Sherman BARV (Beach Armoured Recovery Vehicle)

The original BARVs were based on the Sherman III (M4A2). A total of 52 were available for the Normandy Invasion on D-Day where they proved to be of great value recovering vehicles broken-down or swamped in the surf and blocking access to the beaches. Due to time limitations, these vehicles were not fitted with winches or earth anchors and were limited to pushing and pulling disabled vehicles and small Landing Craft such as the LCA or LCVP that had got stuck on the beach. They could operate up to a depth of 2.7 metres (9') with an 18-inch surge. The vehicle included a diver in the crew, whose job was to attach towing chains to semi-submerged vehicles. Developed and operated by the REME (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers), the Sherman III was chosen as, being of welded construction, the waterproofing would be more successful than the other Marks available. Also, it was a powered by a diesel engine that it was felt would be less affected by the greater temperature changes due to regular immersion into cold water. Some Sherman BARVs continued in service until 1963, when they were replaced by the Centurion version.

  • SKU: UK157
  • $38.12
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The original BARVs were based on the Sherman III (M4A2). A total of 52 were available for the Normandy Invasion on D-Day where they proved to be of great value recovering vehicles broken-down or swamped in the surf and blocking access to the beaches. Due to time limitations, these vehicles were not fitted with winches or earth anchors and were limited to pushing and pulling disabled vehicles and small Landing Craft such as the LCA or LCVP that had got stuck on the beach. They could operate up to a depth of 2.7 metres (9') with an 18-inch surge. The vehicle included a diver in the crew, whose job was to attach towing chains to semi-submerged vehicles. Developed and operated by the REME (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers), the Sherman III was chosen as, being of welded construction, the waterproofing would be more successful than the other Marks available. Also, it was a powered by a diesel engine that it was felt would be less affected by the greater temperature changes due to regular immersion into cold water. Some Sherman BARVs continued in service until 1963, when they were replaced by the Centurion version.

    • Weight
      81 g
    • SKU
      UK157
  • Manufacturer
    Milicast
  • Unit of Sale
    Single Unit
  • Assembly Status
    Unassembled Kit
  • Age Level
    17 Years & Up
  • Skill Level
    3 – Intermediate
  • Theme
    Militaria

We ship to all countries World Wide. If you receive an error message "No shipping location available" or similar, please contact us directly by e-mail (info@milicast.com) and we shall assist. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Shipments outside the UK may be subject to Duty & Taxes from the government of the destination country. Payment of Duty & Taxes are the responsibility of the customer.

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All Goods remain the property of Milicast Model Company until paid for in full. Goods may only be returned by prior arrangement at the recipients' expense. Delivery and insurance charges are non-refundable. Claims for damaged/missing items should be made within seven days of receipt.

Any products purchased 'second hand’, (without proof of direct Milicast Model Company supply, or supply from an Milicast Model Company approved dealer, shop or agent), or any products part assembled or part worked on in any way, are not covered by this returns policy. Under these circumstances no returns will be accepted, however we may quote for the supply of parts to restore the product to full inventory.

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