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Medium Tank M4A1 (Sherman II) (early)
General characteristics
Crew 5
Length 19 ft 2 in, 5.84 sherman tank for sale m
Width 8 ft m4 sherman tank 7 in, 2.62 m
Height 9 ft, 2.74 m
Weight 28 tons, 28.4 t (empty)
Armour and armament
Armour 2 inches sherman tank ww2 (50 mm) (front upper hull glacis)
Main armament 75 mm sherman tank dd M3 Gun

90 rounds

Secondary armament .50 (12.7 mm) Browning M2 machinegun
300 .50 rounds
2×.30 pictures of wwii sherman tanks, valentine tanks (7.62 mm) Browning M1919 machineguns

4,750 .30 rounds

Mobility
Power plant Continental R975 C1 wwii sherman tanks gasoline
400 hp (298 kW) gross @ 2400 rpm
350 1/5 scale sherman tank hp (253 kW) net @ 2400 rpm
Suspension Vertical Volute gi joe sherman tank Spring Suspension (VVSS)
Road speed 24 mph (38.5 km/h) brief level
Power/weight 14 hp / tonne
Range 120 miles @ 175 US gal sherman m4a2e8 tank (145 imp. gal) / 80 octane
193 km @ 660 l / sherman tank action pictures 80 octane

WWII foreign variants and use: Lend-Lease Sherman tanks

Post-WWII foreign tank sherman variants and use: Postwar Sherman tanks

The Medium Tank M4 was the color inside a sherman tank main tank designed and built by the United States for allied forces in sherman + tank + denver World War II, totaling roughly 50,000 tanks sherman tank specs plus thousands more derivative vehicles under different model numbers with different abilities. In the United Kingdom sherman tank variants lend-lease M4s were dubbed General Sherman after Union General William Tecumseh Sherman, continuing a practice of naming American tanks after famous Generals. The sherman tanks in world war 2 British name became wsn model sherman tank popular in the US and the two names are often combined into M4 Sherman or shortened to Sherman. After inside sherman tank WWII, Shermans served the US (in the Korean War) and many other nations sherman + tanks + denver world-wide and saw combat in sherman tank dimensions many wars in the late 20th century.

Contents

  • 1 US sherman tank model Production history
  • 2 US Service History
  • 3 US sherman tanks train wreck lamy new mexico Combat performance
    • 3.1 Preface: Doctrine
    • 3.2 Armament
    • 3.3 Armor
    • 3.4 Mobility
    • 3.5 Summary
  • 4 US 1/15 scale sherman tank Variants
  • 5 Foreign variants and use
  • 6 See acquistion of sherman tanks by israel free paper tank sherman also
  • 7 Sources
  • 8 Endnotes

US Production history

The M4 was the successor to the Medium Tank M3. paper model tank a4 sherman free The M3 design had been influenced pictures of wwii sherman tanks from d-day by the need to bring it into production sherman tank co denver co as soon as possible for British use where it was known as "Lee" or "Grant". As a result the main sherman tank drivetrain gun was not in a turret but mounted asymmetrically in sherman tank models the hull which restricted its usefulness. The M4 corrected this shortcoming. The U.S. Army Ordnance Department designed the M4 medium sherman tank soviet union tank with a 75 mm gun in a traversing turret sherman tanks in world war two using the same chassis as wwii sherman tank the interim M3. The Army standardized the Medium Tank M4 in late 1941 and began mass production buy a army tank sherman of the series.

