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Can you correctly identify the following vehicles from the front as seen in diagrams from US Field Manual 30-40, Recognition Pictorial Manual on Armored Vehicles, 1943?

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KV-something, T34/76
Sherman, different model of Sherman
Churchill, early Panzer 4
Tiger, Panther
 

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Yes. Chuckles to himself.
All we ever see them in depictions is from the top. How savvy is the average ASL player at identifying these tanks when directly facing the business end, facing the thick frontal armor?
 

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All we ever see them in depictions is from the top. How savvy is the average ASL player at identifying these tanks when directly facing the business end, facing the thick frontal armor?
I've seen sets of aircraft identification cards but not armour. Very nice and quite handy.
 

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Interesting that the outlines of the business parts of some of these guys look like SLR cameras.

Look into the camera -- smile -- now, hold it -- click!
 

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Tiger. Tiger. Tiger. Tiger.
Kinda what the Allied ground support pilots reported as their mission kills.

Allied ordnance cleanup teams which went in later to remove and neutralize hazards of pilot-reported wrecked tanks turned in lists which read more like

Truck. Truck. Truck. Truck.

Instead of army flash cards, those pilots should've studied ASL Chap H, eh?
 

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Kinda what the Allied ground support pilots reported as their mission kills.

Allied ordnance cleanup teams which went in later to remove and neutralize hazards of pilot-reported wrecked tanks turned in lists which read more like

Truck. Truck. Truck. Truck.

Instead of army flash cards, those pilots should've studied ASL Chap H, eh?
Tank, truck. Both start with a " t " and end with a " k ". Close enough. 🙄
 

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Left Side        Right Side
1a. KV-1         1b. T34
2a. M4 (75)     2b. M4A3 (76)
3a. Churchill     3b. Pz IV
4a. Tiger         4b. Panther
 

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Who was it that quoted? "To the Infantryman, every tank was a Tiger."
 

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"Tigers? Where did the the Tigers come from?" - Big Joe
 

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I like the Oddball scare tactics:
All the tanks we come up against, they're bigger and better than ours, so that all we can hope to do is like, scare them away, you know. This gun is an ordinary 76 millimeter but we add this piece of pipe onto it and the Krauts think, like, maybe it's a 90 millimeter.
 

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From a distance, it was really easy to mistake a Panzer 4 with turret schüerzen for a Tiger.
 
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