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Sd.Kfz.251 ‘Hanomag’ – Victory Park, Moscow (38595288612).jpg
A decommissioned vehicle 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 road or off-road motor vehicle (military or civilian) which has become a tourist attraction, a museum exhibit, or a gate guardian and generally remains in one place.


  • Volkspolizei's Trabant 601 [1]
  • Kim Il-sung's ZIS-110 Limousine in Seoul [2]\

There is a more specific tag historic=tank for decommissioned tanks. For railway vehicles, see historic=locomotive for a railway engine (aka locomotive) and historic=railway_car for a railway car.

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Tag Notes
historic=vehicle for the node or the outline of the vehicle
name=* if there is an actual name marked on the vehicle
tourism=attraction to mark it as a tourist attraction

Vehicle or memorial?

Occasionally, decommissioned vehicles are used to commemorate people or events, which is indicated by a name or an inscription somewhere on the installation. In this case, historic=memorial can be used. Do not tag vehicles that commemorate nothing as memorials.

Additonal tags

Tag Notes
operator=* Operator of the vehicle.
vehicle:type=* General type of vehicle (e.g., troop carrier, armoured car, tractor, or truck) [proposed].
manufacturer=*, manufacturer:wikidata=* and manufacturer:wikipedia=* Manufacturer of the vehicle.
model=*, model:wikidata=* and model:wikipedia=* Model of the vehicle.
ref=* if there is a reference number (e.g. serial number) on the vehicle as well as a name
start_date=* Production date of the vehicle, or date the vehicle was placed at its location.
wikipedia=* Wikipedia page of this specific historic vehicle, if there is one.
wikidata=* Wikidata page of this historic vehicle, if there is one.
wikimedia_commons=* link to a file photo of this exact vehicle.

Similar tags

  • historic=aircraft - a decomissioned aircraft which remains in one place
  • historic=locomotive - a decomissioned railway engine (aka locomotive) which generally remains in one place
  • historic=railway_car - a decomissioned railway car (aka truck) which generally remains in one place
  • historic=ship - a decomissioned ship or submarine which generally remains in one place
  • historic=tank - a decomissioned tank which generally remains in one place