ell, that wasn't too hard. Got the monster in the garage and took it apart. With 4 major chunks - 2 end caps, the body, and the rotor - shipping may not be impossible after all. Just do it with separate parcels.
Ivan's visiting his out-laws today, and he has a better camera than the antique 1 MP unit I've got. So the quality pics will have to wait until he's back.