It was one of the best versions of this American World War II tank

An excellent video showing the inside of the M4A3E8 Sherman Easy Eight tank

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On the Allied side, one of the most famous tanks was the American M4 Sherman. It has also been the most manufactured tank in the entire US military history, with a total of 49,324 units. The Sherman entered service in 1942 and was rapidly updated in the following years based on experience gained in combat. In March 1944, the M4A3E8 variant appeared, popularly known as "Easy Eight". This version incorporated an HVSS suspension, wider T-66 tracks (which therefore placed less pressure on the ground), better armor, a 76mm M1A2 cannon and more firepower.

A US Army Sherman Easy Eight in the town of Horažďovice, Czechoslovakia, in 1945.

The "Easy Eight" was one of the best versions of the Sherman and became very popular with tank crews. In total, Chrysler produced 2,617 M4A3E8s from March 1944 to the end of the war. The "Easy Eight" continued fighting until the Korean War (1950-1953), and in popular culture it is famous because the main tank in the movie "Fury" (2014) was of this type

The Sherman Easy Eight from the movie "Fury" (Photo: The Tank Museum).

Last Saturday, Blue Paw Print published an excellent computer video showing the M4A3E8 Sherman Easy Eightinside and explaining how it works. The video has an audio track in English (if it is not activated by default, you can activate it in the bottom bar of the player):

You can see some screenshots of this video here:

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