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(Login chicoutimi) Missing-Lynx members 220.127.116.11
Good question, and also...
May 15 2012, 8:33 AM
Like you, I wish someone would point me to references showing where and how field phones were installed on M4A3-based vehicles. I've seen a few photos showing .30 cal ammo boxes attached to the lower engine access doors of M4/M4A1 tanks, but given the presence of the exhaust deflector on M4A3 tanks, I don't think this location would have been practical.
Now, as a side note, if you plan on building a tank belonging to an armored division, I don't think you should install a field phone. If I remember correctly, the armored infantry attached to armored divisions used the same radios as the tanks, so there would have been no need for this modification. The idea of installing field phones on tanks was one of the solutions thought up to solve the problems caused by the fact that regular infantry used different radios than the tanks in the independant tank battalions that supported them.
Of course, I'm sure someone will prove me wrong on this.
Hervé "Charby" Charbonneau
You should never underestimate the predictability of stupidity. (Bullet Tooth Tony)