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Generally speaking, yes

August 24 2017 at 9:10 PM
Greg Buechler  (Login Greg.Buechler)
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Response to M50/M51 Engine Deck questions.

It appears that most M50s did have the same forward section, usually made by cutting an M4/M4A1 deck in half (including the hinged, armored cover), swapping sides, and welding a spacer in the middle. The length of the rear section would vary, with the M4A4-based tanks having a longer panel. Some M50s did have a deck variation made of steel plate, and those decks are easily identified by the bullet splash rails and hinged armored lids. The flat-plate decks have square-cornered splash rails and armored lids. There is also a variation of this type where the shape of the splash rail mimics the original M4/M4A1 shape, but made with plates instead so the angles are sharp and not rounded.

 
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