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Canada
Medium M4A2 76mm (Sherman IIIA)

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The Sherman IIIA M4A2 76 was a similar shape to the M4 but had a welded hull and was powered by twin General Motors diesel engines.


General Details
Specifications
Operational Date(s)1944
Ordnance classification
Quantity Produced2915
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 Speed29 mph
Max Cross Country Speed18 mph
Range Road150 miles
Range Cross Countryunknown
Fuel TypeDiesel
Fuel Capacity148 gal
Horse Power410 hp
Power/Weightunknown
General Information
The Sherman IIIA M4A2 76 was a similar shape to the M4 but had a welded hull and was powered by twin General Motors diesel engines.
The cast turret carrying the gyro stabilised 76mm Gun M1A1C was the same as that of the Sherman IA.
As with the earlier Sherman IA 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
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.

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