Operation Desert Storm. Iraqi armor captured intact, February 1991. Most enemy armor not destroyed by allied aircraft was knocked out during the ground war. We came across this one intact, fueled up, and abandoned. The crew had even left their stick with a white flag on it inside. Other Iraqi tanks and APCs that fought us didn't last long.
30 Abandoned Tanks and Armoured Vehicles It’s not only wrecked tanks that litter former and current conflict zones. Other armoured vehicles, including remote controlled mine hunters and missile trucks, are commonplace in warzones, their bleached shells lying abandoned, transformed into amusements for local children and unusual havens for desert and jungle wildlife. Completely beyond repair with almost zero market for the salvage of their metal, most will linger on for many more decades