Specifications for the
M4 Sherman (Medium Tank, M4)
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: American Locomotive / Detroit Tank Arsenal / Lima Locomotive among others - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1942
Production Total: 50,000
Focus Model: M4 Sherman (Medium Tank, M4)
Overall Length: 19.16 ft (5.84 m)
Width: 8.60 ft (2.62 m)
Height: 8.99 ft (2.74 m)
Weight: 31.3 US Short Tons (28,400 kg; 62,611 lb)
Powerplant: 1 x 9-cylinder Continental R975 C1 gasoline engine developing 400 horsepower at 2,400rpm.
Maximum Speed: 24 mph (38.5 km/h)
Maximum Range: 120 miles (193 km)
NBC Protection: None
1 x 75mm main gun
1 x .50 caliber Browning M2 turret-mounted anti-aircraft machine gun.
1 x .30-06 caliber co-axial mounted machine gun
1 x .30-06 caliber bow-mounted machine gun
1 x 76.2mm main gun OR 105mm main gun
Other Sherman systems were fitted with 81mm smoke mortars (for screening) flamethrowers and 155mm howitzers.
97 x 75mm projectiles
300 x .50 caliber ammunition
4,750 x .30-06 caliber ammunition
T6 - Pilot Model Designation by Aberdeen Proving Grounds.
M4 - 1 x 75mm main gun (some 105mm versions as well); welded hull (some with cast front and welded sides); gasoline Continental R975 radial engine.
M4(105) - M4 fitting a 105mm howitzer.
M4(105) HVSS - M4 fitting a 105mm howtizer; fitted with HVSS suspension system.
M4A1 - Continental radial engine; single-piece cast hull; 75mm OR 76mm armament.
M4A1E4 - Upgraded with 76mm M1 series gun.
M4A1(76)W - Upgraded with 76mm M1 series gun; cast hull; gasoline Continental R975 radial engine.
M4A1E8 - Widetrack HVSS suspension systems.
M4A1(76)W HVSS - Widetrack HVSS suspension systems; 76mm main gun.
M4A1E9 - Upgraded M4A1 models with 76mm main gun.
M4A2 - 1 x 75mm main gun OR 76mm main gun; welded hull; diesel GM 6046 2x6 engine.
M4A2E8 - Widetrack HVSS suspension systems.
M4A2(76)W HVSS - Widetrack HVSS suspension; 76mm M1 gun.
M4A3 - Fitted with Ford GAA V-8 gasoline engines; 75mm, 76mm or 105mm main guns; main US Army operational Sherman.
M4A3(75) - 75mm M3 main gun
M4A3(105) - 105mm M4 howitzer cannon
M4A3E2 "Jumbo Sherman" / "Cobra King" - Increased armor; revised turret angles; track-fitted Grousers; 75mm OR 76mm main guns; welded hull; Ford GAA V8 gasoline engines.
M4A3E4 - 76mm M1 main gun
M4A3(76)W - 76mm M1 main gun
E8 - Experimental Designation for ultimate M4A3E8 production model.
M4A3E8 "Easy Eight" - Widetrack with HVSS suspension system; 1 x 76mm M1 main gun; increased armor protection; welded hull; gasoline Ford GAA V8 engine.
M4A3(76)W HVSS - Widetrack with HVSS suspension system; 1 x 76mm M1 main gun; increased armor protection; welded hull; gasoline Ford GAA V8 engine.
M4A3E9 - Widetrack with HVSS suspension system; 1 x 105mm M4 howitzer cannon; gasoline Continental R975 radial engine.
M4A3(105) HVSS - Widetrack with HVSS suspension system; 1 x 105mm M4 howitzer cannon; gasoline Continental R975 radial engine.
M4A3W - 1 x75mm main gun; welded hull; gasoline Ford GAA V8 engine.
M4A4 - Fitted with Chrysler A57 Multibank engine; welded and lengthened hull; 1 x 75mm main gun; models becoming the Sherman "Firefly" tank destroyers mounting the QF 17-pounder main gun.
M4A5 - Reserved for Canadian Sherman production; never used.
M4A6 - 1 x 75mm main gun; cast front with welded sides lengthened hull; diesel Caterpillar D200A radial engine.
105mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M7B1 (M7 "Priest") - 105mm self-propelled howitzer based on the M4A3 Sherman chassis.
155mm Gun Motor Carriage M12 - 155mm self-propelled howitzer.
Cargo Carrier M30 - Based on M12 sans gun and ammunition storage.
155mm Gun Motor Carriage M40 - Self-propelled 155mm howitzer; based on M4A3 chassis with HVSS suspension
8in Howitzer Motor Carriage M43 - Self-propelled 8" howitzer.
3in Gun Motor Carriage M10 "Wolverine" - Tank Destroyer; based on M4A2 Sherman chassis.
3in Gun Motor Carriage M10A1 "Wolverine" - Tank Destroyer; based on M4A3 Sherman chassis.
90mm Gun Motor Carriage M36 "Jackson" - Tank Destroyer; based on M10A1.
90mm Gun Motor Carriage M36B1 - Tank Destroyer; based on M4A3 Sherman chassis and hull.
