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What Tank Do you Like (World War II version).

Pick your fav Tank!

  • M4 Sherman

    Votes: 4 13.3%
  • Churchill

    Votes: 6 20.0%
  • Panzer III Ausf. D

    Votes: 4 13.3%
  • Tiger I

    Votes: 16 53.3%

  • Total voters
    30
  • Poll closed .
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Thanks for clearing that up. It was indeed a major problem for the Germans, and it was made even bigger, in a sense, by using captured tanks as a stopgap. That did bolster the Panzerdivisionen, but once they ran out of spare parts, they were essentially junk.
 

Alex

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As much as I love the Tiger I, I have to say it will be the Sherman. There's something special about it.
Have to like the 105mm on HVSS chassis.
 

VonMudra

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The T-34 is superior to the panzer.
*runs
Depends what T-34 and Panzer you're talking about.

Panzer 1, 2, 3, and most early IV's? Yes of course.

Panzer IV G, H, J? About equal. Panzer IV had better gun, but T-34 was smaller with probably better all round protection. However, the Panzer IV by then could knock out the T-34 with the same ease it could do the Sherman, so the better all round protection wasn't that important, whereas the Panzer IV could reliably deflect T-34 rounds to the front hull. Now the T-34-85 equaled out the gun, but the 85mm was still less accurate.

Panzer V? Absolutely not. Panther was just as fast with better armour, gun, and crew comfort than both T-34 and T-34-85.

Panzer VI? Superior driving sure, but still less armour (even with it's slope), and of course worse gun and far less crew comfort (which is rather important). Only thing the T_34 had going for it weapon wise was it could penetrate front, as the T-34-85 type, at ranges less than 500 yards, but even then it had to be an essentially flat on shot, something rather hard to pull off, but still enough of a danger that Otto Carius mentioned this in his memoirs.
 
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