Tank Chats #30 M3 Grant

The thirtieth in a series of short films about some of the vehicles in our collection presented by The Tank Museum’s historian David Fletcher MBE.

Video: A Rather Battered Looking M3 Grant

This video from late August shows footage of a rather worse for wear looking M3 Grant tank being driven around.  Fortunately, a good deal of information on this vehicle is provided in the description on youtube:

Originally used by the British army in North Africa, this tank sustained battle damage from German anti tank and small arms fire during it’s tour of duty.  After the Germans were defeated in North Africa, a number of these British owned Grants were transferred to the Australian army.  All of these ex British Grants were delivered to Western Australia and that is where they remained for the duration of the war.  All surplus Grants were sold off at disposal auctions state wide. This particular Grant was most probably sold from the wheatbelt town of Nungarin.  It was a farmer who bought T24676 for the purpose of using it to clear scrub and other towing duties around the farm. To lighted the weight of the tank, the turret was removed and disposed of.  Eventually abandoned on the farm, T24676 has embarked on a new lease of life after a collector found her sitting in paddock.  Transported to her new home in rural Western Australia, T24676 will undergo a full ground up restoration.

Inside the Chieftain’s Hatch: M3 Grant part 2

Nicholas Moran of World of Tanks gives a look at the inside of the M3 Medium.  We have been looking forward to this one.

Inside the Chieftain’s Hatch: M3 Grant. Part 1

In the new episode of “Inside the Chieftan’s Hatch”, Nicholas Moran tells us about the British M3 Grant tank.

Photo of the Day: M3 Grant with just a bit of damage

This photo shows an M3 Grant that, despite the condition of the hull, has been restored to running order.  This former range wreck was brought back to life by John Gillman (according to the fellows over at tank-net.com)