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Knocked Out Jumbo

A Jumbo of 743rd Tank Battalion also knocked out in the same operation. This one was disabled by a ‘friendly’ mine and abandoned by its crew with no casualties. After it was abandoned the Germans concentrated anti-tank fire on it to ensure it wasn’t recoverable.

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Note the turret is the same as the M4A3E8 (76mm) HVSS, even though this one came with the 75mm. The reason it had the latter was the tank was meant to defeat fortifications, not ‘slug it out’ as a heavy tank against other heavies. The majority were later converted to the 76mm gun. In the PTO, tank destroyers with the higher velocity 76 were often used against fortifications for its penetration, even though the 75 fired an overall better HE shell…