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UNIQUE ID 1841: M4 (105) SHERMAN TANK

Armourgeddon, Husbands Bosworth, Britain

(Location: Workshop)


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Unique ID:

1841
Added to Database:
30 October 2011
Last Edited:
6 December 2011
Type (ID):
Model (ID):
M4 (105) Sherman (1340)
M4 (105) (1340)
Location Category (ID):
Location (ID):
Armourgeddon (3500)
Workshop (3504)
Serial Number: 57556: “57556” stamped into rear towing lugs.
13284 (mantlet): “13284” stamped into mantlet.
B7238064 (gun barrel): “B7238064” stamped into top of gun barrel near mantlet.
4288 (gun mounting): “4288” cast into gun mounting.
Registration: 30104238: “USA 30104238” barely visible painted on side when originally recovered.
Name: “LUCKY SEVEN” and dice marking previously painted on left hull side.
Other Identification: “E6257 [C] S” cast into mantlet. White stars previously painted on transmission cover and hull and turret sides.
Collection Reference:
Links: HMVF
Sherman Register – Netherlands
YouTube – Arrival
YouTube – Engine
Countryside La Vie
ALSW Blog
BBC
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Detroit Tank Arsenal / TACOM, Warren, Macomb County, Michigan, USA (Sole manufacturer)
2: Unknown Location, The Netherlands (Military range until mid-1990s)
3: Ardennen Poteau '44 Museum, Poteau, Recht, Liège Province, Belgium (Until ca mid-2000s)
4: Gilis Collection, Turnhout, Kempen Region, Antwerp Province, Belgium (Until late 2010)
5: Armourgeddon, Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire, East Midlands, Britain (Current location)


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This Sherman was at the Poteau Museum for some years then went to Guy Gilis in Belgium before being bought by Armourgeddon in July 2010. Overall it was largely complete internally. However the running gear required a lot of attention and the engine was in a poor state, due in part to the oily petrol residue and burning resulting from being used as a target for petrol bombs. (Source: Sharky/HMVF).
Many Sherman tanks were used as Molotov cocktail training aids on Dutch ranges. Because of environmental concerns they were all removed in about the 1980s. This one was deemed not recoverable, which is why it initially survived the so-called ‘Tank Slag’ (tank battle), the clean-up of the ranges. At some point in time it was still going to be recovered and sent off for scrap, but Hanno Spoelstra, together with a RNLA Major, secured its future in the early 1990s. At that time “USA 30104238” was still barely visible on its side. It was found out that it was one of thirty M4 (105) Shermans supplied to the Netherlands by the USA through MDAP from 1951 onwards, out of a total of about 250. Later it was traded to a group of restorers in exchange for parts and restoration work on an M10 with 17-pdr gun. This group sold it to the museum in Belgium. (Source: H. Spoelstra/HMVF).
The Sherman arrived at Armourgeddon in January 2011, and the engine was removed the same month. It has since been more completely dismantled so that it can undergo a complete restoration. The turret was removed in March and stripped, sand blasted and repainted in May 2011. The hull since has been sand blasted and repainted. Most internal components are out of the hull and are being restored and repainted before being replaced back inside. The engine was first run up in November 2011.


Images - Photographs and NavPix (click to expand or browse)

October, 2011

Upper front right view
1: Upper front right view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5933
Added: November, 2011
Filename: IMG-6526...
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Upper front view
2: Upper front view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5934
Added: November, 2011
Filename: IMG-6524...
Views: 69
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Upper front left view
3: Upper front left view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5935
Added: November, 2011
Filename: IMG-6525...
Views: 80
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Upper rear left view
4: Upper rear left view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5936
Added: November, 2011
Filename: IMG-6527...
Views: 73
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Upper rear right view
5: Upper rear right view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5937
Added: November, 2011
Filename: IMG-6529...
Views: 57
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Front right view
6: Front right view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5938
Added: November, 2011
Filename: IMG-6505...
Views: 49
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Front view
7: Front view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5939
Added: November, 2011
Filename: IMG-6504...
Views: 58
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Front left view
8: Front left view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5940
Added: November, 2011
Filename: IMG-6506...
Views: 47
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Rear left view
9: Rear left view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5941
Added: November, 2011
Filename: IMG-6507...
Views: 57
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Rear view
10: Rear view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5942
Added: November, 2011
Filename: IMG-6508...
Views: 56
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Rear right view
11: Rear right view

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5943
Added: November, 2011
Filename: IMG-6509...
Views: 50
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Interior, viewed from front
12: Interior, viewed from front

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5944
Added: 2 November 2011
Filename: IMG-6518...
Views: 105
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Interior, viewed from front
13: Interior, viewed from front

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5945
Added: 2 November 2011
Filename: IMG-6517...
Views: 69
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Turret
14: Turret

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5946
Added: 2 November 2011
Filename: IMG-6482...
Views: 66
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Turret
15: Turret

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5947
Added: 2 November 2011
Filename: IMG-6484...
Views: 103
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Main gun and mantlet
16: Main gun and mantlet

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5948
Added: 2 November 2011
Filename: IMG-6489...
Views: 56
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Main gun and mantlet
17: Main gun and mantlet

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5949
Added: 2 November 2011
Filename: IMG-6486...
Views: 60
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Main gun and mantlet
18: Main gun and mantlet

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5950
Added: 2 November 2011
Filename: IMG-6485...
Views: 64
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Stamping on gun barrel
19: Stamping on gun barrel

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5951
Added: 2 November 2011
Filename: IMG-6493...
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Number on gun mounting
20: Number on gun mounting

