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Sherman Tank
M4 Sherman

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Type Medium tank
Place of origin United States
Service history
In service 1942–1955 (US service)
Wars World War II
Greek Civil War
Arab-Israeli War
Korean War
Suez Crisis
Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
Six-Day War
Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
Yom Kippur War
Production history
Designed 1940
Variants See M4 Sherman variants and Postwar Sherman tanks
Specifications
Weight 30.3 tonnes (66,800 lb)
Length 5.84 m (19 ft 2 in)
Width 2.62 m (8 ft 7 in)
Height 2.74 m (9 ft)
Crew 5 (Commander, gunner, loader, driver, co-driver)
 
Armor 19–91 mm
Primary 75 mm M3 L/40 gun
armament  
  90 rounds
Secondary 1 .50 cal Browning M2HB machine gun
armament 300 .50 rounds
  2.30-06 Browning M1919A4 machine guns
   
  4,750 .30-06 rounds
Engine Continental R975 C1 gasoline
400 hp (298 kW) gross @ 2400 rpm
350 hp (253 kW) net @ 2400 rpm
Power/weight 14 hp/tonne
Suspension Vertical Volute Spring Suspension (VVSS)
Operational 120 miles @ 175 US gal (145 imp. gal) / 80 octane
range 193 km @ 660 l / 80 octane
Speed 38.5 km/h (25 mi/h)

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M4 Sherman:
Designation Main Armament Hull Engine
M4(105)
105 mm
howitzer
welded gasoline
Continental
R975 radial
M4
Composite
75 mm cast front
welded sides
gasoline
Continental
R975 radial
M4A1(76)W
76 mm cast gasoline
Continental
R975 radial
M4A2
75 mm welded diesel
GM
6046 2x6
M4A3W
75 mm welded gasoline
Ford
GAA V8
M4A3E2
"Jumbo"
75 mm
(some 76 mm)
welded gasoline
Ford
GAA V8
M4A3E8(76)W
"Easy Eight"
76 mm welded gasoline
Ford
GAA V8
M4A4
75 mm welded
lengthened
gasoline
Chrysler
A57 5xL6
M4A6 75 mm cast front
welded sides
lengthened
diesel
Caterpillar
D200A radial

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M4 A4. This early 75 mm gun turret shows the single hatch - the additional rectangular external (welded on) applique armor patch reinforcing the ammunition bin protection on the hull side.