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Rocket Sherman
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Or whatever you call it! BIGGER IMAGE HERE

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Calliope,

Being similar in appearance to the pipe organ type instrument commonly seen at a circus or fair.

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Only known survivor...



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It appears that the survivors rocket tubes are way smaller than the other. Perhaps a smaller rocket type or size?

Its a pity only one survived.

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Any of these around? Side turret mount, jettisonable. Variant was also mounted on M26 and a different arrangement altogether for the M24.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:16 am
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There were many variations of tank mounted rocket launchers. IIRC the one shown used shorter tubes because it was meant for spin- rather than fin-stabilized 4.5-inch rockets.

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Only known survivor...



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T72 Launcher

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Any of these around? Side turret mount, jettisonable. Variant was also mounted on M26 and a different arrangement altogether for the M24.



T99 Launcher

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Whut then, would this be? There is no caption.

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Whut then, would this be? There is no caption.



M17

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:33 am
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That is the Engineer Armored Vehicle, in this case an M4A1 with the EAV conversion kit applied.

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What's this? British I think.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:41 am
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Sherman Mk.V ’Tulip’ M4A4 Sherman V with 60lb Rockets Mr. Green
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It appears that the survivors rocket tubes are way smaller than the other
IIRC ther were two different types one with a box shaped tube cluster and another with a "T" shaped tube cluster

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:54 pm
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1) I wonder what search terms brought that photo out of the Life collection? I have tried many combinations but never got a hit on a rocket tank

2) there were a number of different rocket launchers tried on M4 series tanks. The 4.5 inch T34 "Calliope" types were the most used and the most recorded in Europe. The M17 (T40) were almost used on DDay, but the 7.2in rockets lacked accuracy. Some tanks still had the launcher welded attachments on them. In Italy some T40 "boxes" were used to mount a batch of the triple 4.5 inch tubes from P47s.

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