Medium Tanks M2, M2A1, and T5

United States of America (1939-1945) Medium Tank – 2 T5, 18 M2, and 94 M2A1 Built Having failed repeatedly throughout the 1920s and 1930s to design a new medium tank for the armed forces, the US Army decided to start over with a new design. It tried to move away from the convertible tank designs…

Marmon-Herrington MTLS-1GI4

United States of America/Kingdom of the Netherlands (1941-1957) Medium Tank – 125 Built The Marmon-Herrington MTLS-1GI4 is probably the most unusual tank produced by the Marmon-Herrington company before and during the Second World War. During the spring of 1941, 200 pieces were ordered by the Netherlands Purchase Commision for the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army…

Medium Tank M4A6

United States of America (1943-1944) Medium Tank – 75 Built Production of the last Sherman variant, the M4A6, began in 1943. Built around a new massive multi-fuel air cooled radial engine, the M4A6 featured a cast front hull joined to a welded middle and rear hull. The M4A6 and some late production M4 (75)’s are…

Medium Tank T26E4 “Super Pershing”

United States of America (1945) Medium Tank – 25 Built, 2 Modified Enter the Heavy The M26 Pershing was deployed rather late onto the battlefields of WWII, with the first 20 landing in the Belgian port of Antwerp in January 1945. These tanks would be the only Pershings to see combat in World War Two,…

Medium/Heavy Tank M26 Pershing

United States of America (1944) Medium/Heavy Tank – 2,212 Built A bit late for WWII The M26 Pershing descended from a long series of medium and heavy tank prototypes, dating back from 1936. During the war, heavy tank development had been long delayed or given low priority since the US Army, USMC and Allied forces required…

Medium Tank M4 Sherman

United States of America (1941) Medium Tank – ~49,234 Built Quantity and quality The M4 Sherman (named after the famous American Civil War general William T. Sherman) is one of the few really iconic fighting vehicles of the Allies during World War Two, and one of the most famous tanks in history. But while this…

Medium Tank M3 Lee/Grant

United States of America (1941-1942) Medium Tank – 6,258 Built A Lend-Lease stopgap tank The Lee/Grant never achieved the fame of the Sherman. This was due to its very roots and the role it played during the war. Born as a replacement for the unsuccessful M2 Medium Tank (1938), which never left the American soil, the M3…