M4A2 Sherman

Medium Tank M4A2 (Sherman III) 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 M4A2 was a fully tracked all-terrain vehicle designed for military operations. M4A2, also known as the Sherman III, 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 M4A2 tank for purposes of identification and reference. For more detailed information about this armored fighting vehicle, refer to M4A2 Sherman.

M4A2 Sherman
Class Vehicle
Type Armoured Fighting Vehicle
Manufacturer Fisher Tank Arsenal
Production Period 1942 - 1944
Origin United States of America
Country Name Origin Year
United States of America 1942
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
United States of America View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Pullman Company 1942 1944 View
American Locomotive Company 1942 1944 View
Baldwin Locomotive Works 1942 1944 View
Federal Machine and Welder Co. 1942 1944 View
Fisher Tank Arsenal 1942 1944 8053 View
Other Designation(s)M4A2 (Sherman III)
Manufacturer(s)Fisher Tank Arsenal, Pullman Standard Car Co., American Locomotive Co., Baldwin Locomotive Works, Federal Machine and Welder Co.
Production Quantity8053Production PeriodApr. 1942-May 1944
TypeMedium TankCrew5
Length /hull (m)5.92Barrel Overhang (m)0
Width (m)2.62Height (m)2.74
Combat Weight (kg)31800Radio EquipmentSCR508/528/538
Primary Armament75mm Gun M3Ammunition Carried97
Traverse (degrees)360°Elevation (degrees)-10° to +25°
Traverse speed (360°)15 sec.SightM55, M38
Secondary Armament2 x .30 caliber MG M1919A4 (coaxial, bow)Ammunition Carried4750
1 x .50 caliber MG HB M2 (AA)300

Engine Make & ModelGM 6046Track Links79/track
Type & DisplacementIn12, 13.9 litersTrack Width42.1 cm
Horsepower (max.)410hp@2900rpmTrack Ground Contact373.4 cm
Power/Weight Ratio12.9 hp/tonneGround Pressure14.4 psi
Gearbox5 forward, 1 reverseGround Clearance (m)0.43
FuelDieselTurning Radius (m)18.9
Range on/off road (km)241Gradient (degrees)31°
Mileage (liters/100km)279 on roadVertical Obstacle (m)0.61
Fuel Capacity (liters)673Fording (m)1.0
Speed on/off road34 km/hTrench Crossing (m)2.3
Armor DetailFrontSideRearTop/Bottom

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