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Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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Tank On Flatcar Cover Boo Boo
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Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2018 - 05:23 PM UTC
Enjoy!

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Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2018 - 08:20 PM UTC
It's obvious they did that to fool the enemy.
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Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2018 - 10:03 PM UTC
😂
Thanks for sharing this.
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 01:30 AM UTC
It was parked in reverse gear...that confused them.
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 01:42 AM UTC
You guys are killing me with your creative humour

Back on topic:
Is that tank a welded or cast hull?
/ Robin
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 03:00 AM UTC

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You guys are killing me with your creative humour

Back on topic:
Is that tank a welded or cast hull?
/ Robin



Killjoy.

Was wondering that myself but that lump on the engine deck must be a box.
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 03:16 AM UTC

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You guys are killing me with your creative humour

Back on topic:
Is that tank a welded or cast hull?
/ Robin



Killjoy.

Was wondering that myself but that lump on the engine deck must be a box.



I was thinking about the line of the edge between upper hull side and the topside. Is it a smooth curve as on a cast hull or is it the straight sections of a welded hull?
I am think cast hull but I am far from certain and eyes can be fooled ....
/ Robin
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 03:52 AM UTC
That light colored line almost looks like a corner vs rounded edge but you look towards the front of the tank it does look a bit rounded so I'd almost think cast hull also.
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 06:50 AM UTC
In a statement released earlier today, a spokesman for the Tarp Drapers Union claimed that the tarps had been pre-positioned along the track in the proper order, and blamed the train's engineer for pulling the entire line of flatcars into the prep area in the wrong direction.
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 10:23 AM UTC
Clearly the lead tank is planning a retreat!

The white line suggests welded hull to me - the cast hulls had a much more rounded shoulder that wouldn't give a sharp line like that. There are no sand shields, so it isn't a new tank, and anyway the box on the back is way too small to be the factory equipment box seen on new tanks. The thing that puzzles me is the horizontal crease below the "M4" text - is that the base of the tail plate on an M4A3? The standard idler-adjusting tool can be seen on the rear, but no sign of a crank handle...
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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018 - 03:32 AM UTC
Clearly the Tarps were put on by GI's who could care less what the tarp says. They got them on and were done.
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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018 - 05:08 AM UTC

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Clearly the Tarps were put on by GI's who could care less what the tarp says. They got them on and were done.



Now now, it could be they're loaded at the factory and the overworked employees were in a hurry.
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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018 - 12:49 PM UTC

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Clearly the Tarps were put on by GI's who could care less what the tarp says. They got them on and were done.



Now now, it could be they're loaded at the factory and the overworked employees were in a hurry.



These would be factory deliveries, not troop loadings.

It could be as simple as the tarp was designed to be arranged a particular way but in use it was found to work even if reversed, so the markings were ignored.

KL