M4A1 Sherman

The M4 Sherman is one if not the most famous American tank in military history. While it has been a tank mainly built for mass-production, we cannot deny its qualities on the battlefield. Together with the T-34 and the Panzer IV, it sets the standards for the higher-tier medium tanks.

Gameplay

Looking at the armour layout, everything that hits your hull will penetrate. The turret is a different story and will introduce you to the 'hull-down' gameplay American vehicles are famed for. What this means is your turret front is quite strong, thanks to the gun mantlet. On top of that, the M4A1 Sherman boasts an outstanding gun depression angle. Those two traits allow you to hide your weakest parts behind terrain, show only your strong turret, and fire at your enemies comfortably.

The M4A1 Sherman isn't quite the fastest medium tank there is. You'll still get where you need to be in time, though. Make good use of your view range, if you can. Assisting and supporting your team isn't just about dealing damage and rushing into the red team's flanks, but also about enabling your team to shoot any target, be it through spotting or destroying a target's tracks.

  • 76 mm gun M1A1: The standard choice if you like the normal support gameplay. Everything is quite average: the damage, the rate of fire, the accuracy, and the aim time.
  • 105 mm M4: A dangerous howitzer, capable of dealing tremendous damage - if you hit. And penetrate. On the other side, even if you don't penetrate, you will deal some splash damage, where normal guns would just bounce. Take a couple of HEAT shells with you to deal with same-tier opponents.

Equipment

Recommended Setup

Hover your cursor over the images for more information on each piece of equipment.

To get the most out of the guns we just presented, the pieces of equipment above will do the job best. With a faster reload time and better aim speed you can deal damage both faster and more reliably. If you prefer playing the support role, consider replacing the Enhanced Gun Laying Drive with Coated Optics.

If you are a new player, you might want to go for a Camouflage Net, Binocular Telescope, and a Toolbox. They may not be a great fit for the tank but they can be demounted for free, and ultimately, it's better than nothing.

Crew Skills

Commander
Gunner
Driver
Radio Operator
Loader

Hover your cursor over the images for more information on each crew skill or perk.

A usual choice of crew skills and perks. Repair is the most important skill to go for in case your tracks get blown off, while Snap Shot and Smooth Ride increase the chance of hitting your targets on the move. Brothers In Arms tops it off with a nice bonus to the crew's training level.

Adrenaline Rush

Decreases the gun reload time by 10% if your vehicle's HP drops below 10%.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Brothers in Arms / Sisterhood of Steel

Increases the training level of your crew members by 5%.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100% for every single crew member.

Band of Brothers

Increases the training level of your crew members by 5%.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100% for every single crew member.

Also works if other crew members have Brothers in Arms / Sisterhood of Steel.

Call for Vengeance

Reports the enemy vehicles' location for two more seconds after the destruction of the own vehicle.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Clutch Braking

Increases the traverse speed of your vehicle.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Concealment

Increases the camouflage value of your vehicle.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Controlled Impact

Increases the ramming damage dealt and decreases damage taken by ramming.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Deadeye

Increases the chance of landing a critical hit.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Designated Target

Keeps targeted vehicles visible for two more seconds.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Eagle Eye

Allows you to identify damaged/destroyed modules as well as injured crew members of an enemy vehicle by hovering your mouse over it for several seconds.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Firefighting

Reduces the duration and damage taken by fire.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Intuition

Grants a slight chance of changing the shell type without having to reload again.

Doesn't work with autoloaders. Works also while reloading.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Jack of All Trades

Reduces the performance penalty of wounded crew members.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Mentor

Increases the Crew XP gained for each member apart from the commander.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Off-Road Driving

Increases the mobility on medium and soft terrain.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Preventative Maintenance

Reduces the chance of taking fire.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Recon

Increases the view range of your vehicle.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Relaying

Increases the signal range of your allies' vehicles within your signal range.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Repair

Reduces the repair time of destroyed modules.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Safe Stowage

Increases the durability of your vehicle's ammo rack.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Signal Boosting

Increases the signal range of your vehicle.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Situational Awareness

Increases the view range of your vehicle.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Sixth Sense

Shows a lightbulb three seconds after you've been spotted.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Smooth Ride

Reduces the dispersion penalty while driving.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Snap Shot

Reduces the dispersion penalty of traversing the turret.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Additional Grousers

Increases the mobility on soft and medium terrain.

Binocular Telescope

Increases the view range of your vehicle by 25%.

Your hull must stand still for at least 3 seconds.

Camouflage Net

Increases the camouflage value of your vehicle tremendously.

Your hull must stand still for at least 3 seconds.

Enhanced Gun Laying Drive

Reduces the aiming time of your gun by 10%.

Coated Optics

Increases the view range of your vehicle by 10%.

Tank Gun Rammer

Reduces the reload time of your gun by 10%.

Spall Liner

Decreases damage taken by ramming and high-explosive splash.

Toolbox

Decreases the repair time of destroyed modules.

Cumulative with the Repair skill.

Improved Ventilation

Increases the training level of your crew members by 5%.

Vertical Stabilizer

Reduces the dispersion penalties of hull and turret traverse, as well as driving by 20%.

"Wet" Ammo Rack

Increases the module HP of your ammo rack.

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