Abandoned War relics

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  1. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    U.S. Huey helicopter in Cu Chi, Vietnam.

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    Abandoned US tank, Vietnam

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    "Grey Ghost" Hornet from WWII

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    Japanese war tank from WWII, Wake Island

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    US Sherman tank destroyed by a I.E.D. in WWII, Palau

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    Sherman tank at Invasion Beach

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    Abandoned US Military WWII trucks, France.

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    US B-17 "Flying Fortress" from WWII, Papua New Guinea

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    Plane still stuck in a tree, Papua New Guinea


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    WWII American Stuart tank, Kohinggo Island that was destroyed by Japanese forces.


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    WWII Japanese Cannons, Solomon Islands

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    Abandoned Iraqi tanks from the Iraq War


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    suckemnuckledus Well-Known Member

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    Love it! Someone find every politician who was given a deferment and post them as being chicken shit. Great Photos!
     
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    which war was it that they were in papua, new guinea?
     
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    WW2
     
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    That's a lot of material for @eliasbboy to make theme pens out of. :bigthink
     
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    STUART TANK FOUND UNDER FRENCH ROAD A World War II U.S. tank that was part of the 1944 D-Day invasion force that recaptured France was discovered buried under a street at Chartres, 90 km southwest of Paris in 2009. The M5 Belonged to Company B 31st Tank Bn 7th Armored Division. Apparently, after being hit by a Panzerfaust in the right track, the crew got out alive, but had to hide for 3 days before getting to the lines of the 23rd Armored Infantry Bn..
    After being abandoned the M5 was further demolished by Wehrmacht Engineers before they withdrew from the area. American Engineers bulldozed it into a bomb crater to get it out of the way.
     
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    This is a little known area that you can visit in Miami. Interesting history.
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    The Nike Missile Site HM-69 (also known as Hole in the Donut or Everglades Nike Site or Missile Base) is a former Nike-Hercules missile base, now listed as a historic site west of Homestead, Florida, United States. It is located on Long Pine Key Road in the Everglades National Park. The site with 22 buildings opened in 1964 and closed in 1979 when it was turned over to the National Park Service.

    The Homestead-Miami Defense Area was established as a result of the Cuban Missile Crisis, and was the last fixed air defense missile system to remain in operation in the continental United States. HM-69 was the westernmost of the Nike-Hercules sites ringing Miami.[2] The south Florida sites were unique in operating an anti-tactical ballistic missile version of the Nike-Hercules, intended to intercept missiles fired from Cuba.[3] A proportion of the district's missiles were armed with nuclear warheads.[4]

    The battery was initially stationed in temporary facilities from 1962 to 1965 just outside the park entrance at a site near State Road 9336.[5] Construction of the completed Battery A, as it was known, was completed in 1964 in a portion of the park known as the "Hole in the Donut", formerly occupied by Iori Farms.[6] [7] The launch site consisted of three above-ground launch units, each with four missiles. Above-ground units were required in the Everglades due to the high water table.[8] A mobile HIPAR radar unit provided radar coverage.[2] The fire control site was located to the north and is used by the Park Service as the Daniel Beard Research Center.
     
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  9. Mojopin

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    Got one of these for Europe?
     
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    [​IMG]This may be a Chaffee light tank used by the French at Dien Bien Phu in Northern Viet Nam in the 1950's. This was yet another French military defeat, which pretty much wrapped up their time in Indochina. They parachuted in a small army into the middle of nowhere, far away from most civilization, hoping the Viet Mihn (communists) would attack them and be shot to pieces. Well, they did attack them, and over a few months they wore the French down and captured the lot.

    What's interesting to me about this photo is that these tanks were flown in in pieces and assembled on-site before being used.

    http://ftr.wot-news.com/2014/06/29/chaffees-at-dien-bien-phu-part-i/

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    There are tons of videos on YouTube of old WW2 tanks being yanked out of swamps, rivers, lakes, etc. Some of them are in pretty good shape.
    This one seems to be a T34 of 1942 vintage that was captured by Germans and put into use.
     
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    Cool pics, makes me think of --

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    My BIL makes a living out of going to France and photographing WWI battlefields. There are all sorts of abandoned ordnance, vehicles and other equipment from 100 years ago still there. Remarkable when you think they had another big hoohah there just 25 years later...

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    Relic of the Cold War.

    Soviet Space Shuttle sits abandoned after the building it was originally stored in collapsed during an earthquake in 2002.

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    anybody know where they keep that plane from the old Fairchild crash?

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    Whenever i see these big huge planes cashing, I can never help but wonder at point exactly, the people in the cockpit actually die in this. Fuckin crazy.
     
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    dont be silly, they used their ejector seats to escape..

    ...didnt they?

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    Instantly on impact would be a good guess.
     
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    Not every time though.
     
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    I guarantee you that everybody in that crash died immediately on impact and that the chances of anybody surviving the initial impact of any crash where any large aircraft nose-dives into the ground anything like whatever you meant by "these huge planes crashing" is so close to zero that it's zero. If you're including crash landings and other crashes that are much different than the one in the video, then it's kind of a dopey question to ask in the first place.
     
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