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  • Oddball explains that his crews have fitted pipes to their tanks to make their undergunned Shermans seem more menacingnote . In fact, there did exist a Sherman variant (the Firefly) which had a far more powerful gun (the British 17-pounder anti-tank gun) that was quite capable of knocking out a Tigernote  or a Panther, and was actually more powerful than the famous 88mm Tiger cannon or the 75mm gun used by the Panthernote . The Germans did see the Firefly tanks as a serious threat, but their reaction was quite predictably to attempt to eliminate them first and leave the regular Shermans for laternote . This lead the Firefly crews to do anything they could to hide their larger gun (e.g. using white paint to make it appear shorter) rather than try to emphasize it.

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