Soldiers of the 60th Infantry Regiment seek shelter behind a Sherman
Tank as they enter a Belgian town. September 9, 1944 .
The M4 "Sherman" tank became the standard tank for US Army and
Marine forces in 1943. Although usually outgunned by its German counterparts,
the Sherman had the advantages of maneuverability and of appearing in large
numbers on the battlefield. The Sherman was typically armed with a 75-mm
cannon, two 30-cal. machineguns and one .50-cal machinegun. It had a road
speed of 25 mph and a range of 100 miles.