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Applique armor on M4A3E2 Jumbo?

December 22 2011 at 2:26 AM
Christian Pålsson  (Login ChristianPaalsson)
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Hey guys,
I'm gathering info for my current build - a Tasca M4A3E2 with Modelkasten tracks. In particular I'm looking into possible extras happy.gif which leads me to a couple of questions:
1) Was applique armor ever used on M4A3E2's (maybe as a field mod)?
2) Which aftermarket barrels are currently the best for Shermans (75mm/76mm)?
Best regards and Merry Christmas to all you experts happy.gif

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Michael Maniero
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Jumbo Barrels

December 22 2011, 8:17 AM 

Jordi Rubio is always the best aftermarket bet. While i do not have a lot of references (but I do have Armored Thunderbolt and Hunnicut), I have never seen any additional armor, certainly not sandbags on E2s. One would imagine that any additional metal would kill the tranny and/or the suspension. HTH. have a great Christmas.

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gary binder
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no applique...

December 22 2011, 8:30 AM 

certainly not the classic system of two "patches" on the right and one on the left, because they wouldn't protect anything in particular like they would on a "dry stowage" hull (the ammo racks were moved in the late hulls).

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Rob Ervin
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M4A3E2s with Sand Bag Armor

December 22 2011, 8:34 AM 


There is a thread a short way down the page with three pictures of Jumbos with sand bag armor. Doesn't seem like a wise addition due to the weight but the pictures don't lie.


I would suggest the Lionmarc 75mm barrels that are designed specifically for the Tasca kits. I used these for years in my Formations kits and have found them to be excellent along with the company's service. The number you will need is LM10022

Hope this helps, and Merry Christmas,

This message has been edited by robervin from IP address on Dec 22, 2011 8:34 AM

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karl van sweden
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LionMarc for me too

December 22 2011, 9:20 AM 

I prefer them to any of the others and as said they are made to fit Tasca kits. 76mm minus flash suppressor too. Karl.

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Ken Lawrence
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Gun barrels for Tasca kits

December 23 2011, 11:40 AM 

We had ABER do a special run of 75 and 76mm gun barrels for the Tasca Shermans. You can see them on our web-site at: www.pacmodels.com.

AB 35 L-135 75mm
AB 35 L-136 76mm without muzzle brake
AB 35 L-137 76mm with muzzle brake.

All are in now in stock. Thanks and

Merry Christmas,

Ken Lawrence
Pacific Coast Models, Inc.

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Christian PÃ¥lsson
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Thanks everyone :)

December 26 2011, 1:00 PM 

Hey guys,
Thank you for all the info. I really appreciate it!
Merry Christmas and happy New Year,

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