Re: [G104] M4A3 in Peru
- A few years back, a fellow in Peru said he would try to get the data from
those Shermans & Stuarts...
The particular type of hull lifting rings would indicate both tanks were
originally accepted at Ford on or before Jan, 1943. As with most surviving
Shermans, they appear to have had a hodge podge of wartime & postwar
upgrades. You can see where infantry phones had been installed on the right
rear. The way the bullet splash on the front engine deck panels has been cut
away suggests they once had the torsion bar hinges for the engine deck
doors. EP 161 was probably rebuilt once during WW II & again by Bowen
McLaughlin York in the early 1950s. EP 150 looks closer to as built, so
maybe just one rebuild in the 50s. P-O, the Ford M4A3 you photo'd in the lot
at Saumur is the most intriquing surviving example. That one "says" US Army
WW II combat veteran tank to me.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Hanno Spoelstra" <HL.Spoelstra@...>
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Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 4:47 AM
Subject: [G104] M4A3 in Peru
5-museusperu and scroll down to see pitures of an M4A3 preserved at Museo
Histórico Militar Real Felipe, Callao, Peru.