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Now this tank always grabs my attention.

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Now this tank always grabs my attention.

"America, seeing how well 'Bigger is Better' worked for the Germans, decides to follow suite."
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Ah, but the Grant is still one hell of a great tank, don't you think? Has a presence all it's own.
Gets my vote.
The word you are looking for in regards to the Grant is,...

..., sexy.

There are no other words that fit.
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[QUOTE=Achtung Baby;2222656]Now this tank always grabs my attention.



That must be the super-Pershing, the one they up-armored with plates torn off German tanks.
Looks awful... what is that on the turret, smoke-bombs?
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Looks awful... what is that on the turret, smoke-bombs?
Those would be hydraulic cylinders.
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Actually they were the equilibrator springs that were required to help with the heavy barrel of the 90 mm gun T15E1. The springs were enclosed in protective cylinders by the time the tank was sent to Europe.
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that thing is hung like a horse. kind of...
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I like the look of the Sherman Firefly with that big 17 Pdr Gun.
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Wow. Start whistling!

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Now this tank always grabs my attention.

Yep. After rwo days thinking of it. Wow! maybe not "the most aesthetically pleasing tank" but seeing that creeping at me I'd be raising my hands and whistling the star spangled banner!

But some sort of psychological quirk tells that it had some serious thickness of frontal armour. Start whistling!
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Yep. After rwo days thinking of it. Wow! maybe not "the most aesthetically pleasing tank" but seeing that creeping at me I'd be raising my hands and whistling the star spangled banner!

But some sort of psychological quirk tells that it had some serious thickness of frontal armour. Start whistling!
Seeing this
I would think the same. Also the whole footage can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkUnMhD2qTY But I'd try hard to ignore the music with it.
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You know you've done a good job of adding applique armour when the front torsion bars are sagging!

Well, as already noted, the Panther Ausf. G is excellent, especially with the larger mantlet:

I also like the steel road wheels on Tiger & Panther.

Then there's the IS-2/3:


The M26 Pershing is another variant, preferably with the double-baffle muzzle brake:

Or the M46 with Tiger paint:

Stretching a bit, but the M47 looks nice too, especially with the exposed mantlet:
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I always liked the looks of this.

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There's something wrong with people who find tanks attractive.

My favorite is the Crusader III
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My favorite is the Crusader III
Yeah. We got an awful lot of sick people around here!
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My favorite is the Crusader III
Yeah. We got an awful lot of sick people around here!

Considering there'sthings like this...
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