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  1. EnsignExpendable

    StuG III Thread (and also other German vehicles I guess)

    The Americans had addon armour developed for the M10 GMC. It was trialled but never deployed IIRC.
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    The M4 Sherman Tank Epic Information Thread.. (work in progress)

    75 mm gun with a cast hull, but a travel clamp in the front? If I'm not mistaken, that's a Grizzly!
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    Tanks of the Commonwealth in WWII thread

    Woah, those photos look amazing! Most of the ones I see have been taken with the contrast cranked all the way up and are completely unusable
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    Tanks of the Commonwealth in WWII thread

    LAC's slides look like ass. Here's an image of a prospective Canadian squeezebore weapon, and this is after I cleaned it up.
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    The M4 Sherman Tank Epic Information Thread.. (work in progress)

    Ooh, very interesting photograph. Do you have other results from that test?
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    Tanks of the Commonwealth in WWII thread

    I'll see if they have any Ram or Grizzly books the next time I'm there. I don't think they do, otherwise I would have bought them.
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    Tanks of the Commonwealth in WWII thread

    My local model store has a pretty good selection of them, I can always go check it out
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    Tanks of the Commonwealth in WWII thread

    Also hmm, 47,000 lbs seems like way less than a combat loaded Sexton. A fully loaded one weighed 57,000 lbs in the synthetic tire trials.
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    Tanks of the Commonwealth in WWII thread

    Which book, Canada's Pride or one of the minor ones?
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    Tanks of the Commonwealth in WWII thread

    I'm actually doing some research on the Sexton right now, and the suspension and running gear are a sore point, specifically synthetic tires. They seem to do a lot better in some conditions, but a lot worse in others. The Sexton also used the Lee style bogeys for a lot longer since it was lighter than the Sherman.
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    Tanks of the Commonwealth in WWII thread

    Yes, the armour thickness changed, and also the casting was variable thickness anyway. I like how people confuse the Grizzly and the Ram and write that the Grizzly had 3 inches of front armour. So many books falsely state that the Grizzly was called M4A5, I think the confusion stems from there. @whelm I write quite a lot about the Ram on Russian sites, may I post the image you cleaned up? I will credit you under whatever name you provide.
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    The M4 Sherman Tank Epic Information Thread.. (work in progress)

    Two weeks with the Navy did more damage than 70 years underwater
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    The M4 Sherman Tank Epic Information Thread.. (work in progress)

    The English equivalent of this meme would be "this is your Sherman on drugs/in prison"
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    Tanks of the Commonwealth in WWII thread

    Interesting photo, I didn't know that the M6 had a similar device fitted.
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    Tanks of the Commonwealth in WWII thread

    8:03 shows a neat item, a gun sight added to the machinegun cupola. Before that, the idea was that you would just walk the machinegun onto its target with tracers, which turned out to not really work at all.
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