Sherman Tank

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The tank is completely immune to small arms fire. As the tank is practically a moving, shooting hunk of armor, it can be used as cover to protect your soldiers who can fire over the tank. Costs 20 TP."
 
The tank is completely immune to small arms fire. As the tank is practically a moving, shooting hunk of armor, it can be used as cover to protect your soldiers who can fire over the tank. Costs 20 TP."
  
A tank costs 20 TP and has 1000 HP and two weapons. Our tank is a M4 Sherman, with a 75 mm main gun and a .50 cal Browning Machinegun. It's perfectly resistant to firearms, so only explosions damage it.  
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Our tank is a M4 Sherman, with a 75 mm main gun and a .50 cal Browning Machinegun. It's resistant to small amrs fire, so only explosions damage it.  
  
Before the update to 2.2.4, the tank very rarely fired the powerful main gun jutting out of its body, but now it fires very often. Sherman, shadowed by the halftruck, but still, the sherman's massive armor piercing shell(the low explosion radius) can actually get quite few panzergrenadiers and some times destroy enemy tanks in one hit, but usually it is the other way around, still sherman is a good gamble for gibbing germans for 20 Tp though.
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Before the update to 2.2.4, the tank very rarely fired the powerful main gun jutting out of its body, but now it fires very often.The sherman's massive armor piercing shell(the low explosion radius) can actually get quite few panzergrenadiers and some times destroy enemy tanks in one hit, but usually it is the other way around, still sherman is a good gamble for gibbing germans for 20 Tp though.
  
 
While it fires much more often, it still misses, and enemies close to your troops and the tank itself will cause friendly fire from the main gun.  
 
While it fires much more often, it still misses, and enemies close to your troops and the tank itself will cause friendly fire from the main gun.  

Revision as of 04:41, 19 March 2011

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Allied Unit
M4 Sherman Tank
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Std unit allied sherman idle.gif
No specialty icon
20
Starting equipment:
.50 Browning MG and a 75 mm main gun.
Average stats:
Health Rifle Exp Morale Speed
1000 1 1 N/A 10px/s
Specialties:
Description:
Invulnerable to bullet fire and its own shots. This is completely impervious to small arms fire, though a direct bazooka or AT shot will destroy it.

"Sherman Tank: The tank's primary weapon is its main gun, which fires large explosive rounds. The secondary (and most used) weapon is the machine gun. This often used to pin-down enemy infantry, before potentially blasting them with the main gun.

The tank can only be destroyed by a single direct arty shell, V1 rocket, enemy AT shell, or an enemy rocket launched from a rocket-launcher.

The tank is completely immune to small arms fire. As the tank is practically a moving, shooting hunk of armor, it can be used as cover to protect your soldiers who can fire over the tank. Costs 20 TP."

Our tank is a M4 Sherman, with a 75 mm main gun and a .50 cal Browning Machinegun. It's resistant to small amrs fire, so only explosions damage it. 

Before the update to 2.2.4, the tank very rarely fired the powerful main gun jutting out of its body, but now it fires very often.The sherman's massive armor piercing shell(the low explosion radius) can actually get quite few panzergrenadiers and some times destroy enemy tanks in one hit, but usually it is the other way around, still sherman is a good gamble for gibbing germans for 20 Tp though.

While it fires much more often, it still misses, and enemies close to your troops and the tank itself will cause friendly fire from the main gun.

Tank explosions have very little fragmentation, so anyone near the explosion will not be damaged. Tanks can fire into CQC. ( Watch out for FF! )

A tank's gun skill will always be 1, no matter how much they upgrade. Don't complain about it, it is what it is. EXP bonuses still work though.


Fun Facts

  • Back then, when tanks didn't fire much, they had a lot of fragmentation. It's been removed now, but the high rate of fire makes up for it.

Real Life

The Sherman was the standard tank for the U.S. in WW2 and even saw some service into the Korean war, upgraded shermans were used in the isreali army up to about the 60's. When it was first introduced into Africa, it was successful. However, when it went to war in Germany, it could not destroy the German heavy tanks, such as the Tiger and Panther, easily and got nicknames like "ronson", "tommy cooker" a cigar lighter of that era, for bursting into flames when hit. While people often say this was because of its gasoline engine, in reality it was poor ammo storage. This was fixed by something called "wet stowage". In real life, the U.S. needed an average 5 Shermans to take out a 1 Tiger I tank. However, there were some incidents in which a single sherman destroyed a Tiger tank. Such incidents were more common in urban enviroments, as the mobility, shorter gun, ability to fire more accurately and while moving, and faster turret traverse of the Sherman proved to be a very useful advantage. The lower firepower did not matter as much because at such a close range shots from the 75mm cannon would penetrate the side armor of the Tiger too, not just the rear. The 75mm was not capable of penetrating a Tiger tank's armor even at point blank range though. The later high velocity 76 mm gun was able to penetrate a Tiger tank's frontal armor at close range however.


People often say that the Sherman was inferior to German tanks. The Sherman could actually destroy the Panzer IV fairly easily. It was also very good against infantry and fortifications. The weapon layout was very versatile, as, in addition to the standard 75 mm, the turret could be fitted with a high velocity 76 mm, a 105 mm howitzer, and even rocket launchers. The Sherman was a formidable tank in the pacific, and the only real threat was anti-tank artillery. Overall, the Sherman did not deserve its horrible reputation, especially when you compare the Sherman's kill to death ratio with the much-hyped T-34's. The Sherman's was about 5:1 with Tiger tanks, whereas the T34's was nearly 10:1.

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