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UNIQUE ID 1931: M4A4 SHERMAN CRAB MARK II MINE FLAIL

The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

(Location: World War 2)


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Unique ID: 1931
Added to Database: 24 December 2011
Last Edited: 22 March 2012
Type (ID): Sherman Crab (1415)
Model (ID): M4A4 Sherman Crab Mark II (1418)
Location Category (ID): The Tank Museum - Public Areas (3000)
Location (ID): World War 2 (3010)
Serial Number:
Registration: “T148090” painted on hull sides.
Name:
Other Identification: Unit markings painted on right-hand boom. Operational markings painted on hull sides.
Collection Reference: E1949.360. (Accession 36049, Entry 1949.1001).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Detroit Tank Arsenal / TACOM, Warren, Macomb County, Michigan, USA (Sole manufacturer of base M4A4 July 1942-September 1943)
2: Milner Safe Company - Liverpool, Britain (Converter to flail tank)
3: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (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 Britain publication:

This Crab is based on a late-production M4A4 and was put on the museum books in 1949. It carries the markings of a Sherman Crab of the Westminster Dragoons. They landed in King Sector on Gold Beach on D-Day and were still operating, as a flail regiment, when the war in Europe came to an end.


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March 2011

Front left view
1: Front left view

Taken: 11 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7004
Added: 20 March 2012
Filename: 57641183...
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Front left view
2: Front left view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7002
Added: 20 March 2012
Filename: 57635571...
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Front right view
3: Front right view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7003
Added: 20 March 2012
Filename: 57635628...
Views: 102
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October 2008

Front right view
4: Front right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6188
Added: 24 December 2011
Filename: P1030973...
Views: 81
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Front left view
5: Front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6189
Added: 24 December 2011
Filename: P1030971...
Views: 998
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Front view
6: Front view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6190
Added: 24 December 2011
Filename: P1030972...
Views: 88
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Rear right view
7: Rear right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6191
Added: 24 December 2011
Filename: P1030976...
Views: 128
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Towing lug - no serial number obvious
8: Towing lug - no serial number obvious

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6192
Added: 24 December 2011
Filename: P1030975...
Views: 73
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Rear left view
9: Rear left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6347
Added: 27 December 2011
Filename: P1030970...
Views: 96
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October 1982

Front right view
10: Front right view

Taken: 26 October 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6715
Added: 12 February 2012
Filename: Scan_Cra...
Views: 113
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