The Tank Museum | Sherman Grizzly Migration

Sherman Grizzly Migration

The Museum's Grizzly tank has gone on loan to Austria.

6th December 2018

The Tank Museum has sent its Sherman Grizzly tank, on long term loan, to the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum in Vienna, Austria.

The Second World War Canadian tank has stood as a gate guard at the exit of The Tank Museum for many years. 

Sherman Grizzly handoverIt has been given on loan to the Military History Museum in Vienna, who don't currently have an example of a Sherman tank in their collection. The Grizzly is set to remain in Vienna for five years.

Find out more about the Sherman Grizzly Tank, in the Museum's Sherman Grizzly Tank Chat.

Head of Collections, at The Tank Museum, Chris van Schaadenburgh travelled to Vienna to attend the official handover ceremony for the Grizzly tank and see it put in place at the Museum. (Left to Right: Chris van Schaadenburgh, Dr. Wolfgang Baumann, Deputy Minister of Defence (General Secretary MOD), Dr. M. Christian Ortner Director Austrian Military Museum)

The Sherman Grizzly will be on display from 2 March 2019, in the Tankhall of the Austrian Military Museum. Visit the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum's website here.