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MR.X`

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#1 14 years ago

I just did an image search for this tank, and noticed something out of place. Namely, the fact that the 75mm cannon is still in place, able to fire. The flamethrower was located up and to the left of the main cannon. As those who have played Iwo Jima know, the current Sherman has the flamethrower mounted inside the gun. Here is a picture of a model of an E8 POA dated around Iwo or Okinawa.

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Granted, this is a model, but they have been used as evidence hundreds of times before. I know that there is a model of flamethrower Sherman (M3 Stuart as well, I believe) that had the flamethrower mounted inside the cannon.

What I suggest is either modeling a proper Sherman POA, or renaming it to reflect its true model.




NoCoolOnesLeft

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#2 14 years ago

At the moment it's hard to distinguish the basic 75mm Sherman for the POA version, I think that the flamethrower was mounted inside the cannon turret, but some versions had a second turret so that the main gun could be fired as well. I'd like to see a model like this E8 ingame, but I think a new series of M3 Stuarts including the POA version would be more important.




Major Hartmann

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#3 14 years ago

There were various different versions of the flamethrower sherman....




MR.X`

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#4 14 years ago

Its hard to decide which is more important, at least for me. The E8 and the other 76mm Shermans would really give the Allies a chance in France, Holland, and Germany late in the war. But then again, the Stuart was the main tank used in the Pacific Theater of Operations. I hope that both will be redone some day...

Just a side note on the Shermans... The ones that served in the Pacific with the Marine Corps were painted different and equpipped with snorkels. The snorkel would allow the tank to "breathe" when the hull was under water. Might be helpful on Tarawa when some asshole parks the LCT on a sandbar. :mad:

Oh, and so long as we are on the topic of the Pacific, I mus rant on the Ha Go being overpowered. As it is, it can withstand a shot from a M3 Stuart. This is so unbelievably :bs: that I can hardly stand it. My Grandfather knocked one out with his BAR on Saipan. There have been accounts of them being penetrated by 1903 Springfields. The main gun could only turn something like 60* in either direction. The Sherman's gun was so powerful that it would blow a hole straight through that little shit tank.

But I digress...

Edit: Hartmann, the one in the game now is advertised as the POA, when it simply is not a POA. I suggested either changing the name (Ronson I believe), or modeling the second flamthrower gun to the turret. Hell, I could probably do it. (sarcastic...)




Omni

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#5 14 years ago

USMA, what's the point of redoing flame sherman now? We're through the process of remodelling the whole sherman family (well, right now it's only M4A1 being redone) so the proper model will find its way into FH sooner or later.




silian

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#6 14 years ago
'[11PzG USMA2010']I just did an image search for this tank, and noticed something out of place. Namely, the fact that the 75mm cannon is still in place, able to fire. The flamethrower was located up and to the left of the main cannon. As those who have played Iwo Jima know, the current Sherman has the flamethrower mounted inside the gun. Here is a picture of a model of an E8 POA dated around Iwo or Okinawa. us51003.jpg Granted, this is a model, but they have been used as evidence hundreds of times before. I know that there is a model of flamethrower Sherman (M3 Stuart as well, I believe) that had the flamethrower mounted inside the cannon. What I suggest is either modeling a proper Sherman POA, or renaming it to reflect its true model.

Actually that model is modeled on a Korean war vehicle.




McGibs

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#7 14 years ago

yes. The 2 barreled POA is not ww2. The ww2 poa looks pretty much exactly like a regular sherman.




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#8 14 years ago

Ah, I see... Well then, the only other suggestion that is valid in this thread is that the Ha Go needs to be realistically sucky.

I do admit though, it did seem somewhat odd that the Americans would send E8s to the Pacific when they were so badly needed in Europe.




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#9 14 years ago
Omni... . .. We're through the process of remodelling the whole sherman family (well, right now it's only M4A1 being redone) ...

oh yea!! awsome.:band: