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Sherman Vs Sherman

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  1. denny

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    Not sure how often "this" happened. Watching a video about driving into Bigonville. Tank commander capt James Leach recounts firing on and destroying a Sherman Tank that was wearing German Colors.
    Perhaps he holds the Honor/Distinction solo.?
    Boy...the stuff that happens in war.......:)
    At the 5:10 mark
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bn76S3euQbo
     
  2. Triple C

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    Well, the Germans captured a few M4 tanks in the first days of the offensive, and would later lead armored columns with those to surprise US defenders. I always wondered what happened to those!
     
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    So do we agree that in a Sherman vs Sherman firefight a Sherman would win ? A rare agreeable thread on tank vs tank combat. Calls for a Sticky !

    On a serious note using captured equipment seems far more common onn the Eastern Front where huge quantities were captured though a good bit was disabled before capture..
     
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  4. denny

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    That's funny. :)
    Yeah...so i wonder how often, if ever, this happened.?
    Captain Leach may hold the record for Sherman on Sherman Fights/Victories.......
     
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    Well of course they would have to end up in possession of the battlefield in order to salvage enemy equipment. Rommel made use of several captured Matildas, and on one occasion in Tunisia a German column broke into British lines behind a captured Valentine.
     
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    And the Australians probably shot those Matildas with captured Italian guns! : )
     
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