During the production period, the U.S. Army's seven main military sherman tank sub-designations, M4, M4A1, M4A2, M4A3, M4A4, M4A5, and M4A6, did not necessarily indicate linear improvement: for example, A4 is not meant to paper model tank a4 sherman indicate 'better than' A3. Instead, these sub-types indicated standardized production variations, which sherman tank crewman were in fact often manufactured concurrently at different locations. The sherman tank crewman/139th sub-types differed mainly in terms of engine, although M4A1 differed from M4 by its fully sherman tank toys cast upper hull rather than by engine; M4A4 had a longer engine sherman tanks for sale system that also required a sherman tanks lamey longer hull, longer suspension system, and more track blocks; M4A5 was an administrative placeholder us 35th armor wwii art prints sherman tanks for Canadian production; and M4A6 also elongated the chassis but totaled fewer us sherman tanks 35th armor wwii art prints than 100 tanks. Only the M4A2 and M4A6 were diesel while most Shermans were gasoline. "M4" might refer specifically to the single sub-type with its Continental radial engine or generically to the entire family of seven Sherman sub-types, depending on context. Many details of production, shape, strength, and performance improved throughout production life without an "advance" to the tank's basic model number; more durable suspension units, safer "wet" (W) ammunition stowage, and stronger armor arrangements such as the M4 Composite which had a cast front hull section mated to a welded rear hull. Note that the British nomenclature differed from that employed by the U.S.

M4 Sherman: selected models
Designation M4(105)
M4
Composite
M4A1(76)W
M4A2
M4A3W
M4A3E2
"Jumbo"
M4A3E8(76)W
"Easy Eight"
M4A4
M4A6
Main Armament 105 mm
howitzer
75 mm
gun
76 mm
gun
75 mm
gun
75 mm
gun
75 mm
gun
76 mm
gun
75 mm
gun
75 mm
gun
Hull welded
cast front
welded sides
cast
welded
welded
welded
welded
welded
lengthened
cast front
welded sides
lengthened
Engine gasoline
Continental
R975 radial
gasoline
Continental
R975 radial
gasoline
Continental
R975 radial
diesel
GM
6046 2x6
gasoline
Ford
GAA V8
gasoline
Ford
GAA V8
gasoline
Ford
GAA V8
gasoline
Chrysler
A57 5xL6
diesel
Caterpillar
D200A radial
M4 and M4A1 (shown), the first Shermans, share the inverted U backplate and inherited their engine and exhaust system from the earlier Lee.

Early Shermans mounted a 75 mm medium-velocity general-purpose gun. Although Ordnance began work on the Medium Tank T20 as a Sherman replacement, ultimately the Army decided to minimize production disruption by incorporating elements of other tank designs into Sherman production. Later M4A1, M4A2, and M4A3 models received the larger T23 turret with a high-velocity 76 mm gun M1, which traded reduced HE and smoke performance for improved anti-tank performance. The British offered the QF 17 pounder (76.2 mm) anti-tank gun with its significant armour penetration but a significant initial (later rectified) HE shortcoming to the Americans but the US Ordnance Department was working on a 90 mm tank gun and declined. Later M4 and M4A3 were factory-produced with a 105 mm howitzer and a new distinctive mantlet in the original turret. The first standard-production 76mm-gun Sherman was an M4A1 accepted in January 1944 and the first standard-production 105mm-howitzer Sherman was an M4 accepted in February 1944.

M4 with 105 mm howitzer and a dozer blade, note the square-edged, welded, upper-hull plates found on most Shermans.

The US accepted in June-July 1944 a limited run of 254 M4A3E2 Jumbo Shermans with very thick armor and the 75 mm gun in a new heavier T23-style turret in order to assault fortifications. The M4A3 was the first to be factory-produced with the new HVSS suspension with wider tracks for lower ground pressure and the smooth ride of the HVSS with its experimental E8 designation led to the nickname Easy Eight for Shermans so equipped. The US developed a wide array of special attachments for the Sherman; few saw combat and most remained experimental but those which saw action included the bulldozer blade for Sherman dozer tanks, Duplex Drive for "swimming" Sherman tanks, R3 flame thrower for Zippo flame tanks, and the T34 60-tube 4.5 inch Calliope rocket launcher for the Sherman turret.

