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#26 manayunkman

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 11:19 PM

I had a chance to ride one in 1972.

The Belgian military museum in Brussels had a working one.

They were reconstructing their displays and were moving the tank.

I was invited inside for the ride.

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 07:22 AM

What an amazing experience, thanks for sharing! I would love to that myself someday and throw in an M3 Halftrack for good measure.  : )


No problem, I’m glad you enjoyed them!

This was the first time their M3 had been ran in year. They said all it took was a new battery and she fired right up. I don’t think many vehicles would have been able to do that!

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 07:22 AM

That flamethrower is real.


It is, and even from a distance you could feel the heat. It really made you appreciate the service of the guys who used them.

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 07:23 AM

I had a chance to ride one in 1972.

The Belgian military museum in Brussels had a working one.

They were reconstructing their displays and were moving the tank.

I was invited inside for the ride.


How cool is that? Riding in something as iconic as a Sherman is a treat. It’s one of those events that you don’t forget.


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