±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: Robski
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6641

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 117
Total: 117
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Community Forums
02: Home
03: Downloads
04: Community Forums
05: Community Forums
06: Community Forums
07: Home
08: Community Forums
09: CPGlang
10: Community Forums
11: CPGlang
12: Home
13: Home
14: Community Forums
15: Community Forums
16: Community Forums
17: Community Forums
18: Community Forums
19: Community Forums
20: Community Forums
21: Photo Gallery
22: Community Forums
23: Community Forums
24: Community Forums
25: CPGlang
26: Photo Gallery
27: Community Forums
28: Community Forums
29: Photo Gallery
30: Photo Gallery
31: Community Forums
32: CPGlang
33: Community Forums
34: Community Forums
35: Home
36: Downloads
37: Community Forums
38: Community Forums
39: News
40: Community Forums
41: Your Account
42: Member Screenshots
43: CPGlang
44: Community Forums
45: Community Forums
46: Community Forums
47: Community Forums
48: Community Forums
49: Community Forums
50: Community Forums
51: Community Forums
52: CPGlang
53: Community Forums
54: Community Forums
55: Home
56: Community Forums
57: Community Forums
58: Home
59: Community Forums
60: Downloads
61: CPGlang
62: Community Forums
63: Community Forums
64: Photo Gallery
65: Community Forums
66: Community Forums
67: Community Forums
68: CPGlang
69: Community Forums
70: Member Screenshots
71: Photo Gallery
72: Community Forums
73: Home
74: Community Forums
75: Community Forums
76: Community Forums
77: Community Forums
78: Community Forums
79: Photo Gallery
80: Community Forums
81: Community Forums
82: Home
83: Downloads
84: Community Forums
85: Community Forums
86: Community Forums
87: Home
88: Community Forums
89: Community Forums
90: Community Forums
91: Community Forums
92: Photo Gallery
93: Community Forums
94: Community Forums
95: Community Forums
96: Community Forums
97: Community Forums
98: CPGlang
99: Community Forums
100: Community Forums
101: Photo Gallery
102: Community Forums
103: Home
104: Community Forums
105: CPGlang
106: Member Screenshots
107: CPGlang
108: Your Account
109: Community Forums
110: Photo Gallery
111: Photo Gallery
112: Community Forums
113: Home
114: Community Forums
115: CPGlang
116: Community Forums
117: Community Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
M4A3 76mm Sherman at 1st Cav Museum...
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
SFC_Jeff_Button
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 1311
Location: Ft Hood, TX
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 2:47 am
Post subject: M4A3 76mm Sherman at 1st Cav Museum...

I burnt the heck out of my right palm holding my self up to get pictures inside the pistol port on the turret. This Sherman had no engine as well but it did have some stampings that were readable. Front left hull had "A 83 30100178", while the right front hull had "591" stamped. Rear tow lugs had 43944 stamped, even though you really cant tell from my picture. Otherwise a very nice tank. I hope I'm whitleing away on your list Neil. Does Kurt Laughlin get on here any more? He assisted me greatly in my research on the Ft Irwin Sherman, my first foray into armor research and I bet he'd have something to say about all these Shermans.

_________________
SFC Jeff Button "High Angle Hell"


Last edited by SFC_Jeff_Button on Wed Aug 16, 2006 3:10 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Photo Gallery
SFC_Jeff_Button
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 1311
Location: Ft Hood, TX
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 2:53 am
Post subject: Re: M4A3 76mm Sherman at 1st Cav Museum...

I forgot these pictures before. I could only get three interior pictures because of the surface heat on this tank.

_________________
SFC Jeff Button "High Angle Hell"
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Photo Gallery
JeffStringer
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 637

PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 10:36 pm
Post subject: Re: M4A3 76mm Sherman at 1st Cav Museum...

Okay, I forget.

What's the box attached to the left side of the hull? I've noticed this on only the "Korean War" versions.