The M4 Sherman's basic chassis further undertook all the sundry roles of a modern, mechanized force, totaling roughly 50,000 Sherman tanks plus thousands more derivative vehicles under different model numbers including M32 and M74 "tow truck"-style recovery tanks with winches, booms, and most with an 81 mm mortar for smoke screens, M34 (from M32B1) and M35 (from M10A1) artillery prime movers, M7B1, M12, M40, and M43 self-propelled artillery, and upgunned M10 and M36 tank destroyers. As part of the deception plan of Operation Fortitude that drew German attention to the Pas de Calais rather than Normandy, inflatable rubber Shermans were manufactured and deployed across fields in Kent alongside plywood artillery pieces, another vesion of dummy Sherman was made from painted canvas over a steel frame and could be built over a Jeep and driven to simulate a moving tank.

see also American armored fighting vehicle production during World War II

US Service History

First type in US service: A US 7th Army M4A1 lands at Red Beach 2, Sicily on July 10, 1943 during Operation Husky.

During World War II, the M4 Sherman served with the US Army and US Marine Corps. US service history accommodated the large transfer of US Shermans to the allied forces of the United Kingdom (including Commonwealth), Soviet Union, Free French government-in-exile, Polish government-in-exile, Brazil, and China.

The US Marine Corps used the diesel M4A2 and gasoline-powered M4A3 in the Pacific. The US Army Tank Destroyer Command used the diesel M10 tank destroyer (based on the M4A2 chassis) in all theatres. However, the US Army Chief of the Armored Force Lt. Gen. Jacob L. Devers ordered that no diesel-engined Sherman tanks be used outside the Zone of Interior (ZI). The US Army used all types for either training or testing within the United States but intended the M4A2 and M4A4 to be the primary Lend-Lease exports. British needs also claimed a large share of the M4 and M4A1.

Last type in US service: M4A3E8(76)W Sherman used as artillery position during the Korean War

The first US Shermans in combat were M4A1 used for Operation Torch in November 1942, shortly after the first M4A1 Shermans saw battle with the British 8th Army at the Second Battle of El Alamein in October 1942. Additional M4 and M4A1s replaced M3 Lees in US tank battalions over the course of the North African campaigns. The M4 and M4A1 were the main types in US units until late 1944, when the preferred M4A3 with its more powerful 500 hp engine began replacing M4s and M4A1s as the main US version. However, older M4s and M4A1s continued in US service for the rest of the war.

The first 76 mm gun Sherman to enter combat in July 1944 was the M4A1, closely followed by the M4A3. By the end of the war, half the US Army Shermans in Europe had the 76 mm gun for better anti-armor work while half had the 75 mm gun for better HE and smoke work, and some units intentionally kept a mix of both guns. The first HVSS Sherman to see combat was the M4A3E8(76)W in December 1944.

After WWII, the US kept the M4A3E8 "Easy Eight" in service with either 76 mm gun or 105 mm howitzer. The Sherman remained a common US tank in the 1950-1953 Korean War but the Army replaced Shermans with Patton tanks over the 1950s. The US continued to transfer Shermans to allies which contributed to wide foreign use worldwide.

US Combat performance

Preface: Doctrine

A cutaway showing the internal arrangement of a M4A4 sherman.

Stephen Ambrose states in Citizen Soldiers that, in accordance with U.S. Army doctrine at the time, the tank was designed to help infantry exploit a breakout rather than to engage in armor vs. armor combat. In defense, Allied armies deployed infantry anti-tank guns, tank destroyers, artillery fire and airpower to wear down the German armor before launching an armored counter-attack. In armored offense, American commanders were able to bring overwhelming numbers and airpower to bear.

The United States Army was influenced by the perceived actions of German tanks in the 1939 Polish Campaign. The popular conception in the US was that tanks had been used boldly as part of a new system of war called Blitzkrieg. According to US doctrine the role of defeating German armour fell to tank destroyers such as the M10 Wolverine rather than the medium tanks.

