Hi all, anyways I found this awhile ago and thought it was pretty interesting with all the discussions about Shermans and what not. These are numbers from a Canadian Report on 75mm Sherman losses in Normandy. What I find interesting is the high number of flank penetrations on the Sherman, 19 front penetrations to 46 side and rear penetrations, despite the oft stated weak frontal armor of the tank. I guess what surprised me the most was at the very bottom: Of the total 124 Shermans hit by enemy AP shot, only 41 were penetrated, 83 were not penetrated and continued to fight. Given the large number of 75mm guns of the mid barrel variety (L48 or Pak 40), it was likely getting hit by guns that statistically should have penetrated its armor very far out, especially given reports detemined most battles in Normandy took place under 800m in the British sector.