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Detroit Tank Arsenal M4 "Sherman"


Medium Tank

Spearhead of the Allied Cause in WWII.



The American M4 Sherman Medium Tank of World War 2 fame was one of the most important combat vehicles of the period, proving utterly crucial to the Allied cause in WW2 that the tank was manufactured to the tune of nearly 50,000 units and operated by all of the major Allied parties in the conflict - seeing combat in African Campaign, the East Front, the West Front, and the Pacific theaters of war for its part. Beyond this, the type served long enough to be featured in Cold War-era engagements such as the Korean War (1950-1953) and the Israeli War of Independence (1948) and lasted in its role well into the 1980s with some operators. Economical and reliable, the Sherman more then proved its worth for its time in history and remains a classic to this day.


5
CREW
mph
24
SPEED
miles
99
RANGE


Mission Roles



FRONTLINE
TANK-VS-TANK
ENGINEERING
TRAINING


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Qualities





The Numbers Dont Lie



The M4 Sherman, while not regarded as the best tank in WW2, was produced to the staggering tune of 49,234 units during its manufacturing run - ensuring it remained a part of global actions during the ensuing Cold War that included the Korean Conflict.


Inherently Versatile Design



The M4's chassis proved versatile enough to form the foundation to many more conversions including a howitzer-carrier, dedicated tank destroyer, an amphibious form ('Duplex Drive'), and long-range self-propelled artilery piece.


A True Global Success



The M4 Sherman line eventually counted operators across the globe, from Argentina and Bangladesh to the Turkey and Yugoslavia. The tank also formed a critical portion of early actions for Israel after the nation's founding and a rebuilding French Army utilized as many as 755 in inventory.


Leaving its 'Mark'



Famous Sherman marks included the upgunned/improved Sherman 'Easy Eight' (M4A3E8), the British tank-destroying Sherman 'Firefly' (pictured), the flame-throwing 'Zippo', and the rocket-projecting 'Calliope'. The Sherman proved itself capable of undertaking most any battlefield role and its availability played a huge part in its battlefield successes.


Specifications



Year:
1942
Status
Retired, Out-of-Service (78 yrs)
Manufacturer(s)
American Locomotive Company;; Baldwin Locomotive Works; Detroit Tank Arsenal; Federal Machine and Welder Company; Fisher Tank Arsenal; Ford Motor Company; Lima Locomotive Works; Pacific Car and Foundry; Pressed Steel Car Company; Pullman-Standard Car Company - USA
Production
49,234 Units
43 Total

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Argentina; Bangladesh; Belgium; Brazil; Canada; Chile; China; Cuba; Denmark; Egypt; Ethiopia; France (Free France & Post-War); Nazi Germany (captured wartime specimens); Greece; India; Indonesia (ex-Dutch); Iran; Israel; Italy (post-war); Japan (post-war; ex-U.S.); Lebanon; Mexico; Netherlands; New Zealand; Nicaragua; Pakistan; Paraguay; Peru; Philippines; Poland; Portugal; South Africa; South Korea; Soviet Union; Sweden (evaluated); Syria; Taiwan (Republic of China); Turkey (1945); Uganda; United Kingdom; United States; Yugoslavia (M4A3E4)

(List includes former, current, and potential operating nations)
M4A3: 1 x Ford GAA V8 gasoline-fueled engine developing 450 horsepower at 2,600rpm driving conventional track-and-wheel arrangement.

(Assuming optimal operating conditions)
Road Speed
24 mph | 39 kph | 21 kts
Range
99 miles | 160 km | 86 nm
(Showcased performance statistics pertain to the M4A3 production model)
Length
19.29 feet (5.88 meters)
Width
8.79 feet (2.68 meters)
Height
9.02 feet (2.75 meters)
(Showcased measurements pertain to the M4A3 production model)
Standard
166,901 lb
(75,705 kg; 83.5 tons)
(Showcased weights pertain to the M4A3 production model)
STANDARD:
1 x 75mm M3 main gun in frontal face of turret.
1 x 0.30 caliber Browning M1919A4 co-axial machine gun in frontal face of turret.
1 x 0.30 caliber Browning M1919A4 machine gun in bow-mounting right side of forward hull section.

OPTIONAL:
1 x 0.50 cal Browning M2 air-cooled Heavy Machine Gun (HMG) on trainable mounting on turret roof.

OTHER FITS (VARIANT-DEPENDENT):
1 x 76mm M1A1/M1A1C/M1A2 main gun.
105mm M4 howitzer main gun.

AMMUNITION (TYPICAL):
90 to 104 x 75mm projectiles.
71 x 76mm projectiles.
66 x 105mm projectiles.
300 to 600 x 0.50 caliber ammunition.
6,000 to 6,750 x 0.30 caliber ammunition.




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