Bogey Wheel

Craig Moore investigates a little known mechanical problem found in Sherman tanks

The crew of a Sherman tank of the Westminster Dragoons (2nd County of London Yeomanry) repairing damage to one of its suspension units

Iwas reading James Holland’s book, An Englishman at War, an account of Lieutenant Colonel Stanley Christopherson, DSO, MC, TD, commanding officer of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry Regiment equipped with Sherman tanks. I read the following lines: “When we eventually arrived at L’Aigle, 19 tanks were suffering from ‘bogey wheel’ trouble caused through travelling fast on tarmac roads.”

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