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Charlottetown in Queens County, Prince Edward Island — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Sherman M4A2 Medium Battle Tank

 
 
Sherman M4A2 Medium Battle Tank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 8, 2014
1. Sherman M4A2 Medium Battle Tank Marker
Inscription. 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
Sherman M4A2 Medium Battle Tank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 8, 2014
2. Sherman M4A2 Medium Battle Tank Marker
M2HB machine gun mounted on top of turret for anti-aircraft defence
 
Location. 46° 13.789′ N, 63° 7.686′ W. Marker is in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, in Queens County. Marker is on Haviland Street just from Water Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Haviland Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 0A8, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dundas Terrace (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Louis Henry Davis (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Peake House (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Carvell Building (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Gainsford House (approx. half a kilometer away); Great George Street Historic District (approx. half a kilometer away); Confederation Centre of the Arts (approx. half a kilometer away); Apothecaries Hall (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottetown.
 
Also see . . .  M4 Sherman - Wikipedia. The M4 Sherman, officially the Medium Tank, M4, was the primary battle tank used by the United States and the other Western Allies in World War II. It proved to be a reliable and highly mobile workhorse. (Submitted on January 11, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
World War II Memorial on the front of the Sherman Tank image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 8, 2014
3. World War II Memorial on the front of the Sherman Tank
Dedicated to the memory of the men and women of Prince Edward Island who gave their lives in Armed Services of Canada in the Second World War
1939 - 1945
Unveiled by Her Majesty, Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
17 July 1967
as a Department of National Defence Centennial Commemoration
 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 288 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 11, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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