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General Motors - Fisher Body Division, Grand Blanc, Genesee County, Michigan, USA

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Location Category ID:
72930
Added to Database:
28 October 2010
Last Edited:
28 October 2010
Address: 10800 S Saginaw St, Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Telephone:
Email:
Opening Times:
Official Website: GM
Other Links: Wikipedia
Latitude, Longitude: 42.93531235 , -83.64453793
Location Accuracy: 7
Tanks Previously Here: Models of tank built here:
1: M4A2 Sherman Tank - M4A2 (Primary manufacturer)
2: M4A2 Sherman CIRD Mineroller (Primary manufacturer)
3: M4A3 Sherman Tank - M4A3 (Late Production) (Sole manufacturer)
4: M4A2 (76) HVSS Sherman Tank - M4A2 (76) HVSS (Sole manufacturer early 1945)
5: M4A3E2 Sherman Jumbo Heavy Tank - M4A3E2 Jumbo (Sole manufacturer - 254 built June-July 1944)
6: M10 Gun Motor Carriage (Sole manufacturer September 1942-December 1943)
7: M10 Gun Motor Carriage - M10A1 (Secondary manufacturer September-November 1943)
8: M36 Gun Motor Carriage (Primary manufacturer of complete vehicles)
9: M36B1 Gun Motor Carriage (Sole converter from M4A3 October-December 1944)
10: M36B2 Gun Motor Carriage (Sole manufacturer of base M10 and all turrets)
11: T26E1 Tank (Sole manufacturer 1944)
12: M26 Pershing Tank - M26 (Primary manufacturer November 1944 - End 1945)
13: M26A1 Pershing Tank (Primary manufacturer November 1944 - End 1945)
14: T92 Howitzer Motor Carriage (Presumed manufacturer 1944)
15: M48 Patton Tank - M48 (Additional manufacturer from April 1952)
16: M48A1 Tank (Additional manufacturer from April 1952)
17: M48A3 Tank (Additional manufacturer of base M48A1 from April 1952)
18: M48A5 Tank (Additional manufacturer of base M48A1 from April 1952)
19: M48A5E1 Tank (Additional manufacturer of base M48A1 from April 1952)
20: M18 Hellcat Gun Motor Carriage - M18 (Sole manufacturer)
21: T88 Gun Motor Carriage (Probable sole manufacturer)
22: M39 Armoured Utility Vehicle (Probable sole manufacturer)



This plant was opened in 1942. It originally built tanks for World War II as the Grand Blanc Tank Arsenal, and is still sometimes called the ‘Tank Plant’. It was transferred to the Buick-Oldsmobile-Cadillac Group (BOC) in 1984 and later to the newly formed Cadillac Luxury Car Division (not to be confused with the Cadillac Motor Car Division). Originally it produced pressed metal parts. Most recently operated by the Metal Fabricating Division, this plant has all but eliminated its metal stamping operations, and now serves as a corporation-wide weld tooling centre. (Source: Wikipedia).

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May, 1943

“T20 medium tank, Pilot #1, after completion at the Fisher Body Division of General Motors”
1: “T20 medium tank, Pilot #1, after completion at the Fish...

Taken: May, 1943
Contributor: Wikimedia
Location Photo ID: 355
Added: 29 October 2010
Views: 102
Has Priority: 0
    

    

    

1942

“A Sherman M-4 tank is fitted with tracks at a Fisher Body plant in 1942”, photo from DetNews.com
2: “A Sherman M-4 tank is fitted with tracks at a Fisher Bo...

Taken: 1942 (Estimated)
Contributor: CRFU
Location Photo ID: 356
Added: 29 October 2010
Views: 186
Has Priority: 20