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UNIQUE ID 1930: M4A1 SHERMAN TANK

The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

(Location: World War 2)


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Unique ID: 1930
Added to Database: 24 December 2011
Last Edited: 22 March 2012
Type (ID): M4A1 Sherman (1310)
Model (ID): M4A1 (1310)
Location Category (ID): The Tank Museum - Public Areas (3000)
Location (ID): World War 2 (3010)
Serial Number:
Registration: “T74195” painted on hull sides.
Name: “MICHAEL” cast into plaques fixed to hull sides.
Other Identification:
Collection Reference: E1955.32. (Accession 3255, Entry 1955.1015).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
Jack Olding & Company
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: USA (January 1942)
2: Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, East England, Britain (Not Hatfield House but Oldings Company – early 1942)
3: Horse Guards London, Britain (early 1942)
4: 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 M4A1 was the first Sherman to be shipped to England during the Second World War and was one of the first ever built; it is probably the oldest surviving Sherman. It has a turret-top main armament sight, front hatch vision slots, twin fixed machine guns in the hull front, and M3 Tank type suspension. It was made of non-ballistic steel at Lima Locomotive Works in January 1942. It was named MICHAEL in honour of Michael Dewar and when it arrived in London it was displayed on Horse Guards Parade as the first Sherman tank to be delivered under the Lend-Lease scheme. It was put on the museum books in 1955.
There is a photograph of this tank on the Bovington website captioned ‘E1955.32 - M4A1 Sherman II Michael - Jack Oldings Hatfield’. It is therefore presumed that at some point it travelled to Jack Olding & Company which was based at Hatfield in Hertfordshire. Oldings were agents for American bulldozer and tractor manufacturers, and during the War were also involved in readying imported tanks, including US Grants and Shermans and Canadian Rams.


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March 2011

Front right view
1: Front right view

Taken: 7 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7024
Added: 20 March 2012
Filename: 57604150...
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Front left view
2: Front left view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7020
Added: 20 March 2012
Filename: 57609476...
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Front left view
3: Front left view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7021
Added: 20 March 2012
Filename: 57603901...
Views: 74
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Left view
4: Left view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7022
Added: 20 March 2012
Filename: 57604094...
Views: 81
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Front right view
5: Front right view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7023
Added: 20 March 2012
Filename: 57609410...
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October 2008

Front left view
6: Front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6182
Added: 24 December 2011
Filename: P1030864...
Views: 81
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Front right view
7: Front right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6183
Added: 24 December 2011
Filename: P1030860...
Views: 75
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Front view
8: Front view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6184
Added: 24 December 2011
Filename: P1030859...
Views: 94
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Front left view
9: Front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6185
Added: 24 December 2011
Filename: P1030863...
Views: 70
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Left view
10: Left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6186
Added: 24 December 2011
Filename: P1030865...
Views: 87
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Rear right view
11: Rear right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6187
Added: 24 December 2011
Filename: P1030866...
Views: 77
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October 1982

Front right view
12: Front right view

Taken: 26 October 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6721
Added: 12 February 2012
Filename: Scan_M4A...
Views: 82
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