M4A3 105mm Sherman

Living History

Whilst I have several books regarding the Sherman Tank and the different models produced, the allocation to

various Allied Units is not noted.

Apart from American Forces, I would like to know if the Allies, particularly the British Forces were allocated any

M4A3 Models with the 105mm Howitzer.

According to the Sherman Register 7 M4A3’s were issued to British Forces but not used operationally and I

believe only for Evaluation purposes.

I ask this question as I will shortly be taking delivery of the new 1/6 scale Dragon Sherman with 105mm

Howitzer, although I believe it also includes the mantel and gun Fittings of the 75mm Canon.

Also whilst looking around at older threads on the Sherman I came across Adams post regarding the Technical

Manual of the M4A3.

http://ww2talk.com/forums/topic/5081-the-sherman-tank-what-an-amazing-vehicle/page-10?hl=%2Bm4a3+%2B105+%2Bmm#entry121107

Page 25 of the Manual Shows the Lubrication Points on ther Suspension System

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The diagram Shows the rear Suspension return roller mounted facing Forward and not to the rear.

I have never seen any photographs of the Sherman showing this and wonder if it is a mistake?

Unfortunately I will now be offline for a couple of weeks, but look Forward to reading any further Posts on my return.

Regards

Tom

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