Tank Review: M4A1 Revalorisé

History:

The M4A1 Revalorisé was a project by the French to up-gun a standard M4 Sherman. This was achieved through mounting a big-ol’ 105mm gun onto the existing hull of a M4 Sherman. This tank was renamed to the Super Sherman, and was used by the Israeli Defence Forces from around the mid-1950s until the early 1980s. In-fact, this tank only saw combat with the Israeli Defence Forces, and never the French. As such, this tank is more commonly known as the Isherman, or the Israeli Sherman.

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Top 3 Quirks:

  • Fantastic APCR Rounds with very high shell velocity of 1460m/s
  • High alpha damage of 390
  • It has 10 degrees of gun depression, around the entirety of the tank!

Bottom 3 Quirks:

  • Weak all round armour – this is literally a tier 5 sherman with a slightly better turret
  • Poor all-round penetration, even premium rounds aren’t great at 250mm
  • Below average manoeuvrability

BrandScore:

DPM – The DPM of this tank is 1,828.13 giving it a 5/10

Penetration – The penetration of this tank is 200 giving it a 6/10

Gun-Handling – This tank has a shown-dispersion value of 0.35 giving it a 3/5, and a hidden dispersion value average of 0.15 giving it a 4/5

Aiming Time – This tank has an aiming time of 2.40 seconds giving it a 7/10

Gun Vertical Movement – This tank has 10 degrees of gun depression giving it a 3/5, and has 15 degrees of gun elevation giving it a 2/5

Survivability – The armour of this tank is quite terrible. It will not allow most HE rounds in as it’s hull armour is the weakest, and has around 75mm+ of protection on the front of the tank, but really don’t expect to be bouncing shells in this tank. The exception is the frontal turret armour which can block shells if the enemy tank firing at you is very unlucky. But otherwise, don’t be expecting this to be a well-armoured tank… It’s not! As such, it scores a 3/10

Mobility – This tank has a power-to-weight ratio of 15.71 giving it a 2/5, and an average traverse speed of 41 giving it a 4/5

View Range – The view range of this tank is 390 meters giving it a 8/10

Concealment Whilst Stationary (Camouflage) – The Camouflage value of this tank whilst stationary and not-firing is 10.83 giving it a 5/10

Value – This tank is quite a valuable tank in my opinion. Although it does require some skill to play due to its lack of armour, it is a tank that really is great at supporting the heavy tanks, and sniping. It has a very good gun that can really dish-out damage to the enemy team, whilst also being profitable due to it’s cheap running costs. As such, I’m giving this tank a 7/10

Thus, the final BrandScore is: 59/100

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