These Abandoned War Tanks Will Leave You Speechless

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The introduction of military tanks markedly changed the way humans wage war. Their sheer mass is psychologically intimidating, almost as if they tap into our primal fears of immense predatory animals. In addition, they are clearly designed to for human slaughter while protecting those inflicting the harm. It’s no wonder images of tanks seem haunting. Here are unforgettable images of abandoned war tanks that evoke all the pathos of viewing war machines plus the futility of their dereliction.

1. Kharkov Soviet Tank Graveyard, Ukraine

This massive, heavily guarded tank graveyard in the Ukraine contains a sea of discarded Soviet tanks, many manufactured over fifty years ago. This location was previously a busy tank repair facility, but with newer, more technologically advanced models coming in, these older versions silently decay.