A total of 49,234 Shermans were built in the US during the Second World War, a quantity equalled by only one other wartime tank, the Soviet T-34. Many variations of the Sherman tank included flame throwers, rocket launchers, mine exploders (flails), swimming apparatus, and tankdozer conversions.
On December 11th, 1941, the two designs were standardized, the welded hull as the M4 and the cast hull model as the M4A1, and production of the latter began in February 1942 on an assembly line already established by British contract. (The first two Shermans ever made bore British Army numbers, T25189 and T25190).
|Engine:||Twin GMC diesel|
|Forward Speed:||25 mph|
When our Sherman first Arrived they told us it wouldn't start. With a little help from our Chaffee tank it Rumbled to Life.