The Sentinel tank was a cruiser tank designed in Australia in World War II in response to the war in Europe, and to the threat of Japan expanding the war to the Pacific or even a feared Japanese invasion of Australia. It was the first tank to be built with a hull cast as a single piece, and the only tank to be produced in quantity in Australia. The few Sentinels that were built never saw action as Australia's armoured divisions had been equipped by that time with British and American tanks.
The Texas Military Forces Museum was lucky to be the temporary home of the AC1 formerly with the Littlefield Collection. It was purchased at auction and stayed with us until arrangements were made to return it to Austrailia.
The following photographs were taken shortly after its arrival in Austin.
I took a total of 129 photos. Until I get them all uploaded here, feel free to visit the Sentinel Album on our Facebook page;