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WWII Tanks Vehicle Data Sheet

Medium M4 (Sherman IB) 105mm

Britain

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Armour Details

Turret

 Front 75mm@0(75.0mm)
 Side  65mm@0(65.0mm)
 Rear  50mm@0(50.0mm)
 Top  25mm@90(25.0mm)

Superstructure

 Front 50mm@45(71.0mm)
 Side  50mm@0(50.0mm)
 Rear  38mm@0(38.0mm)
 Top  19mm@90(19.0mm)

Hull

 Front 40mm@45(57.0mm)
 Side  40mm@0(40.0mm)
 Rear  38mm@0(38.0mm)
 Top  19mm@90(19.0mm)
Gun Mantlet n/a

Armour (x)mm @ (y) (Effective mm @ 0)

Effective Armour - Maximum 75 (mm) - Minimum 19 (mm)

Specifications

Manufacture Dates 1944 - Unknown
Quantity Produced 1641
Weight  30.23 (tonnes)
Crew 5
M.G's small 3
M.G's Large -
Length 5.95 (mtr)
Width 2.63 (mtr)
Height 2.84 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 24 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 15 (mph)
Range Road 120 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity 175
Horse Power 450
Power/Weight 14.88 (HP/tonne)

General Information


The Medium M4 (Sherman IB) 105mm was a medium tank , 1641 of which were used by the british between 1944 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 5 and was 2.63 metres wide, 5.95 metres long, 2.84 metres high and weighed 30.23 tonnes.

Powered by a 450hp petrol engine the Medium M4 (Sherman IB) 105mm was capable of a road speed of 24mph and a cross country speed of 15mph. The 175 gallon fuel capacity gave the Medium M4 (Sherman IB) 105mm a road range of 120 miles

Based on the sherman chassis, the vehicle was armed with 3 light machine guns, a 105mm Howitzer M3A1 L/18 with a muzzle velocity of 310m/sec which was capable of penetrating 43mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
 
105mm Howitzer M3A1 L/18
 Calibre 105 mm
 Muzzle Velocity 310 m/sec
 Shell Weight 14.9 Kg
 Ammunition66 rounds carried
Range(metres) 100 200 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
Penetration(mm) 46 45 44 43 41 39 37 36
Flight Time(secs) 0.32 0.65 1.32 2.72 4.17 5.7 7.29 8.96
Hit Probability % 98 98 90 39 20 14 8 5
Penetration is mm through vertical plate - calculated
Probability is % chance of hit on a 2 x 2.4mtr static plate

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