Photo of the Day: Nokesville M4A1

We are back from our weekend at the big tank show in Nokesville VA.  One of our favorite items on display was this M4A1 Sherman tank.  According to the event organizers, this is the oldest Sherman tank in the world in running condition (the oldest in any condition is “Michael“, which is housed at Bovington.)  Note that this tank has the direct vision slits of the earliest model M4A1 tanks.  This tank was run on both days of the event, taking place in a re-enactment of a Marine assault on a fixed position.  We have to admit that we intentially stood behind this vehicle while it was being started just so we could be envelped by Sherman tank exhaust.

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