Entrepreneurial military commander sold all helmets of a military base for scrap metal.

Military commander sold all helmets of a military base for scrap metal

by Roman on April 26, 2010

An interesting development took place in Cherkassk, Ukraine last year where a commander of a military base sold more than 70 000 helmets as scrap metal.

Instead of selling the helmets as valuable military helmets used in armed combats the commander decided to sell them as scrap metal.

All in all the commander of the base gathered more than 11 tons of helmets and sold them all.

The entrepreneurial commander got little less than 5 American cents for each helmet and made a whopping $3491 after selling about 70 000 of them.

At the same time the commander probably did not know that the going rate for a helmet was 25 times more or $1.28. Had the commander played his cards right he would have got at least 90 000 dollars.

Unfortunately for the head of the military base the scrap metal buyers were a little smarter. Instead of melting the helmets for metal they decided to sell them at half the market price.
This flooded the market with cheap military grade helmets and prompted the police to investigate.

Everyone participating in the fraud is now in prison.
Probably for stupidity.

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{ 7 comments }

Car Insurance Phi April 26, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Yeah that’s really foolish….did he think he wouldn’t get caught?

Roman April 29, 2010 at 6:24 am

In Ukraine they probably wont get caught 9 out of 10 times… but still yeah, pretty stupid…

smash June 4, 2010 at 6:11 am

Is the marching troop in the picture a real army troop? Or a bunch of models??? All I can say is wow

Roman June 6, 2010 at 2:45 pm

Yes it is a women’s brigade in the Ukrainian army… :)

Sanalika Hileleri July 13, 2010 at 8:41 am

Yeah that’s really foolish….did he think he wouldn’t get caught?….

Gurgaon Search Engine November 22, 2010 at 11:49 pm

wah ! what a post here Military commander whose they are lady . really good.

Hotels in Delhi May 9, 2012 at 5:14 am

is it the difference that now ukraine Military force has lady commander and now they are using Cap instead of Helmet.

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