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Premium  M4 Improved

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Battle Tier
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[Client Values; Actual values in
Specifically, the mismatch in crew values caused by commander's 10% crew skill bonus. Outside of a crew of 1 commander only, 100% crew is a fiction. The client values, given for 100% crew, will normally be taken into battle with 110% crew skill members aside from specific functions, causing their actual performance to deviate from the expected client value. These differences are taken into account in tooltip boxes.
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1,750  Gold Cost
480480 HP Hit Points
37.92/39.937.92/39.9 t Weight Limit
Crew
  1. Commander
  2. Gunner
  3. Driver
  4. Radio Operator
  5. Loader
Mobility
640640 hp Engine Power
56/25 km/h Speed Limit
3939 deg/s Traverse
16.8816.88 hp/t Power/Wt Ratio
NoNo Pivot
Armor
50.8/63.5/50.8 mm Hull Armor
76.2/50.8/50.876.2/50.8/50.8 mm Turret Armor
Armament







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56/2800/56
Shell Cost
110/110/175110/110/175 HP Damage
92/127/3892/127/38 mm Penetration



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15 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 4 s
50% Crew: 4.96 s
75% Crew: 4.33 s
100% Crew: 3.84 s
Rammer: 3.46 s
Vents: 3.76 s
Both: 3.38 s
Both and BiA: 3.31 s
Both and Max Crew %: 3.17 s

See Crew, Consumables, or Equipment for more information.



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15 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 4 s
50% Crew: 4.96 s
75% Crew: 4.33 s
100% Crew: 3.84 s
Rammer: 3.46 s
Vents: 3.76 s
Both: 3.38 s
Both and BiA: 3.31 s
Both and Max Crew %: 3.17 s

See Crew, Consumables, or Equipment for more information.
Rate of Fire






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1734.7

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (110 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1734.7
50% Crew: 1400.3
75% Crew: 1603.8
100% Crew: 1809.5
100% Crew
Vents: 1850.2
Rammer: 2010.8
Both: 2055.9
Both and BiA: 2101
Both and Max Crew %: 2192.3

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1844.7
50% Crew: 1510.3
75% Crew: 1713.8
100% Crew: 1919.5
100% Crew
Rammer: 2120.8
Vents: 1960.2
Both: 2165.9
Both and BiA: 2211
Both and Max Crew %: 2302.3

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (110 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1734.7
50% Crew: 1400.3
75% Crew: 1603.8
100% Crew: 1809.5
100% Crew
Vents: 1850.2
Rammer: 2010.8
Both: 2055.9
Both and BiA: 2101
Both and Max Crew %: 2192.3

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1844.7
50% Crew: 1510.3
75% Crew: 1713.8
100% Crew: 1919.5
100% Crew
Rammer: 2120.8
Vents: 1960.2
Both: 2165.9
Both and BiA: 2211
Both and Max Crew %: 2302.3

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (175 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 2759.75
50% Crew: 2227.75
75% Crew: 2551.5
100% Crew: 2878.75
100% Crew
Vents: 2943.5
Rammer: 3199
Both: 3270.75
Both and BiA: 3342.5
Both and Max Crew %: 3487.75

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 2934.75
50% Crew: 2402.75
75% Crew: 2726.5
100% Crew: 3053.75
100% Crew
Rammer: 3374
Vents: 3118.5
Both: 3445.75
Both and BiA: 3517.5
Both and Max Crew %: 3662.75

See here, here, or here for more information.






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1734.7

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (110 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1734.7
50% Crew: 1400.3
75% Crew: 1603.8
100% Crew: 1809.5
100% Crew
Vents: 1850.2
Rammer: 2010.8
Both: 2055.9
Both and BiA: 2101
Both and Max Crew %: 2192.3

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1844.7
50% Crew: 1510.3
75% Crew: 1713.8
100% Crew: 1919.5
100% Crew
Rammer: 2120.8
Vents: 1960.2
Both: 2165.9
Both and BiA: 2211
Both and Max Crew %: 2302.3

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (110 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1734.7
50% Crew: 1400.3
75% Crew: 1603.8
100% Crew: 1809.5
100% Crew
Vents: 1850.2
Rammer: 2010.8
Both: 2055.9
Both and BiA: 2101
Both and Max Crew %: 2192.3

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1844.7
50% Crew: 1510.3
75% Crew: 1713.8
100% Crew: 1919.5
100% Crew
Rammer: 2120.8
Vents: 1960.2
Both: 2165.9
Both and BiA: 2211
Both and Max Crew %: 2302.3

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (175 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 2759.75
50% Crew: 2227.75
75% Crew: 2551.5
100% Crew: 2878.75
100% Crew
Vents: 2943.5
Rammer: 3199
Both: 3270.75
Both and BiA: 3342.5
Both and Max Crew %: 3487.75

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 2934.75
50% Crew: 2402.75
75% Crew: 2726.5
100% Crew: 3053.75
100% Crew
Rammer: 3374
Vents: 3118.5
Both: 3445.75
Both and BiA: 3517.5
Both and Max Crew %: 3662.75

See here, here, or here for more information.
Damage Per Minute


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0.44 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.545 m
With 75% Crew: 0.476 m
With 100% Crew: 0.422 m
With BiA: 0.413 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.404 m
Maximum possible: 0.387 m

For more details, see Crew


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0.44 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.545 m
With 75% Crew: 0.476 m
With 100% Crew: 0.422 m
With BiA: 0.413 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.404 m
Maximum possible: 0.387 m

For more details, see Crew
Accuracy


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2.1 s 

With 50% Crew: 2.601 s
With 75% Crew: 2.271 s
With 100% Crew: 2.014 s
With GLD: 1.831 s
With BiA: 1.969 s
With BiA and Vents: 1.926 s
With both and GLD: 1.751 s
Maximum possible: 1.679 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment


