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UNIQUE ID 1068: M4A4 SHERMAN DOZER

Caserma Ugo Mara, Solbiate Olona, Italy

(Location: External Display Area)


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Unique ID: 1068
Added to Database: November 2009
Last Edited: November 2009
Type (ID): Sherman (1380)
Model (ID): M4A4 Sherman (1384)
Location Category (ID): Caserma Ugo Mara (5155)
Location (ID): External Display Area (5155)
Serial Number: 21596 (source: M. Foti).
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: Distinctive casting mark in the turret rear indicating the turret was manufactured by American Steel Foundries Cast Armor Plant in East Chicago, Indiana, USA. Unit marking painted on superstructure sides (red, blue, yellow and green rectangles indicating a Battalion Commander in a four company battalion). Fitted with rubber chevron track.
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Location History:
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1: Detroit Tank Arsenal / TACOM, Warren, Macomb County, Michigan, USA (Sole M4A4 manufacturer July 1942-September 1943)
2: Caserma Ugo Mara, Solbiate Olona, Varese, Lombardy, Italy (Current location)


Text in original Preserved American Tanks publication:

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Text in Preserved American Tanks Update:

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Text in original Preserved Tanks In Italy publication:

This Sherman Dozer is missing its dozer blade but retains the mountings for it on its suspension. It also has unusual fittings on the hull sides; these may be for carrying spare track blocks.


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February 2010

Front left view
1: Front left view

Taken: 8 February 2010
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 2685
Added: 10 February 2010
Filename: IMG0220_...
Views: 104
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Rear right view
2: Rear right view

Taken: 8 February 2010
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 2686
Added: 10 February 2010
Filename: IMG0236_...
Views: 109
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Rear view
3: Rear view

Taken: 8 February 2010
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 2687
Added: 10 February 2010
Filename: IMG0237_...
Views: 102
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Close-up of hull rear
4: Close-up of hull rear

Taken: 8 February 2010
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 2688
Added: 10 February 2010
Filename: IMG0234_...
Views: 119
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Close-up of dozer fittings
5: Close-up of dozer fittings

Taken: 8 February 2010
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 2689
Added: 10 February 2010
Filename: IMG0239_...
Views: 118
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Close-up of dozer fittings
6: Close-up of dozer fittings

Taken: 8 February 2010
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 2690
Added: 10 February 2010
Filename: IMG0240_...
Views: 123
Select/Has Priority: 21/0