Re: [G104] Re: Wartime picture of wet stowage M4A3's with low bustle turrets
- At 23:17 28-2-2002 -0500, Mike Canaday wrote:
>-wartime 2nd or 3rd eschelon cannibalization of a KO'ed tank
>The existing example Tim Streeter photoed has the post warI have seen pictures of a surviving Sherman in this configuration, too.
>engine deck torsion springs.
>-a 5th or factory rebuild post war or wartime
>much more likely, no foundries are producing 75mm turrets, and more 75mm
>tanks are needed. A casting is a casting, if it meets the requirements.
Where did Tim Streeter photographed his example?
Personally, I think these were the result of a post-war rebuild, the engine
hatch torsion bars are another clue to that. From what I know of rebuilding
tanks in those days, no particular precautions were made to keep a certain
turret matched to the hull it came off originally.