How did a Russian tank, captured in Ukraine, wind up abandoned in a Louisiana truck stop?

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It's just Boris · April 14, 2023 at 6:24 am

Couldn’t afford the gas to go the rest of the way home? (Thanks Big Joe!)

Seriously … Been wondering about that since I first saw it.

wendyworn · April 14, 2023 at 8:57 am

It was just a prop in the fake war.

Jonesy · April 14, 2023 at 9:59 am

On its way to one of our bases for analysis and teardown no doubt.

That thing is a piece of shit though

EN2 SS · April 14, 2023 at 11:04 am

I’ve read that most any military equipment Buyme gave to the taliban is for sale on the internet, why would anything be different in ukraine?

Danny · April 14, 2023 at 1:43 pm

Congratulations! More than 2,040 people have read this post. That’s … interesting.

    Divemedic · April 16, 2023 at 10:48 am

    Yeah, it’s now the 9th most viewed post on this blog. Oddly enough, the most viewed one is the recipe for Cajun Red Beans and Rice.

Skyler the Weird · April 14, 2023 at 3:04 pm

Cajun Mercenaries took it apart and shipped it home. They discovered it doesn’t run on ethanol fuel.

(((Doc B))) · April 14, 2023 at 5:04 pm

I have pictures of S300 systems spotted at the port of Seattle last November.

SoCoRuss · April 14, 2023 at 5:04 pm

I wonder if they would be interested in selling it? Hummmmm

Bear Claw · April 14, 2023 at 5:49 pm

I got a bridge for sale for those who think this story is rea….Oh look squirrel.

Steve · April 14, 2023 at 8:46 pm

Amazing isn’t it? We can ship a Ruskie tank home but couldn’t seem to ship ANYTHING home from Afghanistan.

Jonathan · April 14, 2023 at 8:49 pm

I wonder what it was doing in Beaumont or Louisiana on its way to Aberdeen – their deliveries usually come through Baltimore.

It’s an unclassified shipment, I suspect it was dropped for the weekend or until permits were through for the next step of travel. It is very common for oversized loads to be dropped for days while waiting for permits or approved travel times.

I find it interesting how much misinformation is in the article – it shows that The Drive isn’t nearly as good as they’d like you to think – of course, I used to work in that field, so I know more than most people.

Anonymous · April 14, 2023 at 9:56 pm

Cajun Navy wants a Cajun Army?

Mike Hendrix · April 14, 2023 at 10:30 pm

Man, when I saw that story earlier today, I felt sure I’d read it wrong. I mean, seriously now: WTF?!?

Aesop · April 15, 2023 at 4:51 am

Doubtless it was from that any-minute-now-we-swear Russian Winter Offensive, which was apparently three fat guys running forward all on the same day.
They have apparently conquered all of Europe now, at least according to the usual crop of Putin-lickers’ breathless blogposts.
Except Ivan decided to go to Nawlins for Mardi Gras, and they hocked the tank for beer and lap dances, and there you are.

Anonymous · April 16, 2023 at 6:47 pm

The white-cross markings are Ukrainian, not Russian. You bunch of morons.

    Divemedic · April 16, 2023 at 9:30 pm

    What difference does that make?
    BTW: calling names is not permitted here. This is your one and only warning. We can and will have civil debate and disagreement. My blog, my rules.

      Gryphon · April 17, 2023 at 12:49 pm

      T-72, Not a T-90. Not Russian Markings.
      It could just as well be from a Private Collector/Museum Group, or Movie Prop Rental. Plenty of that Sovietski-Era stuff came out as “Surplus” from Germany and Poland after the soviet union fell apart. No Import Restrictions as long as you Torched the Gun Breech.

    Aesop · April 19, 2023 at 7:23 pm

    Which, since Russia never sold T-90s to Ukraine, means it was never fired, and only abandoned by Russians once.

    The markings thus took about 30 seconds with a rattle can.


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