The Soviet era tank was used during the shooting of the feature film World War Z in Budapest , in which Pitt stars.
The tank will be transported to the actor’s Los Angeles home, informs Daily Mail.
The first T-54 prototype was launched in March 1945, before the end of World War II. The vehicle weighing 36 tonnes entered full production in 1947, becoming the main tank for the Soviet army.
The T-54/55 tank became the most-produced in history, with a production ranging 86,000 to 110,000 units.
One might think Pitt would want to stay away from weaponry after a recent raid from a SWAT team in the warehouse holding weapons being used in the movie.
A source told Us Magazine: “The film is already over budget and over schedule, Brad is furious.”
Hajdu Janos and Zsolt Bodnar, the director and deputy director of Hungary ‘s Anti-Terrorism Unit, said: “We can confirm that weapons were confiscated at an airport.”
“A private plane brought guns wrapped in a parcel from a company to an individual [in Budapest ]. Guns like these are highly illegal to transport even if they were to used as stage guns, which hopefully they weren’t.”
Representatives of anti-terrorist troops from Hungary said that the weapons were sent abroad by a private company in Budapest and that these models are illegal, even if they were used as props.
Apparently, documents claimed that the weaponry was non-functional, but turned out to be in working order.
Brad Pitt’s company Plan B Entertainment, who co-produces World War Z had no involvement in the confusion.
The movie is scheduled to be released in December 2012.