MLU FORUM  

Go Back   MLU FORUM > MILITARY VEHICLES > The Armour Forum

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 18-06-05, 16:18
luc désormeaux's Avatar
luc désormeaux luc désormeaux is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: drummondville, quebec, canada
Posts: 110
Default grizzly tank

I was wondering if the canadian version of the Sherman M4A1, the Grizzly, was ever use in Europe or England?? Any pictures in service ?? Is the tracks and drive sprokets are the only differences from the regular M4A1??
__________________
luc desormeaux
ex-FusMR
www.campmapleleaf.org
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 20-06-05, 07:58
Maurice Donckers Maurice Donckers is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Beek Holland
Posts: 403
Default Grizzly

The Turret is also different then on a M4A1 , one hatch less.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 20-06-05, 18:14
servicepub (RIP)'s Avatar
servicepub (RIP) servicepub (RIP) is offline
RIP
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 1,734
Default Re: grizzly tank

Quote:
Originally posted by luc désormeaux
I was wondering if the canadian version of the Sherman M4A1, the Grizzly, was ever use in Europe or England?? Any pictures in service ??
The Grizzly chassis was the foundation for the Skink AA Tank. One went to Europe for 'operational' trials and saw extensive duty with 4th Cdn Armd Div. Very few photos exist of the Skink and none that were taken in Europe that I know of. Service Publications will be publishing a booklet on the Skink, written by Roger Lucy, in the near future as part of our "Weapons of War" series.
__________________
Those who live by the sword will be shot by those of us who have progressed.
- M38A1, 67-07800, ex LETE
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-07-05, 20:09
Roger Lucy Roger Lucy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 90
Default Grizzliess to the UK?

There is some late 1944 early 1945 correspondance on the Skink files, concerning the War Office's interest in taking the Grizzlies that had been earmarked to become Skinks off our hands, after the project was cancelled. The Brits were having diffiiculties getting as many replacement M4s from the USA as they wanted.
Unfortunately the Skink files do not show what the conclusion was, although there was serious interest in both sides in doing this.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-07-05, 20:40
Hanno Spoelstra's Avatar
Hanno Spoelstra Hanno Spoelstra is offline
MLU Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 14,428
Default Re: Grizzliess to the UK?

Quote:
Originally posted by Roger Lucy
The Brits were having diffiiculties getting as many replacement M4s from the USA as they wanted.
If I recall correctly, the Grizzly was (also) earmarked for conversion to 17-pounder guns, once the supply from the USA of 75-mm gun Shermans suitable for conversion dried up.

H.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 23:54.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © Maple Leaf Up, 2003-2016