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Sherman specifics

Explore the many variants of America’s World War II medium tank

Published: September 27, 2010
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In the November 2010 issue, Jim Wechsler explains how he painted, weathered, and displayed Tamiya's 1/35 scale M4A3.
It’s an inescapable fact: If you build World War II American armor, you’re going to wind up building a Sherman tank – or three. More than 49,000 Shermans were produced, and they came in many variants, with many modifications, and in schemes of all colors.

So, Shermans are fertile ground for modelers – but the diversity, even within each production model, can be confusing. That’s where the experts come in. And when it comes to armor, one of the most knowledgeable modelers around is Stephen “Cookie” Sewell. Here is his guide to help you sort your Shermans.
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