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Sherman V is a British Tank unit.


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 M4A4 is a sub-designation indicates a Sherman equipped with 75 mm M3 L/40 gun and Chrysler A57 multibank 30-cylinder "cloverleaf" petrol engine. Sherman V is a Lend-Lease designation for the M4A4 Sherman.

The Armored Regiments of the 5th Guards Armoured Brigade of Guards Armoured Division were equipped with Sherman V.

Sherman V Tanks of the 11th Armoured supported 15th Infantry during the Battle for Hill 112 during Operation Jupiter.

C Squadron of 13th/18th Royal Hussars along the other two Squadron which replaced their Sherman II DD with conventional tanks supported the 1st SSB.


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