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UNIQUE ID 2297: M4A1 SHERMAN TANK

Isle of Wight Military History Museum, Cowes, Britain

(Location: Museum Building)


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Unique ID: 2297
Added to Database: 2 June 2012
Last Edited: 2 June 2012
Type (ID): M4A1 Sherman (1310)
Model (ID): M4A1 (1310)
Location Category (ID): Isle of Wight Military History Museum (3100)
Location (ID): Museum Building (3102)
Serial Number:
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: General Steel logo cast into glacis. “1608” and “L4451 081” cast into right transmission cover. “2246” cast into left transmission cover.
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Location History:
(see map)

1: Pressed Steel Car Company, Hegewisch, Chicago, Illinois, USA (Primary manufacturer)
2: Isle of Wight Military History Museum, Cowes, Isle of Wight, South East England, Britain (Current location)


Text in original Preserved American Tanks publication:

[No entry]

Text in Preserved American Tanks Update:

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Text in original Preserved Tanks In Britain publication:

This Sherman is being restored by using parts from a number of different tanks. Its hull has been rebuilt by welding together the front hull from one tank with the rear hull from another tank. It is empty inside, and is missing its turret, tracks and many other external components. It was the subject of a documentary. The transmission covers show signs of small calibre penetrations.


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August 2009

Upper front left view
1: Upper front left view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7556
Added: 2 June 2012
Filename: P1040787...
Views: 143
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Front left view
2: Front left view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7557
Added: 2 June 2012
Filename: P1040424...
Views: 92
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Front left view
3: Front left view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7558
Added: 2 June 2012
Filename: P1040427...
Views: 93
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Left view
4: Left view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7559
Added: 2 June 2012
Filename: P1040425...
Views: 87
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Rear left view
5: Rear left view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7560
Added: 2 June 2012
Filename: P1040426...
Views: 110
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Front right view
6: Front right view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7561
Added: 2 June 2012
Filename: P1040423...
Views: 90
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Front view
7: Front view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7562
Added: 2 June 2012
Filename: P1040422...
Views: 85
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Engine compartment
8: Engine compartment

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7563
Added: 2 June 2012
Filename: P1040461...
Views: 84
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Close-up of welded join
9: Close-up of welded join

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7564
Added: 2 June 2012
Filename: P1040456...
Views: 113
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Close-up of welded join
10: Close-up of welded join

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7565
Added: 2 June 2012
Filename: P1040457...
Views: 95
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Engine
11: Engine

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7566
Added: 2 June 2012
Filename: P1040831...
Views: 145
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Right-hand transmission cover numbers
12: Right-hand transmission cover numbers

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7567
Added: 2 June 2012
Filename: P1040459...
Views: 89
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Left-hand transmission cover numbers
13: Left-hand transmission cover numbers

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7568
Added: 2 June 2012
Filename: P1040460...
Views: 129
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Candidate turret
14: Candidate turret

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7569
Added: 2 June 2012
Filename: P1040814...
Views: 250
Select/Has Priority: 21/0