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M4 Hybrid
Posted by JBark on Sunday, August 04, 2019 5:48 PM

I am looking for the best way (in my life that often means least cost) to make the experimental Sherman with the M26 turret. It is my personal belief that this combo would have been the best tank of WWII (Sherman was best anyway, this would have added an AT capability that would have pleased so many that think all tanks of WWII were required to have great AT ability.) I know there is a kit in 1/72 but I'm looking to build it in 1/35. I could swear I'd seen it the combination years ago though I can't remember where. Does anyone know of the Pershing turret offered seperately?

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Posted by Frankenpanzer on Tuesday, August 06, 2019 12:43 PM

M4 hull, M26 turret with 90mm gun. 

I can't recall if the turret is offered seperately.

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Posted by richs26 on Tuesday, August 06, 2019 7:02 PM

Notice the jeep in the corner.  Is that a M-151 prototype?

Frankenpanzer

M4 hull, M26 turret with 90mm gun. 

I can't recall if the turret is offered seperately.

 

WIP:  Monogram 1/72 B-26 (Snaptite) as 73rd BS B-26, 40-1408, torpedo bomber attempt on Ryujo

Monogram 1/72 B-26 (Snaptite) as 22nd BG B-26, 7-Mile Drome, New Guinea

Minicraft 1/72 B-24D as LB-30, AL-613, "Tough Boy", 28th Composite Group

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 07, 2019 11:48 AM

Well other than you might look for someone with a junked M26 that they'd be willing to give/sell you the turret. That and the Hobbyboss kit used to go on sale a lot at Squadron. I don't even see it listed on their site now though. 

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Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, August 07, 2019 12:08 PM

You might want to check ebay for the Dragon M26. I see them fairly often for less then $30.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, August 07, 2019 3:11 PM

richs26

Notice the jeep in the corner.  Is that a M-151 prototype

 

I seriously doubt that is a 151 prototype. The M151 was a late 50’s/early 60’s design to replace the M38 family. IIRC, the M38 family was of Korean War vintage. 

The T26 turret on a M4 hull likely did not survive past the WWII postwar demobilization.

Interesting concept though. And not to far off from what the final Israeli Sherman projects achieved.

 

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Posted by richs26 on Thursday, August 08, 2019 2:56 AM

WIP:  Monogram 1/72 B-26 (Snaptite) as 73rd BS B-26, 40-1408, torpedo bomber attempt on Ryujo

Monogram 1/72 B-26 (Snaptite) as 22nd BG B-26, 7-Mile Drome, New Guinea

Minicraft 1/72 B-24D as LB-30, AL-613, "Tough Boy", 28th Composite Group

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