Ahhh, the good ol' General...like Geoff (and apparently you too, Walt) I spent way too much of my free time as a youth reading comic books.That brings back some memories.
And there's talk of a movie.
Are you kidding? They changed the Sherman continuously through the war, seemingly almost on a daily basis. Keeping up with all the variations is a pretty fair study/hobby in itself. And that's not even counting the variants and offshoots such as the T10/T36 tank destroyers and so forth.Actually, the big issues on upgraded tanks was a late start on the concept and once the pattern was set, the production rates were such that they didn't want to make changes.
I wonder how that will compare to the (to me) much beloved 1980s TV series?Ahhh, the good ol' General...like Geoff (and apparently you too, Walt) I spent way too much of my free time as a youth reading comic books.
Wouldn't mind a movie version of the Haunted Tank...if they could find a way to keep it as "real" and "dramatic" as the old comic book. I'm afraid they'll camp it up a bit too much.
As for Fury, that is one I'd like to see. Also have plans to go see Denzel Washington's new movie The Equalizer.
"I was a Pip."
I wasn't there, he was, while he agreed with you on maneuvering in tight spaces, forests included, I'll go with his experience on the ratio in more open ground. The History Channel had a program where they interviewed surviving American, British and German tank crews. They all agreed they'd have preferred to be in a Tiger.One of the problems with those HUGE German tanks was they were so big they often had trouble, or couldn't even maneuver, in those narrow european streets which were laid out centuries before the development of the automobile. In the town environment the smaller Sherman actually had an advantage. I'm not sure I agree with thr 5:1 ratio .... seems 2:1 might be more realistic.
Yep,Yep,, but the hull didn't change significantly...which was why so many war photos showed the Shermans covered with sandbags. In some cases with track segments welded to the hull for additional metal.. Basically we outproduced the Nazis.
And later improvements to the Sherman & a bigger gun also did help ... a little.
As another old-time fan, NOT. A Walk Among the Tombstones feels more "Equalizer" than this new pretender "Equalizer."I wonder how that will compare to the (to me) much beloved 1980s TV series?
B-25 went to J, some of those being in both Army B-25 and Navy PBJ flavors, while the B-15 was a one-off superheavy prototype that predated the Fortress. Also, it's worth noting that on the B-17, from E-on the back half was essentially an entirely new design mated to the original wing and forward fuse.The bombers were about as bad, the B-17 going through the G series, the B-15 at least to H. The basic characteristics of the item didn't change all that much.
I never looked on American WW2 military vehicles as "bad." :shock:(...)The bombers were about as bad, the B-17 going through the G series, the B-15 at least to H. (...)
Check your history, Forrest was directly responsible for the murder of black Union soldiers who were trying to surrender.SpecialEd,
You are correct BUT General Forrest was SMARTER than Sherman and Forrest was NOT a war criminal, who deserved hanging for his crimes against civilians.