The US Combined Arms team included close air support, artillery, engineers, and a tank component supplemented by the Tank Destroyer concept. The latter is most closely identified with the Chief of Army Ground Forces, General Leslie McNair who believed towed 57 mm AT guns, hand-held Bazookas and thinly armoured Tank Destroyers to be superior to friendly tanks for fighting enemy tanks. Under this doctrine, tanks were supposed to avoid tank-vs-tank combat as much as possible, leaving enemy tanks to the tank destroyers. In actual combat, McNair's doctrine led to US tanks having weaker guns and less armor protection than their German counterparts, and in the narrow confines of much of the terrain in Normandy, they could not avoid one-on-one encounters with German tanks.

Armament

Sherman armed with 105 mm howitzer.

The US Army artillery branch chose the 75 mm gun primarily for its high-explosive capability rather than for its anti-tank capability. Nevertheless, when the Sherman first saw combat in 1942, its 75 mm gun, inherited from the M3 Lee, could kill the German tanks it faced in North Africa at normal combat ranges. In 1943, the 75 mm gun was ineffective against the front of the new medium Panther and heavy Tiger I tanks but the Americans encountered few Panthers or Tigers before D-Day. The Army continued to favor the 75 mm gun because it was a solid weapon against infantry and other targets. In 1944-45, Shermans with 105 mm howitzers provided even more powerful high-explosive armament.

This M4A2(76) HVSS shows the T23 turret with later 76 mm gun's muzzle brake.

After D-Day, the Tigers remained rare but Panthers became about 50% of all German tanks on the Western Front so the Army deployed 76 mm-gun Shermans to Normandy in July 1944. The higher-velocity 76 mm gun M1 gun gave Shermans anti-tank firepower comparable to the Soviet T-34/85 and many of the AFVs it encountered, particularly the Pz IV, and StuG vehicles. With a regular APCBC (Armour Piercing Capped, Ballistic Capped) ammunition, the 76 mm could reliably knock out a Panther only with a shot to its flank. Firing later HVAP ammunition, the 76 mm could penetrate the frontal armor of the Panther, but this ammunition was usually in short supply. By the end of the war, 50% of Sherman tanks were equipped with the 76 mm gun. The 75 mm gun remained better for HE and smoke, so most tank battalions intentionally kept some 75 mm armed Shermans to fulfil the role of smoke layer.

A USMC M4A3R3 uses its flame thrower armament during the Battle of Iwo Jima.

In the relatively few Pacific tank battles, even the 75 mm gun Shermans outclassed the Japanese in every engagement. The use of HE (High Explosive) ammunition was preferred because anti-tank rounds punched cleanly through the thin armor of the Japanese tanks (light tanks of 1930s era design) without necessarily stopping them. Although the high-velocity guns of the tank destroyers were useful for penetrating fortifications, Shermans armed with flame throwers also destroyed Japanese fortifications. There was a variety of types of flame throwers, differing primarily in the type and location of launcher (and the US used similar devices on other tanks and LVTs, and also used flame-throwing Shermans in Europe).

Armor

This early 75 mm gun turret shows the single hatch.

The Sherman was designed to withstand a 37mm anti-tank gun, but by the end of the war, it was facing the high-velocity 75mm guns of the German Panther and Panzer IV and even the 88mm KwK43 L/71 of the King Tiger. The Sherman had armor protection comparable to other medium tanks of 1942. By 1944, this was no longer adequate. While Shermans were able to take on the Panzer III medium tanks in the North African campaigns, they were unable to withstand the weapons mounted on late-model Panzer IV, and Panther and Tiger tanks encountered in Italy and Normandy. Armor was more evenly distributed and thicker at the side than the PzIV; the top armor was equal to that of the Tiger, which had a thin top compared to other heavy tanks.

For crew survivability, the M4 had an escape hatch on the hull bottom and, in the Pacific, Marines used this Sherman feature in reverse to recover wounded infantry under fire. Combat experience indicated the single hatch in the 3-man turret to be inadequate for timely evacuation so Ordnance added a loader's hatch beside the commander's. Later Shermans also received redesigned hull hatches for better egress.

