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Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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Sherman M4 with split commanders hatch
Petedaddy
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Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 09:59 AM UTC
Does anyone know if the Split commanders hatch on an M4 Sherman tank rotate. Also, did the 50 cal. Rotate around the commanders hatch? Thanks.
GeraldOwens
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Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 10:18 AM UTC

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Does anyone know if the Split commanders hatch on an M4 Sherman tank rotate. Also, did the 50 cal. Rotate around the commanders hatch? Thanks.


Yes and yes.
M4A1Sherman
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Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 12:13 PM UTC

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Does anyone know if the Split commanders hatch on an M4 Sherman tank rotate. Also, did the 50 cal. Rotate around the commanders hatch? Thanks.


Yes and yes.



Ah, you beat me to the answers again, Gerald!
ALBOWIE
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Posted: Monday, February 04, 2019 - 02:54 PM UTC
Yes, the whole cupola was rotatable but the Gun pintle for the 50 Cal remained fixed to the cupola and did not rotate around it. It only rotated with the whole cupola remaining in a relative position to the split hatches

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