The Army's World War II Sherman Tank: The Best Worst Tank?
The National Interest -

Kyle Mizokami

Security, Europe

Did the Nazi fear them?

For its part, the M-4 was good in 1942, adequate in 1943 and totally outclassed by 1944. Unfortunately for American tankers, the war lasted until 1945.American tanks in World War II were generally inferior to their German counterparts. German tanks boasted better armor protection and more firepower.

But armor and lethality don’t tell the whole story. The same American tanks were superior to their rivals in other important ways. The M-4...

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