tracer ha scritto:Due portelli, due ventilatori, sei iposcopi e...... un fante d'arresto?
E gia che sono una recluta mi spiegate come si fa a inserire testo tra le foto o in calce? Alla prossima. Ciao Fornovo.
THere were quite a lot of different types of Shermans which can be confusing. A first check you can do it for the remains of welds at the rear of the turret. If the turret has these it is surely a Sherman Firefly as they received a radio box at the rear of the turret.
Based on some the information I could find I have made a quick list:
M4: single hatch for commander without vision slots, central mounted ventilator
M4 with 105 mm: identical to M4, but with an additional ventilator on rear top and reinforced right side.
M4A1 with 75mm gun: identical to M4
M4A1 with 76mm gun: this turret is a bit longer than the standard 75 mm turrets. The first turret has a large round hatch for the loader, late turrets had an oval escape hatch. One ventilator to the left of the middle.
M4A2 with 75mm gun: mainly used by the British and the USSR, so quite unlikely.
M4A2 with 76mm gun: identical to M4A1 with 76 mm gun.
M4A3 with 75mm gun: identical to M4A1
M4A3 with 75mm gun and “wet” stowage: one round hatch with vision slits for the commander and an oval escape hatch for the loader. Central mounted ventilator
M4A3 with 76mm gun: identical to M4A1 with 76mm gun.
M4A3 with 105mm howitzer: identical to M4A3 with 75mm gun, but with additional ventilator at top rear and reinforced right side.
M4A3E2: as M4A3, but with heavily reinforced turret armour.
M4A4: identical to M4A1 with 75mm gun.
So the first three photos seems to be an M4 type turret, the fourth a M4A2 and the last two a M4A3 with a 105mm howitzer. I am not 100% sure, so any comments are most welcome.