The Army's Work Horse
The M4 Series Sherman Tank
As the Sherman tank design matured throughout the war, so did its usefulness. The intended role of the U.S. medium tank was to support infantry. For the D-Day invasion, “Duplex Drive” Sherman’s (sic), surrounded by watertight material that stretched above the tank, were designed to float ashore guided by propellers. In the pacific campaigns, the Sherman’s guns and size easily overpowered the smaller Japanese light tanks helping to secure the beachheads.
In spite of early limitations, the Sherman chassis was the platform for everything from tanks to bridge transports. the Sherman was easy to maneuver and maintain and was quickly produced in large numbers. it became the main battle tank of the Allies, used by Britain, Canada, and other countries. The Sherman Battle Tank was American armored forces most significant contribution to the Allied victory in World war II.
Erected by U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A New German Offender: (here, next to this marker); A Soldier Story (within shouting distance of this marker); A Toll Paid in Blood (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); Bugler John Cook (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); Model 1857 Light 12 Pound Gun-Howitzer (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); Civil War Cabins (within shouting distance of this marker); Drummer Jarvis Hanks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Winter Cabins (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.