Re: use of asbestos in Sherman tanks
- At 19:25 16-9-2005 -0400, you wrote:
>My name is Stan Karwowski and my dad was a tank commander, British 8thArmy, Second Polish Corps. My question is: in the manufacturing process of
the sherman tank, did they use asbestos?
>My father was and is a non-smoker and has been diagnosed with lung cancerthat is a type found with asbestos patients. That is why I am asking the
>Thank you for your kind assistance in this matter.Dear Stan,
As far as I can tell, asbestos was not used in great quantities used in the
manufacturing process of the Sherman tank, other than small quantities for
use in exhaust seals or similar. I know before WW2, there were various types
of tanks lined with asbestos on the inside for use in hot climates. But this
practice was not used on Sherman tanks.
I will forward this e-mail to the Sherman Register mailing list
(http://groups.yahoo.com/group/G104), where any of the list members will
surely correct me if I'm wrong. If any further information surfaces, I will
forward it to you.
I wish you and your father the best of luck.