Our WW2 Era Armor:
M4A1 Sherman Grizzly – “GOLEM”
GOLEM is a fully authentic Sherman Grizzly. She is a “Grizzly” because she is one of the rare Canadian built tanks – #166 of 188! We have evidence showing she actually served in combat from D-Day +5/10 all the way to V-E-Day in Germany! She has the battle scars to prove it too! Driven by a 9-cylinder radial gas engine and complimented by a 75mm main gun and three .30 M1919 Browning air cooled machine guns, the Sherman would become the most widely used tank by the Allies. The Sherman was one of the first tanks to feature a gyroscopic stabilized gun and sight, allowing for easier target tracking while on the move.
Authentic M18 Hellcat – “BUPKES”
BUPKES is a fully authentic M18 Hellcat tank destroyer. Despite being armed with an only partially effective 76 mm cannon it had the highest kill to loss ratio of any American vehicle. Turning weakness into strength, the relatively thin armor and open turret didn’t weigh the Hellcat down so it was able to easily maneuver and outflank German armor. Using a 9-cylinder, radial piston gasoline engine the Hellcat could top out at a blazing 55 m.p.h. It was the fastest tank or tank destroyer until the introduction of the US M1 Abrams.
Authentic M18 Hellcat – “BRACHA”
BRACHA is another fully authentic M18 Hellcat tank destroyer. The M18 Hellcat was designed to scoot and shoot, providing anti-tank capability to protect Allied armor and doughs from enemy armor. It sacrificed armor for increased firepower and epic mobility. The M18 Hellcat was the most expensive of the American tank destroyers, costing roughly US $55,000.00 – more than both the M10 Wolverine GMC and the M36 Jackson GMC. The M18 Hellcat has the 76mm gun M1 caliber L/55, firing the 76.2mmx585R round. The 76mm gun M1 provided superior armor-piercing capability but with less high-explosive capability than the M4 Sherman tank variants with the 75mm gun M3 caliber L/40. Both of our Hellcats have the M1A2 version of the 76mm gun M1.
Authentic M36 Jackson – “BALAGAN”
BALAGAN is a fully authentic M36 Jackson Gun Motor Carriage tank destroyer. The M36 Jackson Gun Motor Carriage tank destroyer: A powerful beast with the tank-stopping 90mm gun M3. Capable of penetrating 221mm of armor at 500m when firing the T30E16 HVAP (High Velocity, Armor Piercing) ammunition, it was the TD all the US armored divisions and tank destroyer battalions sought. When it arrived, it changed the game.
M5A1 Stuart – “BUDDY”
BUDDY is a unique Stuart! The prior owner and builder built her on a High Speed Tractor (basically the same thing as a Stuart without a turret) and then built the turret to exacting specifications using authentic blueprints, they even cast a mantlet! She looks the part, but thanks to modern running gear (Cummins diesel and Allison transmission) she is FAST and can REALLY pull some weight! When GOLEM was being delivered, the semi hauling her got stuck, and Buddy pulled all 110,000 lbs of tank, tractor and trailer free! She’s a brute!
M7B1 Howitzer Motor Carriage (HMC) Priest – “KOHEN”
The 105mm Howitzer Motor Carriage (HMC) M7, named the “Priest” by the British, was a US self-propelled artillery platform. It was produced from APR 1942 through 1945, and accompanied armored divisions such as the US 2nd Armored Division, providing artillery support on a platform that could keep pace with the armor. The M7 Priest had the 105mm M2A1/L22 howitzer, as well as a Ma Deuce (M2HB) .50 machine gun. The 105mm howitzer was a powerful indirect fire weapon, though it could be used for direct fire if required. At times the Priest batteries found themselves confronted directly, and did in fact direct fire at the approaching enemy. The 105mm could deliver punishment from as far as 12,205 yards. The Priest carried at least 69 rounds of 105mm ammo. With the addition of an ammunition trailer, the crews would carry a great deal more ammunition.
Replica Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf.E