The 1943 modernization program for older tanks welded raised patches of applique armor to the sides of the turret and hull. Note also the "Rhino" Culin cutter on the bottom front, a field improvisation to break through the thick hedgerows of the Normandy bocage.

Early Sherman models were prone to burning at the first hit. The Sherman gained grim nicknames like 'Tommycooker', after a World War I portable stove, or "Ronsons", after the cigarette lighter with the slogan "Lights up the first time, every time!" This vulnerability increased crew casualties and meant that damaged vehicles were less likely to be repairable. US Army research proved that the major reason for this was the use of unprotected ammo stowage in sponsons above the tracks. The common myth that the use of gasoline (petrol) engines was a culprit is unsupported; most WW2 tanks used gasoline engines and petrol was unlikely to ignite when hit with AP shells. Further, the diesel-engined M4A2 used by the Marines were considered to be much less prone to burn and explode than the diesel Soviet T-34.[1] At first a partial remedy to ammunition fire was found by welding one-inch thick applique armour plates to the vertical sponson sides over the ammunition stowage bins. Later models moved ammunition stowage to the hull floor, with additional water jackets surrounding the main gun ammunition stowage. This decreased the likelihood of "brewing up".

M4A3E2 Sherman Jumbo: Some units replaced the original 75 mm gun with a 76 mm gun.

Progressively thicker armour was added to hull front and turret mantlet in various improved models, while field improvisations included placing sandbags, spare track links, or even logs for increased protection against shaped-charge rounds. General George S. Patton, informed by his technical experts that the standoff produced by sandbags actually increased vulnerability to shaped-charge weapons (a controversial opinion) and that the machines' chassis suffered from the extra weight, forbade the use of sandbags and instead ordered tanks under his command to have the front hull welded with extra armour plates, salvaged from knocked-out American and German tanks. Approximately 36 of these up-armored Shermans were supplied to each of the armored divisions of the Third Army in the spring of 1945.

The (rare) M4A3E2 Sherman Jumbo variant had thicker frontal armor than the Tiger and Panther. Intended for the assault to breakout of the Normandy beachhead, it entered combat in August 1944.

Mobility

Strategic Mobility

The U.S. Army required the Sherman not to exceed certain widths and weights so that the tank could use a wide variety of bridge, road, and rail travel for strategic, industrial, logistical, and tactical flexibility. Eisenhower demanded an improved tank from Army Chief of Staff George C. Marshall, who explained that he couldn't move a larger tank along the rail tracks to the East coast for shipping to Europe. The comparatively compact size of the Sherman also made it suited for transportation across the Atlantic and for amphibious operations. According to Ambrose, General George C. Marshall favored the M4 because two Shermans could be loaded on to an LST while only one larger tank could be accommodated.

Operational Mobility

Spares were readily available, an important consideration when more tanks were lost to mechanical failure than any other cause, including enemy action. Jim Dunnigan, a military analyst and war game designer, states that the number of tanks lost to mechanical failure in American, Soviet, and German armies in World War Two was in the ratio of one to five to ten. This is a striking testimony to the performance of the Sherman and highlights the relative mechanical unreliability of German tanks such as bedeviled the Tiger. The spectacular Allied mobility of 1944-45 could not have been achieved with tanks as unreliable as the Tiger or Panther, nor could the spectacular German mobility of 1939-41.

This M32 Tank Recovery Vehicle shows the E8 HVSS wider-track suspension for lower ground pressure.

