±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: Harold_Biondo
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6644

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 175
Total: 175
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Community Forums
02: Community Forums
03: Community Forums
04: Community Forums
05: Home
06: CPGlang
07: Your Account
08: Home
09: Home
10: Statistics
11: Home
12: News Archive
13: Downloads
14: Home
15: Community Forums
16: Community Forums
17: Member Screenshots
18: Community Forums
19: Community Forums
20: News Archive
21: Community Forums
22: News Archive
23: Home
24: Community Forums
25: News Archive
26: Community Forums
27: Home
28: Community Forums
29: News Archive
30: Community Forums
31: Community Forums
32: CPGlang
33: Community Forums
34: Community Forums
35: Home
36: Home
37: Community Forums
38: CPGlang
39: News Archive
40: Community Forums
41: Community Forums
42: Community Forums
43: Community Forums
44: Community Forums
45: Home
46: Community Forums
47: News Archive
48: Home
49: Community Forums
50: Community Forums
51: Home
52: News Archive
53: News Archive
54: Downloads
55: Home
56: Home
57: Community Forums
58: Downloads
59: Community Forums
60: Community Forums
61: Statistics
62: Home
63: Community Forums
64: Downloads
65: Home
66: Home
67: Home
68: Home
69: Community Forums
70: Community Forums
71: Home
72: Downloads
73: Community Forums
74: Home
75: Home
76: Community Forums
77: Community Forums
78: Community Forums
79: Photo Gallery
80: Photo Gallery
81: Photo Gallery
82: Home
83: Photo Gallery
84: Community Forums
85: CPGlang
86: Community Forums
87: Community Forums
88: Downloads
89: Downloads
90: Home
91: Downloads
92: Home
93: CPGlang
94: Community Forums
95: Home
96: Home
97: Downloads
98: Photo Gallery
99: Home
100: Home
101: Home
102: Home
103: Home
104: Community Forums
105: Statistics
106: Downloads
107: Community Forums
108: Home
109: Photo Gallery
110: Photo Gallery
111: Home
112: Home
113: Photo Gallery
114: Photo Gallery
115: Home
116: Community Forums
117: Community Forums
118: News
119: Home
120: Community Forums
121: Community Forums
122: Community Forums
123: Community Forums
124: Home
125: Community Forums
126: Community Forums
127: Your Account
128: Photo Gallery
129: Home
130: Community Forums
131: Community Forums
132: News Archive
133: Home
134: Community Forums
135: Home
136: CPGlang
137: Home
138: News Archive
139: Community Forums
140: News Archive
141: Home
142: Community Forums
143: Photo Gallery
144: Community Forums
145: Home
146: Community Forums
147: Community Forums
148: News Archive
149: Home
150: News Archive
151: Community Forums
152: News Archive
153: Home
154: Home
155: Community Forums
156: Community Forums
157: Home
158: Community Forums
159: Downloads
160: Member Screenshots
161: Community Forums
162: Community Forums
163: Community Forums
164: Photo Gallery
165: Photo Gallery
166: Community Forums
167: Home
168: Photo Gallery
169: Community Forums
170: Community Forums
171: Community Forums
172: Home
173: Community Forums
174: Community Forums
175: CPGlang

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
'Fury'....whose tanks are they using...??
The AFV ASSOCIATION was formed in 1964 to support the thoughts and research of all those interested in Armored Fighting Vehicles and related topics, such as AFV drawings. The emphasis has always been on sharing information and communicating with other members of similar interests; e.g. German armor, Japanese AFVs, or whatever.
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
foofymonster
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jul 21, 2014
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:04 pm
Post subject: Re: 'Fury'....whose tanks are they using...??

This tank IS NOT the "FURY" from the Fury movie,

That was the 76mm M4A2 HVSS from the Bovington tank museum.

The tank pictured above was on the set but in plain olive drab as a static vehicle only. It was only used in the Battalion scenes

It has been made to look like the Bovingdon M4A2 FURY since I last saw it on the set.

I played a tank commander in 2nd Platoon so have first hand experience.

The 5 main tanks were
1) M4A2 76MM HVSS From Bovington
2) M4A2 75mm VVSS from Tey Restorations
3) M4A2 76mm HVSS from Jeep Sud Est
4) M4A4 75mm VVSS from Adrian Barrall
5) M4A1 76mm VVSS from Barrett Homes
Back to top
View user's profile
the_shadock
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: May 27, 2006
Posts: 2865
Location: Normandy, France
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:30 am
Post subject: Re: 'Fury'....whose tanks are they using...??

the tank from Jeep Sud Est is a former M4(105) with a 76mm turret instead of the 105mm one Wink

thanks for the information about the owners and the tanks that participated to the film.

Pierre-Olivier

_________________
soldat_ryan @ hotmail.com

Looking for photos of Sherman manufacturer's plates
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
Neil_Baumgardner
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 3942
Location: Arlington, VA
PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:34 pm
Post subject: Re: 'Fury'....whose tanks are they using...??

Good "review"

Fury: Finally, a Real Tanker Movie?
Back to top
View user's profile
C_Sherman
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 590

PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:52 pm
Post subject: Re: 'Fury'....whose tanks are they using...??

Is there actually a book that Kelly's Heroes is based on? I've never heard that before, and I'm interested!

