Stuart Tank

When you visit the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, TX, you need to take out the extra time and take a stroll a few block away to the extra exhibits. Only about 20% of the visitors do this, which is too bad. There you will find a restored warbird, PT boat, and tanks. Several times a year, they have actual reenactments that with actual tanks, flame-throwers and more. We hit an off-day, so though there were no crowds, there were no reenactments either. This Stuart tank is used during the show and looks like it just came off the battlefield.

The M3 Stuart was an American light tank used in World War II. They were the first American-crewed tanks to engage the enemy in tank versus tank combat.

 

The M3 Stuart was an American light tank used in World War II. They were the first American-crewed tanks to engage the enemy in tank versus tank combat. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

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