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WWII Tanks Vehicle Data Sheet

Medium M4A2 (Sherman IIIA) 76mm

USA

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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 2915
Weight  33.09 (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 29 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 18 (mph)
Range Road 150 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity 148
Horse Power 375
Power/Weight 11.33 (HP/tonne)

General Information


The Medium M4A2 (Sherman IIIA) 76mm was a medium tank , 2915 of which were used by the americans 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 33.09 tonnes.

Powered by a 375hp petrol engine the Medium M4A2 (Sherman IIIA) 76mm was capable of a road speed of 29mph and a cross country speed of 18mph. The 148 gallon fuel capacity gave the Medium M4A2 (Sherman IIIA) 76mm a road range of 150 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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