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; a driver, gunner, hull machine-gunner and a commander.

The M4A3 is armed with 15 APCR shells, 20 AP shells, 10 APCBC shells, 25 High Explosive shells and 7 White phosphorus "smoke" shells. Plus 13 boxes of 250 rounds for the 30. cal coax and 15 boxes for the hull MG.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The US M4A3 Sherman is not as effective and menacing as the British Sherman Firefly variant. It's slightly slower than the Firefly, but has the same great handling. 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.

The M4A3's short barreled 75 mm M3, does an okay job. It's not as good as the 75 mm main gun used in the Cromwell and Churchill. The shell drop is excessive especially when firing HE shells. The turret rotates quickly, making it a good aggressive brawler when faced against other tanks. It has the same reload speed as the Panzer IV at 7 seconds. The M4A3 has a hull machine-gun which makes it easier to fight off infantry. It also has smoke shells that you can blind enemy tanks with or create smoke screens for friendly infantry. The M4A3 is what would be called Jack-of-all-trades but is a master of none. It can fulfill both anti-infantry and anti-tank roles but it doesn't exceed in any of the two, and it is up to the crew to decide which role they will assume.

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.

References[edit | edit source]

M4 Sherman & variants on Wikipedia.