Chuck

_________________
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it
will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
-Herm Albright

Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc!
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
TerryStibal
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Feb 01, 2006
Posts: 51
Location: Pensacola FL
PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:21 pm
Post subject: Re: 'Fury'....whose tanks are they using...??

If Mr. Pitt deals with the broken track, he will not be the first Hollywood type to do so. In GI Blues, Elvis Presley (who played the gunner on an M47 in the film) had to help with a track thrown when hitting a tree stump.

I don't think that he got brained by an end connector or anything like that.

But, the most amazing thing about Elvis' military service is that he managed to make it all the way to Staff sergeant E-6 during the course of a two year draft commitment. Now, I've know of a two year E-6, but he was an exceptional case, one of those guys who graduated Basic at the top of the company, and at the top of AIT in a similar fashion, ending up after their initial six months at E-4. But, I doubt that an overweight Elvis fell into that category.
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
tanker2010
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Aug 20, 2006
Posts: 264
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:34 am
Post subject: Re: 'Fury'....whose tanks are they using...??

Elvis crewed a M48A1 in G.I. Blues and in real life. He was hardly over wieght at that time. Doubt he rated E-6 after just 2 years, but from what I've read he was a pretty good tanker and got in to it. The movie was shot while he was still in 3AD but not released till after he got out. Most of the extras were guys from his unit.
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
TerryStibal
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Feb 01, 2006
Posts: 51
Location: Pensacola FL
PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:16 am
Post subject: Re: 'Fury'....whose tanks are they using...??

The photos of him returning from his overseas duty that I've seen clearly show the three stripes and a rocker of an E-6. And, he was a bit beefy at that time as well.

I seem to remember the narrow turret and side armor of a M47, but I've only seen the film once (my lovely wife is an Elvis fan), so my memory mau be fao;omg me here.

But, he did have to deal with a broken track..
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
vagabond
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Dec 05, 2009
Posts: 1377
Location: Constantly moving across US
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:23 pm
Post subject: Re: 'Fury'....whose tanks are they using...??

Hi All,

Mrs VB and I went to see the film this afternoon and were deeply moved by it. It was completely engrossing and fully absorbing. IMHO a truly great film. We were speechless and sat in the theatre through the credits and long after. Very powerful and amazingly well done.
Our thanks to and a huge Hats off to all involved!

VB
Back to top
View user's profile
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 4671
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:34 am
Post subject: Re: 'Fury'....whose tanks are they using...??

- vagabond
Hi All,

Mrs VB and I went to see the film this afternoon and were deeply moved by it. It was completely engrossing and fully absorbing. IMHO a truly great film. We were speechless and sat in the theatre through the credits and long after. Very powerful and amazingly well done.
Our thanks to and a huge Hats off to all involved!

VB


The Dougster went to a theater today ( a rare, 5 year event ) to catch it. Well worth the price of admission and no home theater system is likely to reproduce it, unless one is stinking rich. Was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the product.

Intense, do NOT take the kids.
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
the_shadock
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: May 27, 2006
Posts: 2865
Location: Normandy, France
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:07 pm
Post subject: Re: 'Fury'....whose tanks are they using...??

agree with Doug and Paul & Lorén.. don't take the kids with you..

P-O

_________________
soldat_ryan @ hotmail.com

Looking for photos of Sherman manufacturer's plates
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
the_shadock
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: May 27, 2006
Posts: 2865
Location: Normandy, France
PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:37 pm
Post subject: Re: 'Fury'....whose tanks are they using...??

I have a question : I had the impression during the film that the 76mm Sherman interior was roomier than usual. I had the impression that the crew was able to do more things and more easily than me when I climb into a Sherman tank. What do you think? Was the interior slightly super-sized in order for the actors to move more easily?

P-O

_________________
soldat_ryan @ hotmail.com

Looking for photos of Sherman manufacturer's plates
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
piney
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 2330
Location: Republic of Southern New Jersey
PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:12 pm
Post subject: Re: 'Fury'....whose tanks are they using...??

the many of interior shots were in an enlarged set created to allow camera use

_________________
The only good skwerril is a dead un
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 4671
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:47 pm
Post subject: Re: 'Fury'....whose tanks are they using...??

- piney
the many of interior shots were in an enlarged set created to allow camera use


Yep, and entirely understandable. You don't film a multimillion main feature film with a GoPro and ambient lighting. I've seen some vehement "objections" to this departure from reality, but frankly regard those as silly. Any tanker can tell you why this concession to cinema is necessary (unless you think "fisheye" is going to look acceptable on the big screen). Laughing
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
the_shadock
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: May 27, 2006
Posts: 2865
Location: Normandy, France
PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:54 pm
Post subject: Re: 'Fury'....whose tanks are they using...??

I have a question, is it realistic in the film to see 4 Shermans assaulting a German defensive position with the tank commanders having the head and bustle outside? I would have thought they would lead the assault with the tanks buttoned up...

P-O

_________________
soldat_ryan @ hotmail.com

Looking for photos of Sherman manufacturer's plates
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
Pzkpfw-e
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jul 21, 2010
Posts: 1199

PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:32 pm
Post subject: Re: 'Fury'....whose tanks are they using...??

If there's smallp-arms fire, then no.
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board
Page 3 of 5
All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum