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SkaerKrow #1 Posted Aug 05 2016 - 01:19

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M4/FL-10 Sherman Remodel by SkaerKrow

 

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During the Six Day War, both the Israeli and Egyptian forces were equipped in part with American M4 Sherman tanks. The Israelis improved their M4s by adapting the Sherman turret to accept more powerful French guns (the M4A1 Revalorise being one of these prototypes). Meanwhile, the Egyptian armed forces increased the firepower of their own Sherman tanks by refitting them with the FL-10 turret found on the French AMX-13 light tank. Records of the tank's performance and deployment are somewhat hard to come by, but these upgraded Shermans may have served with the Palestinian 7th Infantry Division. Due to morale and command issues, the M4/FL-10 did not have a positive showing in battle. Some examples of the M4/FL-10 Sherman were later captured by the Israelis, who after testing them determined that the tank had a comparable performance to their own M-51 Sherman. 

(Sources: Wikipedia, FlamesofWar.com, World of Tanks forums)

 

M4A3E8 Sherman version DOWNLOAD

M4A3E8 Fury version (Pending)

 

This is a remodel that turns the M4A3E8 Sherman into the M4/FL-10 Sherman. I am also working on a version that converts the Fury into the M4/FL-10 Sherman, for people like me who mostly play premium tanks. This remodel is based on the Sherman III instead of the historical Sherman V that was used by Egypt for this conversion, as the Sherman V is currently not in the game. To install, download the version that you wish to use from the link above and extract the archive directly into your primary World of Tanks folder. 

 

This remodel is HD compatible, and supports camoflauge. It does not currently support emblems, clan emblems, inscriptions, or marks of excellence.

 

Because the AMX-13 75 does not have as many guns as the Sherman Easy8, I have chosen to use the longer SA-50 gun to represent all 75 and 76mm guns on the M4/FL-10, and the shorter SA-49 gun to represent the 105mm howitzer. This way, even with the mod installed you'll always know which type of gun that your opponent is armed with (high rate of fire or derp gun). 

Turret Clipping

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Because of the unique shape of the FL-10 oscillating turret, the remodel will clip through itself it you elevate or depress the gun too much. I have not modified this by default, as I did not want to nerf the vehicles of other players without their consent. If you wish to play without the ability to clip your tank through itself, please follow the instructions in the readme document in the extras folder. I have included a optional modified XML that changes the parameters of the M4/FL-10 so that you can no longer clip your turret or gun into your hull. Be aware that this change will SIGNIFICANTLY NERF your Easy8 (everyone else's can still fully elevate and depress, even with the use of the variant XML file). 

 

Future Plans

-Skin improvements as I learn more about skinning

-Emblem, Inscription, and Mark of Excellence support (if I can find a way to do so that makes sense)


Edited by SkaerKrow, Aug 12 2016 - 04:30.


LOUD_METAL #2 Posted Aug 05 2016 - 01:26

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Nice job!

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SkaerKrow #6 Posted Aug 05 2016 - 03:28

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Thanks guys :great:

 

Had an idea for a partial work-around for the chassis issue. If it works I'll update the file and let you know.



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That is so damn kool Skaerkrow, wonderful job!



SkaerKrow #8 Posted Aug 06 2016 - 06:00

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New version uploaded! The wrecked chassis glitch has been fixed, a fully animated suspension has been added (thanks to Milkym4n for that one), and I've improved the skin a bit. 

Edited by SkaerKrow, Aug 06 2016 - 06:03.


SkaerKrow #9 Posted Aug 06 2016 - 23:48

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Why is the thread titled "Remodels"? Read on...

 

M4A1/FL-10 Prototype by SkaerKrow

 

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Following World War 2, France found itself in possession of a great quantity of M4 Sherman tanks. There were plans to adopt the AMX-13 as the primary combat tank of the French army, but the production of these vehicles was not sufficient to quickly outfit the entire armored corps. As an interim solution, Batignolles-Châtillon proposed creating an upgraded hybrid of the M4 Sherman hull and the new AMX-13 turret. This modernized M4A1 was eventually presented to Egypt, who purchased a version of it on the M4A4 Sherman hull. 

(Sources: char-francais.net, the-sherman-shop forums, yes this is a real thing)

 

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This is a remodel that turns the Tier V M4 Sherman into the M4A1/FL-10 Sherman Prototype. To install, download the version that you wish to use from the link above and extract the archive directly into your primary World of Tanks folder. 

 

This remodel is HD compatible, and supports camoflauge, inscriptions, and clan emblems. It does not currently support player emblems or marks of excellence.

