9648Re: [G104] El Alamein Sherman II [1 Attachment]
- Dec 5, 2013Hi Dave,The El Alamein Sherman looks to be a very early Pullman built M4A2.It has been extensively upgraded, or possibly remanufactured in the US in 1944, and then sent to the Brits as Lend Lease.I wouldn't be surprised if that was originally built with M3 type bogiesThe "no pistol port" turret was intro'd in Fall of 1943, so definitely a replacement on a 1942 production tank.You were able to get inside?Was there a dataplate?Hope all's good with you.JoeHi Dave & Joe,I was in Egypt in 2000 and had a chance visit the El Alamein Military Museum. They had a Sherman there that I took a couple of pictures of inside and out. Not sure if they will help with modeling, but possibly just for interest. There were no markings on it.One is attached (it was my pre-digital camera days, so I took pictures of the pictures in an album).If you are interested in the others, let me know and I will forward them to you.DaveIn a message dated 12/5/2013 9:49:25 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, snick13@... writes:You're welcome.I can't recall, but if the directions have you adding any springs or other fittings to any of the hatches, ignore that.There are reports of serious injuries from falling hatches among early Sherman tankers.The positive hatch lock mechanisms weren't introduced until the Spring of 1943.JoeHi Joe,Thanks so much for taking the time to give me your incites on the El Alamein Sherman. I've read all the information on the build I could find on the web and none had your information.Thanks again.Best regards,DaveDavid B. Manley, III, PCSent from my iPad 2Greater Atlanta Area.
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