Military vehicle collection

Sherman Crab

A Sherman tank was relatively easy to adapt for special purposes. Among other things, a mine clearer was made, the Sherman Crab. This so-called flail tank is characterized by a rotating drum with chains and round balls hitting the ground with a force of more than 150 kilograms. This caused the mines to explode in front of the tank and a passage through a minefield could be made.

This tank served with the British 79th Armored Division, 30th Armored Brigade, Westminster Dragoons. After the Battle of Overloon, the tank was still in service in North Limburg during the attack on Broekhuizen castle, but was put out of action there by a Panzerfaust.

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