Tactical Mobility

The Sherman had good speed both on and off-road for the era. Off-road performance varied. In the desert, the Sherman's rubber tracks performed well. In the confined, hilly terrain of Italy, the Sherman could often cross terrain German tanks could not. However, US crews found that on soft ground, such as mud or snow, the narrow tracks gave poor floatation compared to wide-tracked second-generation German tanks such as the Panther. Soviet experiences were similar and tracks were modified to give grip in the snow. The US Army issued extended end connectors or 'duckbills' to add width to the standard tracks as a stopgap solution. Duckbills were original factory equipment for the heavy M4A3E2 Jumbo to compensate for the extra armor weight. The M4A3E8 'Easy Eight' Shermans and other late models with wider-tracked HVSS suspension corrected these problems, but formed only a small proportion of all tanks in service even in 1945.

Summary

The Sherman tank was comparatively fast and maneuverable, mechanically reliable, easy to manufacture and service, and produced in many special-purpose variants, whose capabilities differed greatly. It was effective in the infantry support role.

The Sherman performed well against WWII Japanese tanks, Italian tanks, and the German standard tank of WWII, the Panzer IV medium series. However, the typical Sherman was inferior in both armor and armament to the German Tiger heavy tanks and Panther "medium" (heavy by US standards). Shermans defeated heavier tanks by weight of numbers or superior tactics, using upgunned Shermans working with tank destroyers such as the M36 Jackson (with a 90 mm anti-tank gun) and the M18 Hellcat (a mobile, fast tracked vehicle with the same 76 mm gun). Skilled US Sherman crews and commanders, such as Lieutenant Colonel Creighton Abrams or Sergeant Lafayette Poole, were able to knock out dozens of German tanks each.

US 3rd Armored Division Shermans under fire in Cologne, Germany during WWII. One dismounted tank crewman is running toward the camera for a medic. Second crewman is running to assist commander of burning Sherman at right, who has bailed out of his cupola after having both feet severed.

The majority of losses of Shermans were not in battle with other tanks, but from mines, aircraft, infantry anti-tank weapons and, on occasion, friendly fire. This should not be surprising considering that the entire strategy of blitzkrieg, as practiced first by the Germans and later by the Allies, was to strike the enemy where they are weakest and wreak havoc in their rear areas, rather than attempting brute-force frontal attacks. A noted exception would be Battle of Kursk where frontal attack might fared better. Thus, although their tanks were less powerful, this turned out to be as irrelevant to the outcome of the final half of World War Two as the French and Russian superiority in tank forces was in the first half. US armoured forces ultimately triumphed over their German counterparts because of numerical superiority, a more consistent supply of fuel and ammunition, and the allied air superiority at Normandy, with aircraft being the biggest danger to tanks.

According to Belton Y. Cooper's memoir of his 3rd Armored Division service, the Shermans were "death traps"; the overall combat losses of the division were extremely high. The unit was nominally assigned by table of organization 232 medium tanks (including 10 M26 Pershing tanks that made it into combat). 648 tanks were totally destroyed in combat, and a further 1,100 needed repair, of which nearly 700 were as a result of combat. According to Cooper, the 3rd Armored therefore lost 1,348 medium tanks in combat, a loss rate of over 580%. Cooper was the junior officer placed in charge of retrieving damaged and destroyed tanks. As such, he had an intimate knowledge of the actual numbers of tanks damaged and destroyed, the types of damage they sustained, and the kinds of repairs that were made. His figures are comparable to those given in the Operational History of 12th U.S. Army Group: Ordnance Section Annex.

The only other Second World War tank produced in comparable numbers to the Sherman was the Soviet T-34 series, which many critics consider as a contender for best tank of World War II, although it too had high losses during the war. Compared to the M4 Sherman, the T-34 had lower ground pressure and sloped side armor while the M4's advantages included much better ergonomics and (on late models) fire-resistant "wet" ammunition stowage. Each was a general-purpose medium design that served as the main tank of its respective country in WWII, was upgraded, served into the Cold War, and outfitted allies. During the Korean War, US Shermans performed well against their T-34-85 adversaries, which could be due to a combination of better training and better equipment such as gunsights and gun stabilization.

