Military Goods and Vehicles
junked rocket

Sometimes damaged military vehicles and other goods like this crazy rocket get left behind by accident.

Arthur S. Aubry/Getty Images

It might not be a common sight in the United States to see a giant tank in someone's front yard, but collectors of military goods worldwide buy, show and use government-issue military pieces. Sometimes these private collections make their way to salvage yards as they change hands over time. And today, online "junkyards" sell everything from 15,000-pound British tanks to Czech and Russian reconnaissance trucks, all available for purchase and delivery via the Internet. Government auctions are another common way to unload military stores, and row upon row of vehicles may fill lots until items are sold and shipped. Sometimes there are stocks of junked military vehicles and other goods on accident, too, like when forces succumb to attack and scarred vehicles get left behind at the site.