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UNIQUE ID 561: M51 SHERMAN TANK

Kubinka NIIBT Research Collection - Foreign Vehicles, Kubinka, Russia

(Location: Hall 5: British and American Tanks)


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Unique ID: 561
Added to Database: October 2008
Last Edited: October 2008
Type (ID): M51 Sherman (1440)
Model (ID): M51 Sherman (1440)
Location Category (ID): Kubinka NIIBT Research Collection - Foreign Vehicles (2130)
Location (ID): Hall 5: British and American Tanks (2130)
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Location History:
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1: Pressed Steel Car Company, Hegewisch, Chicago, Illinois, USA (Manufacturer of base vehicle)
2: Unknown Location, France (Supplied to Israel from French stocks ca1956)
3: 7100 Restoration and Maintenance Center, Camp Yaakov Dori, Tel Hashomer, Central District, Israel (Presumed converter)
4: Kubinka NIIBT Research Collection - Foreign Vehicles, Kubinka, Moscow Oblast, Russia (Current location)


This is an example of an Israeli modified Sherman. Although Israel used large numbers of Shermans without significant modifications during the early Arab-Israeli wars, by the end of the 1950’s it was clear that they were being outclassed by enemy tanks. Israel therefore rebuilt many of them with new engines and guns. The M51 Sherman was based on the M4A1 (76mm) HVSS but mounted a shortened version of a French 105mm gun and was powered by a Cummings diesel engine. During the 1973 Yom Kippur War, M51s successfully engaged much more modern Soviet T-62 tanks used by Egypt and Syria. This example was captured during one of these conflicts.

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1: Front view

Taken: Date Unknown
Contributor: J. Kinnear
Photo ID: 666
Added: 5 October 2008
Filename: Scan_M51...
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