M4 (76mm) Sherman Medium Tank 1943-65 by Steven J. ZalogaM4 (76mm) Sherman Medium Tank 1943-65 by Steven J. Zaloga

M4 (76mm) Sherman Medium Tank 1943-65

bySteven J. ZalogaIllustratorJim Laurier

Paperback | April 20, 2003

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The M4 Sherman tank was the mainstay of the Western allies between 1942 and 1945. Fast and modern it was a big success and was transported as far afield as Russia and North Africa. The American Chief of Staff claimed in November 1943 it was 'hailed widely as the best tank on the battlefield today.'. However, by the Normandy invasion of June 1944 this was not the case: the new German heavy tanks such as the Panther and Tiger were completely outclassing the Sherman. This title covers the M4 version armed with the 76 mm gun, examining developments such as the HVSS suspension, using much new archive material.
Steven J Zaloga was born in 1952, received his BA in history from Union College, and his MA from Columbia University. He has published numerous books and articles dealing with modern military technology, especially armoured vehicle development. His main area of interest is military affairs in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe ...
Title:M4 (76mm) Sherman Medium Tank 1943-65Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.21 × 0.09 inPublished:April 20, 2003Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1841765422

ISBN - 13:9781841765426

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Table of Contents

Introduction · Combat debut · The 17-pdr option · Into production · Initial deployment problems · The shock of war · new ammunition · Problems and solutions · Upgunning the M4 tank · The M4 (76mm) in other theaters · Lend-Lease M4 (76mm) · Post-war export · The Korean war · Color plate commentary · Index