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Medium Tank M4A3(76)W HVSS (Sherman IIIAY), M4A3E8, also Easy Eight, was an armored vehicle (tank, AFV or armoured fighting vehicle) in combat use during the Second World War (World War II or WWII) in various theaters. The M4A3(76)W HVSS was a fully tracked all-terrain vehicle designed for military operations. M4A3(76)W HVSS, also known as the Sherman Easy Eight, was produced and deployed by the US Army of the United States of America (USA). The technical drawing (plan, layout or profile) shows the general appearance characteristics of the specified model (version) of the M4A3E8 tank for purposes of identification and reference.

 

 

GENERAL DATA
Other Designation(s) M4A3(76)W HVSS (Sherman IIIAY), M4A3E8, also Easy Eight
Manufacturer(s) Detroit Tank Arsenal (Chrysler), Fisher Tank Arsenal
Production Quantity 4542* Production Period Mar. 1944-Apr. 1945*
Type Medium Tank Crew 5
Length /hull (m) 7.54 Barrel Overhang (m) 1.27
Width (m) 3.0 Height (m) 2.97
Combat Weight (kg) 33650 Radio Equipment SCR508/528/538
FIREPOWER
Primary Armament 76mm Gun M1A1, M1A1C, or M1A2 Ammunition Carried 71
Traverse (degrees) 360° Elevation (degrees) -10° to +25°
Traverse speed (360°) 15 sec. Sight M71D, M47A2
Secondary Armament 2 x .30 caliber MG M1919A4 (coaxial, bow) Ammunition Carried 6250
1 x .50 caliber MG HB M2 (AA) 600
MOBILITY CHARACTERISTICS
Engine Make & Model Ford GAA Track Links 79/track
Type & Displacement V8, 18.0 liters Track Width 58.4 cm
Horsepower (max.) 500hp@2600rpm Track Ground Contact 383.5 cm
Power/Weight Ratio 14.9 hp/tonne Ground Pressure 11.0 psi
Gearbox 5 forward, 1 reverse Ground Clearance (m) 0.43
Fuel Gasoline (Petrol) Turning Radius (m) 18.9
Range on/off road (km) 161 Gradient (degrees) 31°
Mileage (liters/100km) 475 on road Vertical Obstacle (m) 0.61
Fuel Capacity (liters) 764 Fording (m) 0.91
Speed on/off road 42 km/h Trench Crossing (m) 2.3
ARMOR PROTECTION
Armor Detail Front Side Rear Top/Bottom
Hull 50-108mm@34-90° 38mm@90° 38mm@68-80° 25mm@0°(front)
13mm@0°(rear)
Superstructure 63mm@43° 76mm@90° - 19mm@0-7°
Turret 63mm@45-50° 63mm@77-90° 63mm@90° 25mm@0°
Mantlet 89mm@90° - -

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