71st Armored Field Artillery Battalion WWII

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M4 Tank

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The 71st Armored Field Artillery had (3) M4 tanks used for forward observation. They were  M4 Sherman -Mid Production tanks, cast front - welded sides, with a Continental R975 C1; 9 cylinder, 4 cycle, radial gasoline engine and a 75mm cannon. More pictures and a better description of these tanks will follow. Below are some good links for more on the M4.

M4 Sherman Tank - The main American tank in World War 2 http://www.2worldwar2.com/sherman.htm

M4 - Overrated and Underrated Tank    http://anonymous-generaltopics.blogspot.com/2008/05/m4-sherman.html

Medium Tank, M4 / M4 (Sherman) http://www.militaryfactory.com/armor/detail.asp?armor_id=40

M4 Sherman Tank http://www.strijdbewijs.nl/tanks/sherman/eng.htm

American Fighting Vehicle Database    http://afvdb.50megs.com/usa/m4sherman.html

M4    Wikipedia    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M4_Sherman

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 13:44  


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Passed - Lt. Col. (Ret.) Herman Smith Jr.
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