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 the 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 II) with 75mm gun
- Choice to build with Direct Vision or small hatch variant
- Includes both low & high bustle turrets
- Multiple gun manlets to choose from
- Open or closed command & crew hatches
- Tank crew figures included
Product Code: 280086
Number of Parts: 158 pieces / 6 sprues