The M4A1 Sherman is the first production version of the M4 Sherman medium tank. It first saw combat in North Africa together with some M4A2s during Operation Torch in November 1942. Additional M4s and M4A1s replaced the M3s in US tank battalions over the course of the North African campaign. The Sherman proved to be reliable, relatively cheap to produce and available in great numbers. The M4A1 Sherman was equipped with a Continental R-975 air-cooled radial engine and a one-piece cast hull. They were available with either a 75mm or 76mm gun. The M4A1(75) was used by the US, Britain, South Africa, France (small numbers) and China.
There are four M4A1 variants. The M4A1(75) Sherman (Sherman II in British naming system) with a 75mm gun (6,181 units); the M4A1(75) Sherman with large hatches (100 units); the M4A1(76)W Sherman (Sherman IIA) with “wet” ammunition stowage (2,171 units); and the M4A1(76)W HVSS Sherman (Sherman IIAY) with HVSS suspension (1,255 units).
- M4A1 (Sherman IIA) with 76mm gun
- Includes both early & late production T23 turret
- Open or closed command & crew hatches
- Tank crew figures included
Product Code: 280087
Number of Parts: 140 pieces / 6 sprues
Models are supplied unassembled and unpainted.