'll count it. And since The Heavy Water War focuses on a uniquely Norwegian facet of one of the less-well known events of World War II, you might even say that it gives it an especially pertinent focus. » 12/15/14 3:49pm 12/15/14 3:49pm

Wooden Tires Bring New Meaning To Term "Burnout"

Rations. Practically a dirty word in times of plenty, but when the U.S. of A. was gripped in a battle against the Axis powers, it was your patriotic duty to do without, or to innovate. Donald Gilmore, CEO of Upjohn Pharma, decided to do the latter. Facing the inconvenience of rubber rations for his 1940 Cadillac,… » 6/13/08 12:00pm 6/13/08 12:00pm

How to Restore a Sherman Tank - A Pictorial

It's apparently forum project day here on Jalopnik. That Audi 4.2 V8 into a 1981 Lotus Esprit apparently wasn't enough, now we've got dueling banjos of hellish but staggeringly awesome projects. Try this World War 2 surplus Sherman tank restoration on for size. This thing was a mess of a wreck when our heroes started… » 4/04/08 5:20pm 4/04/08 5:20pm