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14 Dec 2012 3:19PM
Wow !! What a find ! A great photo of this unfortunate tank !!

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cats_123 Plus
12 4.4k 25 Northern Ireland
14 Dec 2012 6:24PM
the amphibious tank never really took off! WinkGrin
Jestertheclown Plus
7 7.1k 249 England
14 Dec 2012 8:31PM

Quote:the amphibious tank never really took off!

As you say, it didn't work particularly well but such a beast did actually exist. Unsurprisingly, most of them sank but I believe that one or two made it ashore.
In fact they used 'Sherman' tanks, which I think that this is.

Quote: it didn't work particularly well but such a beast did actually exist. Unsurprisingly, most of them sank but I believe that one or two made it ashore


Known as DD tanks, most were successful on D-day where very few losses went to the sea. Unfortunately history is tainted by Omaha beach where they were launched too far out (nearly 4 miles) in a sea that was too rough.
Most of the crews were rescued.

Difficult to tell if this was a DD or not, although I cannot see any propellers.

Would be interesting to know where the shot was taken.

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Jestertheclown Plus
7 7.1k 249 England
15 Dec 2012 8:59AM

Quote:most were successful on D-day where very few losses went to the sea.

I didn't know that.

Thanks Richard.
The Photo was taken in some part of Africa Wink
nonur Plus
7 15 9 Turkey
23 Dec 2012 10:26AM

Quote:Wow !! What a find ! A great photo of this unfortunate tank !!
+1.

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