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lswgunner
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:35 pm    Post subject: Question about cullin device Reply with quote

Hello guys doing a British 44 normandy unit and wondered if anybody knew if the British sherman used the cullin device in any units?
Seen US vehicles obviously not can't seem to find UK fitted ones.. please help anyone..
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen photos of Brit tanks with cullin or a silmilar home grown arrangement later in the Normandy campaign. So I think it would be safe to have them in limited numbers. After all they had to cope with bocage as well.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my opinion most rules overplay the capabilities of tanks with the Cullins device. Having seen the effort to remove similar hedgerows around Somerset in no way is it a quick charge through, rather a series of assaults of which the last breaks through.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

some cromwells have them , assume shermans as well ...

churchills .. who know's ...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rolf, How would you mount them on a Churchill ? The tracks are to far in front of the hull.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 1:21 pm    Post subject: Cheers guys Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice I have a few Frontline Shermans left over from US force and would like to use them in my UK Guards unit. wouldn't want to waste them by sitting idle.
Off they go to the painting table then
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 7:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Cheers guys Reply with quote

The devise was used by the UK on:

# Cromwell Mk.IV - perhaps only a handful
# Sherman Firefly - it exist a very nice Hybrid picture with the devise
# Perhaps also on 75mm Shermans - M4A4
# Perhaps, but no picture info, on Stuart


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've looked into the cromwell with cullen prong and despite a couple of very fine kits (revell and the tamiya 1/35th offering) containing them as options, i've only seen it fitted to one vehicle and it looked a long way from brittany (more like a factory courtyard in birmingham or somewhere).
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:03 pm    Post subject: cullan Reply with quote

Sad the cullen was in ltd use in uk forces ,well after us use the only ref is on shermans ,not churhills look in vanguard gurds armoured

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alanmccoubrey wrote:
Rolf, How would you mount them on a Churchill ? The tracks are to far in front of the hull.


as i said who knows ..

the answer therefore is thus no ...
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