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acctingman
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« on: 20 November 2018, 09:58:46 PM »

Am I blind or do I not see any WW2 US Half Tracks?  Shocked
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« Reply #1 on: 20 November 2018, 10:05:39 PM »

We've got the M3 halftrack in the British range, code BRV68: https://pendraken.co.uk/world-war-ii/british/vehicles/ and there's the M15 & M16 halftracks in the American range as well.
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« Reply #2 on: 20 November 2018, 10:14:57 PM »

Works for me, thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: 20 November 2018, 11:23:50 PM »

No worries!
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« Reply #4 on: 21 November 2018, 12:48:48 AM »

We've got the M3 halftrack in the British range, code BRV68: https://pendraken.co.uk/world-war-ii/british/vehicles/ and there's the M15 & M16 halftracks in the American range as well.

They are Lend Lease, that's why they are in the British range. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: 21 November 2018, 07:36:41 AM »

Well er NO. M3's were almost exclusively US, the M5 was the most normal British version. Also many of the British vehicles were converted from M14's. 
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« Reply #6 on: 21 November 2018, 08:38:17 AM »

Bleh! Take a leaf out of Peiper's book ... buy some Sdkfz251s, paint 'em olive drab, slap a white star on it ... who'll know the difference Smiley

Seriously, I don't think any of our group would care about the difference between an M3 and an M5 in 28mm let alone in 10mm!
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« Reply #7 on: 21 November 2018, 09:29:47 AM »

Well er NO. M3's were almost exclusively US, the M5 was the most normal British version. Also many of the British vehicles were converted from M14's.  

It was meant as  humour Ian. You know, humour.   Grin   A  wise crack explanation as to why US kit should be listed under British.  If I remember right Shermans and jeeps also used to appear under British listing.
 
 Now take yourself off like a good loyal forum member and vote for Pendraken. (If you haven't already done so) Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: 21 November 2018, 04:18:19 PM »

Looking at the mudguards they are M5 in all probability and M5A1 at that, unless the pulpit can be removed.

Can the pulpit be removed.
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« Reply #9 on: 21 November 2018, 05:31:55 PM »

As others have said, M3 = US, M5 = UK. I wouldn't know what to look for to tell them apart.

In general, US vehicles have external machine guns on them, British vehicles have them removed. That's usually true for Shermans, I doubt half-tracks were any different?

Bleh! Take a leaf out of Peiper's book ... buy some Sdkfz251s, paint 'em olive drab, slap a white star on it ... who'll know the difference Smiley

Or do a Hollywood, take an M3, install bench seats, cut out some of the superstructure, paint it desert sand, add black n' white crosses and pretend it's really an Sdkfz. 7. (Tobruk with George Peppard. The Afrika Korps also had M48s . . . ).

I'm also certain I've seen an M3 in dark grey with black n' white crosses but can't remember the film. Where Eagles Dare maybe?

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« Reply #10 on: 21 November 2018, 07:07:39 PM »

Can the pulpit be removed.

Its a while since I bought these - I think the pulpit is separate, I certainly have a few without the pulpit, but I did get some with a tarpaulin top which didn't have pulpits.
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« Reply #11 on: 22 November 2018, 07:49:31 AM »

Main difference is the engine, exterior the M5/M9 has rounded corners on rear hull, M2/M3 square ones.
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« Reply #12 on: 22 November 2018, 04:44:09 PM »

Main difference is the engine, exterior the M5/M9 has rounded corners on rear hull, M2/M3 square ones.

... and the front wheel arches / mudguards are very different.
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« Reply #13 on: 22 November 2018, 06:29:13 PM »

And while having thicker steel were not as well armoured
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