M4/FL-10 Sherman Remodel by SkaerKrow
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).
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).
-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.