What's this on sherman engine deck

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What's this on sherman engine deck

Joined: November 20th, 2004, 12:44 am

June 16th, 2012, 8:52 am #1

Looking at this interesting interesting picture of a 3rd AD on the Shadock Sherman Minutiae site I wonder if anyone knows what the block like object is on the rear deck



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Joined: December 7th, 2003, 8:11 pm

June 16th, 2012, 9:34 am #2

Could it be a wooden gun rest, presumably used for overseas transport?

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Joined: June 2nd, 2005, 6:35 pm

June 16th, 2012, 12:02 pm #3

But it looks a little low and too close to be effective.
Just a thought.

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Joined: November 20th, 2004, 12:44 am

June 16th, 2012, 2:51 pm #4

Could it be a wooden gun rest, presumably used for overseas transport?

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Marc Brandes

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but as Kevin said it 's too low to be of any use. Thanks for the suggestion though

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June 16th, 2012, 3:19 pm #5

Looking at this interesting interesting picture of a 3rd AD on the Shadock Sherman Minutiae site I wonder if anyone knows what the block like object is on the rear deck



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just a .50 cal ammo can, with something else leaning on it from the backside.
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June 16th, 2012, 4:45 pm #6

Yes Jesse I think you may be right. It's the right size. It's the shadows on the form that were throwing me off

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June 16th, 2012, 6:25 pm #7

Move on, nothing to see here.
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June 17th, 2012, 8:26 am #8

With the reversed Hatches, the split hatch and All Vision cupola reversed. I agree about the .50 can. looks deformed in the fire

Whats the 4th ID patch signify? Four 2nd Lt's all pointing North.....
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June 17th, 2012, 10:00 am #9

That's the reason I want to build this tank Sean. If you look at the website it has more info on the turret such it lacks the turret ventilator and also has the machince gun travel brackets mounted lower on the turret rear

http://the.shadock.free.fr/sherman_minu ... rrets.html



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June 17th, 2012, 9:38 pm #10

With the reversed Hatches, the split hatch and All Vision cupola reversed. I agree about the .50 can. looks deformed in the fire

Whats the 4th ID patch signify? Four 2nd Lt's all pointing North.....
that it's fitted with both duckbill end connectors and grousers.

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