So the Sherman and T34 were
How did the Pershing and Patton fair out in the
Did we lose many in action? If so how?
Are the Pershing and Patton the same class of
What Russian equivalent versionswere available and
did the Russians give any to the NK?
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Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2002 9:39
Subject: Re: OT: Lee, Grant, and Stuart
Originally it was felt
that the M4 tanks were too heavy for Korean bridges. The M24 weighs in at
around 20 short tons, and an M4A3 HVSS with a 76mm or 105mm howitzer runs
about 36 tons. That notion went away fast after 25 June and the problems the
M24s faced up against the T-34s -- a complete inability to do more than knock
a track off if very lucky.
The M4 was an even match technically with
the T-34-85 but US crews were a lot better than the Korean ones, and combined
with air superiority over the 1950 battlefields it was the decisive factor.
When the M26 Pershing and M46 Patton arrived, it was overmatch.
later M26 and M46 tanks went around 45 tons, and the T-34-85 ran about 35
(To get metric tons and short tons sorted, a short ton is
US schoolboy stuff or 2000 pounds. A metric ton is around 2.205 pounds or 1000