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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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Pbohm Jan 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, Puerto Rico? I first though of Tarawa or Saipan when I saw this
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Polskadude 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 Nov 24, 2011
some one restore it!!!!!!
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:iconartyom2013:
*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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:iconhad1503:
wow,can't believe that it stayed here....:) nice pic
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:icontwontheraven:
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 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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:iconadiezgradin:
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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