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Did the WW2 germans ever adopt the Sherman suspension system?

Discussion in 'The Tanks of World War 2' started by Todd W Secrest, May 5, 2020.

  1. Todd W Secrest

    Todd W Secrest New Member

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    As the WW2 germans captured M3 and M4 tanks,
    Did they ever adopt those tanks suspension system (VVSS & HVSS)?
    Are there any accounts of what the WW2 germans thought of the VVSS/HVss suspension system?
     
  2. belasar

    belasar Court Jester Staff Member

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    I can think of no examples where Germany adopted VVSS or HVSS, though they might have tested on a prototype. In practical terms they would not be getting many examples of these until mid to late 1942 at the earliest and by this point they had a fairly workable system in wide spread production.
     
  3. Kai-Petri

    Kai-Petri Kenraali

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    Not about the suspension system but early in the war the Germans sent their broken tanks By train to Germany. I recall By 1943 they had local repair units. What a change.
     

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