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1945   USA  M26  Heavy Tank Pershing

Armament:   1 - 90mm gun
                       1 - 0.3" coaxial MG
                       1 - 0.3" hull mounted MG
                       1 - 0.5" AA MG
Engine:         Ford GAF, V-8 gas, 500 hp
Speed:         30 mph
Range:         92 miles
Crew:           5
Weight:        42 tons

Entered service in 1945. Saw service in Korea in the
1950's. Ancestor of the Patton and a long line of
post-war tanks up to the M-60. With a 90 mm gun.
it could meet the Tiger and Panther on equal terms.
With the long barreled gun, heavy armor and Ford V-8
engine, this was the best American tank of WWII.
The most significant deficiency noted was the poor 
power-to-weight ratio due to the Ford engine. Although
adequate for the 35 ton Sherman, it caused the M-26 to
be grossly underpowered.

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