A 60-ton M-1 type tank crushes a truck during a demonstration at the Eddystone, PA, plant of the Baldwin Locomotive works, December 8, 1941.
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A 60-ton M-1 type tank crushing a truck.

Credit: Image donated by Corbis-Bettmann

In the early years of World War II, Philadelphia's Baldwn Locomotive turned to the manufacture of tanks, including the powerful 60-ton M1 Sherman tank, and the medium M4A2, the first tank with a welded hull.

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