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5952
Added: 2 November 2011
Filename: IMG-6496...
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Transmission
21: Transmission

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5953
Added: 2 November 2011
Filename: IMG-6477...
Views: 43
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Transmission
22: Transmission

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5954
Added: 2 November 2011
Filename: IMG-6476...
Views: 57
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Transmission
23: Transmission

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5955
Added: 2 November 2011
Filename: IMG-6481...
Views: 78
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Transmission
24: Transmission

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5956
Added: 2 November 2011
Filename: IMG-6478...
Views: 61
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Turret basket
25: Turret basket

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5957
Added: 2 November 2011
Filename: IMG-6501...
Views: 74
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Suspension components
26: Suspension components

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5958
Added: 2 November 2011
Filename: IMG-6498...
Views: 83
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Suspension components
27: Suspension components

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5959
Added: 2 November 2011
Filename: IMG-6497...
Views: 58
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Suspension components
28: Suspension components

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5960
Added: 2 November 2011
Filename: IMG-6515...
Views: 87
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Rebuilt stowage rack
29: Rebuilt stowage rack

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5961
Added: 2 November 2011
Filename: IMG-6519...
Views: 90
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Internal components
30: Internal components

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5962
Added: 2 November 2011
Filename: IMG-6523...
Views: 48
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Internal components
31: Internal components

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5963
Added: 2 November 2011
Filename: IMG-6521...
Views: 50
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Suspension
32: Suspension

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5964
Added: 2 November 2011
Filename: IMG-6530...
Views: 55
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Roadwheel in
33: Roadwheel in 'as recovered' condition

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5965
Added: 2 November 2011
Filename: IMG-6531...
Views: 58
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Unusable stowage rack components
34: Unusable stowage rack components

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5966
Added: 2 November 2011
Filename: IMG-6532...
Views: 54
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Serial number stamped into towing lug
35: Serial number stamped into towing lug

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5967
Added: 2 November 2011
Filename: IMG-6510...
Views: 52
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Original engine
36: Original engine

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5968
Added: 2 November 2011
Filename: IMG-6502...
Views: 51
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Original engine components
37: Original engine components

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5969
Added: 2 November 2011
Filename: IMG-6522...
Views: 54
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Spare engine 1
38: Spare engine 1

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5970
Added: 2 November 2011
Filename: IMG-6589...
Views: 59
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Spare engine 1
39: Spare engine 1

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5971
Added: 2 November 2011
Filename: IMG-6590...
Views: 63
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Spare engine 2
40: Spare engine 2

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5972
Added: 2 November 2011
Filename: IMG-6554...
Views: 58
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Spare engine 2
41: Spare engine 2

Taken: 23 October 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5973
Added: 2 November 2011
Filename: IMG-6555...
Views: 52
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June, 2011

Removing suspension bogies
42: Removing suspension bogies

Taken: 10 June 2011
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 6004
Added: 13 November 2011
Filename: 10062011...
Views: 104
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Removing tracks
43: Removing tracks

Taken: 8 June 2011
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 6002
Added: 13 November 2011
Filename: 08062011...
Views: 53
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Tracks removed
44: Tracks removed

Taken: 8 June 2011
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 6003
Added: 13 November 2011
Filename: 08062011...
Views: 125
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Cleaning inside fighting compartment with turret removed
45: Cleaning inside fighting compartment with turret removed

Taken: 4 June 2011
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 6001
Added: 13 November 2011
Filename: IMG-0180...
Views: 64
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Moving hull to workshops
46: Moving hull to workshops

Taken: 1 June 2011
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 6000
Added: 13 November 2011
Filename: 01062011...
Views: 49
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May, 2011

Turret after painting
47: Turret after painting

Taken: 27 May 2011
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 5999
Added: 13 November 2011
Filename: 27052011...
Views: 66
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Turret after sandblasting
48: Turret after sandblasting

Taken: 15 May 2011
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 5998
Added: 13 November 2011
Filename: 15052011...
Views: 50
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February, 2011

Gun and mantlet removal
49: Gun and mantlet removal

Taken: 20 February 2011
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 5996
Added: 13 November 2011
Filename: DSC00073...
Views: 53
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Turret removal
50: Turret removal

Taken: 20 February 2011
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 5997
Added: 13 November 2011
Filename: DSC00078...
Views: 57
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January, 2011

Engine removal
51: Engine removal

Taken: 28 January 2011
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 5995
Added: 13 November 2011
Filename: 28012011...
Views: 51
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Front right view, photo from Countryside-LaVie.com
52: Front right view, photo from Countryside-LaVie.com

Taken: 25 January 2011
Contributor: CRFU
Photo ID: 5991
Added: 10 November 2011
Filename: 80-115-0...
Views: 70
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Turret close-up, photo from AirLandSeaWeapons.com
53: Turret close-up, photo from AirLandSeaWeapons.com

Taken: 25 January 2011
Contributor: CRFU
Photo ID: 5992
Added: 10 November 2011
Filename: 50881403...
Views: 107
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Front right view
54: Front right view

Taken: 25 January 2011
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 5994
Added: 13 November 2011
Filename: 25012011...
Views: 57
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On arrival (date estimated), photo from Facebook
55: On arrival (date estimated), photo from Facebook

Taken: 10 January 2011
Contributor: Sharky
Photo ID: 6084
Added: 6 December 2011
Filename: 180835_M...
Views: 49
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December, 2009

Front right view
56: Front right view

Taken: 1 December 2009
Contributor: MilWeb.net
Photo ID: 5993
Added: 12 November 2011
Filename: Ad_sherm...
Views: 131
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