Medium tank M4 (76mm) "Sherman"

Panzerkampfwagen M4-748 (a)

 

Germany 1945 1945, between 28 March and 3 April, Aschafenburg. During the final stage of the fighting, there was an encounter between a M36 tank destroyer of the 645th Tank Destroyer Bn. and this captured M4A3 (76) tank being used by the Germans. Besides the German crosses, the words "Beute panzer" (captured tank) were painted on the M4A3 (76) to prevent German troops from firing on it. It was knocked out by a 90mm hit on the glacis plate evident above the right headlight.

(Steven J.Zaloga "The Sherman at war (2) The US Army in the European Theater 1943-45" Concord. Armor at war series. 7036)

(Steven J.Zaloga. Armored Victory 1945. Stackpole books )

(Picture from book Regenberger, Dr. Werner: Scheiben. Horst. "Beutepanzer unterm Balkenkreuz")

(Picture from book Regenberger, Dr. Werner: Scheiben. Horst. "Beutepanzer unterm Balkenkreuz")