M4A3E8 is the last type of Sherman, which can be said to be an outstanding work at that time. The balance of various abilities is very good. Its balance in firepower, armor, and mobility can be compared with the T-34 / 85 of Russia and the leopard of Germany in the same period.
The M4A3E8 used a new type of HVSS (a distinctive feature that distinguishes it from ordinary Sherman) suspension system (horizontal suspension system). Therefore, M4A3E8 is also known as M4A3 (76W) HVSs. The weight of M4A3E8 makes the original VVSS suspension device (vertical suspension system) overwhelmed, but the new HVSS can reduce the shaking of the tank, which is heavier due to the increase of armor and the improvement of artillery, while the widened track reduces the pressure on the ground. This smooth suspension system also makes it win the nickname of "easy eight" in the mouth of American soldiers.