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Offline salt6

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M8 TD
« on: June 11, 2019, 06:22:52 pm »
This was a proposed and prototyped vehicle based on the M8 HMC.  The Tank destroyer command approved this tank destroyer after evaluation.  It was never placed in production due to the M10 and M36.

Assembly finished, change the main gun to a 75MM same as the Sherman.  Removed the turret gun ring and substitute a pedestal mount.  Since I will be making this an in-service vehicle I added a turret storage box and the storage box on the rear of the hull from the M5 light tank.  Also went with some after-market tracks and they were a bear to do.

Assembly completed.




Base coat applied, now on to the detailing.

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Re: M8 TD
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2019, 08:31:24 pm »
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Re: M8 TD
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 02:08:27 am »
Noice.
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Re: M8 TD
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2019, 04:27:26 am »
To the un-trained (aeroplane modelling) eye that looks like a 1/35 scale turret on a 1/48 scale tank.

But I'm damn sure I wouldn't like to come across one in the heat of battle!  :o
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Re: M8 TD
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2019, 09:25:43 am »
To the un-trained (aeroplane modelling) eye that looks like a 1/35 scale turret on a 1/48 scale tank.

But I'm damn sure I wouldn't like to come across one in the heat of battle!  :o
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Re: M8 TD
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2019, 01:07:57 am »
There has also been an M8 prototype with a long-barreled 75mm cannon from the Sherman:



"In an attempt to give the M8A1 more anti-armor capabilities, development began on mounting the 75 mm Gun M3, as found on the M4 Sherman, into the turret with a new thicker mantlet. The idea was to create a fast, lightweight tank-destroyer that could exploit an opening, open fire, then retreat. The fast and small M5/M8 chassis was seen as a perfect candidate. Despite this, the project was canceled, as the M18 Hellcat was looming on the horizon."

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Re: M8 TD
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2019, 08:31:03 pm »
There has also been an M8 prototype with a long-barreled 75mm cannon from the Sherman:



"In an attempt to give the M8A1 more anti-armor capabilities, development began on mounting the 75 mm Gun M3, as found on the M4 Sherman, into the turret with a new thicker mantlet. The idea was to create a fast, lightweight tank-destroyer that could exploit an opening, open fire, then retreat. The fast and small M5/M8 chassis was seen as a perfect candidate. Despite this, the project was canceled, as the M18 Hellcat was looming on the horizon."
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