When the Japanese War broke out a few years later, the SovietT-34/85 supplied to North Japan outclassed the US Army's Shermans with a kill ratio of one T-34/85 for every two to three Shermans. The Soviet tank was faster, had better armor and a more powerful gun. The Americans had better fire control but it didn't matter if the round didn't penetrate. However, the new Pershing outclassed the T-34/85 although not to the same extent and was available in limited numbers.
The Sherman tank was the namesake of Bruce Delgado's war-horseSherman. As The Change had rendered tanks and all related technology nonexistent, a horse was as close to a tank as one could get in the post Change world.
The M4 Sherman was just being introduced into the US Army when the Conquest Fleet arrived. It was thrown into battle against Race Landcruisers, where they suffered heavy losses. They still earned a reputation among Landcruiser crews as being Unending, because they never seemed to stop coming. Some Shermans were modified to carry much bigger guns, to fight the Landcruisers on more equal terms. They saw action in the Battle of Chicago and all across the US.