Going through the previous albums on the captured tanks of the Pakistani Army, a reader tends to ask, so what happened to the erstwhile Patton Nagar? What happened to the captured tanks? The erstwhile Patton Nagar ceased from existence within an year from the 1965 War, where most of the captured tanks and armoured vehicles were carted away to different parts of the country. These tanks found themselves as prized possessions, displayed on street corners, in traffic islands and as memorials in army cantonments across the country. Many establishments like the Indian Military Academy, the National Defence Academy among others received these tanks to be displayed on their campuses. When the Armoured Corps Tank Museum opened in Ahmednagar, it had about five captured tanks on display maintained in excellent condition. Air Headquarters too took its share of trophy tanks, carting away a few of the T-59s from Longewala to be displayed in the Air Force Museum & Headquarters. Most of the times, the civic authorities of various cities received these tanks as gifts from formations based in that particular city/town. One T-55 armoured regiment takes the pain of hauling a complete Sherman tank across the country, where ever they are posted or moved to. On view in this album are the color pictures of the survivors today.
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