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Old 09-02-2019, 05:19 PM   #1
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In anticipation of combat on the continent in 1944, a decision was made to produce a variant of the M4 Sherman that would incorporate additional armor, particularly on the front of the hull, and a more heavily armored turret.
This variant, nicknamed "Jumbo," was based upon M4s with the early suspension system, VVSS, in lieu of the later suspension system, Easy 8.
Originally armed with a 75mm cannon firing high explosive shells, a number of field units retrofitted their Jumbos with 76mm cannons firing high velocity shells.
Approximately 250 Jumbos were built.
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Old 09-02-2019, 06:33 PM   #2
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Nice job on the model. Here is a pic of them. No one is looking happy for the cameraperson.
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Old 09-02-2019, 06:58 PM   #3
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Nicely done Tim, and thanks for the info on the "Jumbo", something I didn't know. And thanks for the image BB75.

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Old 09-02-2019, 07:13 PM   #4
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Tim,

Nice one. The tools look very realistic.

I also wasn't aware of the "Jumbo" variant.

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Old 09-02-2019, 09:28 PM   #5
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You can see on the model and on the first tank in the period photo that they both have "grousers" ( small extenders on the outside of the tracks ) which were added to spread out the increased weight of this up armored tank; ie: decrease the ground pressure.
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Old 09-05-2019, 08:42 PM   #6
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Come on Tim, you can't post a model in the Model Forum and not tell us the kit and scale. Nice build by the way
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Old 09-05-2019, 10:45 PM   #7
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This model is 1/35th scale - that scale is large enough for reasonable detail without taking up too much shelve space or costing too much money.
Also, in this scale, the soldiers are the right size to make painting details on them worth the effort.
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Old 09-06-2019, 04:24 PM   #8
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Really Great looking !!!!! Tom
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Old 09-07-2019, 08:34 PM   #9
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Love the Sherman.
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Old 09-11-2019, 02:13 PM   #10
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Well executed, Tim - here's mine - I need to extract the digit and finally weather it...


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Old 09-13-2019, 04:57 PM   #11
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Don, the easy but slow way to show field use on your tank is to simply let it sit for awhile and gather real dust.
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