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« Reply #75 on: 13 July 2019, 08:42:49 AM »

Having looked at this photo a bit more carefully, I have questions.

That turret does look a bit early war British Cruiser. Doesn't the bottom bit act as a nice shot trap?

Secondly, why does that tank have goosebumps? (Yes, I'd get them too if there was a girl hanging off my 120mm.) I'm assuming it's not rivets ... 'cos we know rivets are bad ... then I thought it was traction grips - but they're on the underside of the turret too - so I assume they're something to do with camouflage(?).

Sunray - please enlighten me.
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« Reply #76 on: 13 July 2019, 10:03:23 AM »

I am no expert but could this be removable modular armour attached to the original turret which lurks underneath like the German Leopard tank and designed to collapse, slowing down incoming projectiles especially RPG's?
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« Reply #77 on: 13 July 2019, 10:39:54 AM »

https://www.quora.com/Why-do-many-modern-tanks-have-shot-traps

Apparently modern tanks don't have to worry about shot traps.

http://www.army-guide.com/eng/product261.html
And it's Ok to use bolts.

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« Reply #78 on: 30 July 2019, 09:15:30 AM »



Cromwell tanks assemble for Operation 'Goodwood', 18 July 1944.


Interesting use of camouflage
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« Reply #79 on: 30 July 2019, 12:37:09 PM »

Cool photo.

While the front right tank is certainly a Cromwell. What is the front left one? It looks like Sherman lower hull and tracks, but the open front to the ‘turret’ looks strange. I also wonder if the 3 AFVs in the middle distance of the photo are the same? they seem to have the same flap at the top on the dark area underneath.
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« Reply #80 on: 30 July 2019, 12:45:55 PM »

Its an M10, with the turret reversed I suspect !
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« Reply #81 on: 30 July 2019, 12:58:06 PM »

Beat me to it. I'm also thinking M10 Achilles with turrets reversed (to provide some shelter over the front hatches?).
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« Reply #82 on: 30 July 2019, 03:44:53 PM »

Could still be the Wolverine, cant tell from the angle. Also 4 would indicate an attached SP AT troop.
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« Reply #83 on: 30 July 2019, 05:29:16 PM »

Yes, could well be a M10 variant.

The left hand most one is the most confusing, with the shape, and were the chap is. The shape could be the rear. But I’m not sure where the man is. It looks more like an armoured car in many ways - apart fro the tracks. 
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« Reply #84 on: 30 July 2019, 05:53:58 PM »

Guy on the vehicle is in the co-drivers hatch
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« Reply #85 on: 30 July 2019, 05:55:24 PM »

Ah. In front of the turret then - the dark patches on the turret back, look like open hatches, which was throwing me. It look like the chap was in those.
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« Reply #86 on: 30 July 2019, 06:42:10 PM »

The counter-weight at the rear of the turret is shown below and at 0:20 on this video and at 1:13, you can see the same shape of hatch and mudguard.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAwTgfg6hQw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAwTgfg6hQw</a>
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