The people in this movie ARE my age in real life.
55 Chevy!There were 3 Chevys in that scene, one nice one for the start of the race, one with a cage in it for the roll and one with spray painted "chrome" wheels to burn. Great movie.
I'm of the mind that the Sherman tank was more about advancing infantry than battling tank on tank.
They were small and maneuverable. Pershings would have filled the landing craft and perhaps never made it ashore in quantities to have made a difference. The Sherman field mod (toothed ripper) to punch through the hedge rows kept allied forces moving forward and if not for that who's to say where we'd be.
How often do you specify bentonite to seal the ponds?
I have never used it, but I hear good things about it's waterproofing ability.