My Sherman tanks

My Sherman tanks

Postby Arseny » Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:35 pm

M4A2 and M4A3 "Sherman" tanks from Hauler.


M4A2 was equipped by diesel engine and was in service in Marine Corps.
M4A3 had the gas (i.e. benzine) engine and was in service in US Army.
The M4A2 were supplied to other Allied countries under Lend-Lease. The U.S. supplied 17,184 to Great Britain (some of which in turn went to the Canadians and the Free Poles), while the Soviet Union received 4,102 and an estimated 812 were transferred to China.

So, the M4A3 version is painted "olive drab" color, standard for the US Army, while the M4A2 is painted for the US Marine Corps.
This M4A2 is early varsion - early M4A2 and M4A3 both possessed protruding cast "hatchway" structures that allowed the driver and assistant driver's hatches to fit in front of the turret ring. Later Shermans had an upgraded front plate. The new design improved overall ballistic protection by eliminating the "hatchways," while also allowing for larger hatches for the driver and bow gunner.
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