Sherman M4A2 Medium Battle Tank

Sherman M4A2 Medium Battle Tank (HM1IRZ)

Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 0A8 Queens County
Country: Canada

N 46° 13.789', W 63° 7.686'

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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.

Vehicle Specifications
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
Hull: Welded
Armament:
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
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HM NumberHM1IRZ
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Date Added Sunday, January 11th, 2015 at 9:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)20T E 490122 N 5119590
Decimal Degrees46.22981667, -63.12810000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 13.789', W 63° 7.686'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 13' 47.34" N, 63° 7' 41.16" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Haviland St, Charlottetown Prince Edward Island C1A 0A8, CA
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