Tanks in WWII were the most used military weapons. At this time they were improved and many new types of tanks were made. Looking at them like on machines, they are very interesting. They can cross through any terrain, can use any fuel you can find, and they can run in almost any condition. But looking at them like on weapons, they are pure evil! Although tanks in WWII look similar, they are very different!
The most know German tanks from this period are Tiger I and II. Tiger I was known as Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. But in history, it is known as Tiger. It was produced in 1942 and it was very effective against Allied and Soviet tanks. They were used in every German battlefield. Tiger II was much bigger, and even more effective against the Soviets and Allied tanks. But, it was too heavy and had a under power engine with high fuel consumption, which made it slow.
Soviet army used T34, according to many people the most effective tank in the WWII. It was produced from 1940 to 1958. After the WWII, it was exported to many countries. Even today, there are many T34 with minor modification, used in 27 countries. It was replaced with T44.
Sherman Firefly is a British tank. It is similar to the US version of a Sherman tank. It was very effective against all German tanks, and it was the only tank who was capable of defeating Tiger and Panther tanks, because it was fitted with an anti-tank weapon.
The Allies used M4 Sherman tank. It was similar to the British version. This tank is known for high accuracy, even while moving. More than 50.000 units were produced.
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