Sherman turret query

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Sherman turret query

Joined: April 27th, 2005, 8:58 am

June 28th, 2012, 10:19 pm #1

Re: the low bustle 75mm turret, without the pistol port.

Was this configuration ONLY seen with cast-in cheek armor on the gunner's side?

Or could these features be seen independent of each other?

Or, did the turrets without the pistol port have the cast-in cheel armor at all?

I have the original Tasca Vc Firefly kit, but am going to model "Carole" w/ Archer dry transfers. It had no pistol port, so I have suitably modofied the kit part. However, it is difficult to tell from photos if it also had cast-in cheek armor. Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance,

Frank

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Joined: September 6th, 2002, 2:07 pm

June 28th, 2012, 11:48 pm #2

This article off of Tim Streeter's site should be of help.

Looks like they all had the thickened cheek armor with no pistol port.

Jim Guld
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Joined: April 27th, 2005, 8:58 am

June 29th, 2012, 12:20 am #3

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