M4A3 Sherman

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"M4A3 Sherman"
M4A3 Sherman 75mm.jpg
Type Medium tank
Operator W Cap USA.png United States

Background[edit | edit source]

The M4A3 Sherman is an Allied medium tank featured in Post Scriptum. It's armed with the short barreled 75 mm M3 main gun, one 30. caliber Browning M1919 machine-gun mounted coaxially to the main gun and a 30. caliber hull MG. It is operated by a crew of 4; driver, gunner, hull machine-gunner and commander.

In-game the M4A3 Sherman comes with 45 AP rounds, 25 HE rounds and 13 boxes of 250 rounds for the 30. caliber coax and 15 boxes for the 30. caliber hull MG. It takes 7 seconds to reload the main gun, a second faster than the Panther.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The Sherman M4A3 is not as effective and menacing as the British Firefly. It reaches about 55 km/h on flat roads and it has superb handling to boot. Its green paint scheme does a good job blending it in with the environment. It is however easy to spot out in the open due to its tall profile. Use forest to hide but always keep an eye out for enemy AT lurking.

The M4A3's short barreled 75 mm M3, does an okay job. It's not as good as the 6 Pounder used in the Cromwell and Churchill. The turret rotates quickly however, making it a good aggressive brawler when faced against other tanks. It has the same reload as the Panzer IV at 7 seconds. This Sherman variant also has the hull machine-gun which makes it easier to fight off infantry. It does not have smoke shells.

For a medium tank it offers great armor protection. It can take a beating from bigger tank guns when not hit in critical places of the hull. Its ammo-racks are however easy to penetrate from the sides and on the center bottom frontal armor. Handheld AT launchers will also penetrate with ease and deal a lot of damage.

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