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Rose Barracks, Vilseck, Germany

(Location: Rose Barracks)

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Unique ID: 1682
Added to Database: 28 April 2011
Last Edited: 1 May 2011
Type (ID): M4A1 (76) HVSS Sherman (1362)
Model (ID): M4A1 (76) HVSS (1362)
Location Category (ID): Rose Barracks (1650)
Location (ID): Rose Barracks (1650)
Serial Number:
Name: “THUNDERBOLT VII” previously painted on right hull side.
Other Identification: Thunderbolt insignia painted on front right hull. Muzzle brake painted black. Fitted with steel chevron track. Ringed white stars painted on transmission cover and turret sides.
Collection Reference:
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Location History:
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1: Pressed Steel Car Company, Hegewisch, Chicago, Illinois, USA (Manufacturer)
2: Ferris Barracks, Erlangen, Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany (Until 1993)
3: Rose Barracks, Vilseck, Oberpfalz, Bavaria, Germany (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 Germany publication:

This Sherman is displayed outside on a concrete pad in a grassed area. It was previously on display at Ferris Barracks, further west in Bavaria at Erlangen, when it was included on a tour by General Abrams in 1973.

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Right view, taken during an official visit by General Abrams, photo from Patton Museum Archives
1: Right view, taken during an official visit by General Ab...

Taken: 1973
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 4859
Added: 29 April 2011
Filename: Scan_M4A...
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