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Fort Riley in Geary County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

M4A3 Sherman Medium Tank

 
 
M4A3 Sherman Medium Tank Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2012
1. M4A3 Sherman Medium Tank Marker
Inscription.

Armament: 76 mm gun, .50 cal. MG, 30 cal. MG
Crew: 5
Weight: 64,000 lbs
Speed: 26 mph
Range: 120 miles

The M4 Sherman, in its many variations, saw service with the 1st infantry Division units in World War II. The M4 was the mainstay of the American and British forces in World War II and an effective tank on the battlefield. It was later used in Korea by US Forces. This late production model is equipped with a modified turret and a long barrel, high velocity 76 mm main gun.
 
Erected by United States Army.
 
Location. 39° 3.784′ N, 96° 46.925′ W. Marker is in Fort Riley, Kansas, in Geary County. Touch for map. Marker is on the vehicle static display area adjacent to the U.S. Cavalry Museum, at the east end of the Parade Field, and between Custer and Sheridan Avenues. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 Henry Avenue, Fort Riley KS 66442, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M5 Stuart Light Tank (a few steps from this marker); M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage (a few steps from this marker); M24 Chaffee Light Tank (a few steps from this marker); M113 Armored Personnel Carrier

M4A3 Sherman Medium Tank and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2012
2. M4A3 Sherman Medium Tank and Marker
(a few steps from this marker); M3A1 37 mm Anti-Tank Gun (a few steps from this marker); M36 Tank Destroyer (within shouting distance of this marker); Ogden Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Civil War Horses and Mules (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Riley.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sherman Tank at National World War II Museum. (Submitted on February 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. M4A3 Sherman Tank at YouTube. (Submitted on February 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. M4 Sherman Tank Photos. (Submitted on February 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesRoads & VehiclesWar, KoreanWar, World II
 
M4A3 Sherman Medium Tank image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2012
3. M4A3 Sherman Medium Tank
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 252 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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