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Buried Sherman in Arnheim
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:31 am
Post subject: Buried Sherman in Arnheim

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:16 am
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Arnhem is located at the southern end of the IJssel linie. I think that this Sherman was part of this line.

Map of the IJssel defense line :


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:19 am
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That's not a complete tank
It is only a turret ,and was put there during the cold war
It is about 2 km from where I live ( it's Arnhem )
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:16 am
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Walter, it may be possible the whole hull is still there, poured in concrete. Usually the whole vehicle was stripped so you only had a hull with a fully operational turret left. An entrance was then cut in the hull before it was placed in a hole and covered with concrete.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:14 pm
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Your quite right David
I asked a friend who studies the IJssellinie
It is a carcas of the tank on 4 wheels in concrete
There is a engine in it for rotating the turret
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:51 am
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This example had a MG fitted in place of the main gun. You can see the mantlet is welded up. The turret was rotated by hand power.
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