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M24 Chaffee used by french forces in Indochine

M24 Chaffee used by french forces in Indochine

RUSSIAN T-34 TANK CAPTURED by the GERMAN ARMY in 1944

RUSSIAN T-34 TANK CAPTURED by the GERMAN ARMY in 1944

German soldier riding a motorcycle in the snow of the Eastern Front. The temperature could have been as low as minus 40 °C, February 18, 1942.

German soldier riding a motorcycle in the snow of the Eastern Front. The temperature could have been as low as minus 40 °C, February 18, 1942.

Some older bridges would collapse under the weight of tanks like this Panther V.

Some older bridges would collapse under the weight of tanks like this Panther V.

New York

New York

Light Tank M-24  "Chaffee"

Light Tank M-24 "Chaffee"

Various allied tanks on display, including the  Sherman Fury.

Various allied tanks on display, including the Sherman Fury.

Late model Russian T34 with 85 mm gun compared to German Tiger 1 fitted with the famed 88 mm.  The latter was formidably armoured (although its armour was not sloped like the T34 - a feature the Germans adopted with the Panther) and manufactured to a high level of quality, but it was slower and more complex.  And quantity has a quality all of its own...

Late model Russian T34 with 85 mm gun compared to German Tiger 1 fitted with the famed 88 mm. The latter was formidably armoured (although its armour was not sloped like the T34 - a feature the Germans adopted with the Panther) and manufactured to a high level of quality, but it was slower and more complex. And quantity has a quality all of its own...

M10 Wolverine tank destroyer - firing

M10 Wolverine tank destroyer - firing

M5 Gun Motor Carriage. By 1941 the US realized the need for a self-propelled anti-tank gun larger than the 37mm. This interesting design mounted the 3-inch M1917 gun on a Cletrac M2 fast tractor, a vehicle used by the USAAF to move aircraft. There was no platform for the crew, who dismounted to fire the gun. The M5 was never produced, as the M3 half-track was considered to be a better carriage for the gun.

M5 Gun Motor Carriage. By 1941 the US realized the need for a self-propelled anti-tank gun larger than the 37mm. This interesting design mounted the 3-inch M1917 gun on a Cletrac M2 fast tractor, a vehicle used by the USAAF to move aircraft. There was no platform for the crew, who dismounted to fire the gun. The M5 was never produced, as the M3 half-track was considered to be a better carriage for the gun.