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Stage 26 Oct 05 02:54

Name This Tank
 
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This is a picture I took of a tank I just discovered in a public park here in St. Louis.
Now, it looks kinda like a Sherman to me but I could be wrong. Anyone?

Leftie 26 Oct 05 02:58

M3 Sherman

Mountain Man 26 Oct 05 03:06

Based on the barrel, I'm tempted to say it's an Israeli upgrade to the 105mm gun.

Blackcloud6 26 Oct 05 03:12

M4A3E8 (76) Sherman

Leftie 26 Oct 05 03:40

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Originally Posted by Blackcloud6
M4A3E8 (76) Sherman

I stand corrected. Good eye Blackcloud6.

Stage 26 Oct 05 03:55

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Here's a couple more views

dhuffjr 26 Oct 05 11:04

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Originally Posted by MountainMan
Based on the barrel, I'm tempted to say it's an Israeli upgrade to the 105mm gun.

I'm not sure of the rest of the profile but I know the turrents had a large counter weight at the back on the Israeli mods.

Siberian HEAT 26 Oct 05 11:07

Which park is that in? I might be tempted to swing by next time I am visiting friends in St. Louis.

CPangracs 26 Oct 05 11:12

I think I'll call it "Suzy"! ;)

LRB 26 Oct 05 13:11

Come on guys, it's a Sherman, lets try and be a bit more difficult :)

No award unless you can identify which plant made it.

Mountain Man 26 Oct 05 13:43

The plant in Dearborn, Michigan. The plant foreman was a guy named Joe, and the welding was done by Tony from Chicago. :D

Blackcloud6 26 Oct 05 13:52

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No award unless you can identify which plant made it.
No, not Dearborn! It was made at the Tank Plant on the Detroit Arsenal in Warren/Centerline MI. I am now about 500 yards from that building it was built in.

It is probably a Korean War/post-Korean war vintage Shermie

Not sure if it's a wet stowage version or not.... :)

MLaPanzer 26 Oct 05 16:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blackcloud6
No, not Dearborn! It was made at the Tank Plant on the Detroit Arsenal in Warren/Centerline MI. I am now about 500 yards from that building it was built in.

It is probably a Korean War/post-Korean war vintage Shermie

Not sure if it's a wet stowage version or not.... :)

Hey BC didn't I tell you to stop waisting my dime and get back to work.
Jeez Government employee's :laugh:

Doctor Sinister 26 Oct 05 18:26

Took the liberty of moving this out of "Off-Topic". You can't get much more "On" topic than this! :D

Dr. S.

Duncan 26 Oct 05 18:31

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Originally Posted by Blackcloud6
M4A3E8 (76) Sherman

Correct. It has the horzontal volute spring suspension and the upgraded turret. These are the two visible things that make it identifiable as an M4A3.

Edit: It probably is WWII vintage. I know about 1700 were built in 1942 to 1943. It did have wet stowage.


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