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    New read

    Just arrived from the UKicon going to be interesting looked at a couple of pages at the appendices where the author states if they had had the Pershing earlier (Nov 1944) the Ardennes may not have happened the way it did.

    He also stated that arrogance led to the slow way better tanks were forthcoming rather than what they focused on - M4 production.
    Lastly their 3 main adversaries the MkIV with the HV 75mm, Panther and the King Tiger with the HV 88mm with AP doing 3,250fps.
    Just 2 snippets about engagements - one instance a Panther fired and knocked out a Sherman through a brick wall, another fired through an already knocked out M4 to kill another a through and through shot.

    I am looking forward to reading it as some doco's I have seen they state engagements between the MkVI Tigers and the M4 were few and far between after the landing.
    Which is hard to believe given the numbers of M4's that were running around.
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    Looks like a very interesting book. I'll have to keep an eye outfor that one!

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    Put it in my shopping cart.
    6.49 with soft cover. Readily available.
    Thanks for the suggestion.
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    Author stated in the first pages their battle loss & replacement of tanks and crews rate was 580% I know of no other service losses sustained by allied or axis who's attrition rate was that high even the Kreigesmarine U-Boat crew losses were only 90% in WWII.
    Author states they were led to believe prior to the landing that the M-4 even the M4A1 was equal to the Germanicon armour they found out pretty quickly about that, anyway thats it till I finish it I do not want to spoil it for others.



    About half way now,
    A snippet;

    If you thought the scene with the Sherman at the cross roads in "Fury" was Bull-Yang then I will advise you it isn't as it actually happened and is stated as such in this book as an actual event.
    Except it was only one crew member who held them off, laying, firing and serving the 75mm gun by himself. He was lobbing HE about 150 feet short so it bounced up about 3 feet high before exploding with devastating effect among the German infantry advancing on the Sherman till he had no HE 75mm left.
    Then the 30 cal MG's till they were exhausted, then the 50 cal till that ran dry, then a grease gun till that ran dry then the 1911 till that was empty.
    Finally plopping grenades out the top hatch when the Germans where on the deck then buttoning up again. Yessir by himself.
    The Germans by passed that tank leaving it and the occupant alone...........brave tanker or what.
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