Blank blank WWII Vehicle and Gun Database    



 
Please Email if you would like your
club mentioned above

left corner World War 2 Tank and Gun Database corner lower right outer
   
home last page
AFVs ALL
By Country(585)
Common Names
By Date(585)
AFVs by Country
Britain(112)
Canada(39)
Czechoslovakia(9)
France(30)
Germany(206)
Hungary(5)
Italy(28)
Japan(30)
Poland(8)
Sweden(11)
U.S.S.R.(71)
United States(36)
AFV's by Mfg Date
1915(2)
1917(4)
1918(1)
1920(1)
1921(2)
1924(2)
1926(3)
1927(3)
1928(1)
1929(3)
1930(6)
1931(7)
1932(16)
1933(12)
1934(10)
1935(28)
1936(13)
1937(32)
1938(30)
1939(32)
1940(58)
1941(59)
1942(85)
1943(94)
1944(72)
1945(9)
Guns by Country
Austria(1)
Belgium(1)
Britain(32)
Czechoslovakia(3)
Denmark(3)
Finland(1)
France(26)
Germany(113)
Hungary(2)
Italy(25)
Japan(13)
Netherlands(4)
Poland(2)
Sweden(9)
Switzerland(4)
U.S.S.R.(57)
United States(36)
Guns by Mfg Date
Unknown(151)
1902(1)
1904(1)
1908(1)
1911(1)
1912(3)
1913(1)
1914(2)
1915(1)
1916(1)
1917(1)
1918(2)
1923(1)
1925(1)
1927(4)
1928(1)
1929(1)
1930(7)
1931(2)
1932(6)
1933(7)
1934(13)
1935(16)
1936(8)
1937(11)
1938(13)
1939(12)
1940(17)
1941(15)
1942(11)
1943(6)
1944(12)
1945(2)

Canada
Medium M4 76mm (Sherman IA)

Share with Facebook 

This vehicle was the early production model of the Sherman tank, it had a welded hull, and a cast turret carrying the gyro stabilised 76mm Gun M1A1 with a squarer mantlet than the M4 . The vehicle was first produced in October 1941 and was derived from the earlier M3 tank chassis. It was driven by a Continental 400HP air cooled engine with the drive sprocket at the front, the track went under 3 double bogie wheels onto the idler, then back over 3 return rollers..


General Details
Specifications
Operational Date(s)1944
Ordnance classification
Quantity Produced1641
Weightunknown
Crew5
M.G's small3
M.G's large(>10mm)n/a
Length6.25 mtr
Width2.71 mtr
Height3.00 mtr
Engine Details/Performance
Max Road Speed24 mph
Max Cross Country Speed17 mph
Range Road120 miles
Range Cross Countryunknown
Fuel TypePetrol
Fuel Capacity175 gal
Horse Power400 hp
Power/Weightunknown
General Information
This vehicle was the early production model of the Sherman tank, it had a welded hull, and a cast turret carrying the gyro stabilised 76mm Gun M1A1 with a squarer mantlet than the M4 . The vehicle was first produced in October 1941 and was derived from the earlier M3 tank chassis. It was driven by a Continental 400HP air cooled engine with the drive sprocket at the front, the track went under 3 double bogie wheels onto the idler, then back over 3 return rollers.

Armour Details
Turret
Front65mm@(65mm)
Side65mm@(65mm)
Rear65mm@(65mm)
Top25mm@90°(25mm)
Superstructure
Front65mm@45°(92mm)
Side50mm@(50mm)
Rear38mm@(38mm)
Top19mm@90°(19mm)
Hull
Front40mm@45°(57mm)
Side40mm@(40mm)
Rear38mm@(38mm)
Top14mm@90°(14mm)
Armour (x)mm @ (y)° (Effective mm @ 0°)
Effective Armour - Maximum 92 mm - Minimum 14 mm



Weapon Details
Flag
76mm Gun M1 L/55 Blank
Calibre76.20mm
LengthL/55
 
Ammunition Details
Name/Id Calibre Weight MVelocity Explosive Content
AP(AP)
76.20mm 6.8Kg 792M/Sec
Quoted Penetration 88mm@1000m
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.13 0.26 0.53 1.13 1.8 2.56 3.42 4.42
Penetration(mm@30°) 129 119 109 96 84 72 62 52
Penetration(mm@0°) 149 138 126 111 97 84 72 61
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98 96 77 44 25 15

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.

Top of Page


© WWIITanks 1980-2021
If you have any information, or comments on our site,
 please E-Mail Simon at wwiitanks@villagenet.co.uk
Page Last Updated: 2019-11-21 13:29:44

VillageNet Hosting