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Old 05-17-2021, 09:34 PM   #1
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Fury Sherman Tank extra 30 cal machine gun

Besides in the Fury movie, has anyone seen any images of an M4 Sherman tank with a turret mounted 30 cal machine gun mount for the Commander in addition to the typical 50 cal M2 machine gun mount?

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Old 05-19-2021, 05:49 AM   #2
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Re: Fury Sherman Tank extra 30 cal machine gun

I looked for period photos, and did not find any 2 turret mounted mg's. I was surprised to find many did not have any mg's mounted. In the Cologne panther video, the sherman that gets knocked out did not have turret mount mg. Found it interesting looking it up.
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Old 05-21-2021, 04:17 AM   #3
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Re: Fury Sherman Tank extra 30 cal machine gun

Thanks for looking. In poor weather, the 50 cal was sometimes removed, wrapped in canvas and mounted on a stowage unit at the rear of the turret. The top turret pintle mount was hinged and could be moved to the horizontal position. Have never understood the reason for having it hinged.

With only having the Fury movie as a source for two turret machine guns, am not convinced that it was actually used in the field, although having the second 30 cal machine gun for the commander does look awesome.

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Re: Fury Sherman Tank extra 30 cal machine gun

Thanks for the research and the link. Will be adding the additional 30 cal machine gun for the commander.

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