M1917 - Ottawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 45° 25.003 W 075° 43.025
18T E 443894 N 5029494
Quick Description: This M1917 six ton tank is on permanent display inside the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Ontario. In 1940, Canada used the M1917 to train tank crews for its rapidly growing army.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 7/13/2018 9:10:54 AM
Waymark Code: WMYQWR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 3

Long Description:
Text of the plaque on site:

In 1940, Canada used the M1917 to train tank crews for its rapidly growing army. Colonel F.F. Worthington arranged for the acquisition of approximately 250 American made M1917 as "scrap metal" from the then neutral United-States for use as training vehicles. Although slow and unreliable, they proved useful until newer tank became available.

In 1943, many M1917s were stopped of their turrets and some of their armour and sold as surplus. This example, used as a logging tractor near Bracebridge, Ontairio, required extensive restoration work, including the construction of a new upper hull and turret.

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Location restrictions:
Museum Hours: June 30 to September 3, 2018 Monday to Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to Sunday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. September 4, 2018 to March 31, 2019 Monday to Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fees: Adult $17 Senior $15 Student $13 Child (3-12) $11 Family (6 Pers. – Max 2 Adults) $43 Free Thursdays 5 to 8pm

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