Used Vehicles 1939-1945 STF VT34 Recovery Tank
ADDED: June 27, 2021
I need to thin out my collection of vehicles so I have decided to offer my VT34 recovery tank for sale.
As you probably know this is based on a T34 gun tank with the turret and part of the armour cut away to install a winch.
All the running gear, controls and instruments are exactly the same as the T34 tank which has lead many of them to be dismantled to provide the parts to restore T34 gun tanks.
Unlike the gun tank the VT34 can be driven by anyone over 5ft tall!
I have owned this for around for 10 years and I have replaced the clutch with a stronger T55 unit that is less prone to warping and I have some of the cast brake shoes cast and replaced.
I recently replaced both main batteries. One of the photos is how it looked when I brought it and this is to show that I have almost all of the pullies, bows and other winching devices that go with it but these are stored off the tank. I think I missing a very short cable that goes on the front of the vehicle. The tank is in running order and I have tested the winch controls but never used the winch. It does need an exterior repaint which I have never found the time to do. The VT34 is located near Stansted airport in Essex.
I am looking for offers above £30,000. I could be interested in part exchanges for WW2 softskins or military motorbikes and I have often been tempted by Dodge Command Cars or other WC series dodges but never brought one.
The money will need to be clear and in my bank account before the tank is released so please dont ask me about any arrangements involving payment after exporting or escrow accounts.
I also won't get involved in arranging export but I can suggest some companies who might help you.
However there is no hurry to move it from its current location while you make arrangements to move it and I can suggest a very helpful transport company used to moving tanks who charge very reasonable prices.
I do have a video of being driven which I can send to anyone who is interested.
Offers above £30,000
David Hennings: 07595 764557
- T-34-T (T stands for tyagach ["tractor"]) - During World War II, some old T-34s were rebuilt as armored recovery vehicles (ARVs) with their turret removed; sometimes the turret ring was plated over or a superstructure was added in place of the turret. They were used solely for towing operations. Also known under the designation TT34.