US Variants

  • M4 Sherman variants- annotated lists
  • Vehicles that used the Medium Tank M4 chassis or hull, discussed in greater detail or greater context and in other articles:
    • 3in Gun Motor Carriage M10 - Tank Destroyer, aka Wolverine
    • 90 mm Gun Motor Carriage M36 - Tank Destroyer, aka Jackson
    • 105 mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M7 - self-propelled artillery, aka Priest
    • 155 mm Gun Motor Carriage M12 - GMC M12 with Cargo Carrier M30 (both used Sherman components)
    • 155/203/250 mm Motor Carriages - 155 mm GMC M40, 8 in. (203 mm) HMC M43, 250 mm (10 inch) MMC T94, and Cargo Carrier T30
    • Flame Tank Sherman - M4A3R3 Zippo, M4 Crocodile, and other flame-throwing Shermans
    • Rocket Artillery Sherman - T34 Calliope, T40 Whizbang, and other Sherman rocket launchers
    • Amphibious tanks - Duplex Drive (DD) swimming Shermans and deep wading Shermans
    • Engineer tanks - D-8, M1, and M1A1 dozers, M4 Doozit, Mobile Assault Bridge, and Aunt Jemima and other mine-clearers
    • Recovery tanks - M32 and M74 TRVs
    • Artillery tractors - M34 and M35 prime movers

Foreign variants and use

  • Lend-Lease Sherman tanks
  • Postwar Sherman tanks

See also

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
M4 Sherman
  • List of vehicles of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Vickers Tank Periscope MK.IV
  • M4 Sherman Photos and Walk Arounds on Prime Portal

Sources

  • Cooper, Belton Y. Death Traps: The Survival of an American Armored Division in World War II. Novato, CA: Presidio, 1998. ISBN 0-89141-670-6. Read with caution. This book is a wonderful memoir and tribute to the men who fought in and serviced the tanks. However, when the author strays from his area of expertise (tank maintenance) he commits numerous inaccuracies to paper.
  • Rodrigo Hernandez Cabos, John Prigent. M4 Sherman Osprey Publishing ISBN 1-84176-207-5
  • M4 Sherman photo galleries at ww2photo.mimerswell.com: [2], [3], [4]
  • Sherman Register
  • OnWar
  • AFV Database
  • WWII vehicles
  • battlefront.co.nz
  • M4(105 mm) at tamiya.com
  • israeli-weapons.com

Endnotes


    American armored fighting vehicles of World War II
    Light tanks
    M2 Light Tank | M3/M5 Stuart | M22 Locust | M24 Chaffee | Marmon-Herrington CTLS
    Medium and heavy tanks
    M2 Medium Tank | M3 Lee | M4 Sherman | M26 Pershing
    Self-propelled artillery
    M7 Priest | M8 Scott | M12 Gun Motor Carriage | M40 GMC
    M3 Gun Motor Carriage | M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage | M5 Gun Motor Carriage
    Tank destroyers
    M10 Wolverine | M18 Hellcat | M36 Jackson
    Armored half-tracks
    M2 Half Track Car | M3/M5 Half Track Personnel Carrier
    M4 Mortar Carrier | T30 Half Track
    Amphibious vehicles
    Landing Vehicle Tracked | DUKW
    Armored cars
    M8 Greyhound | M3 Scout Car 'White' | M20 Armored Utility Car
    T17 Deerhound / Staghound | T18 Boarhound
    Experimental vehicles
    M38 Wolfhound | T1/M6 Heavy Tank | T-28 Tank/T-95 GMC
    Assault Tank T14 | Heavy Tank T29 | Medium Tank T20 | T7 Combat Car

    T-16 | T-3 Half Track | T54 Gun Motor Carriage | T40/M9 Tank Destroyer
    T-19 | 8in Howitzer Motor Carriage T84 | T92 Howitzer Motor Carriage
    Light Tank T7/Medium Tank M7 | T88 Gun Motor Carriage

    American armored fighting vehicle production during World War II
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