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martin goddard

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Sherman
« on: May 28, 2019, 05:45:49 PM »
Do you find the Sherman an attractive looking WW2 tank. 0-10. 0 being "I feel ill"  and 10  being Bo Derek. Which tank is  a bit uglier and which a bit more attractive. Aesthetics only.

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Re: Sherman
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2019, 09:08:33 PM »
Maybe a "5" for a Sherman. Functional, not very pretty but does the job. Score probably goes up by one or two if you're Allied and desperately awaiting reinforcements. Conversely if you're Axis it might go down a tad.

Some of the early British tanks (Crusader, Matilda I) were a bit clunky and score low. Many of the Japanese ones down to a 2 or 3?

The best-looking tanks for me are generally the German ones. I like the StuG III and IV (OK, so not proper tanks), the long-gunned Panzer IV. Maybe the Panther comes close to a 10?

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Re: Sherman
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2019, 09:10:00 PM »
Martin, showing your age, Bo Derek!!

And Dudley Moore as the piano player.

Simon no comment on Bo.

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Re: Sherman
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2019, 09:40:20 PM »
Simon no comment on Bo.

Well, panther is another name for cougar, so I think that might cover things?

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Re: Sherman
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2019, 10:01:08 PM »
I would give the basic M4 Sherman a 7.  Rounded hull only a 4. Jumbo 8?