Civilian Sherman Photo Gallery

133560578_xIj4RvAh_1aMadill046Tank1HEFWar History Online has posted some interesting photos of Sherman tanks converted into civilian work machines after the war.  Most of these pictures show vehicles in which the turret and upper hull were removed and then used as the basis of a heavy vehicle for construction, forestry or mining.  Some of the pictures show rather extensive modification to the hulls, including at least one example where a fourth suspension station was added (see picture to the left.)  A couple photos also show vehicles based on M3/M5 light tanks, although this is not noted in the original article.  The three page gallery may be viewed here.

Sherman tank on display at Pittsburgh Heinz History Center

CBS Pittsburgh is reporting on a M4A3E8 Sherman tank which has been put on display outside of the Pittsburgh Heinz History Center as part of their “World War II – We Can Do It” exhibit.  This particular tank belongs to a local amateur military historian named John Tippins who loaned the tank for the exhibit.  Click on the image below to go to the video.

Sherman tank Heinz museum