THE official USA army manual (dated 1942) that was distributed with the famous Medium Tank M4A3 i.e. the Sherman Tank. It has >60 pages and explains all key aspects of this famous tank (engine, technical drawings, etc. This book was used by all M4A3 Sherman tank staff and mechanics during D-Day and subsequent operations. The booklet is complete but the front cover is detached (can be fixed easily as it is complete). There is a document included stating the owner of this manual was with the Engineer Amphibian Command, which played a vital role during D-Day!
The M4 Sherman, officially Medium Tank, M4, was the most widely used medium tank by the United States and Western Allies in World War II. The M4 Sherman proved to be reliable, relatively cheap to produce, and available in great numbers. It was also the basis of several successful tank destroyers, such as the M10, Achilles and M36. Tens of thousands were distributed through the Lend-Lease program to the British Commonwealth and Soviet Union. The tank was named by the British for the American Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman. The M4A3 used the liquid-cooled 450 hp (340 kW) Ford GAA V8 gasoline engine, and the M4A4 used the liquid cooled 370 hp (280 kW) 30 cylinder Chrysler A57 multibank gasoline engine.
Fantastic and one of the most difficult to find field manuals for your USA WW2 collection of an iconic tank!
PS; stripes visible on photo's are not present on books themselves, it is due to sunblockers.
See also my other USA WW2 items that I have currently for sale!
- Technical Manual
- Country of Origin
- United States
- Army Unit
- Unique Official WW2 Sherman M4A3 Tank
- Year of Manufacture
- Original/ Replica
- Fair condition
- Comes with certificate of authenticity