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New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

M4A3 "Sherman Tank"

United States

 

— 1942-1943 —

 
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By Cajun Scrambler, September 11, 2020
1. M4A3 "Sherman Tank" Marker
Inscription.  
Type: Medium Tank
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Weight: 66,800 lbs. (33.4 tons)
Armament: 75mm gun, .30mm Coaxial Machine Gun, .30 caliber Machine Gun (operated by an assistant driver), .50 caliber Exterior Machine Gun (operated by commander)
Engine: Ford GAA, V8, 450 hp
Max Sped: 26 mph Cruising Range: 100-120 miles
Crew: 5 - Driver, Assistant Driver, Gunner, Loader and Commander
Production Date: June, 1943

The Sherman was the U.S. Army's standard medium tank during World War II and Korea. Over 49,000 Sherman Tanks were produced. This M4A3 was upgraded after the war with the E9 suspension intended to reduce ground pressure and improve floatation. It probably served as a training tank during WW2, and then with the 773rd Tank Battalion of the Louisiana National Guard unit in the 1950s.
SN: 3054426; Object ID# 666351
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 29° 57.56′ N, 90° 0.366′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish

M4A3 "Sherman Tank" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, September 11, 2020
2. M4A3 "Sherman Tank" Marker
. Marker can be reached from Chenault Boulevard 0.2 miles west of North Claiborne Avenue (State Highway 39). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4209 Chenault Boulevard, New Orleans LA 70117, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M161A "Half Track" (a few steps from this marker); M59 Armored Personnel Carrier (a few steps from this marker); M20 Scout Car "Greyhound" (a few steps from this marker); M42A1 "Duster" (within shouting distance of this marker); M19A1 "Duster" (within shouting distance of this marker); M47 "Patton" Tank (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas A-26B Invader "Solid" Nose (within shouting distance of this marker); M75 Armored Personnel Carrier (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the Louisiana National Guard, Jackson Barracks base. The Ansel M. Stroud Jr. Military History & Weapons Museum is located on site. Museum is opened M-Sat 10-4. Highly recommend checking before a visit to make sure base/museum is opened and accessible to civilians, as it is an active military base.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.
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