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M4 dozer and M4A3E8
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:08 am
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Aberdeen test vehicles.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:45 pm
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I suppose the metal plates attached to the side of the E8 prototype are to simulate a full combat load.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:12 pm
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Costas,
More than likely that's correct. Aberdeen regularly welded plates on prototypes to simulate the extra weight a fully loaded and/or uparmored vehicle would perform like. This even held true to the M1E1 Abrams, which had welded plates to simulate extra armor that the M1A1 Abrams would have. Rick
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:02 am
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It was normal practice, especially when testing new engines, suspensions or transmissions.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:52 pm
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It looks really great. Plain and simple good. Does not look strong,




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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:09 am
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The T7 dozer kit was adopted as the M2 dozer kit. Apparently there were quite a few M1 and M1A1 dozer kits left from WW2 so the M2 dozer was not widely produced.
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