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Offline wandering enginner

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Re: M3 Grant and M4 Sherman Family of Vehicles
« Reply #255 on: June 29, 2012, 06:13:18 pm »


This will be my next effort.  M10 chassis with applique armor and the T23 turret with long M1 76mm/L55 gun.  I believe the 76mm gun Shemans used the M1A1 gun which was shorter by 5 caliber lengths.  If our British Allies could figure out how to mount a 17 pdr in a regular 75 mm gun turret, I figure that Detroit could work the long 76 into the T23.

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Re: M3 Grant and M4 Sherman Family of Vehicles
« Reply #256 on: June 29, 2012, 06:37:35 pm »
Love Hobart's Funnies.  Been wanting to do them for a long time but debating between 72nd and 35th.  With the new kits in larger scale may go that way.
Course, if I wanted to do them in 76th can do the lot and may have to break down and go that route unless Dragon takes them on in 72nd.

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Re: M3 Grant and M4 Sherman Family of Vehicles
« Reply #257 on: July 01, 2012, 12:01:46 am »
My Turn, lol!

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Re: M3 Grant and M4 Sherman Family of Vehicles
« Reply #258 on: May 08, 2017, 02:45:23 am »
I have been enjoying a fresh viewing of John Belushi movies, including '1941'..
The M3 wading through the paint & whatnot factories sequence was a riot, & got me wondering..

Has anyone done, or seen - a line-up of '1941' movie reference M3's - as they appeared with changed colours?

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Re: M3 Grant and M4 Sherman Family of Vehicles
« Reply #259 on: September 12, 2017, 04:31:34 am »
Two syrian possibilities.



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Re: M3 Grant and M4 Sherman Family of Vehicles
« Reply #260 on: January 15, 2018, 05:45:07 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: M3 Grant and M4 Sherman Family of Vehicles
« Reply #261 on: January 15, 2018, 05:47:25 pm »
M18 with M4A3E8 turret.

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Re: M3 Grant and M4 Sherman Family of Vehicles
« Reply #262 on: July 12, 2021, 05:48:50 pm »
Swapping turrets between T-55 and Super Sherman M-51

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Re: M3 Grant and M4 Sherman Family of Vehicles
« Reply #263 on: July 14, 2021, 12:33:47 pm »


To install this french 105mm gun in some other WWII turrets could be a good Idea IMO.
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Re: M3 Grant and M4 Sherman Family of Vehicles
« Reply #264 on: August 05, 2021, 10:20:47 am »
May be too tall, but, why not?

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Re: M3 Grant and M4 Sherman Family of Vehicles
« Reply #265 on: August 05, 2021, 03:38:20 pm »
Looks like some unholy tank designer's nightmare of a test bed lurking the ranges of APG (Aberdeen Proving Ground), like the M6A2E1

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Re: M3 Grant and M4 Sherman Family of Vehicles
« Reply #266 on: August 06, 2021, 10:34:22 am »
^^^^ Right!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: M3 Grant and M4 Sherman Family of Vehicles
« Reply #267 on: August 06, 2021, 06:13:35 pm »
M6A2E1 needs an 37mm turret on the front and a turret with a .50 MG on top
of the main turret.

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Good page on the M6A2E1:
http://www.tankarchives.ca/2016/03/m6a2e1-heavy-clownshoe.html
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Re: M3 Grant and M4 Sherman Family of Vehicles
« Reply #268 on: August 09, 2021, 03:15:24 pm »
M6A2E1 needs an 37mm turret on the front and a turret with a .50 MG on top
of the main turret.


M-48 style or the twin-AA prototype one? Or a Maxson?!  ;D :o