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280042 M4A3 / M4A3E8 Sherman
« on: March 19, 2017, 08:20:07 PM »
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Re: 280042 M4A3 / M4A3E8 Sherman
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2017, 10:44:35 PM »
This looks good.  There are a few mistakes though - I suppose it's too late to fix them.  The most obvious is "Doris", which can't have served as Anzio - the M4A3(76mm) didn't enter service till September 1944 (although the French seem to have had some in service in August, before the US Army did).

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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2017, 06:31:54 AM »
Any idea what the black stars and the white and red striped stars were used for?
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Re: 280042 M4A3 / M4A3E8 Sherman
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2017, 11:21:50 AM »
The black stars represent white stars which have been painted over, a fairly common feature of late-war US tanks. 

The red stripes on the white star was a marking unique to 11th Armoured Division - the 'arm' of the star which was striped denoted the battalion.

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Re: 280042 M4A3 / M4A3E8 Sherman
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2017, 04:21:39 AM »
Thank you very much.
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