Officially, such places are called conservation vehicle facilities, unofficially sedimentation tanks, but I prefer the term — “vehicle graveyard”. Most of the trucks from such places leave them only as scrap metal, when, having completely decomposed into components and assemblies (living parts are stored or used for routine repairs).
The place for such trucks graveyards is “chosen” by the most unexpected ones. Such cemeteries of vehicles can be found both in a deep forest and among urban new buildings. The trucks in the photos below are located close to private houses and a horse farm. Despite the army’s past, there is no secrecy of such facilities, and they are usually located on the territory of old military units that have served their time.
Abandoned Trucks in the pictures is not a shadow of its former greatness, but only one of the many places in which vehicles that has spent its resource ends up. Although, the volumes and reserves of the Soviet Union are still amazing.
Despite the fact that usually the old trucks at such graveyards is unpresentable and looks abandoned, it is definitely impossible to call it ownerless. Even after the write-off, it continues to be listed under the inventory numbers, awaiting disposal. It happens that the cars are in an “open field”, but in our case, due to the proximity of the private sector, the cars were surrounded by a fence.
The stunning photos of rusty trucks were taken by Nordskif & Co. Nordskif & Co are professional photographers and urban explorers, which share their stories with followers.
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