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Emcha Komroti is a Soviet Tank unit in Steel Division II.

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Main article: M4 Sherman tank

The ubiquitous M4 Sherman medium tank evolved from the M3 Lee medium tank pressed into service as a stop-gap model in 1941. Designed by the U.S. Army Ordnance Department, the tank built upon proven technologies developed for American tanks of the 1930s, combining them with British experiences in tank design. The result was a versatile, reliable, and cheap tank much like the Soviet T-34.

The M4 entered service in late 1942, outperforming its older sibling in every aspect, the Sherman went on to become one of the most widely produced armored fighting vehicles of World War II. It was well armored, relatively fast, and cheap to produce, becoming the backbone of Allied armored divisions across the world and a major element of the Lend-Lease program for the Soviet Union. Nearly 50 000 tanks were produced before production ended in 1945 and were used across the world.

The M4A2 sub-designation indicates a second-generation Sherman, with a 75mm medium-velocity general-purpose gun, Diesel-powered General Motors Twin G-41 Engine and powertrain from earlier M3A3/M3A5 Stuart tanks. The M4A2 was the first model manufactured with a welded hull and although none were used by the US Army in combat, barring some DD conversions for the Omaha landing, they found use in French, Polish, and Soviet units.

The Soviet Union was one of the various recipients of lend lease M4A2 with 2,007 sent. These were commonly called Emcha, due to the Russian pronunciation of the M4 designation (em chetyrye). These were used instead of T-34 in the various armored units in Mechanized and Cavalry Corps.

Each Soviet Tank Company has 10 tanks with three 3-tank platoons lead by the company commander in a tank.

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