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Re: M3 and M5 Stuart Family of Vehicles
« Reply #100 on: January 26, 2022, 05:16:09 PM »


Never saw this before - M3A3 w/ porcupine (anti-Japanese) spikes.
Commonwealth version called 'Hedgehog'?
I crack myself up.

I wouldn't have thought pigeons were that big an issue for tanks on active service. ???
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Re: M3 and M5 Stuart Family of Vehicles
« Reply #101 on: January 27, 2022, 12:48:48 AM »
I guess the question of infantry being tank riders is out of the question...
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Re: M3 and M5 Stuart Family of Vehicles
« Reply #102 on: January 27, 2022, 12:53:40 AM »
Going to also be a delicate issue for the crew to get in/out
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Re: M3 and M5 Stuart Family of Vehicles
« Reply #103 on: January 27, 2022, 11:55:14 AM »
I've seen spikes like that used to keep pigeons from roosting on a window ledge.  It has a nice BDSM vibe, if any of you roll that way.

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Re: M3 and M5 Stuart Family of Vehicles
« Reply #104 on: January 27, 2022, 01:02:23 PM »


Never saw this before - M3A3 w/ porcupine (anti-Japanese) spikes.
Commonwealth version called 'Hedgehog'?
I crack myself up.

I wouldn't have thought pigeons were that big an issue for tanks on active service. ???

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Re: M3 and M5 Stuart Family of Vehicles
« Reply #105 on: January 27, 2022, 07:54:31 PM »
Drop Bear protection?
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Re: M3 and M5 Stuart Family of Vehicles
« Reply #106 on: January 28, 2022, 01:31:55 AM »
 ;D  . . .


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Re: M3 and M5 Stuart Family of Vehicles
« Reply #107 on: January 28, 2022, 01:37:01 AM »
Drop Bear protection?

Wouldn't work...it would just infuriate them more.
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Re: M3 and M5 Stuart Family of Vehicles
« Reply #108 on: January 31, 2022, 12:21:18 AM »

Offline Story

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Re: M3 and M5 Stuart Family of Vehicles
« Reply #109 on: October 26, 2022, 09:58:31 AM »
Abandoned M3 Light Tank in the Philippines - October 1949 / LIFE Magazine Archives - Jack Birns Photographer

You have to look close, but it's got a Japanese camo pattern.

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Re: M3 and M5 Stuart Family of Vehicles
« Reply #110 on: October 26, 2022, 10:36:39 PM »
Absolutely right. That would have been one of the 192nd or 194th Tank Battalion's early pattern M3 tanks that were captured by the IJA and used in the Philippines until 1945 when the US Army encountered them again. Interestingly, you can still make out the original "U.S.A." that would have been painted on in front of the serial number. It was likely overpainted by the Japanese and is being revealed as the paint fades in the sun.

I can't quite make out the overpainted serial number behind it, but someone else might be able to.

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Re: M3 and M5 Stuart Family of Vehicles
« Reply #111 on: October 28, 2022, 12:59:35 AM »
Different wreck in the Phillipines.


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https://www.military-history.org/news/submerged-american-tank-uncovered-in-the-philippines.htm