With the Jumbo now in inventory, the heavily armored system was called upon to head up such column formations and absorb the first volley that the awaiting enemy had to offer – volleys that would have traditionally annihilated base Shermans in the same role. January 12, at 1: But some historians have discounted this entry citing that the need for speed was essential on this mission and that a heavy, slow-moving Jumbo would be a hindrance. Four Patton Museum volunteers, Don Moriarty, Garry Redmon, Coleman Gusler and Robert Cartwright were selected to work with museum staff on the restoration along with other volunteers who also contributed to the restoration. Don Moriarty At first, the plan was to restore the interior and exterior to the way Cobra King looked on December 26, Unfortunately, Abe Baum does not note the damage.

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The upper front hull retained its base Sherman angled facing as it served well to combat m4w3e2 enemy projectiles, measuring 4. The roof of the tank is very thinly armoured as well, only having The main advantage of the Jumbo is its strong front armor, especially its turret.


Although initially intended to carry a 76mm main gun, the production form of the new Sherman fitted the standard 75mm main gun due to its proven m4aa3e2 when firing its High-Explosive HE projectile. Variants Lend-Lease Postwar Shermans. Additional Statistics Top Configuration. M4z3e2 Source View history.

March 16, at m4q3e2 Other M4s and Panthers were preferable. In addition, Shermans have been modified by several nations from modernization upgrades to complete hull conversions for another task.

The third was sent to the Aberdeen Proving Grounds for additional testing. More from Charles Lemons article. It, therefore, appears feasible to convert a medium tank to an assault tank with a weight of 82, lbs. USA Assault tank — built. In June—Julythe Army accepted a limited run of of M4A3E2 Jumbo Shermans, an up-armored version of the venerable M4 Sherman series with thicker armor and the 75 mm gun in a heavier Tstyle turret.

The internal fire is not now thought to have happened at the time of the raid. The M4A3E2 features the double layered front armour giving the vehicle its distinctive Army Recoignition Published on With a m4a3f2 enough gun, a round can penetrate this area and damage the crew, or even set off the ammunition all cluttered up on the bottom of the tank.

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It m4x3e2 built off a standard M4A3 chassis, with a T23 turret with a 75 mm gun, and uparmoured on nearly all sides.

At the end of the modifications, the Sherman “Jumbo” now weighed about 42 tons and moves a lower speed of 22 miles per hour. They slapped twice as much armor on a chassis than it was designed for. Ultimately, the Jumbo m4ae32 see her 75mm main gun give way to a more powerful 76mm caliber, completing her metamorphosis from medium tank to legendary war winner.


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The first Jumbos arrived in France via Cherbourg on the 22nd September Views Read Edit View history. The next part of Cobra Kings known service followed in March. The glacis plate was protected by up to 4 inches of armor while the turret was revised to 6 inches of protection. Sandbags covered with hessian and possible turf on the glacis. 4ma3e2 the vehicles mobility, protection, and creating specific variants for infantry support roles soon followed. I would like to coloberat with someone to research this.

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On December 26,Lt. Cobra King mid restoration — Source: Trying to drive across Europe with a bunch of M4s carrying twice the weight of armor they were designed for, AND a gun twice as heavy as intended mostly in the nose is a recipe for trouble. Patton himself went on the request list. However, its use both on the Wiki and In-Game is still prevalent. June 3, at 2: