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lend lease M4A2 76mm

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About the Author

About California Greg (GregCloseCombat)
FROM: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

My father was a model junkie of all scales, and he got me started when I was little (5 to 8 years old maybe?) doing some Monogram Snap-tite kits. Then at 8 years of age, I practiced the art of fireworks and BB gun marksmanship on those kits. When I was 25, he gave me his 1/48 unbuilt Bandai kits t...


Comments

I like it. I'm no Sherman expert... did the Russians get that version of the Sherman? The only thing that jumped out at me was that the soldier on the ground looks to be a bit off balance. Obviously the figure is made to be standing on level ground, but he's on an incline here. Just seems his left knee would be bent more... or put his right foot on something to level him out... a rock, tree trunk, whatever.
APR 02, 2010 - 07:05 AM
The Russians got a whole bunch of that version of the Sherman, probably the most numerous of those delivered. There's a few well-known pics of M4A2-76s in Berlin and Vienna, late war. They also got the same thing with HVSS, but not so many pics of those. As far as I know, the Russians were the only users of the M4A2-76. Nice dio, BTW.
APR 02, 2010 - 08:15 AM
Very nice build. IIRC, the Canadians got some M4A2 (76) postwar. There is a fantastic book about the M4A2 in Soviet service called "Commanding the Red Army's Shermans" which I recommend for anyome interested in Shermans, Soviet Armor, the individual's experience on the Eastern Front, or WW2 in general.
APR 02, 2010 - 03:06 PM
Thanks for the comments guys. The book is what inspired my build, and it can be seen in one of the photos with the project.
APR 03, 2010 - 08:09 AM
Same here... as soon as I finished the book, I pulled DML's kit of the subject and dove in, about two years ago. I guess I could finish it one day.
APR 06, 2010 - 06:45 AM
It's an interesting read. The scenario about the tank shooting down the jabo was rather a stretch though, no?
APR 06, 2010 - 07:02 AM
Well, it was written by a Russian........ Truly was a great read, though. Kind of interesting how the tankers in Lend-Lease equipment were segregated from the rest.
APR 06, 2010 - 12:18 PM
Greg, Fooled me completely,thought it was 1/35! Very nice, I would not change a thing, sorry Jesse. Jake
APR 06, 2010 - 04:18 PM
What I liked was the differing viewpoint on the Sherman, they really liked the accuracy of the gun, as well as the consistency in quality from tank to tank. And they also liked that some American workers stocked the gun barrels with booze as a gift! John
APR 07, 2010 - 05:01 AM
Great build Greg! I love the subject matter and the figures are a nice touch.
APR 14, 2010 - 05:56 AM