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Need help to identify

January 13 2017 at 2:50 PM
John Davis  (Login moviebot)
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Hello,

I am looking for any information i can get about the m4a2e8's in the photos below. What i do know is that these photos were taken in the 70's with a reserve unit. From what i understand the Ontario Regiment had the last remaining Shermans in the 70's. Are these Ontario Regiment Shermans? Is there anymore photos's of that interesting Camouflage they are sporting?



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Graeme Davidson
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well...that's a new one!

January 13 2017, 6:16 PM 

I've seen those cammo colours used before, but never on a Sherman.

Ah, back when the Reserves actually had tanks!

The yellow over blue on the Police car license plate I believe is 1970's Alberta. I don't recall those colours being in use in Ontario in the 70's.

tried to blow up the cap badge part, maybe someone can ID the regt from that?
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Jim Carswell
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Not AB

January 13 2017, 10:37 PM 

We had black letters over yellow in the '70's.

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I may now have to reconsider my scheme for my almost completed M4A2! Cool photos.

Jim


    
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Graeme Davidson
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just to get totally OT

January 14 2017, 1:03 PM 

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see if this posts now..
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Jim Carswell
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Well I'll be...

January 14 2017, 8:09 PM 

I have no recollection of that type of plate...So that must have been before the yellow/black. Consarn it! happy.gif

Jim

 
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Jason Bobrowich
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Yes...Ontario Regiment M4A2E8s

January 13 2017, 11:35 PM 

You betcha! Post war Shermans sporting camouflage colours. I had only seen B&W images of these tanks previously. These colour images are excellent for confirming the actual colours.

This is a post war Sherman I have wanted to model for years but could not confirm the colours!

Where did you find these images?

Here's another pic of 11A on a roll past the gates of the residence of the Honourary Col. R.S. McLaughlin on his 100th birthday in 1971! Your images were likely taken before or after the parade.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CsNRrJZXEAACJPF.jpg

 
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John Davis
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Thanks

January 13 2017, 11:57 PM 

I found the images on
https://laststandonzombieisland.com/tag/canadian-sherman-tank/
I was also drawn to the unique camouflage on a Sherman in the 70's so great!
Thanks for the extra image Jason and the confirmation of the Ontario Regiment. It looks like the tan goes around the bottom edge all the way around with the two greens mottling the upper Hull and turret.

 
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Jason Bobrowich
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Thanks To You Too!

January 14 2017, 12:14 AM 

They are outstanding images.

From the digging around I have done over the years looking at B&W images of the Ont R post war Shermans it appears the camouflage colours are very close if not identical to the colours used on the 8CH Lynxes and M113A1s in the late 1960s in Petawawa. The timeline matches the Ont R tanks and the colours are very close.

http://media.wix.com/ugd/279ff1_4cb65ee5756644d4a1d6360075546c40.pdf

http://media.wix.com/ugd/279ff1_26bc3c836a3f417bb3f82ffd7d497d1c.pdf


 
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John Davis
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Perfect

January 14 2017, 12:27 AM 

Yup! looks like a match to me as well.

 
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Graeme Davidson
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larger pics from same page

January 14 2017, 1:10 PM 

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Shane Mackay
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my dad

January 15 2017, 12:46 PM 

used to talk about repairing the Sherman's when he was in Borden. He said there were the 2 variants the tank and the converted APCs basically an easy 8 kangaroo

 
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Peter Hickey
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Brilliant....

January 15 2017, 1:19 PM 

I have never seen that before...those are great images, that may have to be added to the never ending Sherman list...

Thanks for posting,

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Craig Baldwin
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Best kit to build these?

January 16 2017, 8:44 AM 

Is there an existing kit that can be used to build these, I'm wondering about the cupola?

 
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Jason Bobrowich
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Kit Bashing

January 16 2017, 5:30 PM 

There is no OOB M2A2E8 kit. You will have to get a base kit and either kit bash the proper parts or use a conversion.

Use one of the Tasca/Asuka M4A3E8 kits if you can find them.

Luckily Tiger Model Designs has a fantastic Canadian M4A2E8 conversion they released in 2016...

https://tigermodeldesigns.com/product/35-7105-m4a2e8-post-war-canadian-conversion-asu/

The cupola should be the standard type used on the M4A3E8 turrets. The differences lie in the rear hull due to the diesel engine.

 
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Jim Carswell
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My take...

January 16 2017, 10:25 PM 

There are a few ways to do it; I'm using the Dragon M4A2 76mm (Red Army) kit as the base with AFV Club HVSS suspension and tracks. Also required are the exhaust grills from TMD, they are unique to post-war Canadian Shermans. The all-around vision cupola is standard with later T-26 turrets. The mantlet dust shield is there just to check it out; I'll probably sculpt a new one if I go with a dust shield.

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Cheers!
Jim


 
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Ian Smith
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Drawings?

January 29 2017, 10:38 AM 

Are there drawings or something that can used to copy this cam pattern?

 
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