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SS Tiger
10-25-2006, 08:47 AM
I'm looking for information on the Sherman Crabs. In what position were the markings placed? Were there any markings on the turret?

Thanks!

Dani
10-25-2006, 01:07 PM
Walkarounds:

http://www.armouredengineer.force9.co.uk/crab1.htm

http://ipmslondon.tripod.com/armourreferencearticles/id32.html

Edited:

Developed in June 1943 and brigade attached to 79th Armored Division. Had 43 flails. Organized in troops of 5 and were allocated to local commanders. Mk II had a contouring device to better cover rough ground.
From: http://www.wwiivehicles.com/unitedkingdom/foreign/sherman.html

And some interesting things about 79th Armoured: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobart's_Funnies

SS Tiger
10-25-2006, 05:46 PM
Thanks Dani, I'm really looking for turret shots. I'm building a model and can't seem to find out if the turret had any markings? Maybe the tank number on the back of the turret?

Dani
10-25-2006, 10:55 PM
http://www.d-daytanks.org.uk/exhibits/crab.html

Canadian one: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:M4a4_flail_cfb_borden_1.JPG

I don't think that they had tactical markings on the turrets since their purpose was mine - clearing and not fighting.

SS Tiger
10-25-2006, 11:17 PM
Thanks Dani!

Dani
10-26-2006, 08:07 AM
You're welcome anytime mate!