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WWII Tanks Vehicle Data Sheet

Medium M4 (Sherman IA) 76mm
(also known as Sherman IA)

Canada

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Armour Details

Turret

 Front 65mm@0(65.0mm)
 Side  65mm@0(65.0mm)
 Rear  65mm@0(65.0mm)
 Top  25mm@90(25.0mm)

Superstructure

 Front 65mm@45(92.0mm)
 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  14mm@90(14.0mm)
Gun Mantlet n/a

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

Effective Armour - Maximum 92 (mm) - Minimum 14 (mm)

Specifications

Manufacture Dates 1944 - Unknown
Quantity Produced 1641
Weight  31.82 (tonnes)
Crew 5
M.G's small 3
M.G's Large -
Length 6.25 (mtr)
Width 2.71 (mtr)
Height 3 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 24 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 17 (mph)
Range Road 120 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity 175
Horse Power 400
Power/Weight 12.57 (HP/tonne)

General Information


The Medium M4 (Sherman IA) 76mmalso known as Sherman IA was a medium tank , 1641 of which were used by the canadians between 1944 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 5 and was 2.71 metres wide, 6.25 metres long, 3 metres high and weighed 31.82 tonnes.

Powered by a 400hp petrol engine the Medium M4 (Sherman IA) 76mm was capable of a road speed of 24mph and a cross country speed of 17mph. The 175 gallon fuel capacity gave the Medium M4 (Sherman IA) 76mm a road range of 120 miles

Based on the sherman chassis, the vehicle was armed with 3 light machine guns, a 76mm Gun M1 L/55 with a muzzle velocity of 792m/sec which was capable of penetrating 92mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
 
76mm Gun M1 L/55
 Calibre 76 mm
 Muzzle Velocity 792 m/sec
 Shell Weight 6.8 Kg
 Ammunition71 rounds carried
Range(metres) 100 200 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
Penetration(mm) 101 100 97 92 87 81 76 70
Flight Time(secs) 0.12 0.25 0.52 1.08 1.68 2.32 3.01 3.74
Hit Probability % 98 98 98 98 81 54 25 22
Penetration is mm through vertical plate - calculated
Probability is % chance of hit on a 2 x 2.4mtr static plate

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