M26 muffler - In service?

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M26 muffler - In service?

Joined: January 29th, 2006, 7:01 pm

October 12th, 2011, 12:54 am #1

Has anyone ever seen a photo of an M26, M26A1, or M45 Pershing tank mounting a muffler/silencer in service? I have seen photos of prototypes or pilot tanks with them, but not one of a tank outside of an arsenal or proving ground. While these parts are listed in the SNL, I wonder if they were actually issued.

KL



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Joined: February 16th, 2008, 4:10 am

October 12th, 2011, 1:02 am #2

M45 photos are hard enough to come by as it is. I had assumed all had the muffler, due to the prototype photos and lack of photos from other than the front or side.

Then Pierantonio Farina posted the interesting M45 assembly line photo:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/47208/th ... elp+please

Another Holy Grail of M45 photos would be one of the gun mount between the turret and the gun shield. Every photo that's in the correct viewing position was taken of an M45 with mantlet canvas on it. The M45 photos in Korea so far do not have the canvas in use, so i'd prefer to not model the canvas.


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