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T-34 am Sowjetischen Ehrenmal im Tiergarten.jpg
A decommissioned tank which generally remains in one place Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: historic
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may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
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Status: in use

A tag for a decommissioned  tank which generally remains in one place. Often a tourist attraction, monument, or gate guardian. A tank is an armoured motor vehicle designed for front-line combat. Manoeuvrability is provided by tracks rather than rubber tyres. The main gun is usually mounted in a rotating turret.

How to map

Preferably place a node node at the location of the tank and use historic=tank. If the tank is a tourist attraction, then add tourism=attraction.

For a covered tank use covered=* or on a separate area building=roof.


  • Occasionally, decommissioned tanks and other military vehicles are used to commemorate people or events, which can be indicated by a name or an inscription somewhere on the installation. In this case, war_memorial=yes can be used. Do not tag tanks that commemorate nothing as memorials.
  • For historic vehicles which are not tanks see historic=vehicle

Additional tags

  • name=* - if there is an actual name or distinguishing number marked on the tank NB this is not the model or type of tank
  • operator=* - indicates the operator or name of the company operating this tank
  • manufacturer=* - the builder of the tank, if known. manufacturer:wikidata=* and manufacturer:wikipedia=* can also be added.
  • model=* - for the model (type) of tank. model:wikidata=* and model:wikipedia=* can be added as well.
  • description=* - description for more information
  • wikipedia=* - the Wikipedia page of that specific tank, not just that model in general.
  • wikidata=* - the Wikidata page of that specific tank, not just that model in general.
  • wikimedia_commons=* - to link to a file photo of this exact tank
  • ref=* - if there is a reference number (e.g. registration number) on the tank as well as a name
  • tourism=attraction - to mark it as a tourist attraction
  • heritage=* - if registered by an official heritage organisation