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Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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M4A3E2 76mm upgraded and .50 cal coax mg?
JeffCsr
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Posted: Friday, December 18, 2020 - 05:40 AM UTC
I've read that when Cobra King was up-gunned to 76mm cannon that the coaxial mg was up-gunned from a m1919 .30 cal to a .50 cal mg. Was this a standard barreled M2 ? How much of the Coax MG extended from the mantlet? I couldn't find any actual photos. Last question, was this done with all up-gunned (76mm) Jumbos?

TIA,
Jeff
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Posted: Friday, December 18, 2020 - 09:42 AM UTC
Only certain units did this, for example, 37th tank which CK was in.
Iíd recommend that you google Jumbos and start looking closely at the mantlet to see how far the barrel stick out and if itís a HB or not as off hand Iím not sure.
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Posted: Friday, December 18, 2020 - 10:22 AM UTC

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I've read that when Cobra King was up-gunned to 76mm cannon that the coaxial mg was up-gunned from a m1919 .30 cal to a .50 cal mg. Was this a standard barreled M2 ? How much of the Coax MG extended from the mantlet? I couldn't find any actual photos. Last question, was this done with all up-gunned (76mm) Jumbos?

TIA,
Jeff


The fifties used to upgrade Jumbos were aircraft guns with perforated jackets. The Academy US machine gun set includes one.
JeffCsr
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Posted: Friday, December 18, 2020 - 11:16 AM UTC
Thanks guys!
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GeraldOwens
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Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2020 - 09:42 AM UTC
There's a photo of one about halfway down the page, next to an M4A3E8.
https://panzerserra.blogspot.com/2018/05/m4a3e2-sherman-jumbo-assault-tank-75.html
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