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July 6, 2010

Sherman M4A3E8's Concrete Armor

The M4A3E8's Concrete Armor was issue by the 12th Armored Division in February-January 1945. In order to strenght late Sherman's anti-tank features the 12th's ordnance officers decided to develop a local expedient using concrete applied over the glacis plate and the hull sides with steel rebar for internal reinforcement.

* The picture was taken from Concord's 7046 Armor at War Series - US Tank Battles in Germany 1944-45, page 19.

1 comment:

  1. Parabéns pela iniciativa e bons ventos na empreitada !!!!

    grande abraço