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Derek Austin
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Sherman T-31 Demolition Tank

August 12, 2021 · in Armor · · 12 · 2.4K

Developed in America in 1944 with a view to landing it on the D-day beaches this derivative of the tank was designed as a blockbuster to deal with beachhead fortifications. The redesigned turret featured a 105 mm howitzer and two 7.2-inch rockets.

Only 2 prototypes were built. Due to production delays and weight problems, it never went into full production.

The model is based on a Tamiya 1/35th M4A3 chassis and the turret was designed in Fusion 360 and 3d printed by me.

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12 responses

  1. You can't kid me, that's really a whiffer, right?

    Real or not, that's some serious creative effort on display there.

  2. A wonderful build, Derek!
    Kudos to your turret design an build!

  3. A great result on this build, Derek @derekaustin
    I was not aware of the existance of these prototypes, looks very aggrassive.
    Awesome scratchbuilding.

  4. Wow! That’s something I had zero knowledge of. Great work fabricating that turret.

  5. Looks like it would really pack a punch.

  6. Interesting build, nicely done.

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