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Medium M4A3 (Sherman IVB) 105mm

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Medium M4A3 (Sherman IVB) 105mm

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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 3039
Weight  31.14 (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 26 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 15 (mph)
Range Road 130 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity 168
Horse Power 450
Power/Weight 14.45 (HP/tonne)

General Information


The Medium M4A3 (Sherman IVB) 105mm was a medium tank , 3039 of which were used by the americans 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 31.14 tonnes.

Powered by a 450hp petrol engine the Medium M4A3 (Sherman IVB) 105mm was capable of a road speed of 26mph and a cross country speed of 15mph. The 168 gallon fuel capacity gave the Medium M4A3 (Sherman IVB) 105mm a road range of 130 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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