Axis tanks, by far. not only where they better vehicles, they had the best tank crews in the world. the success of the german panzer battalions was is one of the greatest stories in military history. how can you argue with this? the kill rate for tanks in europe: five axis tanks to one german tank. thats not very good at all. the shermans where horrible, but when you mass produce them like we could it didnt matter. the germans mistake was to keep developing new designs, instead of just mass producing the mark v with the long 75 mm gun. it would eat shermans alive all day, and we dont even need to talk of the tigers with there 88's.