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M4 Sherman (Images Of War Special)

The M4 Medium Tank - the Sherman – was one of the most famous tanks of the Second World War. It was produced in greater numbers than any other Allied tank, it fought on every front – in Western Europe, on the Eastern Front, in North Africa, Burma, the Pacific – and it continued to serve effectively as a front-line fighting vehicle in the Korean War, the Arab-Israeli wars, the Indo-Pakistani wars. Pat Ware’s new history of this remarkable tank covers in detail its design and development, its technical specifications and the many variants that were produced, and he reviews its operational role in conflicts across the world. While the Sherman outclassed the older German tanks it encountered when it was first put into combat in 1942, it was vulnerable to the later German medium and heavy tanks, the Panther and the Tiger I and Tiger II. Yet, as Pat Ware shows, the Sherman was more effective than these superior German tanks because it was cheaper to build, reliable, easy to maintain and produced in such large numbers. It was also adaptable - it was converted into a tank-destroyer, an amphibious tank, a recovery vehicle, a mine-flail, a personnel carrier – and, after the Second World War, the soundness of its original design was proved as it was developed to confront more modern tanks in combat.Pat Ware’s expert account of this remarkable fighting vehicle is accompanied by a series of color plates showing the main variants of the design and the common ancillary equipment and unit markings. His book is an essential work of reference for enthusiasts.

Series: Images of War Special

Paperback: 144 pages

Publisher: Pen and Sword (April 19, 2014)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 178159029X

ISBN-13: 978-1781590294

Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.5 x 9.6 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #1,159,895 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #217 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Military #1671 in Books > History > Military > Weapons & Warfare > Conventional #10949 in Books > History > Military > World War II

good photos

Very nice book in this great series. Very technical information on the engines and pieces and parts. Great info on post war use of this WW2 stalwart. It really was a mediocre tank that could only be updated so much. Everything was designed around it. And it lived up to the thought, "hope,they run out do Tigers before we run out of Sherman's!"

any book about this old war dog goes into my library.

another great resource for the library

I don't believe that more Shermans were produced than any other Allied tank. The largest number produced was of the Russian T-34.

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