Jeff
Back to top
View user's profile
bsmart
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 2522
Location: Central Maryland
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 10:54 pm
Post subject: Re: M4A3 76mm Sherman at 1st Cav Museum...

Looks like the 'documents pouch' that we had on AGE (Aerospace Ground Equipment) It kept the vehicle forms where they could be easily looked at. For a peacetime army it would mean that the forms were with the vehicle but you wouldn't have to climb inside to check them. For vehicles in heavy use I imagine it would be safer to keep them in the vehicle Smile

_________________
Bob Smart ([email protected])
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
toadmanstankpictures
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 704

PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 10:55 pm
Post subject: Re: M4A3 76mm Sherman at 1st Cav Museum...

- JeffStringer
Okay, I forget.

What's the box attached to the left side of the hull? I've noticed this on only the "Korean War" versions.


Jeff


A first aid kit was stored inside it.

_________________
Chris "toadman" Hughes
www.toadmanstankpictures.com
www.cafepress.com/toad...ksandstuff
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
bsmart
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 2522
Location: Central Maryland
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:02 pm
Post subject: Re: M4A3 76mm Sherman at 1st Cav Museum...

- toadmanstankpictures
- JeffStringer
Okay, I forget.

What's the box attached to the left side of the hull? I've noticed this on only the "Korean War" versions.


Jeff


A first aid kit was stored inside it.


Okay Is there a similar aid kit I've missed on other 50's era tanks (M26, M47, etc?) or was it an idea that didn't catch on?

_________________
Bob Smart ([email protected])
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
JeffStringer
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 637

PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:54 pm
Post subject: Re: M4A3 76mm Sherman at 1st Cav Museum...

Thanks Chris! It was so odd that I just forgot! Rolling Eyes


Jeff
Back to top
View user's profile
SFC_Jeff_Button
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 1311
Location: Ft Hood, TX
PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:05 am
Post subject: Re: M4A3 76mm Sherman at 1st Cav Museum...

Here's another for Joe DeMarco to find a serial for. I hope he doesn't mind, I owe him for the amount of assistance he's given.

_________________
SFC Jeff Button "High Angle Hell"
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Photo Gallery
SHAWN
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 31, 2006
Posts: 484

PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:08 am
Post subject: Re: M4A3 76mm Sherman at 1st Cav Museum...

hey bob,
the M26, M45 had first aid kits on the tail end of the port fender. didnt carry over to the M46 (exhaust arrangement?). and compared to the shermans, the pershing/patton family had tons of stowage bins (no longer need the external first aid kit)....

[img]http://www.com-central.net/modules/coppermine/albums/userpics/10617/normal_first_aid_stowage1a%7E0.jpg[/img]
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
binder001
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 25, 2006
Posts: 363

PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 2:59 pm
Post subject: Re: M4A3 76mm Sherman at 1st Cav Museum...

The box was referred to as an "Armored First Aid Kit Box". It was added to late production WW2 tanks and some post war rebuilds. It was welded to the tanks side (M4A1 76W, HVSS, M4A3 76 HVSS, M4A3 105 HVSS, etc) or on the fenders (M26, M24 light, etc). The box was to be mounted several degrees off the horizontal so water would drain away. It was just a steel box with a clasp lid that help a GI vehicle first aid kit (the ones I've seen in photos had metal box).
Back to top
View user's profile
SFC_Jeff_Button
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 1311
Location: Ft Hood, TX
PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:17 am
Post subject: Re: M4A3 76mm Sherman at 1st Cav Museum...

That has to be the most heavy duty 1st Aid box I've ever seen! I would have thought they were much thinner. Maybe it's the picture size that makes it look so big, haha.

_________________
SFC Jeff Button "High Angle Hell"
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Photo Gallery
JeffStringer
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 637

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:26 am
Post subject: Re: M4A3 76mm Sherman at 1st Cav Museum...

I remember long ago building the Tamiya M4A3E8 1/35 remote control kit and wondering why that darn thing was mounted so crooked! Laughing Now I know!

Great pics by the way!!


Jeff
Back to top
View user's profile
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