Re: IDF M50 confusion
- --- In G104@yahoogroups.com, Tom Gannon <tgann11@...> wrote:
> The M50 was built on every type of Sherman hull, except the M4A6.
> batch included M4A4s, several M4A1s (large and small hatch typesincluding
> with applique armor) and the M4 Composite, at least one but maybetwo.
> Subsequently, conversions were also done on the M4, M4A2 and M4A3.near
> Examples on display in Israel:
> M4 with early cast hoods seen as a bunker vehicle at Kibbutz Yiron
> 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
> rocket launcher conversion from M50)airbase
> M4 Composite converted from M50 to Kilshon rocket launcher
> M4A1 (large hatch) converted from M50 to Kilshon, both at Hatzerhim
> near Beershevaa driver
> M4A1 (small hatch) converted from M50 to a rocket launcher, then to
> trainer at Latrunbuilding
> M4A3 (wet) used as bunker in the northern West Bank.
> There is also photo evidence of M4A4 (DV) and so on. Lots of model
> options.Ah, the M1 Sherman. The Erector Set of the IDF. :)