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Can anyone ID this turret trainer? ;)
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Its the only example I have ever seen...

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What, no takers?

Okay, here's a clue (perhaps an obvious one) - it is a US turret trainer... I'll also tell you it is NOT an M26 Pershing turret trainer - the "M 26" sign is part of the museum's designation scheme...

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:46 pm
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Hi Neil! Hi Folks!

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What, no takers?

Okay, here's a clue (perhaps an obvious one) - it is a US turret trainer... I'll also tell you it is NOT an M26 Pershing turret trainer - the "M 26" sign is part of the museum's designation scheme...

Neil


I agree that it is not a M26, sight and co-axe opennings are wrong.

Looking at the position of the gunner's sight openning and the location of the openning for the co-axe gun, maybe a M4 Sherman turret?

This old scout's wild guess!
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Nope! Wink

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I'd SWAG an M10 Wolverine.

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Nope Wink

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M4 105mm howitzer.

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Nope, not any kind of M4 Sherman, M10 or M26 Pershing. But it is from WWII.

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M6 Heavy Tank?

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Ding! Ding!

It is an M6 heavy tank turret trainer. I'll admit I was hoping Bob would get this one since that is one of his favorites...

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Well I stumbled on this thread late but I question that. The M6 had a 3" with a 37mm coax. I don't see how you could have a turret trainer that didn't have both guns. Also why a turret trainer for a tank that never made it out of test. It may have bee some kind of turret mockup (maybe for a 90mm or the 105mm version that was proposed) but not a turret trainer.

I was thinking it may be an M36 turret trainer

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Well, except for the co-ax 37mm gun the mantlet looks right - particularly the sight on the left-side.

The placard didnt have much more info...



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I've been meaning to get down there. Looks like I'll have to plan a trip and see what they have on that

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Boy, Did I ever luck out! That was such a wild guess I hesitated to post it Mr. Green Awhile back someone posted a link to a site with WW2 tank drawings. I went there and scrolled through all the tank drawings. M-6 was all I could come up with.

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The funny thing is, my first thought was M6, then I thought "naaaw, not enough of them around to warrant a turret trainer" and I even went as far as looking through the TM but could not find anything similar at a quick glance... Gut instinct, sometimes you win, sometimes you loose. Confused
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