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On 1/29/2019 at 11:12 PM, Walter_Sobchak said:

 

I don't know.  I will say that the .50 cal looks kinda fake.

You'll see that a lot on vehicles in less than gun friendly locations.

 

"Is that a 2X4, with a chunk of EMT glued to it, masquerading as a M1919?".. Chances are, "Yes, it is".

 

Check out some of the Youtube vids on MGB81, a British "Motor Gun Boat" that was "restored".  The guns are pretty bad.

(Admission, I grew up on the Great Lakes, and was corrupted at a young age by a beautifully restored 82' Elco, that had mostly functional armament. What impressed me was it had the original three 1500HP Packard mills churning the sauce. You NEVER forget that sound.)

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I've seen turret number 936 before. The tank of Dmitry Fedorovich Loza, Hero of the Soviet Union?

 

Him: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dmitry_Loza

Picture and unit: https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/missinglynx/sherman-m4a2-in-hungary-austria-t102439.html

 

I never read his memoirs, though.

 

MORE:

 

Scrolling down this page: https://www.worldwarphotos.info/gallery/usa/tanks/sherman-tank/

 

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M4A2 “936” and “934” of the 46th Guards Tank Brigade, 7th Mechanized Corps, Wien 09 April 1945.

 

The SPG in the background looks like either an SU-85M or an SU-100, but I'm not sure at the angle of photo capture.

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5 hours ago, Jamby said:

I've seen turret number 936 before. The tank of Dmitry Fedorovich Loza, Hero of the Soviet Union?

 

Him: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dmitry_Loza

Picture and unit: https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/missinglynx/sherman-m4a2-in-hungary-austria-t102439.html

 

I never read his memoirs, though.

 

MORE:

 

Scrolling down this page: https://www.worldwarphotos.info/gallery/usa/tanks/sherman-tank/

 

 

The SPG in the background looks like either an SU-85M or an SU-100, but I'm not sure at the angle of photo capture.

 

LOL nice, have you read his Iremeber interview?

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