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M4A2 Sherman III Duplex Drive Acc. No. A1949.357

Probably the only surviving Sherman DD tank with its floatation screen intact.

Tank Museum photo No. 5986/C/3
Tank Museum photo
No. 5986/C/3

The meaning of Duplex Drive; the port side marine propeller showing how it was driven, in the water, by an extra sprocket bolted onto the idler wheel.


Tank Museum photo No. 4229/D/4
Tank Museum photo
No. 4229/D/4

Staying a float; a general view inside the raised screen showing the black rubber tubes that are inflated to raise the canvas. The red marker buoy shows where you are if you sink.

Tank Museum photo No. 4229/F/2
Tank Museum photo
No. 4229/F/2

Port side with the driver's hatch open. Notice the locking strut, attached to the turret, which braces the screen at the side.

Tank Museum photo No. 4230/A/1
Tank Museum photo No. 4230/A/1

This view shows the engine deck, rear screen supports and commander's tiller bar. The flap on the side of the turret is hinged open



Tank Museum photo No. 4230/C/6
Tank Museum photo No. 4230/C/6

Here we see down the starboard side, looking forward. The plate, attached to the turret, is the commander's platform where he stands to steer the tank while it is afloat, watching over the top of the screen.

Tank Museum photo No. 5986/C/6
Tank Museum photo No. 5986/C/6

From this angle we have another view of the commander's platform and the long, wooden tiller bar in the foreground. Note also the rubber inflation tubes attached to the tubular frame of the screen.


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