 

Because the AMX-13 75 does not have as many guns as the M4 Sherman, I have chosen to use the longer SA-50 gun to represent all 75 and 76mm guns on the M4A1/FL-10, and the shorter SA-49 gun to represent the 105mm howitzer. This way, even with the mod installed you'll always know which type of gun that your opponent is armed with (high rate of fire or derp gun). 

 

This mod has the same clipping issues as the original M4/FL-10 mod, with the same solution (see the first post). If you want to bound your depression/elevation to prevent clipping, I have provided a variant XML file in the extras folder. 

 

Future Plans

-Emblem and Mark of Excellence support (if I can find a way to do so that makes sense)

 


Edited by SkaerKrow, Aug 12 2016 - 04:31.


SkaerKrow #10 Posted Aug 12 2016 - 04:34

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Both mods have been updated for World of Tanks version 0.9.15.1.1. Thanks!

Soul_Eater_1218 #11 Posted Nov 11 2016 - 16:53

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Why is this so popular, all you do is taake the model files from the amx1375 and copy them to the sherman folder, rename each one and bam, its done. I did this for fun years ago putting 120mm guns on tier 3 tanks. Its all client side, nothing you change afects anything

 



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View PostSoul_Eater_1218, on Nov 11 2016 - 16:53, said:

Why is this so popular, all you do is taake the model files from the amx1375 and copy them to the sherman folder, rename each one and bam, its done. I did this for fun years ago putting 120mm guns on tier 3 tanks.

 

Pardon me for asking, but why do you seem so aggresive, especially opening your post with "why is this so popular"? I dunno, just seems rather rude if you ask me.

 

Also, while I haven't checked myself, I don't think it is just copy+paste the AMX 13 75 Turret + Guns over and just be done with it. My guess is they'll be slightly off-centered and so have to all be repositioned accordingly, not to mention that I believe this was perhaps Skaer's first remodel given a thread linked in the tagged threads at the bottom of the page;

http://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/506177-m4-fl10/

 

View PostSoul_Eater_1218, on Nov 11 2016 - 16:53, said:

Its all client side, nothing you change afects anything

 

Uhm.. isn't that every skin/remodel mod you download..?



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View PostSoul_Eater_1218, on Nov 11 2016 - 17:53, said:

Why is this so popular, all you do is taake the model files from the amx1375 and copy them to the sherman folder, rename each one and bam, its done. I did this for fun years ago putting 120mm guns on tier 3 tanks. Its all client side, nothing you change afects anything

 

 

Basically because people are interested in history. Upgraded M4's with oscilating turrets were used during the Six Day War (don't quote me on that) by the IDF and naturally there's going to be interest in those kind of tanks.

 

If you did this for fun years ago you should understand that it brings a breath of fresh air into the game. While people might not be interested in silly models swaps that put 120mm guns on tier 3 tanks I believe that SkaerKrow's M4(A1)/FL-10 is really well executed and deserves the attention.



Life_In_Black #14 Posted Nov 12 2016 - 20:33

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View PostMilkym4n, on Nov 11 2016 - 13:54, said:

 

Basically because people are interested in history. Upgraded M4's with oscilating turrets were used during the Six Day War (don't quote me on that) by the IDF and naturally there's going to be interest in those kind of tanks.

 

If you did this for fun years ago you should understand that it brings a breath of fresh air into the game. While people might not be interested in silly models swaps that put 120mm guns on tier 3 tanks I believe that SkaerKrow's M4(A1)/FL-10 is really well executed and deserves the attention.

 

The Sherman/FL-10s with the oscillating turrets were all M4A4/M4A2 hybrids (M4A4 tanks with the A57 Multibank replaced by the M4A2's GM 6046 diesel engine) used by Egypt in both the 1956 Suez Crisis (where Israel captured a number of them), and during the 1967 Six Days War, where a few of them were still being used. Israel never pressed them into service, and the captured tanks were converted into standard M-50s instead. Presumably the turrets were used as spare parts for their own AMX-13s, and/or were sold to Singapore along with most of their own recently retired AMX-13s, IIRC around 1969.

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View PostSoul_Eater_1218, on Nov 11 2016 - 10:53, said:

Why is this so popular, all you do is taake the model files from the amx1375 and copy them to the sherman folder, rename each one and bam, its done. I did this for fun years ago putting 120mm guns on tier 3 tanks. Its all client side, nothing you change afects anything

 

 

Hey guys, apparently I'm popular! :trollface: Thanks for the kind words Milky, I appreciate it. And as Desyatnik indicated, yes, this was my first remodel (and my best, I would say).





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