Originally Posted by ranger awesomness
depends on what you say makes a tank great. the German Tiger and King Tiger had superior firepower and armor but lacked resources to produce these tanks in large enough quanity to change the fate of the war. While the American Sherman or Russian T-34 lacked armor and great fire power but there speed and large numbers over whelmed the Germans.
Lack of ability to produce in volume doesn't mean it isn't a great tank. The T-34 was a great tank, & produced in volume. The Sherman was a POS & produced in volume. In this case quantity beat out quality, but doesn't make it a great tank, the irony of "Built like a Sherman tank"!