M4A3E8 Sherman

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M4A3E8 Sherman
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Type: Medium Tanks
Faction: Us.png United States
Weaponry
Main Cannon: 76mm M1A2 L/55
Coaxial Gun: M1919A4
Machine Gun: M1919A4
Hull Armor
Front (Upper): 64 mm
Front (Lower): 108 mm
Sides (Upper): 38 mm
Sides (Lower): 38 mm
Rear: 38 mm
Top: 19 mm
Front (Turret): 64 mm
Mantlet: 89 mm
Side (Turret): 64 mm
Rear (Turret): 64 mm
Top (Turret): 25 mm
Specifications
Class Restriction Tank Crewman
Passengers: 6
Max Speed: 29.9 km/h

18.6 mph

Credits Cost: 191,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
Gold Cost: 2,290 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
Ribbon Required: Armor Assault Armor Assault
Requirement: United States- 9th Grade

Description[edit source]

The A3E8, nicknamed ‘Easy Eight’ by the crew, is an up-gunned and up-armored experimental version of the successful Sherman tank. The long barrel 76mm cannon is very effective even against heavy tanks.
― Heroes & Generals

Tips

  • The Easy 8 Sherman is powerful enough to destroy the Panzer III and the Panzer IV Ausf. H, but this does not mean you are invincible; the Panzer III can still kill you in 4 hits to the side and rear if you are not careful enough. The Panzer IV can kill you in 3 shots, so be sure to hit them first, as your side armor will not bounce shots unless they hit at 45 degrees. The M4A3E8 can kill Panzer IV Ausf. H and lower easily as the Panzer's armor will not bounce shots so exploit this to your advantage. Beware of the Panther as well, it can eliminate you with ease.
  • This version has an outside turret mounted M1919 Machine gun (M1919A4), as well as an Inside mounted MG. Use the turret if Enemies swarm the Sherman, as all tanks are vulnerable to AT Infantry!
  • The Panzerschreck RPzB 54 can effectively kill the Easy 8 in 2 shots (if the player has iron fist silver) to the side and rear-watch out for them!
  • This Variant has access to APCR rounds as well as AP shots-Use AP if you can't cope with the cost as the Easy 8 Shermans Repair and resupply may actually leave you broke.
  • The Soviet T-34/85 can take you out in 2 hits so surprise attacks are advised (Aim for his lower mantlet as the front of the turret is 90 mm armor)
  • When facing panthers head on, aim for the lower glacis as you can easily penetrate it there.

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) 184,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 135,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
Price (Gold) 735 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 540 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: M4A3E8 Sherman
V SPC 13.png M4A3E8 Sherman Specialist
Using the Sherman 'Easy Eight' medium tank in battle will earn you points on this ribbon.
More points are awarded for scoring hits on enemy tanks. The highest award is 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


Gallery[edit | edit source]

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