M4 Sherman 75mm VVSS

747th Tank Bn in support to 29th Infantry Division

Storming of Saint Lô

July 18, 1944

Maxtrax 250 parts kit heavily modified and upgraded with 1340 scratchbuilt parts.
Definitively not a Chinese toy!

Je remercie chaleureusement Mike McCaulay (Maxtrax), Eric Carpentier (canon en alu tourné) et Maurice Dès (moulage des chenilles). Leurs contributions dans ce projet ont été déterminantes. Sans leur aide et leur savoir faire, ce projet n'aurait jamais pu voir le jour.
My thanks go to Mike McCaulay (Maxtrax), Eric Carpentier (turned aluminium gun barrel) and Maurice Dès (moulding of the tracks). Their invaluable contribution to this project was essential. Without both their help and knowledge, this project couldn't have come true.

Accessoires / Accessories
Verlinden, Kirin, Techstar, Schumo, Royal Models, Grant-Line, Model Kasten, KMC, Aber, Roco, Peddinghaus, scratch.
Verlinden, Sol, Warrior, scratch.
Marquages / Markings
Verlinden, Archer Fine Transfers, Stencilit, Hudson & Allen.



29 Let's go, US Army, 29th Infantry Division (1945)
29 Let's go : The 29th Infantry Division in WWII, Joseph Ewing, The Infantry Journal Press (1948)
Breakout and Pursuit, Martin Blumenson, US Army Center of Military History (1984)
Beyond the Beachhead, Joseph Balkoski, Stackpole Books (1989)
Les Pigeons d'Argile de Saint Lô, Glover S. Jones, Association "Saint Lô 1944" (1985)
116th Infantry Regiment
Other Clay : A Remembrance of the WWII Infantry, Charles R. Cawthon, Dell Publishing (1990)
Témoin sur Omaha Beach, Harold Baumgarten, American D-Day Edition (2004)
175th Infantry Regiment
From Britain to Breakthrough, Robert B. Cochrane, The Baltimore Sun (April to May 1945)
Hedgerow Hell, John S. Allsup, Editions Heimdal (1985)

M4 Sherman

Ordnance Department, TM 9-731A (reprint), Portayal Press (2001)
Ordnance Department, M4 SNL G-104 Vol. VI, XI, XIV (February 1944)
Ordnance Department, M4A3 SNL G-104 Vol. 8 (June 1944)
Tanks are Mighty Fine Things, Wesley W. Stout, Chrysler Corporation (1946)
Sherman, A History of the American Medium Tank, R.P. Hunnicut, Presidio Press (1994)
Modeler’s Guide to the Sherman, Pete Harlem, Ampersand Publishing (1999)
Armor Walk Around M4 Sherman, Jim Mesko, Squadron Signal Publications (2000)
TM M4 Sherman, Michael Franz, Tankograd, (2005)








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