Author Topic: M10/M18/M36  (Read 8067 times)

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Re: M10/M18/M36
« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2017, 02:53:26 PM »
Forget about his bow and arrows- why wait until that sparrow has done his deed when I can just bury him right now 'cause I'm sick and tired of hearing why he wants to have his way with the cock robin!?

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Re: M10/M18/M36
« Reply #26 on: May 11, 2020, 02:04:26 AM »
M44 Armored Personnel Carrier (1945), based on the M-18 chassis. This early vehicle was massive, and not “squad-size”, but served as the basis for the cold war M75 and M59.

On 31 October 1946 the army gave permission for one of the M44s to be modified to take into account the lessons of the earlier trials. This vehicle, the M44E1, was given a more powerful engine, 21in tracks and was 10 inches taller. Some of the roof sections could be opened, so the side escape doors were removed. This version was also not accepted for production.

The M44E2 was similar, but with the hull raised 10 inches. This version later became the T17 Command Post Vehicle and was used by the USAF.

Hmmm. What would the M44E3 have been?

http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_M44_armoured_personnel_carrier.html



Rear and side door arrangements
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/83/23/36/8323369c57f7d3b1f4e830fcf19b3c8b.jpg
« Last Edit: May 11, 2020, 04:16:12 AM by Story »

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Re: M10/M18/M36
« Reply #27 on: May 11, 2020, 06:30:34 AM »
it needs to be painted yellow, the Checker Cab of battle-taxis.  ;D
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Re: M10/M18/M36
« Reply #28 on: May 11, 2020, 08:16:00 AM »
it needs to be painted yellow, the Checker Cab of battle-taxis.  ;D

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Re: M10/M18/M36
« Reply #29 on: May 11, 2020, 08:39:20 AM »
The M39 looks vaguely Soviet, at least in the dismount/lack of protection:



I like the guy at the far right...

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Re: M10/M18/M36
« Reply #30 on: May 11, 2020, 12:37:32 PM »
Because nothing could ever go wrong with a bunch of guys jumping out of a vehicle with fixed bayonets. ???

The M-44 is very interesting. Was at the Fort Knox Museum some years back and there were so many interesting U.S. prototypes and one off's.
Have to check my pix to see if this survived.

Good find.

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Re: M10/M18/M36
« Reply #31 on: May 11, 2020, 09:34:59 PM »
it needs to be painted yellow, the Checker Cab of battle-taxis.  ;D

Needs theme music, too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esksm3a8pUs

Found a diagram. https://i.imgur.com/OQzal8a.jpg
« Last Edit: May 11, 2020, 09:38:51 PM by Story »

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Re: M10/M18/M36
« Reply #32 on: May 12, 2020, 02:19:07 AM »
Hard to imagine that the Army wanted to stuff 24 people in to the M44.  I wonder how much baggage would have been secured to the outside of the vehicle for those poor souls stuck inside?
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Re: M10/M18/M36
« Reply #33 on: May 12, 2020, 03:36:01 AM »
The M39 looks vaguely Soviet, at least in the dismount/lack of protection:



I like the guy at the far right...

Someone farted in the cab...
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Re: M10/M18/M36
« Reply #34 on: May 12, 2020, 03:37:40 AM »
it needs to be painted yellow, the Checker Cab of battle-taxis.  ;D

Oh sure, it's just fun and games ... until someone sprays tea all over their laptop  :'(

 ;D  It should be done with a M113 at least.
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Re: M10/M18/M36
« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2020, 05:54:18 PM »
The M39 looks vaguely Soviet, at least in the dismount/lack of protection:



I like the guy at the far right...

Someone farted in the cab...

The gunner! Standing there, all innocent-like, pretending there's nothing going on.
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Re: M10/M18/M36
« Reply #36 on: May 12, 2020, 11:55:10 PM »
The M39 looks vaguely Soviet, at least in the dismount/lack of protection:



I like the guy at the far right...

Someone farted in the cab...

Now how the heck did I miss a fart joke there? My first reaction to that photo was “Damn it, big ass SPIDER!” ;D

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Re: M10/M18/M36
« Reply #37 on: May 20, 2020, 05:13:52 AM »
The M39 looks vaguely Soviet, at least in the dismount/lack of protection:



I like the guy at the far right...

And doing it with bayonets fixed....what could go wrong 😯

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Re: M10/M18/M36
« Reply #38 on: May 20, 2020, 08:55:31 AM »
Create a fire support vehicle based on the M10 or M18 by mounting the turret from the M4 (105) M10 or M18 hull. 
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Re: M10/M18/M36
« Reply #39 on: May 20, 2020, 02:09:24 PM »
The M39 looks vaguely Soviet, at least in the dismount/lack of protection:



I like the guy at the far right...

And doing it with bayonets fixed....what could go wrong 😯

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Re: M10/M18/M36
« Reply #40 on: May 20, 2020, 11:31:03 PM »
Academy had an M36 kit, based on their M18, with resin and PE to make the M36. It’s long OOP. Legend made a resin set as well.

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Re: M10/M18/M36
« Reply #41 on: May 21, 2020, 10:50:04 PM »
Academy had an M36 kit, based on their M18, with resin and PE to make the M36. It’s long OOP. Legend made a resin set as well.

?  M36 is Sherman based, M18 is Chaffee based?

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Re: M10/M18/M36
« Reply #42 on: May 21, 2020, 11:42:49 PM »
M39, not M36. The 9 got flipped over when a cat jumped on my desk.

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Re: M10/M18/M36
« Reply #43 on: May 22, 2020, 03:15:28 AM »
M39, not M36. The 9 got flipped over when a cat jumped on my desk.

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Re: M10/M18/M36
« Reply #44 on: May 22, 2020, 03:32:26 AM »
M39, not M36. The 9 got flipped over when a cat jumped on my desk.

I understand. Cat just broke the barrel of my Zis-2

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Re: M10/M18/M36
« Reply #45 on: May 22, 2020, 11:12:49 AM »
I can quite understand, a mis-aimed leap had our cat crashing a stereo system, lamp, and other things the other day.  Fortunately I was working from home and easily able to deal with this "domestic crisis".

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Re: M10/M18/M36
« Reply #46 on: May 22, 2020, 10:40:27 PM »
Create a fire support vehicle based on the M10 or M18 by mounting the turret from the M4 (105) M10 or M18 hull.
There was a fire support version of the M18 with the 76mm replaced with a 105mm howitzer. Can't remember the "T" number, butit was no teh mile of tanks at Aberdeen and is likely at the new location. I have pictures, somewhere, from back in the days you could climb all over them along that mile.

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Re: M10/M18/M36
« Reply #47 on: May 23, 2020, 03:35:08 AM »
There was a fire support version of the M18 with the 76mm replaced with a 105mm howitzer. Can't remember the "T" number, butit was no teh mile of tanks at Aberdeen and is likely at the new location. I have pictures, somewhere, from back in the days you could climb all over them along that mile.

105 mm Howitzer Motor Carriage T88:





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