Hold on tight! While we rumble through some of WWII’s most famous, and well known tanks.
First on the list is the M4 Sherman, American medium tank. The M4 Sherman is probably the most well known tank of WW2. The Sherman was a great tank, it was fast, reliable, and when it first appeared on the battlefield it was well armed for its time.
Next on the list would be the German Panzer IV. The Panzer IV was the workhorse of the German tank divisions, it proved capable of up gunning, and up armoring, as the the guns shooting at it steadily grew in fire power.
Another workhorse was the Soviet T34. The T34 was an Extremely effective tank design, it was, in fact, a stepping stone to the modern main battle tank. One of the biggest improvements of the T34 over other tanks of that time, was that it incorporated sloped armor. Sloping the armor made a huge difference in armor protection, Because,when you slope it, anything that hits it is going to want to just bounce off. Also, sloping effectively increases the thickness of the armor enabling it to have thinner and lighter armor, with the same amount of protection.
I cannot make a list of famous WWII tanks without mentioning the infamous German Tiger. The Tiger was an absolute monster, all allied tank crews feared meeting it on the battlefield. It had amazing fire power with its 8.8 gun, and it was basically impervious to all attack from allied tanks of that time.
Last but not least, the British Churchill infantry tank. The Churchill was a heavily armored, and lightly armed, but, it proved a very versatile platform that was used for many engineer vehicles throughout the war, and it proved capable of up gunning.
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