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Sherman relic on Iwo Jima

Article about: Hi all, Trawling about the internet, I found these photos of a Sherman sitting in the grass within the boundary of the US base on Iwo Jima - photos taken recently I believe. ( in the last fe

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    Hi all,

    Trawling about the internet, I found these photos of a Sherman sitting in the grass within the boundary of the US base on Iwo Jima - photos taken recently I believe. ( in the last few years ) It looks absolutely GREAT in situ like this but at the same time I can't help feeling the poor beastie needs to be rescued.
    Does anyone know if it has??? or will it die a further "death by rust"

    Meantime, enjoy the vista!
    Dan
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture SHERMAN - IWO.jpg   SHERMAN2 - IWO.jpg  


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    Nice relic M4 Dan.
    Love the add on plank/concrete armor.
    She's well preserved considering the salt air environment.
    Thanks for posting her mate
    Dave

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    Very cool pic!

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    Awesome! I'd love to visit Iwo someday...

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    Dont see m4s like that anymore... few years ago you could find M4's on some military bases being used as target practice. I think they are scraped now.

    Thanks for sharing the pic Danmark

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    Thanks for sharing this Dan. It's fascinating to see such evidence of WW2 combat still out there.

    Regards,
    Tony
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    A Hobby Master 1/48th scale model for 'Comet' 4th Marine Tank Battalion Coy C (all tanks having ID names with the 1st letter matching the company letter) Iwo Jima Feb 1945-always a dilemma-leave it as a relic memorial or restore as a museum piece-the basic tank won't rust away easily due to the thickness and composition of armour plate steel but any things like stowage boxes go pretty quickly.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture 001.jpg  

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    Great pic ! I would love to know her story !

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Spectacular condition. Fantastic to see how good that great war horse remains.
    Cheers.
    Nuno

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    Yep, it makes you want to go out there and rescue it.....

    - - Updated - -

    Have a check on this site, it will probably show you if this Sherman is still there.

    http://the.shadock.free.fr/Surviving_Panzers.html

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