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eh. Nothing that can't be recovered and repaired for later service.

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Correct. On the start of the battle many tanks got hit on the road, it got completely jammed for vehicles to pass, so YNA(JNA) decided to clean the road by sending armoured recovery vehicle. Naturally they also got hit.
After a while, the line was pushed, so they removed those that were still in good shape. First line of defence was constantly changing, one day YPA would take it, than the other day Croatian defenders would reclaim the lost...

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Battle of Vukovar was fought from August to November of 1991 and was but one chapter in the Croatian War of Independence (1991-1995).

As part of the 87-day siege of Vukovar, a large column of M-84s and armored personnel carriers are said to have barreled into the town, ready to flatten all that lay in their path. However, the armored vehicles of the Serb-controlled Yugoslav People's Army were defeated, and the road on which the vehicles lay stricken became known as groblje tenkova, or “graveyard of tanks”. Around 400 - 600 tanks and APC were destroyed in and around Vukovar.
Anti tank weapons used by Croats were M79 Osa, M80 Zolja, RPG 7 and other (including AT land mines).
Destroyed tanks on pictures are Yugoslav M-84, T-55 and T-34/85 (yes YPA/JNA still used it in 1991., mostly for infantry support).

The battle lasted for 87-days. More info on the battle: En.wikipedia.org

This pictures I uploaded are not here to bring hatred, but to show the amazing courage of Croatian defenders that were outnumbered and had to face one big war machine.
It also show how tanks can end when they go to deep in town without a proper strategy or infantry support.

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