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RedLion281 Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2017 12:33 p.m. PST

The first tank to reach Bastogne during 4th Armored Division's drive to reach the 101st Airborne has a new home:

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Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2017 6:28 p.m. PST

I had to look up what a "Jumbo" Sherman was:

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Great that the museum has such a significant and historic armored vehicle in its holdings now.

Jim

LostPict Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2017 4:02 a.m. PST

Looking forward to that museum opening. That is a good tale of crews and a machine. Back in the day I played microarmor with Tractics. My little Shermans took it on the chin from my friends German cats until the day a platoon of GHQ Jumbos took the field. Still needed a bigger gun, but it was suddenly a lot more balanced.

RedLion281 Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2017 12:50 p.m. PST

Cobra King was parked out in front of the 1st Brigade HQ, 1st Armored Division, Ferris Barracks, Erlangen FRG for years. When Ferris Barracks closed, it was moved to Vilseck, part of the Grafenwoehr Training Area. It was subsequently "discovered" there.

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