Know The Reason Tanks Are Placed In Public Places

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There are quite a lot of equipments used by the armies during the wars, but one that remains of significance is Army tanks. A tank is a powerful, armoured and highly mobile fighting vehicle which served as a backbone for countries during wars including India.

A lot of these abandoned tanks can be easily spotted outside defense establishments, camps, and government residential spaces, but did you know they are symbolic of a war’s history in more than one way?

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The long pipe-like structure ahead of the tank is called a barrel which is either pumped up, down or at parallel to the ground depending if the tank won, lost or was used as a symbol of peace between two countries during wartime.

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If the barrel of the tank is kept high it means that the tank has taken part in the war and won but now decommissioned.

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If the barrel of the tank is kept down, then it was captured from enemy camp after defeating them during a war.

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If the barrel is kept at a normal position to the ground, then it was used during peace time or it can be a replica or model.

Although army tanks have become a forgotten history now, the next time you’ll see a tank, you’d know about its fate during wartime.

 

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