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Canada
Medium M4A4 (Sherman V)

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The Sherman V M4A4 was a similar shape to the M4 but had a welded hull and was powered by 5 Chrysler car engines geared together producing 425HP.

Medium M4A4(Sherman V) scale illustration

General Details
Specifications
Operational Date(s)1942
Ordnance classification
Quantity Produced7499
Weightunknown
Crew5
M.G's small3
M.G's large(>10mm)n/a
Length6.09 mtr
Width2.63 mtr
Height2.77 mtr
Engine Details/Performance
Max Road Speed25 mph
Max Cross Country Speed17 mph
Range Road100 miles
Range Cross Countryunknown
Fuel TypePetrol
Fuel Capacity160 gal
Horse Power425 hp
Power/Weightunknown
General Information
The Sherman V M4A4 was a similar shape to the M4 but had a welded hull and was powered by 5 Chrysler car engines geared together producing 425HP.
The cast turret carrying the gyro stabilised 75mm Gun M3 was the same as that of the Sherman I.
As with the earlier Sherman I the drive sprocket was at the front, the track went under 3 double bogie wheels onto the idler, then back over 3 return rollers.

Armour Details
Turret
Front75mm@(75mm)
Side50mm@(50mm)
Rear50mm@(50mm)
Top25mm@90°(25mm)
Superstructure
Front50mm@45°(71mm)
Side50mm@(50mm)
Rear38mm@(38mm)
Top19mm@90°(19mm)
Hull
Front40mm@45°(57mm)
Side40mm@(40mm)
Rear38mm@(38mm)
Top19mm@90°(19mm)
Armour (x)mm @ (y)° (Effective mm @ 0°)
Effective Armour - Maximum 75 mm - Minimum 19 mm



Weapon Details
Flag
75mm Gun M3 L/40 Blank
Calibre75mm
LengthL/40
 
Ammunition Details
Name/Id Calibre Weight MVelocity Explosive Content
AP(AP)
75mm 6.32Kg 619M/Sec
Quoted Penetration 70mm@500m
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.16 0.33 0.68 1.45 2.31 3.29 4.41 5.7
Penetration(mm@30°) 95 88 79 70 61 52 45 38
Penetration(mm@0°) 110 102 92 81 71 61 52 44
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98 88 54 25 15 3

Hit probability is based on a static 2 x 2.4 metre panel at 0 degrees(vertical) at the range specified.

The data that has been used to create these records has come from Wikipedia, The Lone Sentry, The Bundes Archive and numerous books and websites that have provided the detailed information that has not been available anywhere else. The information we use to calculate the penetration tables, flight times and the hit probability comes from the Gun Calibre, the Shell Mass(Kg) and the muzzle velocity, plus range reductions to allow for gravity and wind resistance. This calculation originally came from a pre-war Krupp calculation which has been modified, and seems to fit the actual test results.

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