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What is the Tiger tank weakness?

What is the Tiger tank weakness?

Its main weakness was its Maybach engine which was underpowered when compared to the size of the vehicle. The Tigers wide tracks and Torsion bar suspension, however, provided for good cross country performance, but the overlapping wheel design proved a heavy maintenance overhead.

How many tanks did the Tiger 1 kill?

If one counts Tiger tanks versus the number of enemy tanks claimed destroyed by Tiger tanks, Tiger tanks killed 11.52 tanks for every one of their own destroyed in battle.

How many Shermans does it take to destroy a tiger?

Post war Operational Research carried out by British scientists showed that, based on combat reports from Normandy in June-August 1944 that 1.45 Shermans were equal to 1 Tiger.

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Can a Sherman destroy a tiger?

Yes and it was about the only way a 75mm Sherman could at any range, A 76 mm Sherman could penetrate the front of a Tiger 1 at about 600 m or less and the sides at most combat ranges if it could get a good straight shot with HVAP which was not issued in the numbers it should have after Normandy.

Was the Sherman tank any good?

Actually for the time it was made, it was a extremely good tank. Easy for the U.S. to mass produce, very reliable under any weather conditions, very easy to create variants of as well. It was easily a combat match to any German Panzer IV tank or less, and far more reliable to any German tank.

Why was The M6A2E1 tank not used in WWII?

General Eisenhower’s reply on the 18th was that the M6A2E1 tanks were not wanted as they were deemed impractical for use. This effectively killed the project.

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Is the M6A2E1 similar to the T26 turret?

M6A2E1 initial draft design from July 1944; its similarity to the T26 turret is apparent here. Photo: History of the Heavy Tank, M6A2E1.

What was the armor size of the m6a2e1-1?

The intended armor for this was as of December 1944, 2.5 inches (63.5 mm) on the turret sides, 1.5 inches (38 mm) turret top, and a 3.5 inch (89 mm) gun shield. The two produced tanks which were finished were not the same and were sub-designated M6A2E1-1 and M6A2E1-2.

What is the difference between the M6 and M6A2E1?

The hulls of the M6A2E1’s were very similar to that of the normal M6 tank, however, a few modifications were made. The T29 turret was designed for an 80 inch (203cm) turret ring, whilst the M6 had been designed for a 69 inch (175cm) ring]