German WWII tank found by excavators in Vienna

One of 1,100 Borgward IVs built in Third Reich

April 7, 2010

A WWII German tank was discovered last Thursday by builders working in a construction zone in Vienna, Austria.

According to the Web site, AustrianTimes.at, the tank was a German Borgward IV, circa 1941, typically used unmanned as a remote-controlled blasting charge carrier. It was discovered during excavation work for the new main train station in Vienna.

Approximately 1,100 Borgward IVs were built in the Third Reich.

The tank will likely to turned over to Vienna’s Military History Museum.

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