Military Vehicles

For some years now the Sandstone Heritage Trust has worked closely with the Armour Museum in Bloemfontein to identify historically significant Classic Military vehicles to rescue them and to restore them to working order. From time to time special events are held which showcase these vehicles to the general public. This is in line with the Defence Force's desire to be seen as a valuable contributor to society in many different ways. We are currently working on an expansion of our relationship with the museum and this will be reflected in more news on Classic Military Vehicles on our web site.

 

Our pictures give an indication of the vehicles which are jointly owned and operated by the School of Armour and in association with our Narrow Gauge railway and in association with some of South Africa's top vintage and classic aircraft, many of which have a military origin. Our photographs show both a Tiger Moth and a pair of Harvards which joined us recently for one of our joint military vehicle displays. It is our intention to further develop our relationship with organisations such as the Harvard Club of South Africa and the Tiger Moth Club of South Africa.

Feedback from Sherman Tanks in World War II Article

On 28th January 2009, Friends of the Rail stalwart, Nathan Berelowitz wrote in: 

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Restoration of rare 3-axle Oshkosh Tank Transporter continuesRepairs to Oshkosh - 6 November to 21 December 2009

Jan Fouche has provided the following photograp…

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Shermans with SA Troops in WW2Sherman Tanks played an important part with the South African troops in the World War II campaign in…

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Sandstone commences project to restore M20 Diamond T Horse and M9 Rogers Tank Transporter

Sandstone Heritage Trust has recently reached an agreement with the Armour Museum, Bloemfontein to r…

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Sherman MK IV

As we sift through the many pictures sent to us of all the different items that were on display and…

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Our Mk Iv Sherman Tank Carries Out Trials For Mega Power 2010

The Mk IV Sherman, which does not come out every day, was put through its paces a few days ago at Sa…

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SHERMAN Tank moves again under its own power after 50-years_fin

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Sherman Tank moves again under its own power after 50-years

21st December 2007, updated 6th January 2008, 25th February 2008, 18th March 2008, 11th April 2008

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Sherman Tank moves again under its own power after 50-years

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Sherman Tank moves again under its own power after 50-yearsThe Mk IV Sherman Tank that was made available by the South African Defence Force School of Armour i…

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