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Sherman tank myths debunked
03-12-2016, 09:47 AM,
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Sherman tank myths debunked
Found this video on UT, it is 45 minutes long but well worth the watch.  It examines the "historical" faults of the Sherman,  the myth of deadly cats, and tactical air. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNjp_4jY8pY
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03-21-2016, 06:23 AM,
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RE: Sherman tank myths debunked
Thanks, enjoyed that Helmet Smile
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03-22-2016, 04:37 AM,
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RE: Sherman tank myths debunked
It was interesting, especially about how few kills the jabos really got, for tanks that is.
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03-22-2016, 04:55 AM,
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RE: Sherman tank myths debunked
It might have been Beevor's Normandy 1944, or some other book, but yes I've seen that stat mentioned somewhere else too. But as the author here mentioned as well, they pretty much annihilated any soft skinned vehicles they saw, and the tankers become utterly demoralised due the total air superiority and attacks on them.

What was new to me was how early the 76mm gun planning started, and how long it then got before the production truly started. Funny comment about the good rep the Fireflys got in Normandy too. "They were considered so good only because there was nothing else there, at the time". Ha.
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03-22-2016, 11:13 AM,
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I have watched quite a few of his tank videos too, he is pretty good.

"Every tank was a tiger in Normandy".
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03-22-2016, 01:00 PM,
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RE: Sherman tank myths debunked
Enjoyed his lecture quite a bit, very informative. So I knew, but there was plenty that was new, and a different perspective on things. Thanks for sharing it.

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04-03-2016, 02:00 AM,
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RE: Sherman tank myths debunked
Good stuff...  Enjoyed watching it..

Thanks for sharing.

Jim
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05-10-2016, 11:42 PM,
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RE: Sherman tank myths debunked
That guy's a great speaker. Thought I'd watch a few minutes of it and stayed for the whole thing. Nice post, thanks!

Dave
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05-11-2016, 10:05 AM,
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RE: Sherman tank myths debunked
His "inside the tanks" are pretty good too.

Glad you liked it.
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