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AussieBrad

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USMC Sherman?
« on: March 09, 2018, 01:52:00 PM »

ultravanillasmurf

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Re: USMC Sherman?
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2018, 04:01:05 PM »
Short answer yes, USMC used M4A2 (only US combat use).

75mm by preference.

Checking.
« Last Edit: March 09, 2018, 04:23:37 PM by ultravanillasmurf »

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Re: USMC Sherman?
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2018, 04:07:38 PM »
Probably the final decal sheet for the small hatch M4A2.
http://forum.rubiconmodels.com/index.php?topic=559.msg7531#msg7531

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Re: USMC Sherman?
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2018, 04:18:04 PM »
Hi guys, just wanted to clarify is the USMC Sherman the new M4A2 they released?

https://www.mightyape.com.au/product/rubicon-156-m4a2-sherman-sherman-iii/27253107?gclid=CjwKCAiA24PVBRBvEiwAyBxf-RmUVLcgA3fs04jS_vdpnRvRYgIATarqaqYgWQtPYLs50Dh1kn7IFRoCwCQQAvD_BwE

This kit is correct for a USMC Sherman.  Most of the USMC Shermans were the M4A2 (75mm), although they shifted to the M4A3 in 1945 because production of the M4A2 (75mm) ceased.  The small hatch hull was fairly quickly replaced by the large hatch hull; the large hatch hull should still have applique armour on the sides, however (as the M4A2 didn't have 'wet' stowage).  Only 75mm-armed Shermans were used by the USMC. 
« Last Edit: March 09, 2018, 04:21:46 PM by Pinky »

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Re: USMC Sherman?
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2018, 04:19:58 PM »
Some usage history here:http://the.shadock.free.fr/sherman_minutia/manufacturer/m4a2largehatches/m4a2_largehatches.html

After the middle of 1944, USMC received petrol engines M4A3(75)W due to 75mm being generally considered obsolete and only the M4A3 continuing to be produced in 75mm for US consumption.

[Edit - as Pinky says - quicker than me ^__^] 75mm only.
« Last Edit: March 09, 2018, 04:23:03 PM by ultravanillasmurf »