Eastern Front is a free mod for Company of Heroes. Following the ethos of mimicking a Relic Entertainment expansion pack, Eastern Front has succeeded in adding two full new factions, the Soviet Red Army and the German Ostheer, packed with unique and exciting units to the existing armies - a feat never before achieved in the Company of Heroes world.

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Dutchphoenix May 22 2010 says:

Lol a sherman i didnt no that the russians had a sherman keep up the good work

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SaintDaveUK May 22 2010 replied:

The Red Army had over 4,000 Shermans.

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cammanderWho May 22 2010 replied:

um the russians had lend lease shermans, stuarts, churchils, m3 lees, and a ton of other vehicles

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MastahCheef117 May 22 2010 replied:

Under the Lend Lease Act, any enemy of Germany would receive support from the USA. Upon the entry of both the USSR and the United States into the war, the US began sending many vehicles - among them the Sherman - along with ammunition and other equipment. If I remember, I think even some Russians had been issued the Thompson sometime throughout the war.

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vsempizdetz May 22 2010 says:

Shermans were actually disliked by Russian crews and generally were not used for front-line services.

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WinstonTheRipper Jul 9 2010 replied:

Yeah actually vsemp Shermans were very well received in Russian service and were used extensively on the front-lines.

I don't know where you received that bogus info (perhaps pseudo-german propaganda?) but there was even a book written on the subject by a Russian Sherman tank commander, he praised their reliability, speed, and transmission. (transmission being one of the most horrible things about the T34)

The name of the book is "Commanding the Red Army's Sherman Tanks: The World War II Memoirs of Hero of the Soviet Union Dmitriy Loza"

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pupkin Jul 27 2010 replied:

No. I've read a memory of another tank commander, and, yeah, he did complain.

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Panzerwurfer Jul 30 2010 replied:

Thing you gotta remember about the Shermans is they were much roomier than the cramped T-34s, and they had a three man turret unlike the early t-34s. Easy to see why someone who has to ride in tanks for longer periods of time would like the Sherman better

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Sturminfantrist Jan 21 2011 replied:

No, you mean the Grant ,Grants were disliked by russian Crews, they called them a thomb for five comrades or so.

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hire2for1 May 22 2010 says:

The red army had shermans??

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moraman May 22 2010 says:

The reason we gave the Russian the Sherman was that early in the war they needed armored units to combat the German Panzer. The Sherman was fine against Panzer 3 and fours, but with the Panther and Tiger tank, the Sherman was a zipo pack, always lighting on the first strike.

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The_Integral May 23 2010 replied:

Really depends on the model of Sherman, late war models that had used wet storage for ammo were one of the safest tanks to be in when a penetrating shot occurred. I don't know if the Shermans sent to the USSR were ever updated though.

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SlaaneshFollower May 24 2010 replied:

they were the shermans which were sent to aid USSR were upgraded with a longer and more powerful turret in the USSR..dont know about the armor of the tank though

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P3ACE753 Aug 3 2010 replied:

it wasant the ammo that light up, it was the fuel tank and since they were using gasoline....yup it light up fast

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WinstonTheRipper Sep 11 2010 replied:

Completely and utterly wrong.
The gasoline-based engine of the Sherman was actually very well protected. The main problem was that tank commanders were overloading the tank with extra shells that nullified the wet-ammo storage, so when they took a hit the thing went up like a bomb.

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Rightover May 23 2010 says:

yeah but they had T-34.Why do they need shermans?
cos,yes sherman have big armor and really cool weapons,but in USSR T-34 was best tanks,so i think maybe they just take parts of sherman?

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VagabondPraetor May 23 2010 replied:

T-34 production hadn't gone into full swing.

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HamzaRasol May 23 2010 says:

okay this is how it works.........early in the war when Russians still have no Production of tanks the Americans have made a deal to give them some tanks for early help then months later the Russian Tanks are in Full Production Swing(they just kept coming like they say) and its not captured...how the hell can it be captured because they are allied with American so no fight-fight to each other.

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HamzaRasol May 23 2010 says:

i can see most of you guys here are only in into games,please go read some information about World War 2 not just like "why Sherman when there is T34"

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RockerFox Jun 21 2010 replied:

hey, i know all about the lend lease act, but i guess some people don't bother with history :/

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hire2for1 May 23 2010 says:


The allies of ww2 were: USA,UK(Related nations) and Russia. They worked altogether against germany to put a end to the war. So maybe its like that. The americans lent the russians a hand by giving them their tanks. Yeah kinda like that.

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Maltix Nov 1 2010 replied:

Im trying to guess that the related nation were the commonwealth faction?

Also the Polish and Free French forces were also on the Allies side I heard. Some of the French Colonial empire went to Vichy and some went to Free French.

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lordegern May 26 2010 says:

A firefly could however easily hit a panther with its 17 pounder turret. But again, i also think those models was some of the first and not updated.

But a Sherman wouldn't stand a chance against a Tiger. Even the Pershing needed to hit a King Tiger many times before it would actually die. But the were also VERY rare.

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Cozmin95 Jun 6 2010 says:

This looks awesome in-game! :D

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-Stealer-L1F3 Jun 17 2010 says:

Red army gained shermans VIA the Land Lease giving Russians alot of machines.

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Jkl22d Jun 21 2010 says:

USSR also recieved 1 or 2 pershing tanks

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kenshin620 Jun 26 2010 says:

I heard some russians loved the sherman. there was alcohol in every tank! and there was more comfort. I guess the sherman aint too bad as long as a tiger doesnt appear

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tanker1408 Jun 30 2010 says:

actually there were more Shermans with 75mm gun rather than 76mm guns in the land lease help. since the sherman with 76mm entered service only in 1944 but the landlease began in 41/42 already.... and msotr shermans were sent to russia in the early yers when the sherman didn have the 76mm gun at this time.

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rocket98 Apr 11 2011 says:

shermans were mostley used to win the war for allied (used by americans)

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