Comment by Dan Fong of Website Staff:
"During and after the capture of Cologne on March 5-7,
1945, 3AD tanks were a common sight for those few, and no doubt
dazed, civilians who had remained in the city. The Sherman in
the foreground is the M4A3E2 version. The troops called it a
'Jumbo' because it had heavier armor than the standard Sherman.
Only 254 Jumbo's were built. This one is also up-gunned with
a 76mm, which was done in theatre, replacing its original-issue
75mm. The Sherman in the left background is an M4A1 with a 76mm
gun. The Sherman behind the Jumbo is a M4A3 with a 76mm gun."