M4A1 Sherman

Medium Tank M4A1 (Sherman II) was an armored vehicle (tank, AFV or armoured fighting vehicle) in combat use during the Second World War (World War II or WWII) in various theaters. The M4A1 was a fully tracked all-terrain vehicle designed for military operations. M4A1, also known as the Sherman II, was produced and deployed by the US Army of the United States of America (USA). The technical drawing (plan, layout or profile) shows the general appearance characteristics of the specified model (version) of the M4A1 tank for purposes of identification and reference. For more detailed information about this armored fighting vehicle, refer to M4A1 Sherman.

M4A1 Sherman
Class Vehicle
Type Armoured Fighting Vehicle
Manufacturer Pressed Steel Car Company
Production Period 1942 - 1943
Origin United States of America
Country Name Origin Year
United States of America 1942
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Pacific Car and Foundry Company (PACCAR Inc.) 1942 1943 View
Lima Locomotive Works 1942 1943 View
Pressed Steel Car Company 1942 1943 6281 View
GENERAL DATA
Formal DesignationM4A1 (Sherman II) [early production]
Manufacturer(s)Lima Locomotive Works, Pressed Steel Car Co.,  Pacific Car and Foundry
Production Quantity6281Production PeriodFeb. 1942-Dec. 1943
TypeMedium TankCrew5
Length /hull (m)5.84Barrel Overhang (m)0
Width (m)2.62Height (m)2.74
Combat Weight (kg)30300Radio EquipmentSCR508/528/538
FIREPOWER
Primary Armament75mm Gun M3Ammunition Carried90
Traverse (degrees)360°Elevation (degrees)-12° to +25°
Traverse speed (360°)15 sec.SightM38
Secondary Armament2 x .30 caliber MG M1919A4 (coaxial, bow)Ammunition Carried4750
1 x .50 caliber MG HB M2 (AA)300

MOBILITY CHARACTERISTICS
Engine Make & ModelContinental R975 C1Track Links79/track
Type & DisplacementR9, 15.9 litersTrack Width42.1 cm
Horsepower (max.)400hp@2400rpmTrack Ground Contact373.4 cm
Power/Weight Ratio13.2 hp/tonneGround Pressure13.7 psi
Gearbox5 forward, 1 reverseGround Clearance (m)0.43
FuelGasoline (Petrol)Turning Radius (m)18.9
Range on/off road (km)193Gradient (degrees)31°
Mileage (liters/100km)412 on roadVertical Obstacle (m)0.61
Fuel Capacity (liters)796Fording (m)1.0
Speed on/off road34 km/hTrench Crossing (m)2.3
ARMOR PROTECTION
Armor DetailFrontSideRearTop/Bottom
Hull51mm@45-90°38mm@90°38mm@80°-90°25mm@0°(front)
13mm@0°(rear)
Superstructure51mm@35-53°--13-19mm@0-7°
Turret76mm@60°51mm@85°51mm@90°25mm@0°
Mantlet76mm@90°---
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