The British named the US-built tanks after famous generals from the US civil war.
The Sherman Crab was the most successful mine clearing Sherman variant. But there was another.
The foundry marks that appear on Sherman parts have long been a mystery to enthusiasts as they generally bore no relation to the final manufacturer of the tank. Kurt Laughlin has unearthed very interesting information at a casting trade group, the Steel Founder's Society of America. This article identifies the foundries responsible for many of the parts on the Sherman from their symbols or company name.
During WW-2 several medium tanks were converted into APCs, of which the Canadian Ram Kangaroo is the best known. But it is hardly known that after WW-2 the originators of the turretless tank continued this practise.
To upgrade their firepower, a number of Shermans originally built with 75mm guns were retrofitted with the 76mm gun as found on the ultimate generation Sherman tanks.
Vehicle serial numbers and Ordnance registration numbers assigned to Sherman medium tanks are quite an unknown field. In these notes on the serial numbers you will find the location of the numbers on the various types of vehicles and a table listing the known serial numbers.
Ever wondered what a Sherman cost back in 1945. In today's prices half a million US dollars is about right.
Some interesting material about Sherman Fireflies in Italy.
Wartime notes about the Sherman radial and diesel-engined Shermans in North Africa.
This site will also address many of the questions left surrounding the Sherman. Every now and then a photo or similar comes up which raises some questions.
A small serrated strip of steel found on many Shermans and other AFVs. Nobody is sure of its intended use and this has proven to be the most persistent riddle for many years. Although someone has finally come up with a picture which seemed to put an end to the discussion, the riddle is still not solved completely.
One of these subjects are the track types used on Sherman tanks and related AFVs. Since many of the sources available are contradicting, I have made an overview of the correct designations.
A listing of Technical Manuals and Supply Catalogs for all Sherman types and related AFVs.
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