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M4A1 Sherman
US WWII MEDIUM TANK

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intro
The M4 Sherman (Medium Tank, M4) was the primary battle tank used by the United States and other Allies in World War II. It was the second most produced
tank of the Second World War, only surpassed by the Soviet T-34.
The M4 Sherman evolved from the M3 Medium Tank (Lee / Grant). It retained much of the previous mechanical design, but added the first American main 75 mm
gun mounted on a fully traversing turret, with a gyrostabilizer enabling the crew to fire with reasonable accuracy while the tank was on the move. The M4 entered
serial production in February 1942 and played a very important role in most offensives by the Western Allies, starting in late 1942.
The M4 Sherman was widely used by the Allied forces in North Africa, Europe and the Pacific.
When the M4 tank arrived in North Africa in 1942, it was clearly superior to both the German Pz.Kpfw. III medium tank armed with a 50 mm gun, and the early
versions of the Pz.Kpfw. IV armed with the short barreled 75 mm gun.
But Germany developed heavier tanks and by 1944, the M4 Sherman were outclassed by the Pz.Kpfw. V Panther tank. The Tiger I and the later Tiger II heavy
tanks were clearly superior to the Sherman and M4 tanks suffered high casualties against their heavier armor and powerful 88 mm L/56 and L/71 cannon.
The relative ease of production allowed huge numbers of the M4 to be produced. Many battle-damaged and malfunctioning tanks were recovered, repaired and
returned to service. By contrast, German panzer divisions were rarely at full strength.These factors gave the Americans numerical superiority in most battles.
In the Pacific Theater, the M4 was used against Japanese forces with significate success. In battles with much lighter Japanese tanks with weaker armor and
guns, the Sherman's superiority was overwhelming.
The Sherman was finally replaced by the post-war tanks developed from the M26. Various original and updated versions of the Sherman saw combat in many
later conflicts, including the Korean War, Arab-Israeli Wars, and the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.
Almost 50,000 vehicles were produced, and its chassis also served as the basis for many armored vehicles including tank destroyers and self-propelled artillery.
Huge numbers of Sherman were distributed to the Allies, including the British Commonwealth and the Soviet Union, in the lend-lease program.
The tank was named after the American Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman.

vodem
M4 Sherman (oficiln nzev Stedn tank M4) byl bhem 2. svtov vlky pouvn tankovmi jednotkami Spojench stt a jejich spojenc. Byl druhm
nejpoetnjm tankem vyrbnm v obdob 2. svtov vlky, pedstihl jej jen Sovtsk svaz s typem T-34.
Sherman m sv koeny v tanku M3 (Lee / Grant), pevzal z nj adu technickch een. Nov vak byla zkonstruovna oton v s 75mm kanonem,
vybavenm gyroskopem umoujcm pesnou stelbu i kdy byl tank v pohybu. Toto een bylo v historii americkch tank pouito poprv. Sriov vroba M4
zaala v noru 1942 a ponaje podzimem tho roku tank hrl vznanou roli ve vtin spojeneckch ofenzv.
M4 Sherman byl Spojenci nasazovn ve velkch potech v severn Africe, na evropskm bojiti i v Pacifiku.
Bhem nasazen v Africe v roce 1942 zcela jasn pevyoval svmi vkony oba nejrozenj nmeck tanky, Pz.Kpfw. III s 50mm kanonem a ran verze
Pz.Kpfw. IV vyzbrojen 75mm kanonem s krtkou hlavn.
Ovem Nmci postupn vyvinuli t a silnji vyzbrojen tanky. V roce 1944 piel do vzbroje Pz.Kpfw. V Panter, kter ji Shermany svmi vkony pevyoval.
Tk, siln pancovan tanky Tiger I a nejnovj Tiger II s 88mm kanony pak mly jednoznanou pevahu a Shermany utrply znan ztrty.
Relativn snadn vroba umoovala rozshlou produkci. Mnoho pokozench i porouchanch tank prolo opravrenskmi dlnami a navrtilo se k bojovm
jednotkm. Na druhou stranu nmeck obrnn divize mly jen mlokdy naplnn poetn stavy.Tyto faktory pak dvaly Amerianm poetn pevahu nad
protivnkem.
V Pacifiku byl M4 pouvn proti japonskm ozbrojenm silm. V bojch proti lehm japonskm tankm, s mn vkonnmi kanony a slabm pancovnm
mly obrovskou pevahu.
Po vlce byly Shermany nahrazeny typy vyvinutmi z tanku M26. V rznch verzch a modifikacch se vak zastnily ady vlek a konflikt, vetn Korejsk
vlky, arabsko izraelskch i indicko pakistnskch konflikt, a bojovaly prakticky a do konce 20. stolet.
Vroba nakonec dala tm 50 000 vozidel vech verz a podvozek poslouil pro vznik ady obrnnch vozidel vetn stha tank a samohybnch dl. Velk
poty vozidel putovaly v rmci programu Lend Lease ke spojencm, zejmna do stt Commonwealthu a do Sovtskho svazu.
Bojov jmno dostal tank M4 po znm osobnosti vlky Severu proti Jihu, kterou byl generl William Tecumseh Sherman.

