WWII M4 Sherman tank littering Flamingo Beach @ Culebra Island, Puerto Rico.
Wow, Puerto Rico? I first though of Tarawa or Saipan when I saw this
Cool, I've been there before. If I remember right, they used to have artillery practice and this Sherman was one of the targets! It's a beautiful beach... nice photo!
some one restore it!!!!!!
*facepalm* yeah but it would basically be building one from scratch with the extremely low amount of usable parts, saltwater causes metal to corrode a lot faster than if it was just left dry on land
wow,can't believe that it stayed here.... nice pic
question. whats a sherman tank doing in puerto rico? i may have thought up an answer myself but im not very sure. but yeah really cool pic.
well in the wake of WWII the US had many routes for the US war machine supplies and one such was near Puerto Rico however the Germans new this and U-Boats used the area as hunting ground it probably sunk with a ship and got swept off then drifted through the ocean till it washed a shore
For many decades US navy has used puertorican beaches as junk yards and practice range areas near civilian populations. That tank was the bulls eye for fighter jets. Many "casualties" had sufer from the out-of-the-charts cancer levels in the region or even direct hit from missiles. Safe to say that enviromental laws, aparently, don't apply to US goverment.
is that real?! Holy crap that is so cool, did it wash up?
They really should get that out of the water and put it in a museum. It's a piece of history, dammit! We shouldn't let that rust away.
More than 50,000 were made, I'm sure there's a lot of them out there on better shape. We should be worry about the beach.
sirve? que quiere decir littering?
That is wierd!!! You'd think that it would have floated into the sea with all the storms and tides and everthing else. Tragic and cool at the same time.