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Canadian M4A3E8 Shermans in Korea part II
Brad-M
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Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - 05:14 PM UTC
Hi Jason,

That's great info. I think I will commit to Casino as my tank of choice. I have ordered my tracks and a few extra things from the Barrel store, so I guess I might as well dig into the kit.

Thanks for all your help.

Brad



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By George.......I think you guys have finally gotten it......haha.

Brad,

In regards to your question about C Sqn, LdSH(RC) and Operation Minden....the tanks were not very weathered by September 1951....they had not seen very much action on the limited fighting patrols they supported during the summer months.

OP Minden was an offensive mission so the tanks were not carrying large amounts of ammo boxes or ammunition tubes that could be seen later with other Squadrons when the tanks were dug in on hill tops. I would make an educated statement in saying that all the ammunition was stowed inside the tank....maybe a spare box of .50 Cal would have been carried on the turret.

Most of the kit and crew gear was secured to the back deck sometimes under a large bivi tarp. Kit like oil containers, rations, and water would have been the priority items to be carried on the back deck. Webbing was hung on the turret rear for easy access for the turret crew if they had to dismount....this was likely limited to the loader's and commander's webbing as the other crew members would have stowed it in the tank.

As seen in the image of "Casino".....the spare tracks sections could be mounted or not mounted and ranged from 5 to 8 track links in length. The ammunition container on the front of "Casino" is not carrying ammo.....it was probably added to give some extra stowage for tools or even tinned rations.

If you want the names of the C Sqn tanks just let me know if you are looking for options when finishing.

210cav
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Posted: Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 12:27 AM UTC

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Jim-- really nice model. What base coat did you apply to her?
thanks
DJ



Thanks DJ, it's been a while, but I believe it was Tamiya OD with a touch of dark yellow or desert yellow to lighten it up a bit, a la Steve Zaloga.

Jim



Jim-- she really came out nice, good work.
DJ
milojko
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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 07:14 AM UTC
Anyone know where I can get unmounted Hess Sherman wheels.?
milojko
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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 07:14 AM UTC
Should read HVSS wheels
babaoriley
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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 08:25 AM UTC

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Thanks Gents, I started a search and found this out, so thanks. Good old Sherman tanks and the myriad of different track types.

Jason, I picked up the RCAC book from the library., and there isn't much info on the Strats or the RCD, so any info would be very appreciated. Things like stowage items like ammo boxes etc would be helpful.

Thanks
Brad



This book is very useful for this subject area. Among other things it looks like the .50cal mount was often moved to the front of the turret on Canadian Shermans in Korea so the commander could use that weapon from inside his hatch (makes sense). Alas, the Tamiya kit I have in the stash for a similar project also has the wrong tracks, so it looks like AFV Club will be getting more of my money.

https://servicepub.com/product/canadian-vehicles-in-korea
babaoriley
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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 08:29 AM UTC

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T80 tracks.....AFV Club makes a individual link set.

If you need info about the Strathcona or RCD M4A3E8s in Korea just shout it out.



Here's some info on working with those tracks:

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/3/t/134747.aspx
rfbaer
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Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 01:03 AM UTC

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Anyone know where I can get unmounted Hess Sherman wheels.?


I think these are 1/35......
https://www.shapeways.com/product/C5AQ9A7TX/e8-wheels-and-hubs-
If not, there are others being available, I have a couple in a box somewhere.