M4A1 Sherman (Normandy)

The M4A1 was the basic Sherman with a cast hull and a 75mm M3 gun. The first US M4A1 saw service during Operation Torch in 1942 just after the first British M4A1 had fought at the 2nd battle of El Alamein in 1942. The M4A1 remained in service for the whole of the war although it was being replaced by late 1944 with later variants.