Strange sherman tank

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yves mouton
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Strange sherman tank

Post by yves mouton » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:03 pm

A friend found this picture,
is this maybe for dismantle mines?

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Re: Strange sherman tank

Post by Adrian Harris » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:10 pm

T10 Mine Exploder.

Apparently remote controlled, so a perfect conversion for an Armortek kit.

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Re: Strange sherman tank

Post by yves mouton » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:09 pm

Thanks for the replay Adrian 8)
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Re: Strange sherman tank

Post by Mark Heaps » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:00 am

Maybe not a good conversion.
According to a book I have written by Peter Chamberlain & Chris Ellis, The T10 was tested but found to be unwieldy and the project was cancelled autumn 1944.
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Re: Strange sherman tank

Post by Michael Cecil » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:16 am

There are a few images in Fred Crismon's 'US Military Tracked Vehicles' along with a good explanation of the development, and why it failed. Total weight was said to be 124,000 lbs - over 55 tons, which Crismon concludes was too heavy to be practical as a mine exploder vehicle. The original concept vehicle, developed by the National Defense Research Council, was said to be cable-controlled from a following AFV. The initial prototype was built by Fisher Body Div of GM based on an M4A2 hull. (Crismon, pages 375-376).

The T15E1 Mine Resistant Vehicle based on an early M4 Sherman might be a better/more practical RC model alternative.

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