The M4 Sherman medium tank was regarded by many as the workhorse of the US Army during World War II. In fact, virtually all of the Allied armies employed the Sherman in their armed forces, including the British, who developed an upgunned variant called the "Firefly". Eleven different US plants manufactured six basic models of the Sherman, and by June 1944 over 49,234 battle-ready vehicles had been produced. While it was no match for the German Panther or Tiger tanks, the Sherman soldiered on, using its weight in numbers to wrest control of Europe from the Wehrmacht. The M4A3 was fitted with a long-barrel M1A1 76mm gun, which replaced the shorter and less effective 75mm gun, and sported a larger, more angular turret to house the bigger gun. In addition, the slope of the M4A3's frontal armor was changed to 47-degrees to increase frontal protection and simplify the production process.
With approximately 6,000 units produced during WWII, the U.S. Army's series of M4A1 Sherman tanks were one of the driving forces behind Allied victory. The M4A1 early production model featured a rounded shaped hull, 3-piece gear housing and cylindrical air cleaner. This particular tank was attached to B Company, 13th Tank Battalion, 1st Armored Division, then deployed to Italy during 1944. Sold Out!
Length: 4-3/4 inches
Width: 2 inches
Release Date: November 2006