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Old August 16th, 2017, 10:13 PM
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Default Re: T33 Flame Tank

The gun used on the T33 (in the initial wartime order) was the 75mm M6 gun from the M24 chaffee. Weight-wise, this weighs 400~ lbs vs the 890~ lbs for the 75mm M3 gun on the "traditional" Sherman; meaning more room and stuff for other things in the turret.

By October 1945, when everything was turned over by Standard Oil to CWS for post-war development; the gun was now the 75mm M17; a slightly modified version of the 75mm M6, but with a muzzle brake.

And the actual # of vehicles being envisioned for the "Wartime" program was 600. But that ended when Japan surrendered.
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