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Re: [G104] M4A3 in Peru

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  • Joe DeMarco
    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
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 6, 2011
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      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.

      Joe




      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Hanno Spoelstra" <HL.Spoelstra@...>
      To: "Sherman Register mailing list" <G104@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 4:47 AM
      Subject: [G104] M4A3 in Peru


      All,

      See
      http://www.alide.com.br/joomla/index.php/component/content/article/34-ed33/4
      5-museusperu and scroll down to see pitures of an M4A3 preserved at Museo
      Histórico Militar Real Felipe, Callao, Peru.

      Regards,
      Hanno
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