Title2/4th Australian Armoured Brigade during exercises at Toorbul Point in March 1943DescriptionThe tank being unloaded from the landing barge in the photograph was a U.S. Lee or British Grant Tank. It weighed 29 tonnes and had a metal armour thickness of 65mm (maximum). The tank had a top speed of 40km/h and could travel approximately 240km on one tank of fuel. It took a team of 6 men to operate the tank and its equipment (including 1 X 75mm Canon; 1 X 37mm Canon and 1 or 2 Machine Guns). Bribie Island can be seen in the background of the photograph indicating the landing took place in Pumicestone Passage.DateMarch 1943PhotographerUnknownCollectorMcKenna, DanRecord typePhotographFormat typePhysicalOriginal format colourBlack and white
Geo coords Geo address1800,Bribie Island Road,Sandstone Point,4511,Australia
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