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Wednesday 24th August 2016
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What happens to exploded tanks after battles?


I was watching Great Tank Battles on Discovery Channel and wondered: after battles, they cleared bodies, but did they go back into the desert to clear up the remainder of the tanks?
Brian, High Wycombe


** Definitive **
Name: Ryan, St Albans
Qualification: Former Tank Commander
Answer: If depends what you mean by blown up. If it’s suffered damage, then they will retrieve it, repair it and put it back into usage again. If it’s been completely destroyed, most of the time, they will leave it there. They will only reclaim it if there are parts they can re-use.

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