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M4 Sherman Tank - Crew tell how shocking it was
Check CPig and Tower. The harsh reality is that you don't need to have the best, as long as you have the most.
More Men vs better weapons. The Men win as long as the weapon system is not a military paradigm shift.
"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal." -Albert Pike
"My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it." - Clarence Buddinton Kelland
this vehicle was a series of compromises mostly based on logistics. this vehicle was the maximum size that could be placed on trains, lifted by cranes and driven on roads. The next tank, M6 required special cranes, certain ships and too large for railroad cars. Sherman could be driven on most bridges in US and Europe.
I watched this about a week ago, it was very sobering. Hy-test aviation gas, thin armor, German 88s = Lots of graves
They refitted most of those tanks that got shot up. Men had to get in there and clean all that offal up. I pity those men for what they saw and smelled.
Sherman tanks had more than one power plant by more than one manufacturer. Here's the specs.