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M4 Sherman Tank: Owners' Workshop Manual    by Pat Ware order for
M4 Sherman Tank
by Pat Ware
Order:  USA  Can
Zenith Press, 2012 (2012)
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

You may not have one of these iconic military vehicles parked in your garage or need an instruction manual on how to change the oil or adjust the tank's treads, but this guide will still be of interest to anyone who is fascinated by heavy equipment.

The M4 Sherman medium tank was the workhorse of World War II. Production began in 1941 in ten factories in the U.S. and one in Canada, and 49,500 rolled off the assembly lines by the time the conflict ended.

The tanks that survived the war saw additional service during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965, the Six-Day War in 1967 and the Yom Kipper War in 1973.

Page upon page of images, diagrams and photos fill this volume that chronicles the Sherman tank's development and highlights the differences in various models that were produced over the years.

Not just a history of the tank, this book also looks at what lies beneath the armored hull and also describes the experiences of the men who fought in it. And yes, if you are thinking about restoring one of these fighting vehicles, there is information on what lies ahead for you plus a short chapter on maintenance once you have it running.

Truly a unique book, this Owners' Workshop Manual will fascinate any reader interested in military history, military vehicles or the history of World War II.

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