March 4, 2016

Myths Of American Armor

The Sherman M4 got a bad rep... undeservedly. This is a very interesting video if you're into WWII history.

Listen to this US Army armor officer/historian; the M4 was an excellent weapon and did exactly what it was designed to do.

1 comment:

Doom said...

I don't buy this. Historians? Crooked as politicians and twice as unaccountable these days. That one is even a Brit, or some other sort of foreigner. Yes, it makes a difference. Those limeys still hold a grudge. Not only did they lose us, their biggest cash cow, they lost it all, much of it in a way to us, because they couldn't even defend themselves in many wars and needed to depend upon us.

I've just heard from too many that those tanks did not work. It doesn't really matter what the manufacturer says. It matters more what orders are given. All you have to do is look at the death rate of crews that actually saw combat to know that they were gasoline toasters on tracks. They failed against not just German tanks, but also 88's and quite a few field and very mobile infantry-wielded devices.