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Mr_Peabody #1 Posted Apr 28 2011 - 14:11

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Last summer, when we were all brand new to this, there was some talk about 90mm armed M4 series medium tanks. At the time I looked into it and read that there was at least one example that was put together by the Detroit Arsenal in 1944 by mating an early Pershing turret to an M4 hull (both had the same turret rings.) Given that many of the high-end gun/turret combinations on the vehicles we drive everyday never went beyond the theoretical stage (did the vk3601 prototype ever have a turret at all?) I'd really like to know why the 90mm gun isn't an option for the E8.

Also, if anyone has any links to authoritative source material regarding the Detroit Arsenal prototype, I'd love to get my hands on it. Right now, all I've found is typical internet chatter and I have no idea how accurate the info is.

I know that this has been discussed before, but I figure that its time to start beating this dead horse again because I want a 90mm Easy 8 dammit.

Sadukar09 #2 Posted Apr 28 2011 - 14:13

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They are making it as a premium tank. :(

a1fox3 #3 Posted Apr 28 2011 - 14:47

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View PostSadukar09, on Apr 28 2011 - 14:13, said:

They are making it as a premium tank. :(

Have they release the new tech tree for the US if so can you point me to it.

The tech tree I have seen so far is the one that the US TD's wont get a 90mm gun untill T7 where the russian TD's get the 85mm at T4.

It would be nice to get the 90mm on the easy 8 but if it is a prem. tank I will not buy one.

WEBEUS #4 Posted Apr 28 2011 - 14:52

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Finally got my Easy8 back and have it completed except for the Ford motor. The 76 on this thing is a real disappointment but I still think that the Easy8 is the best lookin tank around  :)

WEBEUS #5 Posted Apr 28 2011 - 14:59

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I wonder if this is waht you refer to. It's actually classified as a TD. Appears to be the E8 chassis with the 90mm gun aboard.

http://en.wikipedia....iki/M36_Jackson

Rabidwargamer #6 Posted Apr 28 2011 - 15:16

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View PostNormH3, on Apr 28 2011 - 14:59, said:

I wonder if this is waht you refer to. It's actually classified as a TD. Appears to be the E8 chassis with the 90mm gun aboard.

http://en.wikipedia....iki/M36_Jackson

No, there is an actual paper Sherman, instead of paper Tiger, with the 90mm that the devs said they will be release as a premium tank.  In real life, there was some development into fitting the Sherman with the 90mm, but it proved too difficult.

Grigori #7 Posted Apr 28 2011 - 15:35

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View PostMr_Peabody, on Apr 28 2011 - 14:11, said:

Last summer, when we were all brand new to this, there was some talk about 90mm armed M4 series medium tanks. At the time I looked into it and read that there was at least one example that was put together by the Detroit Arsenal in 1944 by mating an early Pershing turret to an M4 hull (both had the same turret rings.) Given that many of the high-end gun/turret combinations on the vehicles we drive everyday never went beyond the theoretical stage (did the vk3601 prototype ever have a turret at all?) I'd really like to know why the 90mm gun isn't an option for the E8.

Also, if anyone has any links to authoritative source material regarding the Detroit Arsenal prototype, I'd love to get my hands on it. Right now, all I've found is typical internet chatter and I have no idea how accurate the info is.

I know that this has been discussed before, but I figure that its time to start beating this dead horse again because I want a 90mm Easy 8 dammit.
Overlord has said, as if we were supposed to be happy with the decision, that there is a 'good reason' the Sherman doesn't have a 90-mm - they're making it a premium tank.

Norm H3, see this:

http://ookaboo.com/o...gun_T26_turret_

The presence of a physical prototype effectively means that a 90-mm Sherman is far more valid for representation in this game by the standards present in the other trees. Alas, the developers and staff have spoken - and they have done so more than once.

Mr_Peabody #8 Posted Apr 28 2011 - 19:01

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View PostGrigori, on Apr 28 2011 - 15:35, said:

Overlord has said, as if we were supposed to be happy with the decision, that there is a 'good reason' the Sherman doesn't have a 90-mm - they're making it a premium tank.
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Grigori,

Thanks for the info/picture! I knew the tank was out there, I just didn't know where to find it.

The "premium tank" thing is extremely disappointing given all of the fairy tale tanks we're driving. There is no reason that 90mm shouldn't be the last upgrade on the Easy 8 branch -- other than developer pursuit of more dollars.

For now I guess I'll just drive my Pz IV with its fantasy turret and the Panther gun... Or my vk3601 which never even had a turret at all...

Oh well.

EDIT: Developers -- all will be forgiven if you let us mount 75mm Conical guns (available currently on the vk3601) on the Leopard...

Grigori #9 Posted Apr 28 2011 - 20:19

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Not a problem, Mr. Peabody. If you want to see the post yourself, it's here:

http://forum.worldof...post__p__210107

Some of the replies to this revelation through out the thread are hilarious.

captking #10 Posted Apr 28 2011 - 21:02

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Yet People still Shell out the Cash...LOL.... :Smile_honoring:




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