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I think the rear deck would be the only major thing that needs changing. The torsion bars on the engine doors were not present on WW2 versions. The T80 tracks was not as common as the T66, but there are quite a few photos of M4A3E8's around.
(Login chicoutimi) Missing-Lynx members 220.127.116.11
July 11 2012, 4:11 PM
Tasca's Korean War Sherman is quite right for a WWII version as long as you leave off the following:
- Dust cover around the main gun mantle (very, very rare in WWII)
- Second antenna on turret roof (the one with the small base)
- Telephone box on rear plate
- First aid box on hull side (if one is provided)
- Reinforced hinges (rosion bars) on the engine deck
Without the above features, you'll have yourself a pretty typical late-WWII M4A3E8.
As a side note, contrary to what Tasca (and Martin) suggest, the torsion bars on the engine deck were not a Korean-era feature, but were added later.
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(Login pstansell) Missing-Lynx members 18.104.22.168
July 12 2012, 10:15 AM
Mr. Gannon is correct about the torsion arms. They are present on a number of Korean war Shermans.
The first aid box and the interphone are summer 1945 additions, so are not appropriate for a WW2 tank. The exhaust deflector and the gun cover are January 1945 features. Both are visible on wartime tanks, albeit on late replacements.
For some reason, the T80 tracks are more common on 105 tanks in wartime photos, but there are shots of them on 76mm tanks.
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