By Pat Ware.
We currently have stock of a limited print run, made exclusively for The Tank Museum.
An insight into the history, development, production, uses and ownership of the world's most iconic tank.
The Sherman tank was the most prolific Allied tank of the Second World War and was operated by the armies of the USA, Canada, Britain, the Soviet Union and France.
Although relatively unsophisticated, it become a main opponent for the German tanks of the Second World War. The Haynes Sherman Tank Manual covers the M4 Sherman chronicling its development and numerous variants.
Less than half price of a publication that has been unavailable for ages. What else is there to say?
OK, the book itself is full of detail about the workings of a Sherman tank, eg lubrication needed, removing anyone of a series of engines, details of the interior etc. Less good on telling the engine deck of an M4A1 from an M4A3 or A2 maybe. Not the anorak detail about the various hatches, thickened cheeks right side, pistol port or not, various track types, wheel types but it is great value for money and covers much that standard books do not. The rest is there on line anyway with the Shaddock
As an earlier review, this was FAR more useful than I had expected. I only bought it as it was so cheap......and suddenly available. I think the latter was more important
Such a great source of information so many details and photographs of all the variants, not the normal type of Haynes manual though you wont be able to repair one from this.
The Sherman Tank was made in such great numbers in so many variants and saw such widespread service that no single book can tell the whole story. But Haynes Sherman Tank does a decent job of both providing an overview of its service (with good tabular summaries of the characteristics and production of the various marks) while also zooming into the detailed technical aspects, including what it was like to operate and maintain this tank.
Still working through it but a very informative Book, and a lot more detailled than I was expecting...
Full of good info, history and graphics