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Sherman tank question

Posted: Fri May 07, 2021 7:27 am
by SnakeEyes
Just received the game this past week and have been enjoying it thoroughly. I have some confusion regarding some of the Sherman tanks in the US tables.
There seems to be a typo for the M4A3E8 Jumbo. The Jumbo had the designation M4A3E2 which now leaves two entries for the Easy Eight but with different stats. Which one is the correct M4A3E8?

Re: Sherman tank question

Posted: Sun May 09, 2021 2:02 pm
by SteveC
Not a typo. M4A3E2 Jumbo was a more heavily armoured standard version of the A3 with 1" of additional welded armour which knocked about 4mph of it's speed. The M4A3E8 had the later suspension type (HVSS) and improved armour relative to the standard A3 but not on a par with the Jumbo.

There a several images of the E2 and E8 to be found on the web, 2 good ones being on the Wiki site for the M4 Sherman variants.


Re: Sherman tank question

Posted: Sun May 09, 2021 4:46 pm
by SnakeEyes
Ah thanks, I was just reading the tables incorrectly.