This group is for everyone who like tanks, sci-fi tanks, real tanks, funny tanks, you can put here tank mods, tank maps, simply everything with straps, armor and gun :D
Because in Soviet Russia tank rides you.
in imperialist england tank rides you
In Commonwealth Britain, tank rides you.
Ah... One of the tactics that literally won the war in favor of the allies, true fact. :P
unlike the real Sherman? Amirite? XD
This Balloon tank is Better than the Wooden Decoy.
One of the most effective Sherman versions.
People keep slamming the Sherman down, but they forget that it wasn't designed to fight enemy tanks, it was initially designed to fight and support infantry while TDs like the Hellcat, Jackson, and Wolverine took on the tanks.
The only reason why the Sherman was never replaced was because it could be easily mass produced and the war ended before any of it's possible replacements(Including the Pershing) could get into service.
we don' forget it, the Sherman was quite a good tank, the Sherman 76 with wet ammunition stores was a true match to later versions of Panzer IV (and the glorified T34-85 for that matter), however the US armour doctrine was incompetent at best.
Easy eight for example was quite a capable medium tank.
Easy Eight and British Firefly. But still, Sherman chassis is too high, armor quite weak, so even later versions couldn't be very good.
Compared to T34/85, which was also made for mass-production, I see just disadvantages. Maybe I am missing something, so please tell me how Sherman can be a match for T34/85.
Yeah if the Allies had to fight the Soviets directly after World War 2, the Sherman wouldn't been no match for the T-34/85 since it was available in larger numbers, had better armor,and a far superior armament.
But the Allies probably would have rushed the Pershing into mass production to counter it or just equip the Sherman with a larger gun(there was a Sherman equipped with a 90mm and the Pershing's turret, but it never entered service).
Korean war. Shermans pwned so much T34, that russians completely ignore that time frame.
What you miss is this: most people doesn't like to admit it, but the Sherman 76mm had superior penetration to the T34s 85mm, the 85mm is however seen as a superior jack of all trades gun, where the 76 is trades anti infantry power for anti tank (and could've done it better).
Secondly, frontal of Sherman was like T34-85. Oh, and the Sherman was easily uppgraded, bolted extra armour ontop of it, got you a Sherman jumbo with better armour then a Tiger I!
T34 was crap at firing on the move, Sherman wasn't, but I would say the biggest perk, and often overlooked, the Sherman got over T-34 is that it's way more comfortable to ride in, while the cramped T-34 made the crew exhausted before they even reached the battlefield.
Am I saying Sherman was a better tank then T-34? No, T-34 won the war. Am I saying I would rather be a Sherman Easy eight tanker in WWII then T34-85? Yes! Would I prefer playing Company of Heroes then risking my lazy *** in some historic world war? YES!
It's true that soviets didn't look on comfort. They had different style than Germany or USA. Same with planes - get the most powerful engine available, make a wooden hull, add few weapons and go hunt some Germans...
Yes but most Shermans were armed with 75mms while a fewer number were given the 76mms. While by 1944, the T-34/85 along with the IS-1/2 had became the primary tanks of the Russian army and were being produced in large numbers while the IS-3 was just starting to enter production.
Indeed, but that wasn't because the Sherman was a bad tank, it was because of a retarded armour doctrine, the Sherman 75mm was a relic when it hit the beaches of Normandy.
to aidas: Koreans had quite no idea what to do with tech. Crew training and experience has great influence.
You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.
2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only