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Started by Jim Baker , Jan 12 2007 02:03 PM

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#41 Jim Baker

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 10:16 AM

Easy Eight.......

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 10:18 AM

The great Lafeyette Pool. The greatest tank ace of all......."In The Mood".

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 10:30 AM

4th of July??? :D

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 12:16 PM

Hey Jim:

More great pics. Tank you, er, thank you.

Here is another rocket launching Sherman. Date, location and unit are unknown.

BTW, do you have an ID on the unit or location of your post #40 in the forest?

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 01:16 PM

I believe post number 40 is of soldiers of the 3rd Armored Division during the Battle of the Bulge.
Probably the Manhay area.

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 01:26 PM

The following are taken from a few series of tanks in color;

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Driver of a Sherman tank.

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Tankdozer in the Pacific.

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Wrecked Sherman.

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Tank crew (probably in France).

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Tank crew.

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Sherman Recovery Tank.

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HVSS Sherman with added armor.

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Camouflaged Shermans - Pacific.

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Sherman of the 14th Armored Division with sandbags as additonal protection.

The quality is not great, but I thought these could be interesting.

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 01:31 PM

Hi Erwin,

Nice shots, a pity they aren't clearer.


Charlie,

Thanks for the rocket shot. I had this one, but your's is much clearer. I don't know who these guys are, but I think Erwin is probably right with the 3rd AD. Here's a closer shot of the guys in/on the background "Jumbo".

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 02:10 PM

Jim, these are screen captures from a couple of wartime color movies.
Hence the not so good quality.

Btw, I think the one of the 14th AD Sherman might be the same as the black and white photo earlier in this topic.

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 02:15 PM

A couple more:

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A Sherman named "Beelzebub" in the Pacific.

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USMC Sherman firing.

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Heavily protected Shermans - PTO.

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Sherman flame thrower on Japanese positions.

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 03:12 PM

Erwin,

Those are excellent. I love the firing shots. Unlike today, decent firing shots are a little rare. I have to run, but will dig up a few tonight.

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 11:21 AM

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Sherman M4A1

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Sherman rocket launchers.

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 09:16 PM

Another issue with the M-6 was it's weight. There were very few bridges in the US back then that could carry it. Getting it to Europe was another problem.

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 09:32 PM

M6 Tank

You mean this one?

However by the time the M6 was ready for production, the Armored Corps had lost interest in the project. The advantages the M6 offered over medium tanks - its much thicker armor and slightly more powerful gun - were offset partly by the shortcomings of the design - such as very high silhouette, awkward internal layout and reliability problems - and partly by logistical concerns. By the end of 1942, the Armored Corps were sure that the new M4 Sherman gave adequate solution for the present and the near future, while being reliable, cheap and much easier to transport.

Work on M6 didn't stop at once. The T1E1 prototype was tested with a T7 90 mm gun and was found to be a satisfactory gun platform, although poor turret layout was noted again. In August 1944 the Ordnance recommended using the T1E1s produced to build 15 77-ton vehicles designated M6A2E1, with thicker (up to 7.5 inch vertical protection) glacis armor and a turret developed for the T29 Heavy Tank, armed with a T5E1 105 mm gun. The proposal was rejected by General Eisenhower. However, by late 1942 main development effort shifted to other projects, one of which eventually resulted in the M26 Pershing.

On 14 December 1944 the M6 was declared obsolete. Only forty units were produced and they never left US soil. All were eventually scrapped except for a single T1E1 which is on display at the United States Army Ordnance Museum, Aberdeen, Maryland.


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