Best Tank of WW2 - Page 5




 
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May 10th, 2006  
WarMachine
 
 
If it was followed by the centurion then it sounds british to me. It's familiar to the challenger model in name i think, the centurion that is.
May 11th, 2006  
2dold4this
 
How about the M24 Chaffee as the best light tank of WWII?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M24_Chaffee

May 11th, 2006  
WarMachine
 
 
Light tanks have gone with the wind i'm afraid.
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May 11th, 2006  
tomtom22
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2dold4this
How about the M24 Chaffee as the best light tank of WWII?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M24_Chaffee

I'll agree with that.
May 11th, 2006  
mmarsh
 
 
Oh most definatly, It was an incrediable design. Speed and mobility of the obsolete M3 Stuart with the reliability and firepower of a M4 Sherman.

Awesome bit of American ingenouity, and one of the few instances where we outdid German tank Engineering. Also give lots of credit to American Armored Recon vehicles such as the M8 Greyhound.
May 11th, 2006  
LeEnfield
 
 
Fox....It was a British design and British built, 200 of them were made before the war ended and the production line was closed down
May 12th, 2006  
jaz-do
 
 

Topic: Dependability & Speed


I like the Sherman's including the Firefly! Reliable could be fixed in field.

The M-18 Hellcat for a Medium Destroyer! (53 Panthers and Tigers taken out
in July 44 with only 17 M-18's ) " Shoot and Scoot"

Panther and Tiger's for Heavyweight and Firepower including range,and also
Trajectory.

(The Germans built Tanks in smaller #s partially due to building in
low quantity production facilities,where Allied Tanks were built in Automobile
factories for higher production rates!)
May 13th, 2006  
bigcanada813
 
 
i would have to say the t-34 for a medium tank, and the king tiger for a heavy, and the hellcat for a tank destroyer. put them all on the same side, and i would be flying the white flag.
May 16th, 2006  
jaz-do
 
 

Topic: ''Stars and Stripes" Feb 19 1945


3rd Army toll of German Tanks placed at 1,988
Tanks and TDs of Lt. General George S Patton's Third Army since
late august have knocked out 1,988 tanks while losing 1,044 tanks
and TDs,Major Gen. H.B.Sayler,Eto chief of ordnance.said yesterday.

Third Army tank and TD men destroyed 515 enemy tanks and 302
pieces of wheeled artillery during the reduction of the Von Rundstedt
bulge.Gen Sayler said Third Army losses during that period were at
168 tanks and TDs and 91 artillery pieces.

Many were Tigers
Included in the 3rd's kill for the entire period were 718 mark VIs
the ememy's vaunted Tiger Tank.TD's included the M-18 armed with
with the high velocity 76 mm gun and the M-36 with it's 90 mm gun
were given much credit for the victories over enemy armor all
along the Western front. Gen Sayler said M-36 td had knocked out
German Tigers at distances up to 4,000 yards.

Although the German Tiger is more heavily armed and armored .
The U.S. Shermans are faster and usually get the first shot,which
often proves to be the last one. Gen Sayler said.
The Tiger carries an 88 but is capable of only 20 miles per hour. The
Sherman is armed with a 76,does 30 miles an hour and has a
mechanically operated turret which gives it an advantage over the
Germans hand operated turrets. The U.S. M-18 carries the 76
and does 30 miles per hour while the M-36 packs a 90 and has a
maximum speed of 26 miles per hour.



Directly from the article!
May 16th, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
I think the best tanks were the Panzers!