Tank graveyard in Ukraine (link)

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  1. #1 CitroenSM, Mar 4, 2014
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    Tank graveyard i Ukraine (link)

    Perhaps they should have held on to them: Hundreds of rusting tanks abandoned in secret Ukrainian depot unveiled as Russia's armoured vehicles line its streets

    * There are more than 400 abandoned tanks at the plant in a secret, heavily guarded depot in the town of Kharkiv
    * The depot is in the Slobozhanshchyna region of eastern Ukraine - just 20 miles from the border with Russia
    * Photographer Pavel Itkin, 18, was able to sneak into the heavily monitored site without being spotted by guards
    * He spent two hours walking around the barely-used repair centre taking photographs of old tanks and engines


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2572149/Stunning-images-huge-abandoned-tank-graveyard-Ukraine-machines-come-retirement-tensions-Russia-continue-escalate.html#ixzz2uz9qhMxe
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  2. Tank graveyard i Ukraine (link)

    I have a feeling that it is going to get a whole lot busier there.
     
  3. Tank graveyard i Ukraine (link)

    oooo nice

    Not surprised to see that there are no T-80s. Mostly T-72s with the occasional T-64.
     
  4. Tank graveyard i Ukraine (link)

    the whole of ukraine will be a graveyard
     
  5. Kharkiv plant was big in its day. Together with the Kirov plant they were responsible for the most advanced Soviet tanks.

    The T-64 that was conceived in Kharkiv was a bit of a new tank. It was the first MBT with:

    -Composite armour

    -A smoothbore cannon

    -An autoloader
     

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