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Various types of improvised armor for the american Sherman tank, her crew’s desperate and often futile attempts at upgrading the hopelessly outdated armor during the closing stages of WWII.

US Captain Willard V. Horne, Communications Officer hands the BC-603 receiver of the SCR-528 mobile radio to Lt. Stanley James. They are an M4A3 Sherman B-17 from 'B' Company, 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division in the Alsace town of Ohlungen. March 24, 1945.

US Captain Willard V. Horne, Communications Officer hands the receiver of the mobile radio to Lt. They are an Sherman from 'B' Company, Tank Battalion, Armored Division in the Alsace town of Ohlungen.

M4 Sherman Tank with Bulldozer Blade 8th Armored Division

Sherman Tank with Bulldozer Blade, Armored Division at unidentified location in Germany. The "dozer" tank was often a godsend in urban ruins and other locations where debris became an obstacle to road movement.

A shattered Sherman tank - It was hit by alternating armour-piercing (AP) and high-explosive (HE) shell . The turret of the tank was blown straight up and off the body . It`s Canadian crew never knew what hit them

A shattered Sherman tank of the Sherbrooke Fusiliers. It was hit by alternating armour-piercing (AP) and high-explosive (HE) shells. The turret of the tank was blown straight up and off the body. Its Canadian crew never knew what hit them.

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