M4 Sherman Tank
Medium Tank, M4 was the primary tank produced by the United
States for its own use and the use of its allies during World War
II. Production of the M4 medium tank exceeded 50,000 units and its
chassis served as the basis for numerous other armored vehicles
such as tank destroyers, tank retrievers, and self-propelled
Who did the British Army name the M4 Medium Tank after?
Union General William Tecumseh Sherman
English Lord Oliver Sherman
Northern Ireland governor Sir Jeffery Sherman
2) Production began in October 1941 and went into service in
When was the M4 taken out of Army service?
3) The M4A1 Sherman first saw combat at the Second Battle of El
Alamein in October 1942 with the British 8th Army.
4) When the Sherman first saw combat in 1942, its 75 mm M3 gun
could defeat the armor of the German Pzkw III and Pzkw IV tanks it
faced in North Africa at normal combat ranges.
5) Starting with the invasion of Sicily in August 1943, it was
discovered that the 75 mm M3 gun was effective against the front
of the Pzkw V Panther and Pzkw VI Tiger I tanks and the front of
more common Jagdpanzer anti-tank vehicles at typical combat
6) The 75 mm M3 gun was thereby rendered obsolete.
What did the
European Theater of Operations quickly demand deliveries of the
Sherman armed with?
76 mm M1 gun
86 mm M2 gun
96 mm M3 gun
In the relatively few tank battles of the Pacific War, even
the 75 mm gun Sherman's outclassed the Japanese in every
8) The M4 had an escape hatch on the hull bottom to help the
crew survive .
However, in the Pacific
what was the hatch used
Drop grenades into caves
Recover wounded infantry under fire
Refuel the tank
9) Early Sherman models were prone to burning when struck by
high velocity rounds. The Sherman gained grim nicknames.
the British nickname?
The Burning Grave
10) What was the top speed of a M4 Sherman/