Tank Research #1 M4A3E8 Sherman

Tank commanders,

Have you ever wondered how the actual tanks are similar to the those in World of Tanks? Let's find out by visiting where the actual tanks were exhibited and compare them! 

Let's meet our first hero, the medium tank  VI M4A3E8 Sherman

Appearance comparison - M4A3E8 Sherman 


Engine room top plate

The muzzle of its machine gun



※ M4A3E8 Sherman at the Yongsan War Memorial in South Korea. This tank was operated by the ROKA Army in the 1960s.

Specification comparison

M4A3E8 Sherman
(M4A3E8 Sherman exhibited at the Yongsan War Memorial)
Comparison M4A3E8 Sherman
(In World of Tanks)
Length: 7.5m /  Width: 3 m  Size -
- Hit Points 720HP
Body: 51 / 38mm Armour Body: 63 / 38 / 38mm
Turret: 63 / 63 / 63mm
30.3t Weight 30t
400HP Engine Power 400HP
48km/h Top Speed 48km/h
161km Cruising range -
- Specific Power 13.33HP/t
Gasoline Ford GAA V8  Engine WRIGHT CONTINENTAL R-975C1
Ford GAA

76mm gun
12.7mm M2 medium machine gun
7.62mm machine gun


75mm gun M3
76mm Gun M1A2

Commander, Gunner, Radio operator, Loader, Driver Crew Commander, Gunner, Radio operator, Loader, Driver

※ The specification information may differ depending on the model.

  Reference: Wikipedia

The story of M4A3E8 Sherman during the Korean War

The M4A3E8, also known as the "Sherman", was named after Sherman, the General of the Union Army during the American Civil War. It was deployed to US military forces in 1942 and operated as the main force of the US Army during World War II.

Its performance was somewhat subpar compared to those of German and former Soviet tanks. But thanks to its excellent reliability, it became the most manufactured tank during World War II.

The South Korean Army introduced the M4A3E8 from the United States to its marines and the army during the Korean War. Since then, a total of 300 M4A3E8 tanks have been operated in South Korea. However, in the early 1970s, M-47 tanks were gradually introduced into the country.

With that, the M4A3E8 retired from the front line.


M4A3E8 Sherman in World of Tanks

VI M4A3E8 Sherman  is a Tier VI American medium tank that has a fast speed, high firepower, and excellent mobility. All of these excellent traits make this tank a great example of a medium tank. 

It is suitable for hull down tactics with its good Gun Depression/Elevation angles. Its excellent mobility makes this tank easy to distract enemies by attacking lone heavy tanks. The M4 tanks (M4 Sherman, M4A3E8, M4A3E2) have superior gun elevation angles compared to tanks of the same tier from other nations.

The M4A3E8 is commonly referred to as the "Easy Eight", a nickname for the E8. It is also the original tank which the M4A3E8 Fury was based on from the familiar film "Fury".