M4A4 (1st PTG)
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The M4A4 (1st PTG) is a gift rank II Chinese medium tank with a battle rating of 3.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.91 "Night Vision".
Survivability and armour
The hull is very similar to the American M4 Sherman, with a 50.8 mm thick upper glacis and protruding hatches interrupting the glacis ( augmented with applique armour). Weak spots here include the machine gun port and ventilator on the right side. The hull sides feature applique armour plates covering the ammunition storage racks. The turret is also very similar but lacks the applique armour on the right cheek, leaving a small weakened zone in that area. Frontal protection is quite good for its rank and shots from smaller anti-tank guns can generally be shrugged off, particularly when hull down. However more powerful guns such as the Panzer IV F2's long 75 mm can destroy the tank easily, so care should be taken.
Guns with good penetration against sloped armour, such as those on the YaG-10 (29-K) and SU-85 are particularly threatening as they are more than capable of penetrating your frontal armour without much issue. There are also a number of weak spots, notably, the flatter armor in front of the driver and machine gunner, the hull machine gun, the round section of armor in front of the right ammo rack, the rounded area in front of the transmission, and a thin square-shaped section of armor on the front of the turret to the right of the main gun. The side armour is only 38.1 mm thick and can be easily penetrated by just about any anti-tank gun, even many anti-aircraft guns, but the applique armour on this model can help if the tank is angled.
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The M4A4 is armed with both a pintle-mounted 12.7 mm M2HB .50 cal machine gun and a coaxial 7.62 mm M1919A4 .30 cal machine gun. The latter is useful as a secondary machine gun to supplement the larger 12.7 mm machine gun, both increasing the volume of fire you can put out in a burst of your machine guns and providing a backup machine gun in case your .50 cal gunner runs out of ammo or is knocked out. The 12.7 mm machine gun is more useful as it does more damage and has more penetration. It can swivel independently of the main gun, but not a full 360 degrees around so you will still need to traverse the turret to follow moving targets. Both can be used to shoot at aircraft and unarmored spots on enemy vehicles, and the .50 cal specifically is capable of damaging vehicles with very light armour due to the penetration.
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Usage in battles
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Pros and cons
- Good armour and mobility, quite versatile
- Vertical gun stabilizer is helpful for landing the first shot
- Excellent gun depression
- Gun has good penetration and post-penetration damage when using M61 shells
- Pintle mounted HMG is useful against soft targets and aircraft
- Fast reload for its rank
- Premium vehicle, bonuses to research and Silver Lion gain
- High profile
- Has a number weak points in its armour, the front has areas with less slope and sides are thin
- Armour is much less effective against guns with good angled penetration
- Decorative designs and inscriptions on the tank can make it slightly easier to spot
The M4A4 (1st PTG) was one of many M4 medium tanks armed with a 75 mm gun provided by the U.S to China through the lend-Lease program in April 1944. It saw service during World War 2 (1939-45) in China against the Japanese and went on to serve in the China civil war (1946-49) where it was destroyed by China communist forces in 1949. The tank had a "Tiger face" painted on it's manlet and "claws" painted on the armoured plate in front of the driver. The top of the tank was painted yellow in order for it to be recognized by the allied air unit.
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|China medium tanks|
|Т-34-85 Gai · Type 59 · ZTZ59D1 · Type 69 · Т-62 №545 · M60A3 TTS · CM11 · ZTZ96|
|American||␗M4A4 · M4A4 (1st PTG) · ␗M4A1 (75) W · ␗M48A1|
|Soviet||␗T-34 (1943) · ␗Т-34-85 (S-53)|
|China premium ground vehicles|
|Light tanks||T-26 No.531|
|Medium tanks||M4A4 (1st PTG) · Т-62 №545|