M26E4 Pershings Trumpeter 1/72nd – Project ’46 and SABOT Tank vrs Tank gaming wip1

Trumpeter M26E4 Pershings …..

And yes there’s another unit for use with our SABOT rules on the way, 4x M26 Pershings (2x M26E4 and 2x M26E4 Pilot Models). But before the styrene pics we have some inspirational M26 pics (from Web sources and posted for discussion purposes only).

And yes, I know some vehicles pictured are M46s, but as they’re the son of the M26 so I think they still count. So what is the difference between the M26 and the later M46? Basically the M46 is an improved M26. The visual differences are engine deck, fender mounted exhausts and fume extractor on the muzzle brake end of the gun tube. The big chance was repowering the M26 (underpowered for it’s entire production run as it used the same Ford V8 as the Sherman) with the Continental AV-1790-5A V12, air-cooled Twin-turbo gasoline engine and a new transmission. They look so similar that many Korean war pictures captioned as M26s are actually M46s ……

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tr t26e4 -001 m26r 001 Tiger Face M46 m26r 002 Pershing Naktong m26r 003 US-tanks-korea m26r 004 m26pershing m26r 005 m26korea
m26r 007  USMC m46 Korea m26r 008  m46korea m26r 009 M26-Pershing-Korea m26r 010 usmc patrol north korea m26r 020 m26_pershing_05_of_14 m26r 021 m26_pershing_07_of_14 m26r 022 m26_pershing_11_of_14 m26r 023 m26_pershing_13_of_14

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3 comments on “M26E4 Pershings Trumpeter 1/72nd – Project ’46 and SABOT Tank vrs Tank gaming wip1

  1. Brent,
    Looking forward to this.
    I picked up the ready made of the T26 a few years back ( before I was aware of the kit) and they’re finished a very light green/olive drab as per the faded museum pictures – probably where Easy Model got the colour inspiration. Nonetheless, they’re acceptable for gaming after a wash and dirtying up.
    Can you tell us more about the Sabot rules?
    Many thanks ,
    Kevin C

    • Hey Kevin, yeah I gave a brief overview of the rules in the first Sherman post but I’ll sort out another post with a bit more detail and a few rules “teasers” 🙂

      Brent

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