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Easy 8 Turret Seam
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:43 PM

You see thst seam between the upper and lower halves of the turret,that is where Tasca separates the two pieces of the turret.I'm just confirming,does that seam stay,or does it need to be sanded out

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:57 PM

Referencing my hardbound book on the M4 the many pics I have do show a seam that you can see but has also been crudely "dressed" with a grinder, but remains visable.

Althought "Fury" is a movie, the tank was a legit E8 and in this pic you can see the seam well. Most of the pics in my books look similar to this. I hope this helps.

BK

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, September 3, 2020 9:45 PM

The turret types were used on multiple versions. A 76mm T23 turret could be installed on any of the large hatch hulls, M4A1, M4A2, or M4A3, regardless of suspension type. The only change needing to be made would be the hull ammunition stowage. Here’s a good rundown with photos of the turret details

http://the.shadock.free.fr/sherman_minutia/turret_types/turret_types.html

 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:31 PM

Tojo72

You see thst seam between the upper and lower halves of the turret,that is where Tasca separates the two pieces of the turret.I'm just confirming,does that seam stay,or does it need to be sanded out

Scroll towards the bottom of this Sherman article and you can see the rough turret seam.

http://www.usarmymodels.com/ARTICLES/Sherman%20Corner/Turrets/shermanturrets.html

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, September 4, 2020 2:52 AM
Thanks everyone,good pics

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Posted by RBaer on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 10:43 AM

It's not actually a seam in the turret itself, it's a mold seam, from how the turret molds were made and the casting process. Different foundries did differing quality jobs and some left more excess material than others. Think of it as flash, just big scale.

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