Retired from Battle: M4 Sherman Tank Tackles Farming

An English farming contractor turns to an M4 Sherman tank for plowing duty.

Robert Crawford’s Sherman tractor at a recent rally. When Robert bought the tank, he was told it had been used in the famous Battle of El Alamein in North Africa where General Bernard Montgomery defeated Erwin Rommel, the legendary “Desert Fox.” This fact was never proven, although Robert did find sand in the tank’s running gear.
Photo courtesy Peter Longfoot