The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: Fury

Featured in the 2014 movie, Fury, this is the titular M4A3E8 Sherman ("Easy 8") tank complete with trademark cosmetic touches (“Fury” scrawled on the gun barrel and logs attached to the sides). Here are the quick-hit results of a thorough test drive of the M4A3E8 Fury by Dance 210 for tankers who are on the fence about purchasing.

Cue the Ennio Morricone music:

M4A3E8 Fury

The Good

  • Superb gun depression and elevation, so use hills to your advantage.
  • Short reload (~3 sec.) and potentially a ton of damage per minute.
  • Increased lateral turret armor.

The Bad

  • Sluggish compared to the regular "Easy 8." Can still be a flanker, but not quite as nimble when circling. 
  • Trades increased armor on sides of turret for less in the front, so be careful when peeking over hills.

The Ugly

  • "Squishy" (somewhat easily penetrated armor) tank may see Tier VIII foes. Getting shot by one isn't fun!

Reasons to Buy

  • A good Crew trainer for America's Tier X medium tanks (just add an extra radio operator).
  • Good at earning Credits for a Tier VI tank.
  • The Crew's the same as the movie's.
  • Fury looks just like the tank from the movie, including the name on the gun barrel.
  • A slightly less mobile "Easy 8," but if you love that tank chances are you'll love the Fury!

Reasons Not to Buy