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    Name this tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironduke View Post
    Name this tank.

    It's a prototype mine roller based on a Sherman tank.

    It was called the T10 Bigfoot.
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    Yup, you got it, you're up.

    http://www.strijdbewijs.nl/tanks/sherman/mineng2.htm
    The Big Foot M4 Sherman T10, aka the Tricycle Tank, Mine Exploder (1944)

    Maybe the most eccentric and futuristic idea to clear mines, was the T10. It was developed out of the Tricycle constructed by the NDRC. The idea was to built small engines into the giant 96 inches front wheels (so it could drive without the internal engine of the tank). Between the traction wheels were six heavy discs loosely placed around the axel so it good follow the rough ground easy. It had a long frame at the rear with a wheel (were it’s nickname came from; Tricycle). Test were done at Aberdeen with wheels without the engines and the discs in the middle. It worked well, but it was not further developed.

    The Tricycle dropped the idea to place engines inside the wheels, and used the traction of the internal engine. Fisher was given de order to produce a pilot with the designation T10. The standard bogies with tracks were removed from an M4A2. The underside was thickened with 25mm steel. The side of the tank was adapted to give room for the enormous 96 inch wheels. The wheel at the rear was 72 inches in diameter.

    The M4A2 stood 55 half inches above the ground. The width of the path was 153 inches (the front wheels had a width of 36-half inch each). The 116.400 pounds heavy tank could reach a speed of 3 km/h when it was clearing mines (on a clear road it could drive 10 km/h). In June, 1944 the T10 was tested, but it was evident that the weight was the drawback in action.
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    This future US President was catapulted to fame and early promotion to brigadier general because of his success in this battle.

    Who was the man and what was the battle?
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    William Henry Harrison? Battle of Tippecanoe?

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    Could be but that is not who I was looking for.

    But I'll give it to you.

    This is who I was referring to....

    James Garfield and the Battle of Pound Gap.
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    There was also Zachary Taylor and his victory at Battle of Lake Okeechobee in 1837. Taylor first entered the US Army as a 2LT in 1808 though, so his promotion nearly 30 years later to brigadier doesn't seem to qualify as an "early" promotion.
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    Anyway...your thread.
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    Lacking a fleet and the means with which to take this island city, a causeway was ordered built so that the city could be besieged. To this day, the former island remains connected to the mainland via a peninsula. What siege saw the conquest of this city, and who was the conqueror?
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