M4A1E8

The Sherman M4A1 is easily recognised by its cast hull with the characteristic rounded shape. This vehicle is of the Easy Eight (E8) series which means it is fitted with both an upgraded M1 76 mm gun and improved suspension. While the upgraded gun was already introduced in the E4 series, the new Horizontal Volute Spring Suspension (HVSS) was a new feature. Not only was the suspension itself better, but the tracks were also widened for more evenly spread ground pressure. All of this resulted in a smoother ride.

These vehicles were photographed at the Cavaleriemuseum Amersfoort, The Netherlands and Musée National D’Histoire Militair Diekirch, Luxembourg respectively.