Some belligerent nations asked the U.S. for help, but America wasn’t ready to sacrifice its soldiers for the mess Europeans did. They kept enabling the crazy Austria-born man that, in the end, led Germany into a second defeat that was going to split the country in two – a reality that can be seen and felt even today. Hitler’s vanity and desire for useless greatness was a major mistake that stopped European development for at least another decade. Millions died. Cities were ruined. Lives were destroyed.
In what can be safely called a very unlikely scenario, Europeans will have to be eternally grateful to the Japanese. Their zero-logic strategy to attack Pearl Harbor was what got the U.S. involved for real in the Second World War (WW2). Even though Americans were providing weapons to countries like Great Britain, Portugal, and even France through Spain, they initially didn't want to sacrifice soldiers in another part of the world.
The balance of power shifted rapidlyFurthermore, the U.S. was doing pretty well, thanks to its partners. Democratic nations asked for help, and America delivered, but not for free. Help came at a cost. That’s why companies like Chrysler or Ford did very well.
Now some models are being made available to civilians that want to have fun experiencing the life of a soldier in WW2. However, you have to adhere to a special set of rules as a tank owner. These vehicles aren't street-legal, but local authorities allow their presence on the public roads for refueling or parades.
This 1943 Chrysler M4A4 Sherman Tank, according to the owner, has been recovered from the British. It has seen the UK, Ireland, France, and is now in the U.S. The military vehicle was donated to the Museum of the American G.I. of College Station, Texas, in 2019.
An unlikely combinationIt uses an 18-liter Ford V8 that’s connected to a five-speed manual gearbox. The engine was sourced from the M4A3 predecessor. The tank has been restored to look like it’s returned unscathed from the battleground with all the correct markings. The current owner also paid for rebuilding the air cleaners and serviced the electrical and cooling systems.
The Chrysler tank also has the correct serial numbers that match Chrysler’s database.
Bidders joked about this tank being “the perfect cure for modern-day rush hour traffic,” while potential buyers already started the offers going. It currently sits at a price of $2,000. The owner chose to have a reserve set, so don’t expect it to get away for cheap.
Before you decide to join in on the fun, just remember there’s no need to get registration or a title for tanks. Now watch the video down below and make up your own mind about it.