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Armor/AFV: Allied - WWII
Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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b2nhvi
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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019 - 01:26 PM UTC
I thought I posted this a few days ago but must have done something wrong.
I saw this photo on another site. Looks like a very early M4A1 (with M-3 suspension) with add on armor, sand bag racks and a rebuilt turret with the commander's cupola. I seem to remember that there were issues with the M3 suspension not holding up with the Sherman's weight. I would have thought that by 45 any old hulls like that (that hadn't been destroyed) would have had the suspesion upgraded when all the other changes were done.

panamadan
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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019 - 01:36 PM UTC
If it ain't broke why fix it?
Probably came from a unit that originally started in italy-these units didn't have the Same mandatory upgrades the vehicles based in England had.
http://the.shadock.free.fr/sherman_minutia/manufacturer/m4a1pcf/m4a1_pcf.html
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019 - 01:55 PM UTC
You did post it:
https://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=281843&page=1

b2nhvi
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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019 - 04:05 PM UTC
Hi, Robin. Yeah, that was me. I wasn't getting any notices of replies. And when I looked onthe forum I did not see it. Figured I'd goofed something.
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019 - 09:01 PM UTC
It got pushed onto page 2 by the inflow of other posts.
cheers / Robin