I review the M4 Sherman, a tier 5 American medium tank in World of Tanks (WoT), with replays of tier 6 Sand River and Highway battles.
The M4 Sherman is the best derp tank for its tier that I’ve played, thanks to its synergistic combination of superb view range, ability to fight hull-down, and good-enough mobility.
I consider the M4 Sherman to be meaningfully better than the Pz IV H, and this is reflected in my stats – I deal ~100 more damage and ~50 more spotting damage in the M4 Sherman relative to the Pz IV H, along with ~0.4 more spots – and that was with a less-skilled crew.
Strengths and Weaknesses
+ Amazing gun depression (-12)
+ Superb view range (370), as good as some tier 7 light tanks
+ Superb HE alpha (410)
+ HE penetration is high enough (53) to penetrate soft opponents frontally
+ Small turret with solid protection
+ Good top speed (48)
+ Good reload (9s base) for a derp gun
– Very tall profile
– Hull armor is unreliable
I talk through how I’m reading the battle as it unfolds and discuss key decisions and mistakes. My hope is that these videos meaningfully help players improve their gameplay.
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