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Re: IDF M50 confusion

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  • longtom2222
    ... The first ... including ... two. ... near ... (290mm ... airbase ... a driver ... building ... Ah, the M1 Sherman. The Erector Set of the IDF. :) Thanks.
    Message 1 of 3 , Dec 27, 2008
      --- In G104@yahoogroups.com, Tom Gannon <tgann11@...> wrote:
      >
      > The M50 was built on every type of Sherman hull, except the M4A6.
      The first
      > batch included M4A4s, several M4A1s (large and small hatch types
      including
      > with applique armor) and the M4 Composite, at least one but maybe
      two.
      > Subsequently, conversions were also done on the M4, M4A2 and M4A3.
      >
      > Examples on display in Israel:
      >
      > M4 with early cast hoods seen as a bunker vehicle at Kibbutz Yiron
      near
      > Lebanon.
      > M4A2 with welded hoods, once stored at Latrun, now elsewhere.
      > M4A2 (wet) on the beach near Rosh Hanikra in northern Israel.
      > M4 (DV) in Tel Aviv.
      > M4 (47 degree hull) at Latrun and at Collection Houses in Jaffa
      (290mm
      > rocket launcher conversion from M50)
      > M4 Composite converted from M50 to Kilshon rocket launcher
      > M4A1 (large hatch) converted from M50 to Kilshon, both at Hatzerhim
      airbase
      > near Beersheva
      > M4A1 (small hatch) converted from M50 to a rocket launcher, then to
      a driver
      > trainer at Latrun
      > M4A3 (wet) used as bunker in the northern West Bank.
      >
      > There is also photo evidence of M4A4 (DV) and so on. Lots of model
      building
      > options.
      >
      > Tom

      Ah, the M1 Sherman. The Erector Set of the IDF. :)

      Thanks.

      Tom Radigan.
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