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Old 08 Nov 17, 20:09
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Shermans were said to be popular with Soviet crews because of the relative room and comfort, and unpopular because they were higher targets than the T-34's and did not come equipped with the wider Soviet tracks for mud and snow., nor with sufficient sloped armor, and the gasoline they ran on caused them burst into flame when hit far more than the T-34 would.

Mechanically, the Shermans were harder to maintain in the field since they were not designed for uneducated peasants but for Americans who knew a lot about cars, farm tractors and mechanics in general, and were much better educated than their Soviet counterparts.

From the logistics point of view, the Shermans required gasoline rather than Soviet diesel.
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