21.01.2024 19:00 GMT
Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.
Today we are showing off our M4A2 Sherman for the French on La Hardt Forest as well as another asset that has received the proper Finnish paintjob.
The M4A2 Medium Tank is the variant of the Sherman that uses the GM 6046 twin diesel engine. The first of the welded hull Shermans to see service, they were mostly shipped to the Allies with only the US Marine Corps using them domestically. They would mostly see service with the British as the Sherman III, and being diesel were the preferred Sherman variant to be sent to the Soviet Union.
Ours is one of the original models, produced with a 57 degree sloped frontal glacis and smaller hatches. Many of the Shermans in use with the French forces were of this type. Our M4A2 has been made by Matt Baker, who modified our M4A4 model that was made by Omni and Toddel.
The Finns would capture many Soviet 45 mm anti-tank guns during the Winter and Continuation Wars. At the peak during 1942 and 1943 they had 670 in service split between various models. What they called the 45 PstK/37 was actually a subset of what the Soviets called the 45 mm Model 1937, with several other designations given to separate out guns with non-interchangeable parts. Kraetzer has painted Toddel's 45 mm gun into the Finnish tricolour camouflage.
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