The Sherman virus definitely infected me ... and I'm already infected, go to another project: An early Shermie with British colors, by Saint George!
The Sherman Mk II DV
|Sherman Mk II Direct Vision in the desert|
About British Sherman Tanks
The British received far more M4 medium tanks, approximately 17,000 (roughly 34% of all M4s produced), than any other Allied nation.
In the British naming system the major variants were identified by Mark numbers, the M4 being "Sherman I", the M4A1 "Sherman II" and so on. Letters after the mark number denoted modifications to the base model: "A" for the 76 mm L/55 gun instead of the 75mm, "B" for the 105 mm M4 L/22.5 howitzer, "C" for the (British) QF 17 pounder (76.2 mm) gun, and "Y" for the wider tracked HVSS type suspension.
Sherman I - M4 with 75 mm M3 L/40 gun
Sherman Hybrid I - Sherman I with composite hull (cast front, welded rear)
Sherman IB - Sherman I with 105 mm M4 L/22.5 howitzer
Sherman IBY - Sherman IB with HVSS
Sherman II - M4A1 with 75 mm M3 L/40 gun
Sherman IIA - M4A1(76)W, Sherman II with 76 mm M1 L/55 gun
Sherman IIAY - M4A1(76)W HVSS, Sherman IIA with HVSS
Sherman III - M4A2 with 75 mm M3 L/40 gun
Sherman IIIA - M4A2(76)W, Sherman III with 76 mm M1A2 L/55 gun (unlikely to have been used by UK troops)
Sherman IIIAY - M4A2(76)W HVSS, Sherman IIIA with HVSS (not used operationally by UK troops)
Sherman IV - M4A3 with 75 mm M3 L/40 gun (no Sherman IVs used operationally)
Sherman IVA - M4A3(76)W, Sherman IV with 76 mm M1A2 L/55 gun
Sherman IVB - M4A3(105), Sherman IV with 105 mm M4 L/22.5 howitzer
Sherman IVBY - M4A3(105) HVSS, Sherman IVB with HVSS.
Sherman V - M4A4 with 75 mm M3 L/40 gun
Sherman VI - M4A5 (paper designation to prevent confusion with Canadian production)
Sherman VII - M4A6 with 75 mm M3 L/40 gun (delivered to British with Ordnance RD-1820 diesel engine)
Sherman II ARV III - M32B1 TRV (M4A1 Sherman II chassis) recovery vehicle
|Sherman Mk II direct vision - George Bradford drawing|
The initial steps of construction...The Tasca kit is awesome, fantastic...
Vinyl tracks and the wonderfull cast upper hull. I love this version...
|using super-glue to glue the tracks|
Suspension bogies and lower hull:
The British girl is growing...
|Sherman Mk II - M4A1 direct vision|
The Tasca kit is awesome...The parts just fit !!!
My girl is from New Zealand!!
Sand color with tonal variations. The shiny appearance is due to a thin layer of Future applied with an airbrush, to receive the decals ...