All i did was swap the barrel
left the telephone on the back too
it might need more weathering
and it needs a crew
The markings are
5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards with the
H.Q Northern Ireland formation sign in the middle of the front Glasis
which consists of
St Patricks Cross with the Red Hand of Ulster
For our overseas friends St Patricks Cross is the red x in the Union Jack
All comments welcome
I think this would have only come about to standardize ammo, as the 90 mm on the Pershing was as good as, if not better, than the 17 pdr. Having this alongside Cents would surely have kept toe-to-toe with the 1946 Panzers.
A couple of suggestions in keeping with this being done in the UK to existing Pershings:
1. I think they would have eliminated the hull MG. Even though there would probably be enough room for ammo storage without doing that (1 assume 17 pdr rounds are not longer than 90mm rounds), Firefly crews who transferred to this beast would be used to no hull machine gunner, and they probably would have just used the space for more ammo storage.
2. The Brits would probably add more storage boxes, perhaps one on the rear of the turret like the Sherman box (not the w/t box, the other one). Probably add Brit style fire extinguishers as well.
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