Vintage tank in middle of society; stands as a mute spectator still fighting against time


This tank can be seen on the outskirts of RC Nagar i.e Beyond Guru Prasad Colony on the way to Mandolli village.

It is lying here since ages and sources say it is lying here from 1960, when the Indian army used Belgaum(now Belagavi) as a base station to over power the Portugese in Goa.


The tank has been lying there for more than 50 years now and it is a Derelict Sherman DD Tank.

Vintage Tank in Belagavi
 Photo Courtesy: Cijoy [[email protected]/]Post processing on this image done in Photoshop by Nikky Abraham.
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  1. Can anyone pls point out the locations of these tanks on googleearth? I’m in Bangalore and would like to go and see these in person someday. but for now googleearth should do just fine… Moreever it will help in locating these whenever I can manage the time for a bgm visit

  2. i have seen another. just after macche industrial estate, you trun right towards what was formely nandi cemicals, now taken over by oilgear towler [ployhydron group], baman wadi cross. you go down the dirt road for about 3/4km you see a similar tank – it is said that these two tanks were abondend at the time of goa libration ie 1961

  3. Actually , there is another tank near it . those 2 tanks are facing each other as if they are going to attack each other

  4. hi,

    This tank I think is the one that is below the watve colony on the left hand side of the mandoli road.

    well there is one more beyond bammanwaDi near piranwaDi. Both these have been discarded at the same time looks like..


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