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    -solid gun that functioned well in both anti tank and infantry roles
    One of my problems with early Shermans was that the 75mm general purpose was that it was good against Panzer IV's in the North African and Italian campaigns. However when it went up against the Tiger, the Panther, the Jagdpanzer IV, and Jagdpanther after landing in Normandy, it was pathetically outclassed. It wasn't until late in the war that the US Army rolled out the M4A3E8 Sherman "Easy Eight" that mounted a long barreled 76mm high velocity anti-tank gun that could penetrate a Panther or a Tiger at range. Don't get me wrong, I like my Sherman tanks but they had problems due to complacency issues within the US Army generals.

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    And yeah the Sherman was reliable, no question about that. Those Detroit motors hardly ever broke down, which can't be said for the Maybach engines of the Panther and Tiger. The final factor that made it a war winner was that it was produced in large numbers almost just as easily as the T-34.

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    Speaking of tanks, I seriously wished that this scene was in the dub of Girls und Panzer:



    Anyone else here a fan of Girls und Panzer?
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    Posting some unappreciated work horses. Starting with the M48 Patton.



    T-54. It, Patton and the Centurion are quite possibly the most combat used tanks of the last sixty years.



    Panzer III. It and IV where the true backbone of the Heers armored corps, unfortunately every one always talks about the the big cats



    Infantry Tank MK II A12 Matilda. It was slow, ugly and poorly designed, but it and its crews fought like hell through the first three years of the war.



    Infantry Tank MK IV A22 Churchill. Like the Matilda, it was slow and of rather outdated design. Still, they served with distinction till the very end of the war.



    StuG III. It was the most numerous German SPG of the war, also being the most effective. Here are some Finnish examples participatin a parade around Enso.




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    The Shir 1 was a cool tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeta View Post
    One of my problems with early Shermans was that the 75mm general purpose was that it was good against Panzer IV's in the North African and Italian campaigns. However when it went up against the Tiger, the Panther, the Jagdpanzer IV, and Jagdpanther after landing in Normandy, it was pathetically outclassed. It wasn't until late in the war that the US Army rolled out the M4A3E8 Sherman "Easy Eight" that mounted a long barreled 76mm high velocity anti-tank gun that could penetrate a Panther or a Tiger at range. Don't get me wrong, I like my Sherman tanks but they had problems due to complacency issues within the US Army generals.

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    And yeah the Sherman was reliable, no question about that. Those Detroit motors hardly ever broke down, which can't be said for the Maybach engines of the Panther and Tiger. The final factor that made it a war winner was that it was produced in large numbers almost just as easily as the T-34.

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    Speaking of tanks, I seriously wished that this scene was in the dub of Girls und Panzer:



    Anyone else here a fan of Girls und Panzer?
    -raises hand.-

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    Speaking of tanks no one talks about. Here are two of the newest and most advanced MBTs to be put into production. The JGSDF Type 10 Hitomaru, and the South Korean K2 Black Panther!


    @Iris: I love the Shir 1, but the Chieftain is always cool!
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    ^Speaking of the Type 10 RileyWarfield:



    Well, that's one way to make a first impression. Then there's this:



    I just love Yukari. She's definitely one of my favorite characters.
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    I love that anime. Heh
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    As do I. It's a fun show. It's basically World of Tanks: The Anime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeta View Post
    As do I. It's a fun show. It's basically World of Tanks: The Anime.
    Did you know in Japan Wargaming and the company that made Girls und Panzer did a cross promotion where you could get the tanks from the show?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RileyWarfield View Post
    Did you know in Japan Wargaming and the company that made Girls und Panzer did a cross promotion where you could get the tanks from the show?
    I did know that. Those skins are very impractical, but they are very cool.
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    Do you still play WoT, Zeta?
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    No I do not as my laptop can't run certain games very well. I've just seen what those skins look like on some let's plays. As an aviator, I would love to play World of Warplanes, just so I can shoot up the skies. Though in order for me to play it effectively, I'd like to get a flight sim set up with a throttle control, yoke, and rudder pedals.
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    Just got back into Wot after a 6-7 month break, I was playing World of Warships. That said love my T29 but for this thread I will go with the M18 Hellcat for one of my favorites.

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    ^Speaking of World of Warships, I found this glorious Let's Play with Jack, Geoff, and Ryan:



    Granted it was a sponsored Let's Play, but it was no less fun. Geoff though... he should have been guarding the aircraft carrier.
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    World of Warships is pretty fun.
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    i wish i had a RC Tank his cool. or at all. lol.
    http://sixtharmygroup.com/forums/sho...t=19597&page=4

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    this is neat.

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