The tanks have played a pivotal role in both the Allied and the Axis forces in World World II. Those that have the supreme tank power could win the battles in land. Tanks also became among the war’s most used vehicle. Take a look at the most powerful tanks during World War II.
The Most Lethal Tanks In World War II
1. Tiger II
The Tiger II was the pride of the German forces. Because of its supreme firepower and absolute armor, the Tiger II units were proven an obstacle for the Allied Forces. However, the major downfall of these units were their large consumption of fuel, which greatly limited their use.
2. Tiger I
The Tiger I units were first developed in 1942. Often called as “Tiger”, it’s mounted with an 88mm gun. This gun had shown amazing range and shot in both air and ground targets. The Tiger I units can be seen in every German front-lines during the War.
The T-34 was a medium tank created by the Soviets. It is known to be one of the highly effective tanks used during the Second World War. Also, it was the highest produced tank in that era, and remained at the second spot as the highest manufactured tank of all time.
4. Sherman Firefly
The Sherman Firefly was a tank produced by the British, and was patterned from the US Sherman tank. This tank had immense anti-tank gun to keep enemies at bay. Because of its efficiency, it is among the first tanks to defeat both the Tiger and the Panther tanks head to head.
The T-44 was made in the later parts of the War. It was the successor to the Soviet T-34. The design of the T-44s were used as the framework for the later series of battle tanks. It turned out to be history’s most produced tank series.
The run of the Panther units started in 1943 and ended in 1945. Originally, the Panther was intended to counter the T-34 of the Soviet. The Panther is was famous for its maneuverability as well as its amazing firepower. Many historians believed that the Panther was one of the most lethal tanks during World War II.
7. Panzerkampfwagen IV
Panzerkampfwagen IV, or more commonly known as Panzer IV, was a medium tank built by Nazi Germany. Initially, it was designed to become a support tank for the German infantry division.
8. M4 Sherman
The gun installed in the U.S.-made M4 Sherman was accurate enough to be fired in medium distances. Because of the known advantages of the M4 Sherman tanks, they were mass-produced. More than 50,000 of these tanks were produced during World War II.