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M4A3E8 Sherman “Easy Eight”

15.1k ChiyomiAnzai  7 months ago

Operating the M4A3E8

“ Use roll to traverse and pitch to move forwards” - Lt. Carol Marcus

“Use VTOL to elevate the primary gun and use trim to rotate the turret. Use FireRockets to fire the main gun” - Lt. Tom Kazansk

“Commander, use CAM 1 to exit the coupolla ;)” - Srgt. Henry Swanson

The M4A3E8 is one of the most mass-produced modifications of the main U.S. armored vehicle of the World War II period. The tank featured the welded hull and Ford GAA carburetor engine. A total of 11,424 vehicles with the improved HVSS suspension were produced by Fisher Tank Arsenal and Detroit Tank Arsenal from June 1942 through March 1945. The vehicle is also known as M4A3(76)W. It took part in many after-war conflicts up to the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.

Nicknamed as the "Easy-Eight" or "E8", this tank is a quicker, slightly better armored version of the M4 Sherman. It also has an upgraded 76mm gun with an improved rate of fire and better accuracy. Considering all this, the M1A2 should not be overlooked on the upgrade path in comparison to the M1A1 as it really brings out the E8's strengths. Despite the increased armor compared to the M4 Sherman however, the E8 is still a very soft target and will be easily destroyed if it stays exposed to enemy fire. In addition it's twin, the M4A3E2 Sherman Jumbo has thicker armor and a few more hitpoints than the M4A3E8 Sherman, but worse gun handling (dispersion on the move) and gun depression.

Finding a balance is a necessity and is excellent practice for the American mediums that are to follow, which all share a similar lack of armor. Its strongest point is its excellent mobility. It accelerates very quickly on all grounds, and loses little energy in turns which makes it an ideal flanking tank. (World of Tanks)

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
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  • Wingspan 13.4ft (4.1m)
  • Length 37.6ft (11.4m)
  • Height 17.6ft (5.4m)
  • Empty Weight 22,563lbs (10,234kg)
  • Loaded Weight 30,711lbs (13,930kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading 45,650.6lbs/ft2 (222,885.8kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 0.7ft2 (0.1m2)
  • Drag Points 14185

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  • Number of Parts 442
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    4,491 LotterCrafts

    @ChiyomiAnzai :D

    5 months ago
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    15.1k ChiyomiAnzai

    Oh...
    @LotterCrafts

    5 months ago
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    4,491 LotterCrafts

    @ChiyomiAnzai 26mm isn't of an MG42, it's of the MG3

    The MG42 has 9-13mm

    5 months ago
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    15.1k ChiyomiAnzai

    26mm of pen would go straight through a M18 (in certain parts)
    @LotterCrafts

    5 months ago
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    4,491 LotterCrafts

    @ChiyomiAnzai And the MG42 is only 7.92mm which can't pen

    Only in 1960, with the MG3KWS, Germany recieved a high calibre LMG

    5 months ago
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    4,491 LotterCrafts

    @ChiyomiAnzai ACTUALLY the MG42 is highly inaccurate and a moving target at 97 can't really be hit that easily

    Also the 76.2mm M6 Cannon pierces the same as the 17pdr :/

    5 months ago
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    15.1k ChiyomiAnzai

    Have fun getting penned by an MG42 while me and @ShermanFirefly are blowing up Konigstigers with 17 pounders
    @LotterCrafts

    5 months ago
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    4,491 LotterCrafts

    @ShermanFirefly 97 kph certainly is impressive don't you think?

    5 months ago
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    @LotterCrafts Eh, fair enough

    5 months ago
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    4,491 LotterCrafts

    @ShermanFirefly Hey hey hey

    The Hellcat is better than any Sherman either way :/

    5 months ago
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    @LotterCrafts gasps HOW DARE YOU INSULT MY KIND

    5 months ago
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    1,342 yellow8041

    xD I get the joke

    5 months ago
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    15.1k ChiyomiAnzai

    N@yellow8041

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    1,342 yellow8041

    wait you blocked me?

    5 months ago
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    15.1k ChiyomiAnzai

    1000 downloads

    6 months ago
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    15.1k ChiyomiAnzai

    I didn't tag you @yellow8041

    6 months ago
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    1,342 yellow8041

    I just got a notification but then it was removed why?

    6 months ago
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    1,342 yellow8041

    ok I see

    6 months ago
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    15.1k ChiyomiAnzai

    for today's standards 240mm is thin. But remember, modern tanks only have effective thickness against certain types of shells. a Crusader MK iii could punch straight through the side of an Abrams @yellow8041

    6 months ago
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    1,342 yellow8041

    this may seem like I don't knoiw much about tanks but I do my favorate tank is the maus but even then the armor stil seems thin to me

    6 months ago
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    15.1k ChiyomiAnzai

    Tiger II Sla.16
    @yellow8041

    6 months ago
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    1,342 yellow8041

    waht's youre favorate tanlk

    6 months ago
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    1,342 yellow8041

    ok let me know when you start

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    15.1k ChiyomiAnzai

    Ok I still haven't started. I've been too busy with IRL problems @yellow8041

    6 months ago
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    1,342 yellow8041

    ok it's back on 2 day's later that was quicker than expected!

    6 months ago
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