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Atom Bomb vs Heavy Tank
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:52 pm
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(I don't know if this is an M26 or M46 but the soldiers appear to be Marines).
Operation TUMBLER-SNAPPER Men looking at tank for damage. Tank was still operational. This was 500
yards from ground zero at atomic tests, NV Proving Grounds, April 23, 1952.
Photo courtesy of National Nuclear Security Administration / Nevada Site Office

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:32 pm
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M46 for sure.
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Why do you say M46 for sure? The only sure fired ID points I know of between them are on the aft end (engine, drive train). What tells you this is an M46

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My thoughts: IF the Marines had M46's by 1952 would they be blowing them up?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:02 pm
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It's either a M46 or a M26A1.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:49 pm
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No, the tool tray on the front glacis. No M26A1 or M26 had this. I built a M26A1 and really wanted to make the M46, but after learning ALL the modifications needed to make it I stayed with the M26 platform.

BTW, here's a good example of the M26A1 that I based my build from. svsm.org/gallery/M26

And an example of the M46. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M46_Patton
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:18 am
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That one seems to be the Charlie though the dates don't perfectly match. Impressive vehicle that would suffer such minor damage against a 31 kt yield.

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