Here is a question; everybody knows that the Sherman had the nicknames 'Ronson' and 'Tommy Cooker' - but did it? Did Allied troops really ever refer to the Sherman this way? I have read quite a few books written by British troopers who served in the Sherman during the war, and none of them mention it. If I remember correctly (Simon can hopefully confirm this) even Belton Y 'I hate the Sherman' Cooper does not refer to these nicknames. Did German troops really ever refer to the Sherman this way? They did in Sven Hassel's books, but I'm not convinced of their credibility as a source... :wink: I have not really read much by German tankers, so cannot really comment here. So, my challenge is to prove the truth of these nicknames.