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Three Sherman IIIs of Second Canadian Armoured Brigade

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Three Sherman IIIs (M4A2) of Second Canadian Armoured Brigade. The Sherman M4A2 was the most widely built variant, serving with the British, Canadians, Soviets and the United States Marine Corps. It had twin Continental diesel engines and a 75 mm main gun that could fire either armor piercing or high explosive rounds. Second Armoured landed three regiments on D-Day. The Sixth Armoured Regiment (the First Hussars) The Tenth Armoured Regiment (The Fort Garry Horse), and the 27th Armoured Regiment. Sixth and Tenth Armoured had A and B Squadrons armed with Sherman V Duplex Drive (DD amphibious tanks) and C Squadron with Sherman IIIs and Firefly VCs (17-pounder 77mm (3 inch) anti-tank gun). The 27th had a mix of Sherman IIIs and Firefly VCs. Except for the Battle of Le Mesnil-Patry on June 11, 1944, Second Armoured rarely fought as a unit; its regiments were attached to infantry units for support. Second Armoured was the largest user of Sherman IIIs in Canadian service. It was one of the few armored units to fight from Normandy to the end of the war.
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Caption Author Jason McDonald
Date Photographed January 01, 1944
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Country France
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