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M10 and M36 tank destroyers
« on: January 13, 2018, 06:50:09 pm »
Interchanging turrets between M10 and M18

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Re: M10 and M36 tank destroyers
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2018, 05:44:05 pm »
Here, in first drawing, I combine the turret of M10 and the hull of M4A3E8, my favourite components in the vast and complicated (at least, for me) field of US armor during WWII. Second is a conversion in a kind of recce or command version, with gun reduced to 50 mm or so.


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Re: M10 and M36 tank destroyers
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2018, 08:42:58 pm »
Love this taiwanese version of M10



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Re: M10 and M36 tank destroyers
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2018, 09:40:21 pm »
What is the gun it is armed with, please?
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Re: M10 and M36 tank destroyers
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2018, 11:52:57 pm »
The great resource that is Wart Hunder would suggest that it is a Japanese Type 91 105mm Howitzer.
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Re: M10 and M36 tank destroyers
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2018, 04:53:06 pm »
Ah, OK.  Seems a strange choice (and some even stranger reasoning at War Thunder) to put a Japanese howitzer on an American AFV...    :banghead:
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Re: M10 and M36 tank destroyers
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2018, 08:25:02 pm »
Availablity of guns and ammunition stocks after the war.
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Re: M10 and M36 tank destroyers
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2018, 04:04:07 pm »
Love that Taiwanese version !
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Re: M10 and M36 tank destroyers
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2018, 02:17:11 am »
Very reminiscent of the early Israeli Shermans rearmed with Krupp M1911 75mm field guns, due to the original 75mms being de-milled by having a hole drilled through them.

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Re: M10 and M36 tank destroyers
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2018, 02:55:47 am »
Very reminiscent of the early Israeli Shermans rearmed with Krupp M1911 75mm field guns, due to the original 75mms being de-milled by having a hole drilled through them.

That would work ! I assume they were intended for civilian/agricultural use only and then got re-directed  :angel:?

Seriously I wasn't aware of this modification. The whole 1948 (I assume it was there about's ?) period is fascinating for what they came up with when forced to think outside the box.
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Re: M10 and M36 tank destroyers
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2018, 12:40:07 pm »
Very reminiscent of the early Israeli Shermans rearmed with Krupp M1911 75mm field guns, due to the original 75mms being de-milled by having a hole drilled through them.

That would work ! I assume they were intended for civilian/agricultural use only and then got re-directed  :angel:?

Seriously I wasn't aware of this modification. The whole 1948 (I assume it was there about's ?) period is fascinating for what they came up with when forced to think outside the box.

IIRC they got a collection of wrecks from scrapyards (and some 'delivered' by sympathetic Tankies) and cobbled together a few just in time to help counter the Arab states' push to eradicate them when the British left.
The Shermans were a real mixed bag; a late 47 degree hull and 3-piece transmission cover in one case.
One was armed with a 20mm I think, all they could get hold of in time.

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