Soviet Shermans firing on the move?
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Posted 08 April 2006 - 07:50 AM
I am interested in designing a scenario from the Bagration offensive using elements of the Soviet 223rd Tank regiment that were equipped with Valentines and Shermans. The Shermans have obviously OM3 modifiers; however did the Soviets ever use this capability? I am guessing that their training did not include firing on the move as standard procedure. Anyone know if the Soviets ever fired on the move?
Posted 09 April 2006 - 03:01 AM
Another site has recommended this book, which I have now ordered, "Commanding the Red Army's Sherman Tanks: The World War II Memoirs of Hero of the Soviet Union Dmitriy Loza", translated and edited by James F. Geghardt, University of Nebraska Press, 1996.
Posted 12 April 2006 - 06:53 PM
Great site, Gregory. It will go in the favoites!I would say that the gyrostabilization was not sent to the Russians. I will give a look into it as soon as I can, but even it was included I would be very willing to bet that it was locked out like most of the US tanks were. Let me know what you find out if I don't get back to you in time.
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