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Ericmopar #1 Posted 26 December 2017 - 08:47 AM

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Has anyone seen this yet?

It's quite fascinating.

 


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Gladsfur #2 Posted 26 December 2017 - 01:48 PM

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Just watched it. Thanks for sharing.

christian1470 #3 Posted 26 December 2017 - 03:44 PM

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mbrcmf #4 Posted 26 December 2017 - 04:35 PM

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Started watching these. Good for the history buff. Thanks for the share. Too bad wg doesn't utilize him over here on these forums.

Silver_Lions #5 Posted 26 December 2017 - 05:00 PM

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Yawn..... nothing changes.......Another Armor Officer reading from the Field Manual.................

Bob3468 #6 Posted 29 December 2017 - 07:18 AM

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I would make the point that the German information would not be complete, this is because the Germans purged most documents as the war ended.
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aaand now we ALL know how to pronounce "Chaffee"

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outersketcher #8 Posted 29 December 2017 - 09:27 PM

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I found it VERY interesting that the Sherman had that spring loaded hatch.. and the wet ammo storage and the fact that the american ammo fizzled a bit before it would ignite. Leading to a death rate of only 3% of American Sherman tankers..  infantry was over 18%.. so.. according to those numbers.. you were safer in a Sherman. 


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V1n2002 #9 Posted 30 December 2017 - 03:37 AM

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I have personally been inside a Sherman tank. I have been locked inside one as dare. The one I visit often is badly beaten up but the inside is CLEAN. It sat in the desert for 10 years after WW2 and then got shipped here near me. It doesn't drive though, the engine cannot be fixed. There's an idea to put a new motor in, but they are expensive, although the private collector I know has lots of funds.

anyway, the idea of being "trapped" in a Sherman evades me as it was very comfy for me to sit in for three hours, trapped in by my friend Earl, who is family of private collector. I made $30 dollars. I should mention, the tank sits outside a garage where coyotes often come to steal the cat food if left outside. TL;DR the Sherman is an extremely comfortable and adaptable vehicle


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Bob3468 #10 Posted 30 December 2017 - 05:31 AM

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View PostV1n2002, on 30 December 2017 - 03:37 AM, said:

I have personally been inside a Sherman tank. I have been locked inside one as dare. The one I visit often is badly beaten up but the inside is CLEAN. It sat in the desert for 10 years after WW2 and then got shipped here near me. It doesn't drive though, the engine cannot be fixed. There's an idea to put a new motor in, but they are expensive, although the private collector I know has lots of funds.

anyway, the idea of being "trapped" in a Sherman evades me as it was very comfy for me to sit in for three hours, trapped in by my friend Earl, who is family of private collector. I made $30 dollars. I should mention, the tank sits outside a garage where coyotes often come to steal the cat food if left outside. TL;DR the Sherman is an extremely comfortable and adaptable vehicle

Not in the heat of battle. Imagine that with a few other guys, tons of ammunition and other crap on the floor. Not to mention the terrible smells and heat inside.


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V1n2002 #11 Posted 31 December 2017 - 05:05 AM

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View PostBob3468, on 30 December 2017 - 12:31 AM, said:

Not in the heat of battle. Imagine that with a few other guys, tons of ammunition and other crap on the floor. Not to mention the terrible smells and heat inside.

 

the Sherman was an excellent design. Relatively roomy and easy to escape...spare the loader and gunner. But, later on much quicker. Ammo storage is amazingly non complex and out of the way. The floors are clean except spent brass or body parts and some random tools....I promise I would pick that tank out of any other to tank in.
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Bob3468 #12 Posted 06 January 2018 - 08:52 PM

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View PostV1n2002, on 31 December 2017 - 05:05 AM, said:

 

the Sherman was an excellent design. Relatively roomy and easy to escape...spare the loader and gunner. But, later on much quicker. Ammo storage is amazingly non complex and out of the way. The floors are clean except spent brass or body parts and some random tools....I promise I would pick that tank out of any other to tank in.

I would rather be in a Panther or Tiger.


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View PostBob3468, on 06 January 2018 - 04:52 PM, said:

I would rather be in a Panther or Tiger.

 

Where it can all be over by something as simple as a Molotov Cocktail being thrown on to the Engine deck? No thank you.

 

Especially since the Tigers tracks usually broke easily, got stuck in mud even easier, and the transmission usually jammed.



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View PostBob3468, on 06 January 2018 - 02:52 PM, said:

I would rather be in a Panther or Tiger.

 

Pershing :trollface:

 

Or why not just chill in a Wolverine TD with a nice open roof?


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RogueGen #15 Posted 07 January 2018 - 08:11 PM

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I have seen that before, but good of you to post it here. I can say I'd definately prefer to be in an M4 compared to the T34 or the Panzers. 

View PostBob3468, on 30 December 2017 - 05:31 AM, said:

Not in the heat of battle. Imagine that with a few other guys, tons of ammunition and other crap on the floor. Not to mention the terrible smells and heat inside.

 

Yeah but nothing's going to be exactly comfortable under those conditions. The Sherman had a lot going for it compared to the T34 and the Panzers in the areas of crew comforts and survival.

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View PostMayoNasalSpray, on 06 January 2018 - 10:44 PM, said:

 

Where it can all be over by something as simple as a Molotov Cocktail being thrown on to the Engine deck? No thank you.

 

Especially since the Tigers tracks usually broke easily, got stuck in mud even easier, and the transmission usually jammed.

I have changed my mind, I want to be in the Maus prototype.


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