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Some Normandy armor in honor of D-Day & our WWII veterans
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Neil_Baumgardner
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:12 pm
Post subject: Some Normandy armor in honor of D-Day & our WWII veterans

M4A3(75) DD Sherman lost on D-Day and recovered in 1971, currently on Juno Beach

M4(75)%20Sherman%20at%20Utah%20Beach%20(the%20\"real\"%20one,%20not%20they%20one%20they%20actually%20landed%20on)%20-%20monument%20to%20the%20Leclerc's%202nd%20Division%20Blindee M4A1E8%20Sherman%20at%20the%20Utah%20Beach%20where%20they%20landed M4A2(75)%20Sherman%20at%20Gold%20Beach Post-war%20M4A4T(75)%20upgraded%20Sherman%20on%20Omaha%20Beach M4A1E8%20Sherman%20at%20the%20Airborne%20Museum%20in%20St%20Mere%20Eglise For%20good%20measure Churchill%20Mk%20VII%20on%20display%20in%20Le%20Havre M4A2(75)%20Sherman,%20knocked%20out%20on%2012%20August%201944%20in%20Saint-Cristophe-Le-Jajolet,%20Normandy%20(Shadock%20has%20better%20pics%20via%20the%20link,%20but%20I%20cant%20image-link%20to%20them). the.shadock.free.fr/Ta...index.html M4A2(75)%20Sherman%20knocked%20out%20on%2013%20August%201944%20in%20Carrefour%20de%20la%20Croix%20de%20Medavy,%20Normandy the.shadock.free.fr/Ta...index.html M4A2(75)%20Sherman%20also%20knocked%20out%20on%2013%20August%201944,%20in%20Ecouche,%20Normandy the.shadock.free.fr/Ta...index.html M4A1(76)%20Sherman%20-%20erected%20postwar%20in%201965%20as%20a%20monument%20to%20the%20General%20Maczuga's%201st%20Polish%20Armored%20Division,%20commemorating%20the%20closure%20of%20the%20Failaise%20gap%2019-22%20August. the.shadock.free.fr/Ta...index.html And%20last%20but%20not%20least,%20the%20PzKpfw%20VI%20Tiger%20abandoned%20in%20Vimoutiers,%20Normandy%20on%2019%20August%20due%20to%20lack%20of%20fuel

the.shadock.free.fr/Ta...index.html

PS: If you cant tell, France is THE place to see combat-damaged Shermans on display...

Neil
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:41 pm
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Great pics neil. Are theose Sherman 75s with the muzzle brakes post war mods? They look a bit ex-israeli to me.
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Neil_Baumgardner
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:34 pm
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75s with muzzle brakes? I just see 76s with muzzle brakes...

Neil
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:24 pm
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Notice the rear sprocket on the DD ?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:38 am
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Whoops, the photo tags threw me. Just checked out some books now that I'm home. I'll shut up now.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:04 am
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The DD is an M4A4,not M4A3, Sherman V DD in British parlance, though I think this one is ex-Canadian
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:41 am
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I'm currently updating my website and you can see some new walkarounds and some updates (that is to say, more complete walk-arounds). Here is the one concerning the Sherman DD M4A4 at Courseulles :

http://the.shadock.free.fr/Tanks_in_France/sherman_courseulles/index.html



Photos taken 5 days ago. As usual, click on the photos to get larger ones..

The updates on the website will take some days before being completely finished, so keep an eye on it...

P-O

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:51 am
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P-O,
I know this would require a lot of modification on your part, but I think the way you are titling your images means that we cant hot-link them to the board (using the image button function).

For example, Sherman%20M4A4%20DD%20Courseulles-sur-mer%201.JPG wont work, whereas ShermanM4A4DDCourseulles-sur-mer1.JPG probably would - the %20 represents spaces inbetween words, which a lot of systems dont like. Of course you may not want people being able to hot-link your images, which I could understand..

Neil
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:01 pm
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- Neil_Baumgardner
P-O,
I know this would require a lot of modification on your part, but I think the way you are titling your images means that we cant hot-link them to the board (using the image button function).

For example, Sherman%20M4A4%20DD%20Courseulles-sur-mer%201.JPG wont work, whereas ShermanM4A4DDCourseulles-sur-mer1.JPG probably would - the %20 represents spaces inbetween words, which a lot of systems dont like. Of course you may not want people being able to hot-link your images, which I could understand..

Neil


That's because of the brackets :

the.shadock.free.fr/Tanks_in_France/churchill_graye/images/Churchill%20AVRE%20Graye-sur-Mer%207.JPG

will work because there are no brackets

the.shadock.free.fr/Tanks_in_France/sherman_arromanches/images/Sherman%20M4A2%20(75)%20Arromanches%203.JPG

will not work

It seems that I'll have to redo some pages from my website..

P-O

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:15 pm
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Sorry, neither one works. See below. I believe its because of the spaces... Which translate to %20...

[img]http://the.shadock.free.fr/Tanks_in_France/sherman_arromanches/images/Sherman%20M4A2%20(75)%20Arromanches%203.JPG[/img]

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- Neil_Baumgardner
Sorry, neither one works. See below. I believe its because of the spaces... Which translate to %20...

[img]http://the.shadock.free.fr/Tanks_in_France/sherman_arromanches/images/Sherman%20M4A2%20(75)%20Arromanches%203.JPG[/img] Neil
Yes%20it%20works,%20for%20the%20Churchill%20picture,%20the%20[/img] is on another paragraph, that's why it doesn't work in your post..

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Ah, okay, my mistake - you're right, I guess it was the brakets (or parentheses).

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:17 pm
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- Neil_Baumgardner
Sorry, neither one works. See below. I believe its because of the spaces... Which translate to %20...

The%20reason%20why%20the%20above%20image%20doesn't%20work%20in%20the%20forum%20is%20because%20it's%20formatted%20incorrectly,%20if%20you%20look%20very%20closely%20there%20has%20been%20a%20space%20inserted%20between%20.JPG%20and%20the%20closing%20square%20bracket. i.e.%20%20.JPG%20%20%20%20[/img] it%20should%20be%20.JPG[/img]

remove the space and the picture will show.

Hope that helps
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:20 am
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Hi Jeff! Hi Folks!

- piney

Notice the rear sprocket on the DD ?
Jeff Lewis


The early DD's had a sprocket plated bolted to the rear idler wheels to insure the track would turn the props. It was found that the track block put enough pressure on the idler wheels that the sprocket plates were not necessity. A lot of DD's pictures show idler wheels that have a ring mounted between the center hub and the outer rim. That ring had holes in it for mounting the sprocket plate to the idlers. That ring is a great way to ID an ex-DD that has had all the other DD gear removed.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:41 am
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Hi Shadock! Hi Folks!

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

The walk around photos of "Bold" are great. I have been looking for a good set of photos of the rear area of a DD. I think I now have good understanding on how the back end was set up.

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