"In landing operations, retreat is impossible, to surrender is as ignoble as it is foolish. above all else remember that we as attackers have the initiative, we know exactly what we are going to do, while the enemy is ignorant of our intentions and can only parry our blows. We must retain this tremendous advantage by always attacking rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, and without rest." - General George S. Patton, Jr.

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Grizzly I cruiser
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InsurgentCeLL
InsurgentCeLL May 2 2013, 5:47pm says:

Probably still doesn't stand a chance against a Panther.

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ʇɐuʞɐʇǝp May 2 2013, 6:24pm replied:

Well of course not.

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The Grizzly I was a Canadian built M4A1 Sherman tank with some modifications, it had thicker, more sloping armour, had a longer range, and, most notably was fitted with Canadian Dry Pin tracks (CDP) tracks, which did not require rubber, a scarce wartime material. Grizzly production halted when it became apparent US production would be sufficient. Instead, MLW produced the Sexton self-propelled gun Mk II. The Sexton Mk II used the Grizzly chassis, with the upper hull modified to carry the Commonwealth standard QF 25 pounder gun. The Sexton was the Commonwealth counterpart to the US M7 Priest. A small batch of Grizzly medium tank was fitted with an Ordnance QF 17-pounder for training but none saw action.

Type Medium tank
Place of origin Canada
Service history
In service 1943-45 (Canada)
1954-1980s (Portugal)
Used by Canada
Portugal
Wars Second World War
Production history
Designed 1941
Manufacturer Montreal Locomotive Works
Produced 1943-44
Number built 188
Specifications
Weight 29.91 t (30 tonnes)
Length 19 ft (5.816 m)
Width 2.626 m
Height 2.997 m
Crew 5 (Commander, gunner, loader, driver, co-driver/hull gunner)
Armour 75 mm
Main
armament High Velocity 75 mm M3 L/40 gun
Secondary
armament 2 x .30-06 machine gun
Engine Continental R-975 9-cyl radial gas
400/340 hp (298/254 kW)
Suspension Vertical volute spring
Operational
range 193 km

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