One of the readers of the asked an interesting question, which our author Peter Samsonov could not pass by. We quote the question here:

«I read once that Sherman tanks could go 500 miles before the engine fell apart and presumably would need a major overhaul. For the life of me, I can’t locate anything about this.

If true, the implications are kind of astonishing, given that brand new tanks would theoretically roll off the transport at Cherbourg or wherever, and basically last only a few days even without seeing action. Functioning rail logistics would be essential to the use of Shermans for power projection.

Is this baseless?»

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