|Sherman Duckbill Tracks (USO190)|
incldues one pair of Sherman Duckbill tracks.
The Sherman tank’s high ground pressure, restricted its ability to cross boggy ground unless fitted with duck bill-shaped extensions to the tracks. The downside was that the tank had to keep its speed down to avoid breaking them off.
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|M4 Sherman Tank Special Rules from Blood, Guts & Glory|
At the start of the game a player may elect to fit all of their Sherman tanks (of all variants) with Duckbills. This gives them Wide Tracks (see page 61 of the rulebook), but makes their mobility rating Slow Tank. M4A3E2 Jumbo and M4A3E8 Easy Eight tanks cannot be fitted with Duckbills and ignore the Duckbills special rule.
Below: M4A3 (late) with Duckbills sits next to a M4A3 (late) with conventional Sherman tracks.
|Blood, Guts, & Glory|
It’s September 1944 and the Allies have stormed across France all along the front lines from Belgium to the French region of the Lorraine. Blood, Guts, & Glory covers the tanks battles in the Lorraine between September 1944 and January 1945.
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|Below: A M4A3 (late) with regular tracks; a M4A3 (late) with Duckbill tracks & a M4A3E2 Jumbo showing a painted set of Duckbill tracks.|