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Posted by: ChrisB1962 Anomalies between thumbnail Netherlands tank force description and "US tank transfers in Europe" table
Posted on: 10/07/2022 18:28:55

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Posted by: ChrisB1962
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Joined Date: Sunday, 10 July 2022

While I enjoyed the book a lot, I noticed some odd differences between the thumbnail overview of the Netherlands tank force (pp 34-35) and the "US tank transfers in Europe" table (pg 35).


In the text the number of Sherman tanks is listed as 57 Fireflies from the Brits and at least 47 M4A1 from the US by MDAP, for a total of 104.  The text then gives the total number of Shermans as *141* in March 1951.  This is a difference of 37, oddly the same number listed in the table as the number of M4s provided to the Dutch, not 47.  No mention of M41s is made in the text.  Also interesting is that 57 Fireflies plus 37 M4s per the table plus 50, the number of *M41A1s* listed as transfered to the Netherlands, comes out to 144, almost the same as the number given for Shermans in March 1951.  Does anybody have another reference that shows the Dutch operating M41s, presumably for a short period before they were replaced by the AMX-13/105 along with their M24s?

Posted on: 10/07/2022 18:28:55

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