Re: [G104] Re: M4 with Fisher drivers hoods ?
- Thanks all - most informative.
It is interesting to see the amount of work they were prepared to undertake to keep the Shermans going post-war.
From: Tom Gannon <tgann11@...>
To: "G104@yahoogroups.com" <G104@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, 6 February 2013, 22:28
Subject: Re: [G104] Re: M4 with Fisher drivers hoods ?
The Italians also had M4A4s with the radial. I have an old photo from a Japanese magazine, if I can just find it! The APG re-engined M10 had a manufacturer’s plate from Oto Melara on the rear armor, and the M4A4 had a similar looking deck arrangement. There was no splashguard or cover over the forward air intake grate, but it did have the additional filler caps on each side of it.
On 2/6/13 1:45 AM, "Pierre-Olivier" <soldat_ryan@...> wrote:
that's right, this is an M4A2 Serial Number 8514. It has been converted from M4A2 to M4 for or by the Italian Army. They cut into the engine bay backplate and put M4 doors, and they even replaced the M4A2 hull backplate with an M4 one. I've also seen an M10 Tank Destroyer converted to run with a radial, during a trip in Italy in 2012.