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Sherman Duckbill Tracks (USO190) 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
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.

Sherman Duckbill Tracks (USO190)
The Battle of the Bulge
In December 1944 the German forces were supposed to be on the back foot, so their desperate push in the Ardennes took the Allies by surprise. Desperate defence by the American and British Commonwealth forces gradually turned to counterattack as they fought to erase the 'Bulge'.

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Allied Forces on the German border, September 1944 – February 1945
Below: A M4A3 (late) with regular tracks; a M4A3 (late) with Duckbill tracks & a M4A3E2 Jumbo showing a painted set of Duckbill tracks.
Sherman Duckbill Tracks (USO190)

Last Updated On Tuesday, August 30, 2016 by James at Battlefront