I vote for the second solution, the designers would have been afraid of showing such an array of AA guns...
But she gots them in the end,...
Many thanks for this kind of stuff!
The Archer was also used post-war (WW2) in the Near-East
The Japanese sent suicide squads against American tanks - with magnetic mines and shaped charge mines - in both cases planks brought much useful...
The Grizzly mainly used the CDP track of different pitch, meaning a new sprocket
CDP stands for Canadian Dry Pin
The Saumur (French Armor Museum in ... Saumur on the Loire River) Panther is running, I verified that during a model show last month.
CCB = Combat Command B, a kind of Kampgruppe in the US Armored divisions.
Kampfgruppe = an ad hoc collection of units gathered for a military...
It was used to rise the A lifting post from the road position (down and to the rear) to the 'in use' position (ie upright)
The Cisterna action wais not part of the Salerno landing but of the Anzio-Nettuno one, January 1944 and not September 1943/
The PTRS and PTRD Soviet AT rifles were the reason behind the installation of 'Schuerzen' on Panzers in late 1943. They were also useful against...
Sherman IIIs (M4A2) for the British units AFAIK.
The Canadian Brigade used Sherman Vs in Sicily (M4A4s).
The stabilizer was probably more useful for the advantage it offered when the tank has just stopped; and I doubt the crew reloaded the gun when...
The RAM was based on M3 Medium (Lee if you prefer) components and slightly predated the M4 IIRC.
The Grizzly was built in small numbers but not deployed.
A 'Canadianized' M4A1 in fact.
There were some turreted RAMs in use, but as artillery observation posts (dummy gun) in NWE from Normandy.
These are SU152s, not ISU152s
The German opted for the larger gun on their tanks and adding MB was important but the drawback was that the gun COULD not safely be fired without...
But the Tiger I was phased out of the units fighting in the West (with rare exceptions) when the HVAP ammo arrived - having been replaced by KTs-,...