Sherman hull antenna brackets

This item is only to be found on Shermans with welded hull and protruding hoods / 57° glacis.

Generally speaking, t
he shape of the hole in the glacis plate is :
 
Oval for the tanks built by Pressed Steel Car, ALCO & Pullman
D-shaped for the tanks built by Baldwin, Fisher & Pullman
Circle for the tanks built by FMW, Ford & Chrysler


M4 PSC

Pressed Steel Car (PSC) M4 hull antenna bracket, as found on SN 811, built in Summer 1942.


M4 Alco

American Loco (ALCO) M4 hull antenna bracket, as found on SN 25145.


M4A2 Pullman    M4A2 Pullman

Pullman M4A2 hull antenna bracket, as found on SN 30850.


M4 Baldwin

Baldwin M4 hull antenna bracket, as found on SN 15473.


M4A2 Fisher

Fisher M4A2 hull antenna bracket, as found on SN 26852, built in July 1943. This item is very similar to the ones found on Baldwin M4s.


M4A2 FMW

Federal Machine & Welder (FMW) M4A2 hull antenna bracket, as found on SN 14815, built in February 1943.


M4A3 Ford

Ford M4A3 hull antenna bracket. This is the usual type found on most of the Ford-built M4A3s.


Early M4A3 Ford   

Ford M4A3 hull antenna bracket, early type. Has been noted to be on few early production units, & the M4A3 displayed at Winooski (Vermont, USA) (Photo courtesy of Joe DeMarco).


M4A4

M4A4 hull antenna bracket, as found on SN 21048, built in September or October 1943.



M4E9 Composite

M4E9 Composite hull antenna bracket.

The M4 Composite is an M4 with a cast/welded hull (cast hull front identical to M4A1 tanks).
This particular Sherman is a rare variant of the Composite with small hatches and antenna bracket. The other surviving Composite tanks have large hatches and no antenna brackets.


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