When in fact, what I wanted was a tank. From this story at the ABC:
“The Defence Department is urging war veterans and historical groups to write in and tell them why they deserve a free decommissioned Leopard Tank.”
Tanks. That have never been used. No, nothing could possibly go wrong with giving members of the general public one of those.
Thought: It’d make a great and distinctive Aussie bloke’s shed. Do you reckon they’d hand one over on that basis?
Second Thought: “Tonight, on Better Homes and Gardens, we show you how to turn that decommissioned Leopard Tank into a planter pot…”