M4A3 76mm (wet) HVSS 11th Armored Division "Eskimo"

Joined: April 23rd, 2006, 12:17 pm

August 29th, 2018, 9:45 pm #1

I have an old set of decals from The Masters Hobby Shop that covers many Shermans.  The set has the decals for "Eskimo" from the 41st Armored battalion, 11th Armored Division.  The instructions say to put the 1Div 41 Bn marking on the front and back but don't show specifically where nor does it show the Company/Vehicle Number marking.  So does this tank have Company/vehicle marking?s It's from E Co but what number?  And where would the marking go specifically on the front and back of the tank?

Thanks in advance.
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Joined: April 20th, 2018, 8:26 pm

August 29th, 2018, 9:49 pm #2

Typically that would be 11"triangle"41"triangle" on transmission housing below bow mg and on drivers side on rear.  There would just be the E and tank number on other side.  You could cheat and just add a number.  Sort of like this
Jeff
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Joined: January 5th, 2006, 10:24 pm

September 13th, 2018, 12:00 pm #3

Those Masters Hobby Supply decals were the best!
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Joined: April 23rd, 2006, 12:17 pm

September 14th, 2018, 2:43 pm #4

jeffbrooks wrote: Typically that would be 11"triangle"41"triangle" on transmission housing below bow mg and on drivers side on rear.  There would just be the E and tank number on other side.  You could cheat and just add a number.  Sort of like this
Jeff
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Thanks.  I'll just make up a vehicle number like E22 or something like that.
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Joined: April 23rd, 2006, 12:17 pm

September 14th, 2018, 2:44 pm #5

Frank Blanton wrote: Those Masters Hobby Supply decals were the best!
Yes, they are a nice set.  It's good to finally be using them.
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Joined: May 16th, 2005, 11:03 pm

September 14th, 2018, 8:25 pm #6

Would the 11th Armored have had an "E" company? Didn't tank battalions only have companies A thru D?
Scott
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Joined: April 23rd, 2006, 12:17 pm

September 14th, 2018, 10:10 pm #7

Scott Smith wrote: Would the 11th Armored have had an "E" company? Didn't tank battalions only have companies A thru D?
Scott
I'm suspicious of that too.   The official history page at http://www.11tharmoreddivision.com/i_ourhistory.html show only A-D Companies.   Hmmm...    I just finished decaling the sides of the tank and have to move on...  Go with the only source?      
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Joined: May 16th, 2005, 11:03 pm

September 15th, 2018, 12:41 am #8

Just a wild guess here. Perhaps the 5th company (5th stripe on the hull star) was the HQ company? Also, not all vehicle names began with the company letter.
Like I said, just a guess.
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Joined: April 23rd, 2006, 12:17 pm

September 15th, 2018, 2:30 am #9

I wonder the same thing.  From what I found out, the 41st Tank Bn was originally the 41st Armored regiment.  It stood up in 1942, probably under the armor regiment organisation and then became a battalion when the division went to the Combat Command structure.  So maybe they kept an E Co. desgination for HHC.
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Joined: May 16th, 2005, 11:03 pm

September 15th, 2018, 11:44 am #10

Sounds possible. We'll go with that :-)
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