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Sherman Tank by Keith-Killer Sherman Tank by Keith-Killer
A photo of one of the 2 US Sherman Tanks in the eastern lagoon of Saipan Beach.

I have other photos of this tank in my gallery,using other cameras, but I think this is the best photo so far.
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BoarsOnARetard Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
silly sherman, you can't swim
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cosmo4545 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
what a shame to see a tank just rusting away. that being said this picture holds a sense of serenity for me and kinda hits home for me. good picture
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stickpge Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
LETS TAKE THAT TANK AND PUSH IT TO LAND!!
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megadolon013 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
You mean this is real? Oh WOW. Saipan beach, must be that Pacific Campaign of WWII. Hey did you went SCUBA diving or snorkeling there. If yes are there more pictures of everything.
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Keith-Killer Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Yes it is real. there are 2 tanks in the water, and wrecks of a few land craft, lots of bullets if you look carefully. I was snorkelling, you can easily swim out to it at low tide. my website has many more photos: saipan.keithtarrier.com/
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megadolon013 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
  Great pictures, thanks for taken them.
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Koozerelli Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beaut shot
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wrdny Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
great one
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Keith-Killer Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Thanks
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SteamHead1880 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
R.I.P., puts me to tears. No fun story can come from that.
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TheBleachDoctor Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Our tax dollars, gentlemen.
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Teeroy766 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student Writer
Pictures like this make me sad and happy at the same time.
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necrovampwolf Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
nice picture love world war 2 stuff that have been forgotten
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XSONOHX Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That tank served us well. *salute*
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Hangover2010 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
M4A1 Sherman, medium and most built tank of the america during the second world war and the korean war, right?
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Keith-Killer Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
I think so.
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Codfish107 Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
what i know is that it was a sort of a weak tank in both defense and offense
but it was fast, reliable, and a lot of things could be attached to it.
but yes it was the most built american tank during those times
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NightChao Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
because the general said they didnt need to build heavy tanks to win the war, they just needed quantity, Quantity over Quality is what won the war xD
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cHr0n0sPh3r32 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
Schwimmen Kampfwagen!~ :P
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AngeloBalizz Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
very interesting, how did it end up in the water?
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:iconkeith-killer:
Keith-Killer Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
The Americans were invading Saipan during WWII. Probably broke down as there is no damage on the outside.
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defense2 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
do you have a photo of it from the top of the hatch looking inside?
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:iconkeith-killer:
Keith-Killer Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
I probably do actually... somewhere...
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WormWoodTheStar Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
Nice shot, I wonder if it's a Sherman DD or ordinary one.
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Digaloid Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010   Artist
why is the tank in the water? and how did it get there in the first place.........
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Keith-Killer Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
The US forces invaded Saipan in 1944 as part of WWII and the Pacific war against Japan. More info here : [link]

It probably broke down as there are no major signs of it being hit by enemy fire.
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AviatorGriffin Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW the fact that it is still there is really cool! nice photo!
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Keith-Killer Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
thank you.
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AviatorGriffin Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem, I am really into underwater (or somewhere between) wrecks of any sort a ship, a plane, or a tank
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c4mper Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
dead great shot (!!!) and topic my favor ;-P.....
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Keith-Killer Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
thanks
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SgtPossum Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
God, I hope the crew got out. :/
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Keith-Killer Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
I have no idea really. I have not found out the exact story of this tank... maybe someone out there knows.
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SgtPossum Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
Unfortunately it was probably either hit by artillery or got hung up on the reef. If the crew bailed out, well, I don't know how good their chances would have been out in the lagoon with all that Japanese fire coming in.
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mrtiex Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Interesting comments. The ugliness of a battle to free the world from the ugly grip of tyranny leaving a strange scene of beauty after 66 years.
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BogarTRuleS Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
An amazing photo m8 this is one moving picture if you take my meaning. I am amazed.

Regards
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Keith-Killer Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Thanks
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Crypto-137 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
That's one of my favorite tanks.
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HauntedAlexander Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
mey those shermans rest in peace. Such a sight to see it above the water. Reminds me fo the sherman group the got swamped on Omaha Beach. The shermans got smacked by big waves and tipped them int the atlantic.
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Max-CCCP Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
Wow cool
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keyworkkid Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
So were the tanks put there on purpose or were they just left there after a battle?
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:iconkeith-killer:
Keith-Killer Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
Just left where they stopped.
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PiratesAnatomy Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
I have one of these in my backyard.


I like this a lot
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:iconcrypto-137:
Crypto-137 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Really?
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PiratesAnatomy Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Nahh, but it would make for a nice piece of backyard decor ;)
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Crypto-137 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah I know.
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x-CC-x Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
I think there was also a similar artifact in Tarawa, but I could be mistaken.

The elements have really taken toll on the armor, no more traces of paint and is completely encrusted in rust.

The contrast of the weapon in a tranquil background in my opinion, makes a wonderful preacher of peace.
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Keith-Killer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
Indeed it does.
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Spazeman85 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
Wow, it's amazing the kind of things that get left behind in wars.
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by1213 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
Thank you for the contribution.
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