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Sherman M4A4 from target to scrap; a picture story


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It was too far gone to restore really, not in the last place because of the immersion in salt water.


There were plans to preserve it as some sort of gate guard / memento at the range, but the Army decided otherwise and it was scrapped entirely.

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a real shame,these things are too rare to be scrapped and even when so far gone there's still plenty to salvage for other restorations ,i think it was adrian barrell who was looking for a glacis plate ,not sure if it would have suited, but you get the idea.we have to preserve our armoured heritage whenever we can because there won't be anymore to salvage in a few years time.



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As a whole it was probably beyond it, according to what has been said on other sites/blogs it has been used as a target for naplam bombs and air weapons, I suppose the glacis could have been recovered for the Feldom Mk1 -not quite the correct design as it has later periscope type drivers hoods but better than nothing and the drivers hatches might have been viable.



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