Sherman M4A3-E8

The M4 Sherman, officially the Medium Tank, M4, was the most numerous battle tank used by the United States and some other Western Allies in World War II. It proved to be reliable and mobile. In spite of being outclassed by German heavy tanks late in the war, the M4 Sherman was cheaper to produce and available in greater numbers. Thousands were distributed to the Allies, including the British Commonwealth and the Soviet Union, through the lend-lease program. The M4 Sherman was the second-most produced tank of the World War II era, after the Soviet T-34. The tank was named after the American Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman by the British.