Having watched Fury last night for the first time, apart from the merits of the movies generally, I am confused about the model Sherman is depicted in Fury? From the lack of effect of fire in the Tiger encounter it would appear that it had the original M4 75mm gun. Yet the model used was a M4A3E8 was it not? This mounted the improved 76mm main gun.
What puzzles me relative effectiveness of the Sherman and Tiger shots in the Tiger scene. No doubt the Tiger had the edge against any Sherman but wasn't it overstated here? The Sherman hit the Tiger in the turret from the side with no effect at pretty close range. Yet the armor / penetration tables I have seen for this matchup show a penetration of a Tiger I turret front with a 76mm AP shell at 700 meters and the side at 1800 meters, with a penetration of even the nose at 400 meters. In fact, they even show a 75mm Sherman could have penetrated the turret from the side at 100 meters. So the relative effectiveness shown appears to have been more appropriate for the older model M4 and even then the turret shot should have worked. Is the data I read in error?