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WWII M4 Sherman tank 3 by ADiezGradin WWII M4 Sherman tank 3 by ADiezGradin
WWII M4 Sherman tank littering Flamingo Beach @ Culebra Island, Puerto Rico.
Photo cliché.
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DarthT15 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Poor tank!
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lordsjaak Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
poor tank :(
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Pbohm Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, Puerto Rico? I first though of Tarawa or Saipan when I saw this
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TheGurch Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Great image
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Polskadude Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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!
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jackherler Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
some one restore it!!!!!!
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artyom2013 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
*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
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had1503 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
wow,can't believe that it stayed here....:) nice pic
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twontheraven Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007
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.
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TheHidden007 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
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
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ADiezGradin Featured By Owner May 13, 2007
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.
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Robotlouisstevenson Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
is that real?! Holy crap that is so cool, did it wash up?
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ADiezGradin Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
It has been painted like that for years.
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WarpFactor Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007
They really should get that out of the water and put it in a museum. It's a piece of history, dammit! :shakefist: We shouldn't let that rust away.
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ADiezGradin Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
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.
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WarpFactor Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
I guess. Things like that still piss me off though.
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ZORIFOUR Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2006
sirve? que quiere decir littering?
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paparazzophotography Featured By Owner May 8, 2006
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.
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