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(Login JoeBev) Missing-Lynx members from IP address 188.8.131.52
I was doing my research into my new USMC M4A2 Sherman project and came acrossa question for all you Sherman knowledgable folk. Was "Apache" a USMC M4A2 mid production Sherman equiped with the E4R2-5R1 flame thrower in the hull mg postion? Also does anyone have a reference picture of this device mounted? What was the diameter of the tube and how far did it portrud from the ball? I saw it in Dave Harpers book
and it seems to be equiped with the flame thrower and also has a Bugs Bunny stencil on it. Were the applique plates added to the hull sides put on by the Tank Battalions mant. group? How thick were these plates?
Thanks in advance to all
AMPS 2nd VP West region
AMPS So Cal....
Joe,are you refering to David Harpers book ,Tank Warefare on Iwo Jima,published by Squadron Signal?If so on page 38 is a picture of a 3rd Tank battalion tank with the mount clearly visible.This is part of the report after action section that states that the 3rd battalion were not very impressed with this flamethrower and would have preferred the turret mounted type.There is a color profile of Apache on page 17 stating that it did have the flamethrower.There are also three color photos of Apache on the same page along with markings info.I am sorry I do not have any size data on the flame gun.For others interested in the above book it is listed as availiable on Squadrons web site for $4.99.