Battlefield Fury / Sherman tank stands to the end
The film portrays US tank crews in Nazi Germany during the final days of World War II. It is the April of 1945. The Allies carry their final drive in the European Theatre, a battle-prepared army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and his five man crew to a dangerous mission behind enemy lines. Staying in the minority and out of ammunition Wardaddy and his crew encounter overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. The film was shot in England in large part due to the availability of working World War II-era tanks. The film featured Tiger 131, the last surviving operational Tiger I. It is the first time since the 1950 film They Were Not Divided that a real Tiger tank, not a prop version, has been used on a film set. Tiger 131 is a very early model Tiger I tank; externally it has some significant differences from later Tiger I models, most noticeably the outermost row of road wheels. Ten working M4 Sherman tanks were used. The Sherman tank Fury was played by an M4A2 Sherman tank.