Boalsburg in Centre County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
M4A1(76)W General Sherman Tank
Pennsylvania Military Museum
This later version of the Sherman tank never saw action in World War II. Its placement here honors the 707th Tank Battalion. The 707th supported the Pennsylvania 28th Infantry Division during brutal fighting in the Hurtgen Forest in November 1944.
About the M4A1(76)W Sherman Tank
First Accepted: 1944
Manufacturer: Pressed Steel Co., Chicago, Illinois (Turret produced in Pittsburgh, PA)
Total Built: 50,000
Crew: 5 men (Commander, Gunner, Loader, Driver, Assistant Driver)
Armament: 76mm gun, two .30 caliber M1919A4 machine guns (one coaxial to 76mm, one in ball mount in front of assistant driver), .50 caliber machine gun on top of turret on one of several mounting positions
Armor at front and on turret: 2.5" thick
Engine: Continental R975 C4: 9 cylinders, 4 cycle, radial gasoline
Horsepower: 400 @ 2,400 rpm
Maximum road speed: 21 mph
The M4A1(76)W HVSS offered improvements over earlier models. It featured a larger 76mm gun,
In addition to the 76mm gun, the M4A1 Sherman came equipped with two .30 caliber machine guns and another .50 caliber machine gun mounted on top of the turret.
Location. 40° 46.824′ N, 77° 47.838′ W. Marker is in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is on Old Boalsburg Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located near the entrance to the Pennsylvania Military Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Boalsburg PA 16827, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 28th Division Shrine (within shouting distance of this marker); Headquarters Troop 28th Division (within shouting distance of this marker); M114A2 Towed 155mm Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); Ordnance QF, 4.5-inch Howitzer Mark II (within shouting distance of this marker); 112th Machine Gun Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); M59 Armored Personnel Carrier (about 300 feet away); 103rd Engineers (about 400 feet away); Twin 40mm Self-propelled Gun, M42A1 Duster (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boalsburg.
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Also see . . .
1. M4 Sherman Tank. Wikipedia article explaining the history of the tank. (Submitted on June 27, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Detailed Specification of the M4A1(76)W. (Submitted on June 27, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • Military • War, World II •
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