M4A3E2 Sherman 'Jumbo'

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M4A3E2 Sherman 'Jumbo'
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Type: Heavy Tanks
Faction: Us.png United States
Weaponry
Main Cannon: 76mm Gun M1
Coaxial Gun: M1919A4
Machine Gun: M1919A4
Hull Armor
Front (Upper): 138.92 mm
Front (Lower): 191.43 mm
Sides (Upper): 76.2 mm
Sides (Lower): 76.2 mm
Rear: 38.1 mm
Top: 19.5 mm
Front (Turret): 152.4 mm
Mantlet: 178 mm
Side (Turret): 152.4 mm
Rear (Turret): 152.4 mm
Top (Turret): 25.4 mm
Specifications
Class Restriction Tank Crewman
Passengers: 6
Credits Cost: 167,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
Gold Cost: 2,000 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
Ribbon Required: Armor Assault Armor Assault
Requirement: United States- 9th Grade

Description[edit source]

In order to counter the formidable German tanks until the M26 Pershing becomes available, this Sherman has been heavily modified. The Jumbo’s 178mm frontal glacis is able to resist a direct hit from the Tiger, but the added weight comes at the cost of maneuverability.
― Heroes & Generals

Tips

  • Keep the front of your tank facing forwards at all times, since most tanks can not penetrate your frontal armor (altough cupola is a weak spot)
  • The main armament of the M4A3E2 is inferior to other heavy tanks, only armed with a 76mm gun, so be sure to aim for any potential weak points when engaging other heavy tanks, or stay further away from the action and camp it out.
  • The game info is misleading. You actually have 2 separate plates totalling to 101 mm raw thickness, and 130 - 140 mm effective LOS thickness. While this is nearly impenetrable (the only part that can be penetrated is the hull MG port), with the gun mantlet being practically invincible to all damage (not even the IS-2s top ammo can penetrate it), the commander's cupola is still a weak spot, so watch out.
  • The M4A3E2 has a very similar model compared to the M4A3E8 Sherman, so most defensive measures used by the M4A3E8 can be used by this tank, however many of the offensive tactics used by the M4A3E8 cannot be used due to the Jumbo's lack of speed.

Ammunition

Name Penetration[1] Damage[2] Velocity Credits Cost Gold Cost
[76mm L/55] 76mm AP M79 Shot 70mm - 120mm 650 - 950 792 m/s 3,300 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 39 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
[76mm L/55] 76mm APCBC M62 80mm - 130mm 750 - 950 588 m/s 5,700 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 68 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
[76mm L/55] 76mm M26 HE/APC 10mm - 30mm 250 - 400 823 m/s 9,200 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 110 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png

Camouflage

Factory Ardennes Four Color Olive Drab & Black
Price (Credits) 248,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 180,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
Price (Gold) 980 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 720 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
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Upgrades

Supply Crates can be fitted to your vehicle to aid nearby infantry.

Name Contents Credits Cost Gold Cost
Ammunition Supply Crate Ammo 1,300 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 15 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
Medic Supply Crate Health 4,400 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 52 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
Anti-tank Supply Crate Panzerfaust 60 7,500 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 90 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png

Specialist Ribbon

Vehicle Required: M4A3E2 Sherman 'Jumbo'
V SPC 104.png M4A3E2 Sherman Jumbo Specialist
Using the M4A3E2 Sherman 'Jumbo' heavy tank in battle will earn you points on this ribbon.
More points are awarded for scoring hits on enemy tanks. Highest rewards are given for destroying enemy tanks.
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Icon-US-Symbol.png American Unlocks
Ammunition Supply Crate
Olive Drab & Black
Ardennes Four Color
Medic Supply Crate
76mm APCBC M62
Anti-Tank Supply Crate
76mm M26 HE/APC


  1. As of 2016-4-21, the game does not yet have penetration fall off with distance.
  2. Against armor