About the Author

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This image of a train loaded with Shermans just keeps chugging on, just like this site will.

My name is Jon Tisor, AKA Jeeps_Guns_Tanks(Also my WOT handle) and I’ve been interested in history, in particular WWII history since I was a  kid. My love of armor started when I was 8 and saw the movie Sahara(On TV), reviewed on this site, the 1943 version, and fell in love with the M3 Lee.  The love of the Sherman followed that. A Tamiya Lee and Testors M4A1 Sherman were the first model kits I built. I still dabble in plastic model building.

I‘ve never served, but appreciate the guys who have. I really am just a armor, airplane and history geek. The the focus of my love in these areas are the M4 Sherman, the P-38 Lighting, and the F4U Corsair. I’ve Spent a lot of time reading books on them and money acquiring books on them. I’ve also had affairs with the Jeep TJ, the F-14 Tomcat and the Pontiac GTO (68s) over the years, but they faded a little. Who knows when my obsession with each started, the F-14 was it the movie Topgun, or my dads interest, or is it just a damn sexy airplane? I’m not really sure. The GTO is easy, it was my Dad, and we worked on them together for years. The Jeep TJ is easy too, I wanted a capable off road vehicle that had AC and I wouldn’t have to mod much, and it was that more or less.

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My 05 Jeep Rubicon, the weekend after I bought it, note the paper plates! I was trying to sell it when it was stolen. Loved it and would do another Jeep if I had enough friends who liked to wheel and didn’t live in California.
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My 1968 GTO, this was my fourth and final 1968 GTO, the fast ones got sold when my old man died, and I bought this one with some money from his estate. I ended up selling it, it was an automatic, and boring, and it just sat around because gas at the time was expensive.

I also enjoy computer games. The main one recently being World of Tanks, well recently is deceiving since I’ve played the game since early closed beta. Before it had American tanks! I was derping in the Sherman before it was a thing, and well before the nerfs when gold ammo went silver. It’s a good game, and the American tanks are well represented, and many are best in tier.  I did Clanwars, and was a founding member of PBKAC, and was with them for years, literally, and have the M60, VK7201 and T23 to prove it.  Now I just play for fun,  T5 most of the time.  I did enjoy the most recent Grand Theft Auto Game, 5 I think.  Over the years I’ve done a lot of flight sims, online and desktop etc, started gaming on a Apple II.

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I am an aspiring writer of fiction novels!

You can most often find me in World of Tanks playing my trusty Sherman tanks.

Or you can email me at : TheShermantank.com@gmail.com

F-14 sunset
The Tomcat I dreamed of flying!
Some guns I own, hence the _Guns