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M3A3 Grant Tank 'Monty'




Description

This British version of an American tank was used in the North African desert campaigns of 1941 and fought at El Alamein. It was originally armed with a 75mm gun in the hull, and a 37mm gun in the turret which gave it a fighting chance against the German Panzer III. This particular example was actually used by Field Marshal Montgomery as his command vehicle, and the 37mm gun is in fact a wooden dummy, to allow him more room in the turret for maps and radio equipment.

Location

Imperial War Museum, London, England. October 2003.

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