The current Airborne Museum tank of Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche) is a Sherman M4 A1 E8 76W. It will be replaced on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.
December 29, 2016: A new Sherman tank for the Sainte-Mère-Eglise Airborne Museum
Author: Eric Guerrier
Source: La Manche Libre
On Wednesday, January 4, 2017, a new tank will be installed in front of the Airborne Museum in Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche). A symbol more consistent with the Battle of Normandy. Explanations.
In the afternoon of Wednesday, January 4, 2017 in the early afternoon, the famous tank parked at the entrance of the Airborne Museum in Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche) will be replaced by another.
The current tank of the museum is a Sherman M4 A1 E8 76W, a Canadian-made tank that was built from August 1944. It was commissioned only at the end of the Second World War and was engaged mainly in Germany and later in Korea.
To remedy this anachronism, it is therefore a Sherman M4 A4 75 made in 1943 that will be exhibited in front of the entrance of the museum.