Italeri World of Tanks M4 Sherman
M4 Sherman medium tank was the primary tank used by the United States
during World War II. It was the first and most basic production version
of the Sherman line and also the most commonly-produced U.S. tank of
WWII. It essentially formed the backbone of U.S armoured forces at that
As many as 49,234 vehicles were produced.
Sherman evolved from the M3 Medium Tank, retaining a lot from this
previous design. However, the M4’s design introduced a fully-traversable
turret in combination with a 75mm gun.
production, the Sherman tank family was modified into a perplexing array
of variants – from the basic M4 through to the famous “Easy Eight”.
first saw combat with British forces in North Africa in late 1942,
against the Panzer III and Panzer IV. They would then go on to be used
on all fronts until the war’s end.
The tank was easy to
produce en masse and quite reliable. A lack of firepower and narrow
tracks, which often caused it to get stuck on muddy terrain, were its