Friday, February 14, 2014

General Stonewall Jackson’s Namesake World War II Vehicle.

The M36 “Jackson” gun carriage was named for one of America’s greatest Generals. Just as Stonewall Jackson outmaneuvered and punished the Union Army during the war of secession, the M36 did the same thing to the German tank corps in World War II.
A beautifully restored M36 Jackson
The M36 Jackson with its high speed and 90 mm main gun, was the only vehicle which could knock out German tanks like the Tiger and Panther.  The Jackson covered the backside if the inferior Sherman tank.  Had the Jackson not been present in in the European theater of operations, the Sherman tanks would have been slaughtered in tragic numbers.    
M36 Jackson in Europe in WWII

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