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2.1 s 

With 50% Crew: 2.601 s
With 75% Crew: 2.271 s
With 100% Crew: 2.014 s
With GLD: 1.831 s
With BiA: 1.969 s
With BiA and Vents: 1.926 s
With both and GLD: 1.751 s
Maximum possible: 1.679 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment
Aim time
3939 deg/s Turret Traverse
360° Gun Arc
-10°/+25°-10°/+25° Elevation Arc
9797 rounds Ammo Capacity
General
2020 % Chance of Fire






370 m 

With 50% Crew: 290.7 m
With 75% Crew: 330.4 m
With 100% Crew: 370 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 388.7 m
With Coated Optics: 407 m
With Binocular Telescope: 462.5 m
Maximum possible: 529.7 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment






370 m 

With 50% Crew: 290.7 m
With 75% Crew: 330.4 m
With 100% Crew: 370 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 388.7 m
With Coated Optics: 407 m
With Binocular Telescope: 462.5 m
Maximum possible: 529.7 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
View Range


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570 m 

With 50% Crew: 460.1 m
With 75% Crew: 527 m
With 100% Crew: 594.5 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 684 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 627 m
Maximum possible: 855.7 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment


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570 m 

With 50% Crew: 460.1 m
With 75% Crew: 527 m
With 100% Crew: 594.5 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 684 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 627 m
Maximum possible: 855.7 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
Signal Range
M4 Improved


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1750

The M4 Improved is an American tier 5 premium medium tank.

A variant of the M4 medium tank with angled hull and turret armor. It was developed by the Detroit Arsenal in August 1942. The changes were intended to improve the tank’s protection without increasing weight or degrading other technical characteristics. Existed only in blueprints.

The M4 Improved is a quick tank with a very nice playstyle, but the gun performance is quite bad, so it is recommended that you flank your enemy. The M4 Improved should be used as an aggressive flanker or defensive close-range fighter. It can bounce lower tier guns. The APCR shells are good against heavy tanks tiers 5 and 6, but at 7, the APCR shells bounce fairly easily. The gun is the same gun mounted on the T14, M3 Lee, M7, T21, M4, M4A3E8, M4A3E2, and M4A2E4 Shermans, but is less accurate. The M4 Improved plays somewhat like a much slower version of the Cromwell.

Modules / Available Equipment and Consumables

Modules

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Guns

Tier Gun Penetration
(mm)
Damage
(HP)
Rate of fire
(rounds/minute)
Dispersion
(m/100m)
Aiming time
(s)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

IV 75 mm Gun M3 92/127/38 110/110/175 15 0.44 2.1 1437 30000

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Turrets

Tier Turret Turret Armor (front/sides/rear)
(mm)
Turret Traverse Speed
(deg/s)
View Range
(m)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

V M4 Improved 76.2/50.8/50.8 39 370 5000 8000

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Engines

Tier Engine Engine Power
(hp)
Chance of Fire on Impact
(%)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

V Wright G200 640 20 612 22500

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Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(т)
Traverse Speed
(гр/сек)
Rmin Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

V M4 Improved 39.9 39 B/2 9000 8000

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Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(м)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

VIII SCR 508/1 570 100 21600


Compatible Equipment

Medium Spall Liner Camouflage Net Coated Optics Experimental Optics Wear-Resistant Gun Laying Drive Venting System Innovative Loading System Extended Spare Parts Kit Enhanced Gun Laying Drive Enhanced Coil Springs Class 2 Improved Ventilation Class 2 Medium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer Binocular Telescope Toolbox "Wet" Ammo Rack Class 1 

Compatible Consumables

Automatic Fire Extinguisher Natural Cover Optical Calibration Case of Cola Aim Tuning Experienced Firefighters 100-octane Gasoline 105-octane Gasoline Manual Fire Extinguisher Vent Purge Large First Aid Kit Large Repair Kit Duty Comes First Shell Organizer Orderly Ammo Rack Focus on Target Increased Focus Small First Aid Kit Small Repair Kit Gearbox Intricacy Steady Hand Pre-Battle Maintenance Combat Course 


Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Very fast and maneuverable
  • Excellent tank for flanking and scouting
  • Faster aim time than the regular Sherman mounting the identical gun
  • Much improved armour over original M4, combined with reduced chance of module damage.


Cons:


  • Very bad gun when you meet tier 7 opponents or heavily armored tanks
  • Very inaccurate, albeit 0.2 more accurate than the same gun mounted on the regular Sherman
  • No preferential MM


Early Research

No research required, this is a premium tank.


Suggested Equipment


Tank Gun Rammer Improved VentilationCoated Optics 


Gallery

Historical Info

The initial request for an improved version of the Sherman was made as early as December 1941. A day after the infamous Pearl Harbor attack, Aberdeen was instructed to propose an improved Sherman version with better armor and mobility. Aberdeen complied and the proposal was submitted on 13.3.1942. The vehicle proposal had following characteristics:


  • frontal armor remained the same except for the lower part, which was sharply angled instead of rounded, providing better protection equivalent to 63,5mm of armor, frontal armor is sloped 60 degrees from horizontal
  • thickness of rear armor increased to 50,8mm
  • turret was welded from rolled plates due to expect shortage in foundry capacity
  • armament was standard 75mm M3 gun
  • to improve mobility, new Wright G200 engine, producing 640 horsepower was proposed
  • in order to keep the ground pressure the same (since the powerplant and the armor weighed more), Aberdeen proposed to utilize a modified M6 heavy tank suspension (HVSS type)
  • the vehicle was weigh 37,92 tons and maximum speed of 56 km/h
This vehicle was never put into production, as further development of several components was required.


Historical Gallery

Sources and External Links

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