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Pinky

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Re: British Shermans
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2018, 05:20:56 PM »
The Marines got the M4A2 because their first preferences (the M4A3, M4A1 and M4A4, in that order) were earmarked for other users.  In 1945 they began to shift over to the M4A3 because production of the M4A2 (75mm) ceased.  Some units kept the M4A2, and while a few older types soldiered on, there were replacement "large hatch" vehicles.  They are hard to distinguish from "large hatch" M4A3s, however, unless you can see the engine deck or the hull sides (which had applique armour, but this was increasingly covered with improvised protection).

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« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2018, 05:12:25 AM »
Yep, that was defiantly an A2 large Hatch stuck in the mud!

It must have been the 76 that they didn’t get the A2 of.
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Re: British Shermans
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2018, 10:19:01 AM »
Only the Soviets got the M4A2 (76mm).  The Marines didn't use any of the 76mm variants.

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« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2018, 06:18:37 PM »
Well, the Brits did get sent 6 ^_^
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