294 Sherman tanks were purchased by Canada after World War II and used by the Canadian Army (both Regular and Reserve) from 1946-1972.
This is a late production model of the orignal Sherman tank introduced in 1943 that incorporated many improvements implemented from lessons learned during World War II.
There are only 50 tanks remaining on display throughout Canada, either as "gate guardians" or in military museums.
County of Origin: United States
Crew: 5 (Commander, Gunner, Loader, Driver, Assistant Driver)
Length: 24 feet 10 inches
Width: 8 feet 9 inches
Height: 9 feet 9 inches
Weight: 73,000 pounds (36.7 tons)
Engine: Twin General Motors 6046, 12 cylinder, diesel, 375 horsepower, mounted side by side in rear of hull
Suspension: Horizontal Volute Spring Suspension (HVSS)
Maximum Speed: 25 mph
Range: 100 miles
Armour: 12 mm - 75 mm
Main - 1 x 76mm (3 inch) M1A2 long-barreled high velocity gun with muzzle brake
Secondary - 1 x .30 calibre (7.62 mm) Browning M1919A44 machine gun mounted coaxially with main gun
1 x .30 calibre (7.62 mm) Browning M1919A44 machine gun mounted in the bow (front)
1 x .50 calibre (12.7 mm) Browning M2HB machine gun mounted on top of turret for anti-aircraft defence