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Description[]

The A3E8, nicknamed ‘Easy Eight’ by the crew, is an up-gunned and up-armored experimental version of the successful Sherman tank. The long barrel 76mm cannon is very effective even against heavy tanks.
― Heroes & Generals

Tips

  • The M4A3E8 is the most underwhelming tier 3 medium tank when it comes to fighting other tanks, as it has the best anti infantry armaments out of all of them. It is common for this tank to lose to a T-34/85 Model 1944 by having inferior DPM, or to a Panzer V Ausf. G by not being able to pen its frontal armor.
  • The M4A3E8 has excellent gun depression, which allows this tank to work with ridgelines fairly effectively.
  • The T4 APCR rounds will allow the M4A3E8 to have much better armor penetration up close (significantly better than AP and APHE shells), giving the tank capability to effectively damage tanks like the Panzer VI Tiger and the Panzer V Ausf. G frontally.
  • The turret roof mounted (M1919A4) machine gun is unique to the M4A3E8. It has relatively decent protection for the gunner, and is fully traverseable. With a good support crew, this tank is able to engage infantries very effectively.
  • The M4A3E8 will struggle significantly against heavier opponents. It is highly advised to completely avoid engagement without additional support.
  • When facing a Panther head on, the M4A3E8 has the option to penetrate its lower glacis with relative ease (although the damage done will be inferior to some potential returning shots that hit your critical components).

Munitions

Name Explosion Damage/Radius Penetration Damage[1] Near/Far Range Far Penetration Far Damage Correction Angle Velocity Credits Cost Gold Cost Cost per Shot Maintenance Load
[76mm L/55] 76mm AP, M79, Shot 100 @ 1m 109mm - 129mm 1417 - 1559 10m/1500m 5% 30% 790 m/s 3,300 Credits 39 Gold 8.25 Credits 0:00s
[76mm L/55] 76mm APCBC, M62, Shot 100 @ 1m 125mm - 138mm 1513 - 1700 10m/1500m 5% 50% 790 m/s 18,700 Credits 220 Gold 46.75 Credits 0:10s
[76mm L/55] 76mm HE, M42A1, Shell 160 @ 8m 10mm - 30mm 525 - 840 10m/1500m 5% 30% ° 820 m/s 11,560 Credits 136 Gold 28.9 Credits 0:20s
[76mm L/55] 76mm HVAP, T4, Shot 100 @ 1m 167mm - 197mm 1417 - 1559 10m/1000m 5% 15% 1000 m/s 6,630 Credits 78 Gold 16.58 Credits 0:10s



M2 .30-06 Ball @ m 3mm - 6mm 19 - 21 10m/700m 5% 30% ° 1107.6 m/s


Camouflage

Factory Ardennes Four Color Olive Drab & Black Lustreless Olive Drab Gloss Olive Drab Enamel
Price (Credits) 184,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 135,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png Unknown HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png Unknown HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
Price (Gold) 735 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 540 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png Unknown HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png Unknown HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
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V CAMO 10.png
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V CAMO 21.png
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V 13 415.png
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Upgrades

Supply Crates and other upgrades can be fitted to your vehicle to aid nearby infantry.

Name Contents Credits Cost Gold Cost Spawn Cost Maintenance Load
Ammunition Supply Crate Ammo 1,300 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 15 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 12 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 0:02s
Medic Supply Crate Health 4,400 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 52 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 44 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 0:02s
Anti-tank Supply Crate Panzerfaust 60 7,500 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 90 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 68 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 0:02s
Demolition Kit Supply Crate Infantry Demolition Kit M1 Battle Pass Season 0 44 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 0:02s
Flame Thrower Supply Crate Einstossflammenwerfer 46 Battle Pass Season 0 44 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 0:02s

Specialist Ribbon

Vehicle Required: M4A3E8 Sherman
V SPC 13.png M4A3E8 Sherman Specialist
Using the Sherman 'Easy Eight' medium tank in battle will earn you points on this ribbon.
More points are awarded for scoring hits on enemy tanks. The highest award is given for destroying enemy tanks.
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Icon-US-Symbol.png American Unlocks
Ammunition Supply Crate
Lustreless Olive Drab
Gloss Olive Drab Enamel
Medic Supply Crate
76mm HVAP, T4, Shot
Olive Drab & Black
76mm HE, M42A1, Shell
Ardennes Four Color
Anti-Tank Supply Crate
76mm APCBC, M62, Shot

Gallery[]

  1. Against armor
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