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Sherman with AMX13 turret
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No: 10871   Contributor: Jacques Peter   Year: 2013   Manufacturer: Unidentified / Unknown   Country: Egypt
Sherman with AMX13 turret

Tank at El Alamein city entrance
El Alamein - Egypt
August 2013
Picture added on 11 August 2013 at 07:24
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El Alamein Museum, Egypt
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looks like a late model Sherman fitted with the FL10 turret and 105mm gun. Used by the Israelis


Added by Roger Greenaway on 11 August 2013.
This is an Egyptian conversion of the Sherman and is fitted with the complete Turret assembly from a French AMX13 light Tank. This was an Egyptian attempt to upgun the Sherman. This Israelis did a similar thing, but remounted the gun and added a counterweight to a Sherman Turret rather than use the full AMX equipment as the Egyptians did. Reference to these unusual vehicles can be found in the excellent Born in Battle book/magazine (Israels Armour in Action)published in 1978 by Eshel Dramit Ltd. Another hard to find publication (at least it is here in the UK!)

Added by Chris Teesside UK on 24 August 2013.
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