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Number of Sherman tanks that the USA shipped to Soviet Union (WW2)?

Discussion in 'The Tanks of World War 2' started by Todd W Secrest, Jul 29, 2021.

  1. Todd W Secrest

    Todd W Secrest New Member

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    Anyone know the number of Sherman tanks and any other tracked vehicles that the USA shipped to the Soviet Union during WW2?
    Were the Soviet Sherman tanks use as big groups or were the Sherman spread out mixed in with other tanks?
     
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    2 Medium Tanks M4A4 and 4,135 Medium Tanks M4A2 were shipped to the USSR during the war.

    By the time the Sherman tanks arrived, Soviet armored formations were fairly homogenized with regards to tank types and were typically the same within brigades.
     
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    The two M4A4's were a mated couple, the hope was they would breed in Russia to save transportation costs.

    (I'm sure this is true, a friend of mine frequently used the phrase "fucking tanks!")
     
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    The Sherman was widely used during the last year of the war, some tank and mechanized corps were equipped entirely with this type of tank. The tank destroyer version of the Sherman tank called the M10, was supplied in small numbers. The majority of Sherman tanks sent to Russian were of the M4A2 version with a diesel engine. This M4A4 tank was sent to Russia for evaluation but probably did not find favour with the Soviet Generals because it was equipped with a petrol not diesel engine.

    M4A4 Sherman Lend-Lease Soviet Army WW2 Tank preserved in Kubinka Russia
     

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