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#1 Gavin-Phillips

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 1649 PM

Firstly, these does seem to be a bit of a lack of information regarding the M51 Isherman, the 105mm armed diesel engined variant which continued to serve in the IDF until at least 1973. I have never found any mention of the ammunition stowage (rounds carried) for the main gun nor the bow or coax machine guns either. Does anyone know what these are?

I have never seen turret interior pictures of the M51 so was wondering if there is much different internally as far as sights go to what a more regular Sherman tank would have.

You could say I've been somewhat inspired by the movie The Big Red One. Sadly I don't think these tanks were quite shown enough really.

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 1359 PM

Here it says 40 rounds


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Posted 06 March 2018 - 1723 PM

I have seen 40, 42, 43 and 44 noted, possibly dependant on the base Sherman that was used for a modification...


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Posted 07 March 2018 - 0156 AM

Here it says 40 rounds

Tanks for the nice link!


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Posted 10 March 2018 - 1037 AM

Thanks for that confirmation, not quite sure how I missed that.


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#6 Gorka L. Martinez-Mezo

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 1303 PM

 

Here it says 40 rounds

Tanks for the nice link!

 

Nice, but not too accurate. The upgrades were designed in France and offered to the Israeli and other armies. In the case of the Argentine Sherman, they took the full French upgrade with Poyaud 520 diesel engines at the time of  border tensions between Argentina and Chile. The Argentine conversions were made mostly over old Fireflies keeping the VVSS bogies. They survived into the 2000s in second line duties like dozer tanks attached to Engineer units.

 

Chile bought used M50s with the CN-75 gun, replacing it with the modern 60mm developed by IMI in the first half of the 80s. They later bought a batch of M-51s with 105mm guns which survived into the 2000s.


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