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Robert Cassin

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M3-75 in the Pacific
« on: October 14, 2020, 07:38:50 AM »
Notice the gun pintle on the hood and no headlights!
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Re: M3-75 in the Pacific
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2020, 02:53:49 PM »
No headlights but I see the marker lights are in the corners of the guards.

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Re: M3-75 in the Pacific
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2020, 09:01:01 PM »
Glass glint gives your position away, sure they were the 1st things to go along with any windshields.  The French 75 equipped tracks were a disaster at Kasserine Pass as antitank weapons and most were given to the Marine Corps for the island campaign's where they served with distinction as direct assault weapons system.
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Re: M3-75 in the Pacific
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2020, 11:48:16 PM »
My understanding is that firing the 75mm would tend to blow out the headlights also.

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Re: M3-75 in the Pacific
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2020, 09:06:47 AM »
Looking at the left fender and light guard, there may have been other reasons to remove them on this track.

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Re: M3-75 in the Pacific
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2020, 01:15:11 PM »
Interesting clips and wiring on the armor...anyone ever seen this before?  Maybe for attaching foliage for natural camouflage like on German armor?

Also note the pioneer rack on the side behind the driver's door.

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