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Sherman Jumbo M4A3E2

2,361 Scottie01  3.5 years ago
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Sherman Jumbo M4A3E2
I have not seen a Sherman Jumbo yet, so I thought why not build one and teach some people about the Sherman Jumbo myself? The tank also has an operational interior.
Controls:
yaw=steer tank
roll=turret rotation
pitch=barrel up and down
throttle=gas
History lesson on the M4A3E2: While the frontal armor of the E2 was significantly stronger, the rest of the armor was no thicker than that found on conventional M4 variants. However, the E2 still had better survivability than other M4 variants, and there were never enough to satisfy the demand, leading to many "field expedient" upgrades of non-E2 M4s using salvaged armor slabs. The additional armor carried by the E2 did not stress the transmission and suspension as much as expected, and, if driven conservatively, the tank was mechanically sound. Most importantly, the E2 was capable of surviving numerous hits to the frontal armor that would gut a standard M4. Given its increased survivability, most commanders wanted as many Jumbos as possible.

General Characteristics

  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 13.5ft (4.1m)
  • Length 28.4ft (8.7m)
  • Height 14.4ft (4.4m)
  • Empty Weight 13,308lbs (6,036kg)
  • Loaded Weight 19,290lbs (8,749kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading 867.6lbs/ft2 (4,236.1kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 22.2ft2 (2.1m2)
  • Drag Points 13499

Parts

  • Number of Parts 259
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    2,361 Scottie01

    I think so too. (About the mobile nudge) @Pilotmario

    3.5 years ago
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    141k Pilotmario

    @Scottie01 You're welcome!

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    141k Pilotmario

    @Scottie01 I so wish they would add some sort of nudge function for mobile users.

    I feel that alone will improve the quality of mobile builds considerably.

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    2,361 Scottie01

    And you are right, mobile can be a real handicap on moe time consuming projects such as this one. @Pilotmario

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    2,361 Scottie01

    Wow, talk about a hurricane of information. That is quite interesting, thank you for that info and the compliment on the suspension, that took a while to master. :-) @Pilotmario

    3.5 years ago
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    141k Pilotmario

    The details of the machine aren't exactly good on an overall standard. However, given the limitations of mobile, such is understandable.

    However, the machine does have an awesome suspension system that replicates the HVSS suspension of the Jumbo to a functional level. This I feel redeems the decal quality.

    Of note, the side armor of the Sherman Jumbo was doubled from 38.1mm (1.5 inches) to 76.2mm (3 inches). In addition, factory models received a new T23-style turret that was fitted with the 75mm M3 and had 152mm (6 inches) of all-around armor, as well as a 152mm (6 inches) of armor on the gun mantle. Because the design of the turret (the experimental T23 medium tank's turret was used on Shermans with the 76mm M1 cannon), it was simple to mount a 76mm M1 cannon, a procedure often done in the field. These 76mm-armed Sherman Jumbos were used as tank-hunters. Field-expedient Jumbos simply received additional armor on their turrets.

    3.5 years ago