90mm Gun Motor Carriage M36B2 - Tank Destroyer; based on M10; diesel engine.
Tank Recovery Vehicle M32 - Fixed superstructure; sans turret; winch; 81mm smoke mortar.
Tank Recovery Vehicle M32B1 - M32 systems converted from M4A1 Shermans.
Tank Recovery Vehicle M32A1B1 - M32B1 systems fitted with HVSS suspension; later models nixing the 81mm mortar.
Tank Recovery Vehicle M32B2 - M32 systems converted from M4A2 Shermans.
Tank Recovery Vehicle M32B3 - M32 systems converted from M4A3 Shermans.
Tank Recovery Vehicle M32A1B3 - M32B3 brought to M32A1B1 standard.
Tank Recovery Vehicle M32B4 - M32 systems converted from M4A4 Shermans.
M74 Tank Recovery Vehicle - Based on M32 and converted from M4A3 Shermans with HVSS suspension systems; fitted with crane, tow winch, auxiliary winch and utility winch.
M74B1 - Similar to M74; converted from M32B3 systems.
M34 Prime Mover - M32B1 TRV systems converted to artillery tractor by Chester Tank Depot.
Sherman DD "Duplex Drive" - Amphibious M4 Sherman
M4 Mobile Assault Bridge
M4 Dozer - Fitted with dozer blade to front hull
T15 - Mine Resistant Sherman
E1 - Mine Resistant Sherman
E2 - Mine Resistant Sherman
Mine Exploder R1E1 Roller "Earthworm" - Armor-plated discs
Mine Exploder T1E2 Roller - Development Model; mine-clearer; twin forward 7-disc systems.
Mine Exploder T1E3 "Aunt Jemima" - Twin forward 5 x 10" discs
Mine Exploder M1 Roller "Aunt Jemima - Same as T1E3.
Mine Exploder T1E4 Roller - 16 discs in forward unit
Mine Exploder T1E5 Roller - Development Model; mine-clearer; based on T1E3 but with smaller wheels.
Mine Exploder T1E6 Roller - Development Model; mine-clearer; featured serrated discs
Mine Exploder T2 Flail "Sherman Crab I" - British-designed mine-clearer with forward-mounted flails.
Mine Exploder T3 Flail - Development Model; British-designed flail system; based on British-designed scorpion concept.
Mine Exploder T3E1 Flail - Development Model; based on T3; extended arm structures.
Mine Exploder T3E2 Flail - Development Model; based on T3E1; rotors replaced with large steel drum.
Mine Exploder T4 "Crab II" - British-designed mine flail.
Mine Exploder T7 - Development Model; smaller rollers with twin discs each.
Mine Exploder T8 "Johnny Walker" - Steel plunger system meant to stomp the forward ground area.
Mine Exploder T9 - 6-foot Rollers
Mine Exploder T9E1 - Based on T9; lightened weight.
Mine Exploder T10 - Development Model; remote-controlled mine-clearer.
Mine Exploder T11 - Development Model; fitted with six forward mortars.
Mine Exploder T12 - Development Model; fitted with 23 forward mortars.
Mine Exploder T14 - Development Model
Mine Excavator T4 - Development Model; fitted with standard straight plough.
Mine Excavator T5 - Based on T4; fitted with v-shaped plough instead.
Mine Excavator T5E1 - Based on T4; fitted with v-shaped plough instead.
Mine Excavator T5E2 - Based on T4; fitted with v-shaped plough instead.
Mine Excavator T5E3 - Based on T5E1 and T5E2; adjustable dozer.
Mine Excavator T6 - Based on T5; non-adjustable dozer
Mine Excavator T2 - Based on T4 and T5; adjustable dozer
Mine Excavator E1 - Based on T4 and T5; adjustable dozer
Mine Excavator E2 - Based on T4 and T5; adjustable dozer
Sherman "Firefly" - British conversion of M4 and M4A4 models as tank destroyers; 1 x Royal Ordnance QF 17-pounder main gun.
Rocket Launcher T34 "Calliope" - Rocket Artillery Vehicle; fitted with 60 x 4-6" rocket tubes.
Rocket Launcher T34E1 - Based on T34; fitted with 14 rocket tubes.
Rocket Launcher T34E2 - Based on T34; provision for launching 7.2" rockets.
Rocket Launcher T39 - Enclosed box mounting; 20 x 7.2" rockets.
Rocket Launcher T40 "WhizBang" - Fitted with 20 x 7.2" rockets.
M17 - Same as T40.
Rocket Launcher T72 - Based on T34 with shorter tubes; never produced.
Rocket Launcher T73 - Based on T40; 10 x firing tubes; never produced.
Rocket Launcher T76 - Development Model; rocket launcher; based on M4A1 Sherman; fitted with 7.2 rocket launcher; sans main gun.
Rocket Launcher T105 - Development Model; rocket launcher; based on M4A1 Sherman; rockets fired from enclosed case; sans main gun.
Multiple Rocket Launcher T99 - Development Model; twin enclosed box mounts fitting 22 x 4.5" rockets.
M4A3R3 Flame Thrower "Zippo" - Fitted with flame thrower.
Grizzly I Cruiser - Canadian-built Shermans; production by Montreal Locomotive Works.
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