Sherman left by the road, Roscoff, France

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Sherman left by the road, Roscoff, France

Post by Fabrizio » Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:18 am

Hi all,
Here's a nice Sherman, just sitting by a road in Roscoff (French Brittany).
I understand that the owner moved it to its actual location some years ago when there was a private museum just behind, that has closed since.

What's amazing is that the hull looks intact to me, and the gun too.
Driver's hatch is open, so you can enter into the tank freely.
Outside has been repainted with a strange sand color, but the inside still has remains of the original paint, and some of the white tags.

Enjoy!

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Re: Sherman left by the road, Roscoff, France

Post by Leatherneck17 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:02 pm

Bet that wont be there much longer..;-)

Any damage visible or wonder what the story is behind it ?

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Re: Sherman left by the road, Roscoff, France

Post by Fabrizio » Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:11 pm

Zero damage, from what I found on the web it has been rescued from a range where it served as a target for incendiary coktail training for french commandos, and brought here in front of the now closed museum.
If I was as rich as I'm crazy, I would consider this as a perfect base for a rebuild ;)
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Re: Sherman left by the road, Roscoff, France

Post by Packhow75 » Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:48 am

Leatherneck17 wrote:Bet that wont be there much longer..;-)

Any damage visible or wonder what the story is behind it ?

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It's been there at least 30 years - probably longer.

Pity it isn't a Firefly... I still need parts for mine.

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