The Sd. Kfz 6 has always baffled me. It offered virtually no protection for it's troop! I have seen so many pictures of decimated troops on those things. The could sure haul a lot though. I think the seats were an after thought!
I am very interested in this rebuild - several years ago I restarted my papermodelling hobby by building a model of TKS variant with 20mm gun by Satoshi Yoshioka. It's in 1:72 scale and there are four of them on the printout A4 page. I've butchered the first one, made second passable, and in the third (on the picture), canibalizing parts from the fourth - I've made the tracks - on the original they are only a drawing on the side. I perceive it as perfect model to start modelling in paper.
And the second work is reviving into a fully operational condition a heavy tank IS-2 - here you can see how they started it off. (Really it's worth watching! )
You can find pictures from working on it here and here.
And in the meanwhile from the river Warta there was retrieved another tank - British production Valentine IX - one of about 2000 given to Russian. It fell through ice while trying to traverse the frozen river in 1945.
Amazing what you can dig up there. Where I live, you might, but not likely, find a canon ball from the American Revolutionary War, but you will never poke a stick into the ground and find a Tank someone forgot about! A testament to the suffering Poland endured. The Turret on that T-34 looks huge pointing in that direction in relation to the rest of the tank.
I read in the article that they moved quickly to recover it, to prevent looting. I think that happens everywhere. That tank would bring in a lot of money just for the scrap value! It would make a great playground object, especially if you had some people playing with paintball guns. Make the tank able to shoot a 4 lb. paint ball to splash out 20 guys at a time. With our economy in a shambles, I have posted the next generation of tanks coming down the line.
A propos digging things up - remnants of a german armored vehicle found in a garden in Poznan:
A lady phoned the custodian of the museum "I have a tank in my garden"
They thought it was a T-34 or other russian vehicle, but to a great surprise there was front wall with the gun - of a tank destroyer Jagdpazer IV
And a movie from extracting the T-34/85 tank from the proving ground: