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Sherman Firefly Mk Ic (Hybrid) - some questions.........

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'Evening All,

I'm building a 1/ 16th scale  Sherman Firefly Mk Ic (Hybrid) and have a couple of "detail" questions for the more knowledgeable Sherman types here.

Q.1. Did British/Commonwealth Sherman Fireflies retain the siren mounted beside the left front headlight and guard when converted into Fireflies?

Q.2. Were the Pioneer Tools mounted on the rear hull held down with leather straps and buckles, or web straps, and if leather, was the leather left in a natural colour or tinted a green?


Cheers,

Chris Preston,
Victoria, BC
Canada

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Many, but not all British Shermans had the siren removed, that was not a Firefly thing per se. Look at period pictures to get a feeling for what was most common.

 

Tool straps were leather and were a dark tan colour.

 

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Many Thanks Adrian,

This helps a lot, as most of the photos I've seen of British/Commonwealth Shermans in NWE seem to show the siren as missing or removed, particularly if the hull front is covered in spare track "armour".

Cheers,

Chris 

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