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Cold War US Army upgrades history M60 M1 Abrams M113

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#801 Jim Warford

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 2206 PM

Mike Green's latest book is now available and it looks like a great addition to our libraries...

 

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 1427 PM

"Here’s the rest of ‘let’s turn a Danish M113 into a bar’....Maybe pry one loose from Paul H & Joe L?"

 

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We'll call the bar "Gavin's".  :D


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Posted 05 June 2019 - 1130 AM

"Heres the rest of lets turn a Danish M113 into a bar....Maybe pry one loose from Paul H & Joe L?"
 
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We'll call the bar "Gavin's".  :D


I fucking love it.
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Posted 05 June 2019 - 1253 PM

Looks to be a Canadian Combat Engineer Mess.


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Posted 05 June 2019 - 1744 PM

Should have cut off the top part of the M113, add a full wood counter top and drive it around as a BFTV (Bar Fully Tracked Vehicle).  :)


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Posted 06 June 2019 - 0846 AM

And you still have the top half for a gun truck!


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Posted 06 June 2019 - 0848 AM

It was a revelation the first time I saw a panther near a Sherman. Up to that time I still believed in the too tall Sherman vs the low slung panther myth.

In my mind, the Sherman was dwarfed by the Cats.  It's a bit amazing to me to see how close they are in size.


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Posted 07 June 2019 - 1656 PM

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 1659 PM

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 0342 AM

On the last pic KT's suspension is dead so it appears somewhat lower than it should be..


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Posted 08 June 2019 - 1047 AM

On the last pic KT's suspension is dead so it appears somewhat lower than it should be..

rather difficult to believe all the torsion bars were snapped so the tank was resting on the bumpstops. 

Sherman with the 76mm gun turret was  3m tall anyway, about 10cm off the height as the King Tiger.


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Posted 08 June 2019 - 1140 AM

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Fun fact: they tested Panther against Leopards 1 and 2 and found it to have better cross country mobility than both on soft ground. Not surprising considering that interleaved roadwheels are best for soft ground. Of course both Leopards power through with more raw power.

 

 

 

 

 

On the last pic KT's suspension is dead so it appears somewhat lower than it should be..

rather difficult to believe all the torsion bars were snapped so the tank was resting on the bumpstops. 

Sherman with the 76mm gun turret was  3m tall anyway, about 10cm off the height as the King Tiger.

 

 

Not all the torsion bars need to be broken to lower a tank down to the stops. When torsion bars snap the others have to carry more weight whcih pushes them down.


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Posted 08 June 2019 - 1413 PM

There doesn't seem to be any other good explanation. After all, didn't the Tiger II have a lower nominal ground pressure than any Sherman variant?
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Posted 08 June 2019 - 1524 PM

Fire will do that to the torsion bars. They lose their temper.
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Posted 24 June 2019 - 2310 PM

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 2044 PM

Yup...

 

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 2200 PM

The T57 would never have had a cupola for the TC's machine gun. 


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