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Looks to me that about all you need to do is --
1. Delete British Equipment. Substitute US radio antennae.
2. Substitute M54e1 Steel Chevron Tracks
3. Add 8 Jerry Can (Water type)rack to rear hull.
4. Add Archer Tarawa decals.
5. Don't know what is in the kit but the wheels should be the pressed type (6-spoke -- solid, no cutouts)
6. Don't know if it is in the kit, but Tarawa Sherman should include curved exhaust deflector.
Thanks, John. That's pretty much what I was thinking - details. If there's nothing 'structurally' different, a conversion is in my future. I'm about to use a DML M4A2 in a conversion to an M32B2 so my spares box will increase but I'll be short an M4A2 kit which I want to build.
And, since it's a Tasca kit, I know the features of the kit (having a M4A3E2), I'm looking forward to getting this kit.
George Proulx (Login 48gunny) Missing-Lynx members 126.96.36.199
November 28 2011, 2:36 PM
Was the exhaust deflector type shroud typical on the tanks in combat or where they removed for some reason? I have pictures of the tank at Aberdeen and the deflector (if that is what it is called) is not fitted. Thanks, George
I think I'm with you that the deflectors weren't fitted on M4A2s (AFAIK) like they were on the M4A3 - different exhausts. I'm probably going to plan an Iwo Jima M4A2 to boot; and with TWS's wading kit, the point is moot anyway.
...the dreaded "structural" issue I alluded to earlier. Too bad Tasca couldn't issue a USMC version first.
Thanks for the heads-up on this. With that much surgery (I'm not THAT good), it'll be 'wait and see'.
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Dragon reworked the openings for the hood periscopes to a more correct design. You do have to fix the notch for the sand shields in the front of each sponson, but that is a minor fix.
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