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Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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Questions on WWII American vehicles
Wolf-Leader
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Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2003 - 04:12 AM UTC
Can someone please tell me what exactly is a Sherman T-23? Also in the title of Sherman HVSS, What does the HVSS stand for?
Delbert
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Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2003 - 04:23 AM UTC
hi there

HVSS is Horizontal Volute Spring Suspension. it is the later suspension which let the tank travel better over rough terrain.

Also the Sherman T-23 was

The T-23 turret with the M1A1 L/53 76mm gun was originally designed for an experimental American medium tank design also known by the same designation "T-23".

there is a little more information at

more info here

and some more here

more info

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Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2003 - 04:40 AM UTC
Hey Thank you for the information. :-)
Sabot
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Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2003 - 04:50 AM UTC
FYI the HVSS suspension is also identified in the nomenclature as "E8" like M4A3E8 meaning an M4A3 with the HVSS suspension. The "E8" is also referred to as "Easy Eight", a nickname given to it by WW2 GIs.