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  1. EnsignExpendable

    Tanks of the Commonwealth in WWII thread

    Here are some Ram diagrams that aren't shit. Click for big.
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    The M4 Sherman Tank Epic Information Thread.. (work in progress)

    Here's an even harder angle. Any way to tell from here?
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    The M4 Sherman Tank Epic Information Thread.. (work in progress)

    Exactly what I was thinking of, thanks! Another question, is this an M4 or an M4A2? Is it possible to tell from this angle?
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    The M4 Sherman Tank Epic Information Thread.. (work in progress)

    I recall reading a blurb about how the US Army disliked the name "Sherman" and preferred the soldiers to call it by its proper name, but begrudgingly agreed to let press releases targets at civilians to call it "Sherman" instead of Medium Tank M4. Does anyone know the source, by any chance?
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    Documents for the Documents God

    Potentially the best CIA document declassified to date. https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP89G00720R000800040003-6.pdf
  6. Red/dark blue: prospective Brown/gray blue: modernization Yellow/light blue: production The orange bit isn't in the legend, I'm guessing it's a modernization that has already been applied?
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    The M4 Sherman Tank Epic Information Thread.. (work in progress)

    Huh, I've never heard of that one before. Yeah, that seems to be a downer.
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    The M4 Sherman Tank Epic Information Thread.. (work in progress)

    This photo shows one weakness of the Firefly really well. The gun had to be turned back during travel, so the radio bustle was right above the driver's hatch. If the tank went over a bump while he was driving with his seat up, he was liable to smash his head into the turret.
  9. Sounds like we've got a Kharkovite in the thread making excuses for his shitty tractor.
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    StuG III Thread (and also other German vehicles I guess)

    Apparently a lot of the tanks stuck out in former Arab-Israeli war battlefields can't be recovered since there are still quite a few mines lying around.
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    The M4 Sherman Tank Epic Information Thread.. (work in progress)

    Apparently the real reason was that Yud is the smallest letter in the alphabet, according to the creator.
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    The M4 Sherman Tank Epic Information Thread.. (work in progress)

    That clears it up, thanks.
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    The M4 Sherman Tank Epic Information Thread.. (work in progress)

    More Sherman questions. By American measure, the Sherman turret ring is 69 inches across, but by Soviet measure, it's 1730 mm, which is slightly less. Was the American figure rounded, or were they measuring from the outside of the turret race? The Soviets only measured the diameter of the clear space.
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