Dummy M4 Sherman tank of the type used by the Ghost Army. It weighed 93 pounds fully inflated. (Credits: National Archives)

Ghost Army – The Dummy Tanks of World War II

Deception was imperative during World War II and militaries would create fake soldiers, weaponry, vehicles and even entire towns. In this article I’ll be focusing on the ‘Dummy Tanks‘ of World World War II although they were already used during World War I. Military deception refers to attempts to mislead enemy forces during warfare. It’s usually achieved …

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