±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: TylerK93
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6591

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 80
Total: 80
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Community Forums
02: Community Forums
03: Community Forums
04: Community Forums
05: Community Forums
06: Community Forums
07: Photo Gallery
08: Home
09: Community Forums
10: Community Forums
11: Community Forums
12: Community Forums
13: Community Forums
14: Statistics
15: Community Forums
16: Photo Gallery
17: Community Forums
18: Home
19: Community Forums
20: Community Forums
21: Community Forums
22: Photo Gallery
23: Community Forums
24: Search and Rescue
25: Community Forums
26: Community Forums
27: Community Forums
28: Community Forums
29: Home
30: Statistics
31: Community Forums
32: Photo Gallery
33: Home
34: Community Forums
35: Community Forums
36: Community Forums
37: Photo Gallery
38: Community Forums
39: Community Forums
40: Home
41: Community Forums
42: Photo Gallery
43: Community Forums
44: Photo Gallery
45: Community Forums
46: News
47: Community Forums
48: Photo Gallery
49: Community Forums
50: Statistics
51: Community Forums
52: Community Forums
53: Photo Gallery
54: Community Forums
55: Photo Gallery
56: Photo Gallery
57: Community Forums
58: Community Forums
59: Community Forums
60: Search and Rescue
61: Community Forums
62: Photo Gallery
63: Member Screenshots
64: Community Forums
65: Photo Gallery
66: Community Forums
67: Community Forums
68: Community Forums
69: Community Forums
70: Photo Gallery
71: Home
72: Photo Gallery
73: Photo Gallery
74: Photo Gallery
75: Home
76: Photo Gallery
77: Community Forums
78: Community Forums
79: Community Forums
80: Photo Gallery

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
VFW Post 2174 - Westville, NJ - M4A3(76) HVSS Gallery
The AFV ASSOCIATION was formed in 1964 to support the thoughts and research of all those interested in Armored Fighting Vehicles and related topics, such as AFV drawings. The emphasis has always been on sharing information and communicating with other members of similar interests; e.g. German armor, Japanese AFVs, or whatever.
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
vagabond
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Dec 05, 2009
Posts: 1296
Location: Constantly moving across US
PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:27 pm
Post subject: VFW Post 2174 - Westville, NJ - M4A3(76) HVSS Gallery

Hi All,

We’ve added gallery of photos of the M4A3(76) HVSS on display at VFW Post 2174 in Westville, NJ. I have the last four digits of the SN from the rear tow lug, but couldn’t see the first - looks like ?7072. Also on display are a 57mm AT Gun and a 3” AT Gun. Our first post of a Monument vehicle in NJ! Maybe we’d have more if you could make a left turn in the dang state! Smile Seriously NJ and MI - what is up with the whole left turn thing?

www.vgbimages.com/AFV-...4A/n-F9RLn

Back to top
View user's profile
the_shadock
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: May 26, 2006
Posts: 2865
Location: Normandy, France
PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:04 pm
Post subject: Re: VFW Post 2174 - Westville, NJ - M4A3(76) HVSS Gallery

not sure that it is really 7072, because 57072 and 67072 doesn't fit, and I'm sure this tank has been built by Chrysler after November, 1944.

P-O

_________________
soldat_ryan @ hotmail.com

Looking for photos of Sherman manufacturer's plates
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
Kurt_Laughlin
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 569

PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:44 pm
Post subject: Re: VFW Post 2174 - Westville, NJ - M4A3(76) HVSS Gallery

7072 looks right, I might even say that it is 47072 based on a cross marking visible in the photo above. The trouble is, I don't think that number was issued . . .

KL
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
the_shadock
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: May 26, 2006
Posts: 2865
Location: Normandy, France
PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:05 am
Post subject: Re: VFW Post 2174 - Westville, NJ - M4A3(76) HVSS Gallery

could well be 67672, which would make it an M4A3(76) HVSS built in March, 1945.

P-O

_________________
soldat_ryan @ hotmail.com

Looking for photos of Sherman manufacturer's plates
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
Kurt_Laughlin
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 569

PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:23 pm
Post subject: Re: VFW Post 2174 - Westville, NJ - M4A3(76) HVSS Gallery

- the_shadock
could well be 67672, which would make it an M4A3(76) HVSS built in March, 1945.


Could be. I was just looking at my photos and the "6" on DTA tanks had a rather deep impression on the top stroke of the loop that I would've expected to see.

We should not limit the possibilities to HVSS or 76mm tanks. It could have started out as any variety of large hatch M4A3.

KL
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
the_shadock
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: May 26, 2006
Posts: 2865
Location: Normandy, France
PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:45 am
Post subject: Re: VFW Post 2174 - Westville, NJ - M4A3(76) HVSS Gallery

well, thanks to the differential housing welding, we are sure that the hull was manufactured by Chrysler. It has the late glacis pattern, which appeared at Chrysler in November, 1944. Then, I'm pretty sure it was built as an HVSS tank. Then there are not many possibilities for a tank made by Chrysler after November 1944, and with the 2nd digit of the serial number being a 7...

P-O

_________________
soldat_ryan @ hotmail.com

Looking for photos of Sherman manufacturer's plates
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
vagabond
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Dec 05, 2009
Posts: 1296
Location: Constantly moving across US
PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:24 am
Post subject: Re: VFW Post 2174 - Westville, NJ - M4A3(76) HVSS Gallery

Thanks for the research and info, gents!

Could it be that the last number is missing? Could it be 7072X instead? Taking another look at the lug, there is a mark after the 4 numbers we can see that might be another digit. Is that possible/likely?

Edit - I zoomed in a bit and the last digit might be a 9. Would 70729 work?
Back to top
View user's profile
the_shadock
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: May 26, 2006
Posts: 2865
Location: Normandy, France
PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:21 pm
Post subject: Re: VFW Post 2174 - Westville, NJ - M4A3(76) HVSS Gallery

apparently, the numbers between 69538 and 71653 were not issued..

P-O

_________________
soldat_ryan @ hotmail.com

Looking for photos of Sherman manufacturer's plates
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 6 Hours



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum