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Sherman sandbag armour framework
Invincible
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 08:23 AM UTC
I'm planning on building an M4A3E8 with the sandbag racks around the hull and turret but the only reference pic I've found is a slightly blurred black and white photo of the front and left side of a Sherman from the 45th tank battalion (I think). So do any of you have some clearer photos of similar shermans from some different angles?
Many thanks in advance!
PanzerKarl
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 05:18 PM UTC
Do you mean like this?

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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 12:56 AM UTC
Google 14th Armored Division tanks and you should get a lot! From what I've seen the racks were all home-made, from metal stips or angle-iron (or both), so it is best to pic a tank and replicate it since there is no definitive pattern that I know of. There's a classic shot of tank C-6 from 25th Regt with the racks added but empty!
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 08:10 AM UTC
Thanks! This'll be a great help!