Sunday, September 11, 2011

Walkaround vol.1: M4 Sherman

Subject: M4 Sherman
Location: Museu do Comando Militar do Sul (South Military Command Museum), Porto Alegre/Brasil
Comments: This is the M4 Sherman that belongs to CMS Museum in Porto Alegre, Brasil. The tank is  a early M4 model, with the Continental  R-975 radial engine, that was delivered to the brazilian Army in 1944. The photos bellow show some details of this tank:

The tank has the single piece cast differential cover

This is a front photo of the appliqué armor in front of the driver´s hatch

Here you have a lateral view of the appliqué armor plate

Top view of the drivers hatch. It is the small hatch model without direct vision aperture.

 This is a front view of the driver´s hatch
This is the gun travel lock, witch was not originally placed at the M4.In a later rebuilt, the lock was installed.

The coaxial machime gun

T48 Chevron track

The early type flame cut sprocket

The VVSS M4 early style suspension

Side appliqué armor

Side appliqué armor

The welded construction of the hull

The machine gun of the turret (M2 .50 machine gun)


The idler is a solid piece
Serial number on the hull side close to the turret ring







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