Re: [G104] Interesting Sherman related photo from Freeman Field Recovery Team on Facebook
- Op Wo, 19 juni, 2013 8:25 pm schreef LouL:
> This photo of what appears to be Sherman turrets and a couple of strippedLouL,
> hulls appeared today on the Freeman Field Recovery Teams Facebook page.No
> explanation was given.Perhaps scrapping?
These look like Sherman tanks going through a rebuild programme. After
training in the US, the early production Sherman tanks were stripped down
(as in the picture), rebuilt, and to a certain extent upgraded with
The US troops sent overseas were equipped with new-built Shermans tanks.
The rebuit tanks later came back into the theatres of operation as
replacement tanks to make up for the losses. But the majority of the
rebuilt tanks seem to have been allocated to US allies through the MDAP
programme after WW2.
- I suspect Freeman Field Recovery Teams "borrowed" that photo from a webpage that P-O & I did about Fisher M4A3(75)W Shermans ...I came across the pix at the US Archives & they show turrets left over from the retriever conversion program at Baldwin Locomotive Works.They are an example of WW II recycling.Fisher took some of those turrets & reused them on some late production M4A3(75)Ws.Joe
From: "LouL" <louc60@...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 2:25 PM
Subject: [G104] Interesting Sherman related photo from Freeman Field Recovery Team on Facebook
>This photo of what appears to be Sherman turrets and a couple of stripped hulls appeared today on the Freeman Field Recovery Teams Facebook page.No explanation was given.Perhaps scrapping?
- A few years back, we had talked about Sabine Sally the M4A3 at Norwich U in Vermont."Bob Rubino and his team (at Mil-Spec) returned this factory new Sherman to Sabine Field on April 30, 2013."Joe