The M4 Sherman was the workhorse of the American Army in World War II. Early in the war it was more than a match for the German Panzer III and IV tanks but it became outclassed by more advanced German armor such as the Tiger and Panther. Despite this, the Sherman still gave a good accounting of itself helped by excellent mobility and a gyrostabilized gun enabling the crew to accurately acquire and fire upon targets while on the move. This version is the M4A3E8, nicknamed "Easy Eight" because of the smoother ride provided by the HVSS suspension. Late war M4s were also up-gunned with a higher velocity 76mm gun.