The American tank hunter M36 was developed during the Second World War to provide the Allies with an effective response to German armored combat vehicles such as the Panther and the Tiger, which were equipped with a strong armor and great firepower.
The offensive power of the M36 was based on its 90 mm M3 gun, more effective than the 76 mm mounted in the previous M10 from which the chassis was taken over. The M36B1 was a forced choice due to the lack of M10 hulls. It was therefore decided to place the M36 dome on the Sherman M4A3 hull. The effectiveness of the M36B1 is proven by its long service life. After the Second World War he was used by many armies. They still participated in the war in Iran and Iraq during the 80s and in the Balkan wars in the 90s. Some of them were even captured from the Iraqi Army during the war against Iraq in 2003.