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Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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Sherman conversion.
dragger
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Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2003 - 01:49 AM UTC
Last fall I bought the dml sherman w/ the 60lb rockets. I didn't realize at the time that it was a british tank and now I'm wanting to change it to an american tank. What all do I need to change on it to do that?

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Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2003 - 02:08 AM UTC
Hi.. I think most shermans were used as is by the brits with very few cosmetic changes... although some exterier stowage was changed....

The exception to this is the versions of the tanks that were fitted with the 15 pound gun such as the sherman Firefly.

here is a site with a explaination of the English nameing system for the shermans and what models they were..

Sherman Registor British Designations
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Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2003 - 02:38 AM UTC
If that kit is the M4A4, the only American combat users would have been in the China-Burma-India theater. The majority of them were exported.
dragger
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Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2003 - 02:50 AM UTC
Thanks for the link. According to it, the tank I have is a M4A4. Maybe I'll just keep it british so I can use it in Europe. I'm really going to have to get a book or do some internet research on shermans.
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Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2003 - 08:00 AM UTC
Hi,

First of all a warm welcome to ArmoramA, the best place on the Net.


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... I'm really going to have to get a book or do some internet research on shermans.



As have been said your model it's a M4A4 and most of them have been exported by the USA to their allies.

if you want links on the net here Sherman Tank you have a link to a topic with lot of them.

The links to Mike Canaday pages have info to correct some of the imprecisions of the DML kit.


HTH




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Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2003 - 08:04 PM UTC
if u can get hold of Military Miniatures In Review guide to modeling the Sherman that would be a great place to start,full of useful info and yes even a little bit on brit shermans!The SquadronSignal Walk Round guide to M4 Shermans is also handy for photos of the real thing
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Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2003 - 08:38 PM UTC
The best, the ultimate guide to modelling the sherman is as Stufer said, "The modeller's Guide to the Sherman" by Pete Harlem (Ampersand Publishing) jim