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Fish reef made from tanks.
For a number of years the US government has had a policy of destruction of all armoured vehicles rather than selling them as surplus. Those that have been lucky enough to have escaped this edict have been given as aid to foreign countries and have a destruction clause attached to the aid agreement. A small number of vehicles have ended up in approved US museums and tend to remain US government property.
In the case of the vehicles shown in this article they are cleaned of oil etc, have armaments removed and are then dumped at sea (off Florida) to form artificial reefs. Contrary to what the greenies may want you to think, fish love this sort of thing, it is only us collectors that hate it.
As you can see, they are quite complete, although trashed.
This vehicle looks like it came straight from service!
My thanks to Ray, USA.
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