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Detroit Tank Arsenal

 Country: United States

 Industry/ Capability:
The Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant built a quarter of the 89,568 tanks produced in the U.S. during WWII.

 Head Office:
Established under Chrysler in 1940. The 113-acre site was located in Warren, Michigan
— first manufacturing plant ever built for the mass production of tanks in the United States.


 Noteworthy:
The M4, M4A1 - M4A6 Shermans were the most numerous & important American tank of WWII.
— the Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant was once the largest in the world.


Sub-types of the M4 Sherman Tank indicated standardized production variations.
— the sub-types differed mainly in engines.


 Additional Notes:

The following companies also produced varients of the M4 Sherman Tank, most notable:
### Fisher Tank Arsenal
# Baldwin Locomotive Works
# American Locomotive Co.
# Pullman Standard Car Co.
## Ford Motor Co.

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U.S. M4A3 Medium Tank Sherman

Despite different versions - the basis of the M4 Sherman changed little


In Britain, the M4 was named after Union General William Tecumseh Sherman, following the British practice of naming their American-built tanks after famous American Civil War generals. Subsequently, the British name found its way into common use in the U.S.

Medium Tank M4A3 Sherman  - This is a real blueprint made directly from vellum masters. Delivered to you on a full size master sheet measuring 42"x 30".
The blueprint will arrive uncut, edge not slit, or trimmed, and are marked for proper 36"x24" finishing. This is a detailed general arrangement plan (standard blueprint cover-sheet) of the WWII U.S. Medium Tank M4A3 Sherman.

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The iconic American tank of WWII… the M4 Sherman was employed in all theaters of the conflict by the US Army and Marine Corps, as well as most Allied nations.

 
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U.S. M4A3 Medium Tank Sherman

Medium Tank M4A3 Sherman  - This is a real blueprint made directly from vellum masters. Delivered to you on a full size master sheet measuring 42"x 30".
The blueprint will arrive uncut, edge not slit, or trimmed, and are marked for proper 36"x24" finishing. This is a detailed general arrangement plan ( standard blueprint cover-sheet ) of the WWII U.S. Medium Tank M4A3 Sherman.

All listed blueprint are in stock, ready for prompt delivery to you anywhere in the world.

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The American M4 'Sherman' Medium tank followed the M3 'General Grant' and incorporated a number of improvements upon it. The 75-mm gun was retained, but was turret-mounted as opposed to the sponson-mounted gun of the M3, and the tank had a lower silhouette. During production, alterations were made to the 2.9-in (75-mm)  frontal armour profile.

The Sherman was built by 11 major producers and had several different Marks. The original M4 (Sherman 1) was powered by a rear-mounted Wright Continental R-975 engine used in the M3, and had an all welded hull. The M4A1 (Sherman II) had a cast hull and the same engine, but either a 75 or 76-mm gun. The M4A2 changed to the twin General Motors 6046 diesel engine and a welded hull, and had a similar armament fit; this was known as the Sherman III. The M4A3, again with welded hull, used a Ford V-8 GAA engine (Sherman IV). The 76-mm M4A4 (Sherman V) used a Chrysler power plant and had extra length to accommodate it. The last production Sherman, the M4A6, (Sherman VII) was powered by a Caterpillar D-200A diesel.

The suspension on all models was of the volute spring type. The main armament was backed up by a co-axial .30-in (7.62-mm) Browning machine-gun, another on the glacis plate and a .50-in (12.7-mm) machine-gun on the turret. Over 90 rounds were carried for the main armament. The crew of five had periscopes to ensure good all-round vision when closed down. The tank weighed 32.6 tons, was 19 ft 4 in (5.89 meters) long, 8.7 ft (2.62 meters) wide and 9 ft (2.74 meters) high.

Variations on the tank existed. The Medium Tank M4 (105-mm Howitzer) was armed, as its name implies, with the M4 howitzer. The British, who first used the Sherman at El Alamein, later mounted the 17-pdr anti-tank gun on to the Sherman 'Firefly', of which 600 were built. Duplex Drive equipment was fitted to some Shermans to enable them to cross water obstacles by the erection of a waterproof screen around the hull, and these were used in Normandy and at the Rhine. Flame-thrower and mine-clearance conversions were also used. Over 49,230 Shermans were eventually built.

Debs McCaffrey