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#1 notinfringed

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 12:37 PM

A gentleman on Facebook posted this picture to my "Alaska Military History" page. his father was stationed in Alaska, but he doesn't know exactly where. Apparently he was with a transportation unit. From the pictures he has posted it appears he was stationed somewhere in the interior. This picture appears to depict a Sherman with an odd turret canopy. It is really hard to tell from the picture, and could possibly just be an optical illusion of some sort, but I don't think so. I am wondering if this is a canopy being tested by the cold weather test facility. Has anyone ever heard of such a beast?

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#2 notinfringed

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 12:38 PM

A little closer shot.

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#3 Dogsbody

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 01:11 PM

Hmmm, never heard of that one. I only know of the foul weather hood/kit that could be installed in front of the drivers and co-drivers hatches. The Sherman in front seems to sport this item.

 

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I'm curious if someone else can answer your question. I would really like to know myself.

 

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#4 sundance

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 01:19 PM

I've never seen one before but sure looks like a good idea.



#5 Powerhouse

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 07:25 AM

Could be for cover the turret of a M7 HMC parked just behind this sherman?

The shape seems to be more suitable....



#6 bummer

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 01:48 PM

we had them for the 113 series. since there is a collection of vehicles perhaps it was at Ft Greely ( the cold region test center)



#7 phantomfixer

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 01:16 PM

Sherman driver cover?

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