M4 Sherman at War

Overview

It was not the most heavily armored tank—it was tall and ungainly, and its firepower couldn't match the German tanks it faced—but by dint of sheer numbers and downright reliability, the M4 Sherman became the winning workhorse of World War II.

This book gives readers an inside look at one of the best-known American tanks from the point of view of tankers and other military personnel who experienced the M4 Sherman firsthand. With diagrams and descriptions of various components, it...

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Overview

It was not the most heavily armored tank—it was tall and ungainly, and its firepower couldn't match the German tanks it faced—but by dint of sheer numbers and downright reliability, the M4 Sherman became the winning workhorse of World War II.

This book gives readers an inside look at one of the best-known American tanks from the point of view of tankers and other military personnel who experienced the M4 Sherman firsthand. With diagrams and descriptions of various components, it also details the triumph of American industry, which came into the war without a modern tank and overcame the Axis powers with 50,000 M4 Shermans. From harrowing first-person accounts of tank combat to close-ups of the M4 Sherman's mechanical make-up, this book gives readers an unprecedented insight into the tank that, more than any other, embodied American pluck and power.

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Editorial Reviews

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Internet Modeler, February 2007

M4 Sherman at War is another fine offering of the ‘At-War’ series of books. This is a nicely concise but very informative book … For $20 you will be hard pressed to find a better book on the Sherman tank. I highly recommend this to any AFV book library or modeler.”

Midwest Book Review, May 2007

“Military specialty libraries strong on World War II won’t want to miss M4 Sherman at War … a fascinating, involving read.”

Military Machines International, May 2007

“All in all, this is a well-rounded account of the M4 Sherman that has some excellent photographic materials that will serve the enthusiast and model-maker well.”

From the Publisher

Internet Modeler, February 2007

M4 Sherman at War is another fine offering of the ‘At-War’ series of books. This is a nicely concise but very informative book … For $20 you will be hard pressed to find a better book on the Sherman tank. I highly recommend this to any AFV book library or modeler.”

Midwest Book Review, May 2007

“Military specialty libraries strong on World War II won’t want to miss M4 Sherman at War … a fascinating, involving read.”

Military Machines International, May 2007

“All in all, this is a well-rounded account of the M4 Sherman that has some excellent photographic materials that will serve the enthusiast and model-maker well.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760327845
  • Publisher: Zenith Press
  • Publication date: 2/15/2007
  • Series: At War Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,365,333
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Green is a freelance writer, researcher, and photographer who specializes in military, transportation, and law enforcement subjects, with more than fifty books to his credit. In addition, he has written numerous articles for a variety of national and international military-related magazines.
James D. Brown served twenty years in the U.S. Army as an armor officer, with secondary specialty in research and development. His active duty service includes a four-year tour as an assistant professor of engineering at the United States Military Academy, where he taught combat vehicle design and automotive engineering.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter One: Background

Chapter Two: Description

Chapter Three: Firepower and Armor Protection

Chapter Four: Improvements

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  • Posted June 6, 2009

    Excellent Reference

    Great source to keep on the shelves after you've read or paged through it. The book does a fine job of covering the years leading up to the eventual development of this fine tank. As the tank already keeps a pretty lengthy history, this book does a great job of covering each of its developmental steps in fine detail. Pictures are both in color and in black and white. Interior shots are also provided for and broken down by charts and the text. Great gift for the tank-head in your life.

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