D 13th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Anzio, Italy, March 1944
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OLIVE DRAB

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PE10
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PE10
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PE32

PE8
PE10
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PE10
2 pcs.

A 66th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored Division, June 1944


This Sherman was another tank that participated in the landings at Omaha Beach shortly after D-day. It was equipped with fenders during pre-D-day
manouvers that took place in England. The white star was painted on both sides of the turret during the manouvers. Hellcat wore typical olive green
camouflage paint.
Tak tento Sherman se vylodil na pli Omaha krtce po dni D. Ped invaz do Evropy se zastnil ve Velk Britnii vojenskho cvien, bhem nho ml
namontovny blatnky. Ty se vak zanely bltem a byly asto posdkami tank odstraovny. Bhem cvien tak ml na obou stranch ve namalovny
bl hvzdy. Tank nese pro Shermany typickou kamufl tvoenou olivov zelenm ntrem.

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B 5th Army, Italy, Summer 1944


This Sherman was camouflaged with yellow and olive green paint established for the Sicily landings (Operation Husky, July/August, 1943). This paint was
still present on the tank in August, 1944 when it fought in Italy. The exact operator of the tank is not known but the tactical number 1*6 separated by the star was
used by 5th Army tank units.
Kamufln ntr tvoen lutmi a olivov zelenmi plochami nesly Shermany astnc se v lt 1943 operace Husky, vylodn na Siclii. Tento tank jej
nesl jet v roce 1944 v bojch v Itlii. tvar, do nj tank patil, nen znm, taktick oznaen s hvzdou mezi slicemi nesly stroje 5th Army.

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H79
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H304

OLIVE DRAB 304

SANDY
YELLOW

H304
304

H79
39

H304
304

H79
39

H304
304

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C 3rd Batalion, 66th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored Division, Normandy, June 1944
In 1944, the 66th went into action on the European front and landed on Normandys beaches on June 9th. This Sherman was a part of the landing forces and
was equipped with the deep wading kit during the landing only. The kit was removed from the tank shortly thereafter. A week later, the 66th, as a part of the
2nd Armored Division, decisively defeated the German 6th Fallschirmregiment and the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division in The battle of Bloody Gulch near
Carentan, France.
66. Armored Regiment se na evropskm vliti dostal poprv do boje, kdy se 9. ervna 1944 vylodil na pli Omaha v Normandii. Tento Sherman ml pi
vylodn namontovan Deep Wading Kit, tedy brodic nstavce. Ty vak byly krtce pot demontovny. O tden pozdji se Regiment zapojil pobl
francouzskho Carentanu do Bitvy o krvavou rokli, kdy se utkali s nmeckmi jednotkami, 6. Fallschirmregimentem a 17. SS Panzergrenadierdivision.
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304

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H304

OLIVE DRAB 304

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D 13th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Anzio, Italy, March 1944
This tank took part in the Allied landing in Anzio, Italy, in 1944. The 1st Armored Division followed the camouflage patterns suggested in FM-5-20B and added
an irregular pattern of earth red over olive green. The white counter-shading was painted on the underside of the gun barrel and sponsons. The white star
on the front was deemed to be an aiming point for enemy gunners and was overpainted. Two blue bands / stripes were the platoon marking.
Tento tank se zastnil spojeneckho vylodn u italskho Anzia. 1st Armored Division se dila pedpisem FM-5-20B, jen pedepisoval nanst na olivov
zelen ntr tanku nepravideln pole zemit erven a natt blou barvou spodn st hlavn kanonu a podbhy korby. Bl hvzda na elnm panci byl
odstranna, protoe pedstavovala zmrn bod pro neptelsk stelce. Dvojice modrch prouk je oznaenm ety, do n byl tank zaazen.
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316

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H47
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304
H316
316

H316
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H47
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H304
304

H304

OLIVE DRAB 304

H47
41

H47

RED BROWN 41

H304
304

H316
316

H304
304

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H316
316

WHITE

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H316
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