American Medium Armor Inbound!

April 29, 2019 12:16 am

We would like to extend a warm welcome to the M4A1E8 Sherman “Alice”! Nicknamed as the “Easy-Eight” or “E8”, this tank is a quicker, slightly better armored version of the M4 Sherman. It also has an upgraded 76mm gun with an improved rate of fire and better accuracy. The M4 Sherman was named after the Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman and was present in all theaters of the war. It was also used more than any other medium tank.

Check out her Specs Below:

Weight:
33.4 short tons (30.3t)

Length:
19 ft 2 in

Width:
8 ft 7 in

Height:
9 ft 0 in

Crew:
5 (commander, gunner, loader, driver, assistant driver/bow gunner)

Main Armament:
76 mm Gun M1A1, 71 rounds

Secondary Armament:
.50 caliber Browning M2HB machine gun (300–600 rounds)
2×.30 caliber Browning M1919A4 machine guns (6,000–6,750 rounds)

Engine:
Continental C4 9-cylinder radial gasoline engine,
400 hp (298 kW) at 2,400 rpm

From the Wright Museum Permanent Collection

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