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RE: [G104] M4A1 No.37903

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  • HL.Spoelstra@inter.NL.net
    ... Kurt, As far as I know, the French only stamped the glacis after a tank was rebuilt at one of their own depots. ref.
    Message 1 of 15 , Jun 25, 2012
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      Op Ma, 25 juni, 2012 12:49 pm schreef Kurt Laughlin:
      >> . . .
      >> I doubt S/N 37903 ever left the US during WW II.
      >> Would guess it was remanufactured in the early 1950s & sent to the
      >> French as MDAP.
      >> The French dropped out of NATO in a snit, & the US Army probably
      >> inherited that tank back when the French left their occupation bases in
      >> Germany.
      >> . . .
      >
      > Would that mean it (and others around the US that seem to have come from
      > France) is likely to have the SN stamped on the glacis, per French
      > practice?


      Kurt,

      As far as I know, the French only stamped the glacis after a tank was
      rebuilt at one of their own depots.

      ref. http://web.inter.nl.net/users/spoelstra/g104/serial.htm#Frebuilds

      Regards,
      Hanno
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