Into the wadis of death road the 600.
In this case, Soviet built T-55's an T-62's in the Golan during the Syrian assualts in the Yom Kippur War.
Israeli defenses in the South had more modern US M-60 tanks, which, frankly, did not fare as well as their comrades fighting hull down from ambush in the Golan.
40 Israeli Centurions and Sherman (yes 40's era upgunned M-4 Shermans) destroyed 400 of the 600 and the remainder headed for home.
The casualty rate among the Syrians far exceeded that of the "Charge" at Balaclave in 1854, so the courage of the Syrians attacked cannot really seem to be subject to minimization..
The 'flawed" Sherman design, produced starting in 1942, had been upgraded into the relatively famous "Super Sherman, and the Centurions Gun had been upgraded from the original 12 pounded (as was those of the Super Shermans) to L-5 or similar British desgined 105 mm guns firng (mostly) APDS rounds.
The Sherman had a high silhouette, relatively poor tracked surface to weight ratio, and had thin armor by 1973 standards.
In 1973, 1967, 1982 and in the last "dust up" the Israelis made effective use of rebuilt designs.
The Shemans strength, in this case, was that it was roomy enough to provide some crew comfort (not a prioity in Russian Tank desgns) and to accomodate the massive replament 105mm L5 type main gun.
Centurions and Sherman have also been extensively modified into APC's (Tiran)
25 T-55's were destroyed by one Cenrurion alone.
Destroyed Syrian Soft Skinned Targets.
Upgunned "Tirans" captured in the 6 day War.
Imprved M119 US APC
Centruion turned into formidable "Nagmachon" APC
Smallish Super Sherman Pictures (above and Below)
US upgunned Sherman, HV 76mm M4E8