October 21, 2014

Sherman Tulips

A Sherman tank armed with two 60-pound rockets

A Sherman tank of the 1st Goldstream Guards, armed with two 60-pound rockets, crossing a pontoon bridge over the Dortmund-Ems Canal, 6 April 1945. In 1945 some British Shermans were fitted with two RP-3 aircraft rockets. Those tanks were called “Sherman Tulips”. Firing the rockets from the tank’s turret was highly inaccurate, but crews liked them for the heavy damage they could cause.

Photos attribution
No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit : Palmer (Sgt), via Wikimedia Commons