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UNIQUE ID 1143: SHERMAN BEACH LANDING PROTOTYPE

Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, Fort Knox, USA

(Location: Richardson Motor Pool)


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Unique ID: 1143
Added to Database: December 2009
Last Edited: December 2009
Type (ID): Sherman Experimental (1385)
Model (ID): Sherman Beach Landing (1393)
Location Category (ID): Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor (67010)
Location (ID): Richardson Motor Pool (67060)
Serial Number: 20026 (Source: D. Moriarty).
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Location History:
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1: National Museum of the Marine Corps, Triangle, Prince William County, Virginia, USA (Previously on display)
2: Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA (Current location)


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Text in original Preserved Tanks In USA publication:

This is a prototype of a vehicle designed for beach landing. The base tank, an M4A4 serial number 20026, was one of a number of tanks sent to York Safe & Lock for fitting with a T6 swimming device (source: K. Laughlin). The T6 consisted originally of large buoyancy tanks in front of and behind the tank (only the rear buoyancy tank remains on this tank); the T6 was later standardised as the M19. In addition this tank has been fitted with six spigot mortars at the top of the glacis set to fire forward and intended to clear beach obstacles. It came from Quantico in a vehicle trade; its duckbill track will be removed to put on the ‘Cobra King’ Jumbo and the track previously removed from that vehicle will be put on this one (source: D. Moriarty). It was previously on display, with the Quantico Chi-Ha, at the Navy Memorial Museum in the Navy Yard at Washington, D.C., and before that at Aberdeen Proving Ground.


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February 2010

Front left view
1: Front left view

Taken: 25 February 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 2704
Added: 27 February 2010
Filename: Dig_T6Sh...
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Front right view
2: Front right view

Taken: 25 February 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 2705
Added: 27 February 2010
Filename: Dig_T6Sh...
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May 2009

Front left view
3: Front left view

Taken: May 2009
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 2706
Added: 27 February 2010
Filename: Dig_T6Sh...
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July 1983

Front right view
4: Front right view

Taken: 13 July 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 2642
Added: 28 January 2010
Filename: Scan_T11...
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Right view
5: Right view

Taken: 13 July 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 2643
Added: 28 January 2010
Filename: Scan_T11...
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Rear right view
6: Rear right view

Taken: 13 July 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 2644
Added: 28 January 2010
Filename: Scan_T11...
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Date Unknown

Front right view
7: Front right view

Taken: Date Unknown
Contributor: U.S. Government
Photo ID: 2707
Added: 27 February 2010
Filename: Scan_M4A...
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