Originally Posted by LMB41
The details of the suspensions in the two tank photographs indicate that they were RAM
Mark 1 tanks, the early version. This means that they were almost certainly being used
as something else. A good reference for this are two booklets from Service Publications
of Ottawa: _The Ram - Developments and Variants_ , volumes one and two.
I would say they are Sherman tanks
. Also note that the front of the tank is not the same as a RAM.......and the RAM tanks had a "side hatch" in the main body of the tank (see the link below) and this one does not.
Here is an excellent website about the RAM, all it's varients, vehicle numbers etc and you can see by the hundreds of photo's that this tank does NOT look like a RAM.
you can see in the above link, that the design of the RAM was to follow the US Sherman, but then the Canadian and British authorities decided to change it, that is why the running gear is so similar between the two tanks and the basic shape, but the RAM was squatter at the front (and lower)