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1 hour ago, HUSKER2142 said:

The restored tank M3 raised from the bottom of the Barents Sea. Interestingly,  transmission and engine are original or taken from MTLB.

Wow, they did a beautiful job, amazing that that clunker is running!

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Now that's an interesting M3.....I'm pretty sure the bogies are replacements, taken from a late production M4A2 (the road-wheels certainly are).  B)

PS - Come to think of it, that Sherman must have a tale to tell too.....I don't think any HVSS M4A2s were sent to the Soviets and that looks more like a M4A3(76)W HVSS to me.  Could it have been a gift from friends in China/North Korea I wonder?  Or did someone just buy one? 

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4 hours ago, HUSKER2142 said:

.Why does the M3 have so many machineguns ?

That was the thinking back when it was designed. It was kind of a holdover from the First World War and the tanks that came into service then. Tanks were seen as mobile fortresses, able to spit bullets in all directions.

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Russia saw its first 'rigidly mounted' hull machine guns on lend-lease Stuarts and M3s. They must've liked the idea because they added rigidly mounted bow MGs to IS-85,  IS-1, IS-2, and T44 and T54. Didn't delete the hull mg off their tanks until T55M, I think.

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