(The Daily Mail newspaper) The incredible moment stunned military buffs discovered five gold bars worth £2million hidden inside an Iraqi tank has been captured on camera.
Nick Mead and Todd Chamberlain expected to find rusty guns when they investigated the diesel container of a tank they had just bought for £30,000 on ebay.
Mr Mead, who runs Tanks-a-Lot in Helmdon, Northamptonshire, filmed their search and was left gobsmacked when instead of artillery his mechanic pulled out a stash of glistening bullion.
Seconds before the discovery Mr Mead is heard telling his colleagues what they should do with the weapons in the tank, only for Mr Chamberlain to pull out the gold and exclaim: ‘Well, it’s not guns that’s for sure.’
He then proceeds to recover the rest of the bars, believed to have been looted by Iraqi soldiers during the invasion of Kuwait in 1990, while an excited Mr Mead celebrates from behind the camera.
Mr Mead says: ‘Is that what I think it is? How heavy is it? Seriously?! Is that gold? Oh god, that’s about five or six kilos. Wow, good here init [sic].
‘See how many there are, find the rest! Yeehaah! What are we going to do with them?