About the Author

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

My name is Jon T, and I’ve been interested in history, particularly WWII history since I was a kid. My love of armor started when I was 8 and saw the movie Sahara(on TV). I reviewed the 1943 version on this site 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 models.

I‘ve never served, but I appreciate the guys who have; the site is really dedicated to them. I really am just an armor, airplane, and history geek. My love for these areas is focused on the M4 Sherman, P-38 Lightning, and F4U Corsair fighters. I’ve spent a lot of time reading books on them and money acquiring books on them. 


I am an aspiring writer of fiction novels!

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


Atlantic Ocean (July 28, 2006) Ð Aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), an F-14D Tomcat assigned to the “Tomcatters” of Fighter Squadron Three One (VF-31), aircraft number 112, completes the final catapult launch of an F-14 Tomcat fighter aircraft. The last launch marks the end of an era for Naval Aviation. The F-14 will officially retire in September 2006 after 32 years of service in the fleet. Theodore Roosevelt is completing Joint Task Force Exercises with USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Laird (RELEASED)
Naval Air Station (NAS) Key West, Fla. (Oct. 23, 2002) — An Air Force F-15 ÒEagleÓand F-16 ÒFalconÓ fly in formation with a Navy F-14 ÒTomcatÓ and F/A-18 ÒHornetÓ over the Atlantic Ocean during exercise Cope Snapper 2002 at Naval Air Station (NAS) Key West. Cope Snapper is a multi-aircraft exercise that engages dissimilar air combat training with on fighter data link and joint operations with the Navy and Air Force. The members involved in Cope Snapper consist of the 159th Fighter Wing from Louisiana, the 169th AGS McEntire Air National Guard from South Carolina, and the Navy’s F/A-18 ÒHornetÓ and F-14 ÒTomcatÓ fighter jets. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo. (RELEASED)
F-14 sunset
The Tomcat I dreamed of flying!