M4A1 (75) W (China)
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The ␗Medium Tank M4A1 (75) W Sherman is a rank III Chinese medium tank with a battle rating of 4.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.91 "Night Vision".
Survivability and armour
The armour layout of the M4A1 (75) W is identical to that of M4A1 (76) W, turret- and hull-wise. Taking out a M4A1 (75) W is not a difficult task to do for most cannons it will face. It can take a few hits from Pz IIIs that are equipped with KwK39 (50 mm), Shermans equipped with M3 (75 mm) and T-34 and KV-1's equipped with the L-11 (76 mm) that will have a difficulty for reliable penetration on the M4A1 (75) W's armour. Meanwhile most guns above 3.7 battle rating will penetrate the armour with ease. However, even up-gunned tanks can have a hard time penetrating it with the sloped armour the M4A1 models are shaped with.
|Game Mode||Max Speed (km/h)||Weight (tons)||Engine power (horsepower)||Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)|
The M4A1 (75) W (China) has got a decent speed of 38 km/h (42 km/h AB), with a relative bad acceleration that makes it an easy prey for enemy vehicles when it have just started its movement. The reverse speed of 4 km/h (5 km/h AB) would make it important to not peek too much outside of cover. Even though it have a relative bad acceleration, it can still move its hull relative fast to throw off incoming shells. The narrow tracks on the tank gives it a hard time to get a good grip on soft soil when in movement, making movement more efficient when on solid ground or road when wanting to move it around.
|75 mm M3||Turret rotation speed (°/s)||Reloading rate (seconds)|
|Ammunition|| Type of
|Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)|
|10 m||100 m||500 m||1,000 m||1,500 m||2,000 m|
|Ammunition|| Type of
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
| Normalisation at 30°
|Smoke shell characteristics|
| Screen radius
| Screen deploy time
| Screen hold time
| Explosive Mass|
(TNT equivalent) (g)
|71||__ (+__)||__ (+__)||__ (+__)||__ (+__)||__ (+__)||__ (+__)||__|
|M4A1 (75) W (China) Optics|
|Default magnification||Maximum magnification|
|Main Gun optics||X4.4||X5.0|
|12.7 mm M2HB|
| Fire rate
|7.62 mm M1919A4|
| Fire rate
Usage in battles
Similar to the other 75mm Sherman's at battle rating 3.7, it got a decent gun to take out most enemy opponent even when uptiered, The tank can handle itself by itself against enemies, but it's never a problem to work with your team in it, cover your allies when they are moving forward. The M4A1 (75) W has advantages over the Soviet T-34, Japanese Chi-Nu and German Pz III/IV by having a early stabilizer that makes short stop and shooting faster, but facing US or British M4's can be a problematic since they share similar armour and gun. While rival M4 tanks would not be a threat to a seasoned player, they can prove a nuisance to beginners.
The M4A1 (75) W has got an effective frontal armour for most common enemies you will face between battle ratings 2.7 to 3.7 in a downtier, but the armour is relative weak against some battle rating 3.7 to most 4.7 enemies that can be faced in an uptier. Enemies that should be prioritized in deadliness are mainly tank destroyers like the M10, Achilles, Jagdpanzer's and SU-85 since their guns will slice the M4A1's armour like butter and demolish the tank, while the tank destroyers can be difficult to take out with the M4A1's 75 mm cannon from the front. Other enemies to also seek out as priority targets are KV-1/2, Panzer IV's with a long 75mm, Panzer III's with long 50mm and M4A1 (76) W as their armaments can be devastating to the M4A1 (75) W's armour.
When facing these dangerous enemies, it is best to move around them and flank their sides, especially since these vehicles like the Jagdpanzer IV's have thick enough sloped armour that makes the 75mm M3 inefficient against the front plate. The M4A1's slow acceleration can make this a difficult task to do in Realistic Battle, but it will be easier in Arcade with the enhanced engine power, so it's easier to flank enemies.
|II||Suspension||Brake System||FPE||Adjustment of Fire||M61 shot|
|III||Filters||Crew Replenishment||Elevation Mechanism|
Pros and cons
- Sloped hull armour and thick frontal turret can deflect quite some shells sometimes.
- APCBC shell is pretty effective against common opponents like the Pz.IV series and early Shermans.
- Vertical stabiliser allows the tank to fire on the move, or shoot first in a sudden encounter.
- Fast turret traverse, easily deal with enemies from multiple directions.
- Relatively fast reload of about 5 seconds.
- Great mountain warfare capacities due to its 10° gun depression and 90+mm gun mantlet.
- HMG can effectively damage light vehicles (M18, VFW) or low-flying aircraft.
- Wet ammo stowage reduces chance of being ammo-racked
- Narrow tracks give it awkward turning speed.
- 38 mm side is weak, even rank I vehicles can penetrate
- Short gun creates low shell velocity and curved trajectory. Requires better aiming at long range or with moving targets
- High profile compared to other medium tanks it faces
- Armour can't resist tanks like Pz.IV G or 76mm Sherman
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|China medium tanks|
|Type 59 · ZTZ59D1 · Type 69 · T-69 II G · CM11 · ZTZ96 · ZTZ96A|
|American||␗M4A4 · M4A4 (1st PTG) · ␗M4A1 (75) W · ␗M48A1 · M60A3 TTS|
|Soviet||␗T-34 (1943) · ␗Т-34-85 (S-53) · Т-34-85 Gai · T-34-85 No.215 · Т-62 №545|
|Japanese||␗Chi-Ha · ␗Chi-Ha Kai|