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  • Looks like those guys do nice work! I definitely need to win a lottery :-)
    GB Jun 26, 2013
  • Joe, Sorry, nothing in Wahoo - I have checked and I asked a fellow IPMS member who is a long-time resident. By the way, for "history" there were at least three more M4A1E8s in Nebraska; Lincoln, NE - outside the former VFW hall near 35th & Cornhusker Highway. Tank was removed for road widening - and the VFW hall is now a radio station. No info on disposition Lincoln, NE - on...
    GB Jul 22, 2012
  • Pierre-Olivier, I didn't see these in the list M4A1E8 at Holdrege, Nebraska (in the city park) M4A1E8 at Lexington, NE (at Heartland Military Vehicle Museum) both of these and the other M4A1E8s in Nebraska are former Nebraska Army National Guard vehicles. Gary Binder Waverly, NE
    GB Jul 18, 2012
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  • The whole CDL project is fascinating, both from the technology and that in the end it was a waste of resources. The US contribution was six tank battalions (701st, 736th, 738th, 739th, 740th, and 748th) administered under two Tank Group HQs (9th and 10th Tank Groups). The battalions were organized under TO&E 17-458 as "Medium Tank Battalion, Special" See; http://www.lonesentry.com...
    GB Mar 24, 2011
  • No problem... --- In G104@^$1, IAN HANRATTY wrote: > > Hi Paul and Gary > > Many thanks for the info, if it is all right with you both I would like to cut > and paste your replies into the question thread on Missing Lynxs braille Scale > DG. > > cheers > > Ian > > Ian Hanratty > Friendship Models > 12 Delta Drive > Musselburgh > East Lothian > Scotland > EH21 8HR > 0131 665 0866...
    GB Jan 28, 2011
  • The 2" smoke mortar was adopted for US use in 1943 (if I recall correctly). It appeared on the 75mm, 105mm and 76mm turrets. Not long after VE Day there was an Army Technical Bulletin that ordered the removal of the 2" smoke mortar, removal of the ammo box (inside the loader's side of the turret) and the closure of the aperture by welding. All the 76mm turrets on display vehicles...
    GB Jan 26, 2011
  • The only M4-series that I recall seeing at the First Division Museum was an M4A3E8 that is in a Ardennes diorama inside the museum. The museum DOES have quite a collection of combat vehicles on display outside in the park around it. Cantigny Park is a combination of public park, McCormack Mansion property(open for tours) and First Division Museum. I hope to re-visit there in a few...
    GB Sep 10, 2010
  • Karl is right! I had forgotten about that. THe M4, 105H that the Patton Museum uses for Living History displays was a dozer at one point in its life. The crew pointed out the oil reservoir and hyraulic pump that are still in place on top of the transmission even though the external parts of the dozer kit are removed. Gary B.
    GB Feb 11, 2010
  • 1) The US 76mm guns from the M1-series (M1, M1A1, M1A1C, M1A2) could NOT penetrate the Panther glacis at battle ranges. I don't even know if the special HVAP shot would - but there was darned little HVAP issued to tankers during the war (most of the limited supply went to TDs). There were reported penetrations of the turret front. The 75 and 76mm guns could pierce a Panther from...
    binder5295 Aug 26, 2009
  • Thanks Don, I hope you will keep all of us posted on the progress of the restoration. First couple questions; one of the press releases mentioned that the tank would be re-armed to the 75mm gun and receive the tracks with EECs to approximate its appearance in 12/44 (HOORAY!). As a model builder versus restorer I am curious - do you have these items in stock at the Museum? Where...
    binder5295 Jul 27, 2009