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Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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Sherman questions
shiryon
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New York, United States
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Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2003 - 06:14 AM UTC
I'm working my way through the IDF's use of the sherman, and for now have two questions.
1) who makes the best(readmost accurate) 76mm gun without baffle?
2) anyone have any good reference pics of the rear cable door on the M32 recovery.?

I have some pics including those in Tom Gannons book and the stuff fom AFV interiors vut its not quite clear to meespeciall from the out side. I plan on making a variant based on the M4a1 early hull thanks.

Josh Weingarten
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beachbm2
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United States
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2003 - 10:13 AM UTC
You may want to check at Missing Lynx and ask Roy Chow he is pretty good with sherman stuff, also David Nickles at track link may help?
HTH
Jeff Larkin
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Hauts-de-Seine, France
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Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2003 - 04:34 AM UTC
About the cannon... I think that someone (perhaps folgore, but I'm not sure) did a sherman with a 76mm gun for the sherman group build. He used an aftermarket metal barrel.
You should check the "sherman group build" topic !
Sabot
Joined: December 18, 2001
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Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2003 - 09:22 AM UTC
Jordi Rubio makes a barrel that comes with both the baffle or the thread end cap. It is 76mm M1A2 #TG-32.
shiryon
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New York, United States
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 11:56 AM UTC
Thanks every one I'm looking to do Alate 50s IDF sherman with out baffle in dark OD colour

shiryon Aka Josh Weingarten
Plasticbattle
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Donegal, Ireland
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Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2003 - 02:13 AM UTC
There is now a new yahoo groups about Shermans. Started about a week ago and seems to have a lot of shermanolics there. Maybe joining this group may help with some of the questions you may have !

Sherman Tank Modeler
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generalzod
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Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2003 - 06:35 AM UTC
Here's the address for that group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/shermantankmodeler/