5 Shermans 1 Tiger/Panther Myth?

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Re: 5 Shermans 1 Tiger/Panther Myth?

Post by Richard Anderson » 25 Sep 2020 00:07

Takao wrote:
24 Sep 2020 23:26
I'm curious, What was all computerized on an M-26? Or an M-46? The first ballistic computer was in the M-47s.
Shhhh! You trying to goad Mr. Respectful into another anecdote? :lol:

Anyway, does a ballistic cam in the M12 Gunner's Sight really count as a "ballistic computer"? I always thought that was the separate cam-operated mechanism in the M48 that linked shafts to the rangefinder and ballistic drive...the gunner switched cams to match the ammunition used, while the operation of the rangefinder entered the computer, which output a gun elevation to the periscope reticle.
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Re: 5 Shermans 1 Tiger/Panther Myth?

Post by Carl Schwamberger » 25 Sep 2020 01:45

Richard Anderson wrote:
24 Sep 2020 02:31

Smoyer may have taken less time than that to dial in on the T26E3, apparently his biggest adjustment was with the trigger. Smoyer first got into a T26E3 on 22 February 1945, after four days of "classroom" instruction at Aachen. His first three rounds fired were at 1,200, 1,500, and 1,700 yards and each were first round hits.
Four days? Sounds like a vacation camp.

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Re: 5 Shermans 1 Tiger/Panther Myth?

Post by Richard Anderson » 25 Sep 2020 02:55

Carl Schwamberger wrote:
25 Sep 2020 01:45
Richard Anderson wrote:
24 Sep 2020 02:31

Smoyer may have taken less time than that to dial in on the T26E3, apparently his biggest adjustment was with the trigger. Smoyer first got into a T26E3 on 22 February 1945, after four days of "classroom" instruction at Aachen. His first three rounds fired were at 1,200, 1,500, and 1,700 yards and each were first round hits.
Four days? Sounds like a vacation camp.
Well, I'm going from the records of the ZEBRA nission, so, you know, fake news, unreliable, I should have checked with my Great Uncle Pottawatomie who knew a guy that remembered talking to someone about it in 1976...
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Re: 5 Shermans 1 Tiger/Panther Myth?

Post by Jirkal » 22 Oct 2020 05:01

Well, to add a bit of background to the Irving Bromberg story, here's an old 2003 interview:

http://columbusjewishhistory.org/oral_h ... -bromberg/

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