Links: Surviving Shermans
Below follows a listing of links to interesting web pages displaying surviving Shermans and related AFVs on display around the world.
Note: in some cases I have chosen to display images in thumbnail style when the original is not accompanied by any explanatory text or when it is difficult to find. This in not an infringement of copyright, as the thumbnails are directly linked to the image at its original location. Click on the thumbnail image to view the full-size original or follow the link to the source site.
Douglas Greville's Heavy Metal Gallery has a fine selection of photographs of M3 medium tanks preserved - in the broadest sense of the word - in Australia:
The Thunder and Steel web site features a number of good photographs of surviving vehicles, including:
After WW-2 quite a number of tanks were converted for use in agriculture, logging, etc. The Swords And Ploughshares Museum at Manotick, Ontario, Canada has two converted Ram tanks. One was converted into a bulldozer, the other one into a snowplow. The latter is shown here:
The Army Museum at Beijing, China, harbours a surprising number of US-built AFVs, including three members of the Sherman family. The following photos are featured on Brandon Kunicki's site. (Click on the small pictures below to see the full size originals.)
France harbours a good many genuine battle veteran tanks, often preserved on the spot where they were put out of action. Some can be found on the site
Click on the red dots on the map of France and have a look.
For a restored Ram Kangaroo at Mill, The Netherlands, see
Also of interest is one of the genuine relics of the Overloon tank battle:
The Angeles Combat Jeep Owners home page features Jeeps and other MVs in the Philippines, plus a photo of a preserved
The Soviet Union was no exception in using tanks as tractors in peacetime. The Russian Battlefield has a page on Lend-Lease Shermans:
Have a look at the bottom of this page and read more about Shermans that (until quite recently!) were in use as tractors for reconstructing railway lines. One of them is preserved the the Central Museum for the Armed Forces at Moscow.
The Russian Battlefield's Preserved in Museums page lists a number of photo's of AFVs on display in Russia. Visit the US AFVs page to view about two dozen pictures of two Shermans and a turret at a museum at Snegiri.
The largest private collection of
tanks is located in, you guessed it, the USA. Jacques Littlefield's collection
at Portola Valley, CA, is known as the Military
Vehicle Technology Foundation.
In the early 1980s Portugal finally sold off their surplus Sexton 25 pdr SPGs and Grizzly tanks. Forty-seven Sextons ended up at SouthEastern Equipment Company, a US-based firm specialized in converting redundant AFVs into tracked vehicles for the logging industry.
Fifteen of these Sexton's are still for sale - see
for some more details, or
Joe DeMarco sent in some fine shots of preserved Shermans at the