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WWII Tanks Vehicle Data Sheet

Heavy Tank T26E3 (M26 Pershing)


Armour Details


 Front 102mm@0(102.0mm)
 Side  76mm@8(77.0mm)
 Rear  76mm@8(77.0mm)
 Top  25mm@90(25.0mm)


 Front 102mm@46(147.0mm)
 Side  76mm@0(76.0mm)
 Rear  50mm@62(107.0mm)
 Top  22mm@90(22.0mm)


 Front 76mm@53(126.0mm)
 Side  76mm@0(76.0mm)
 Rear  50mm@62(107.0mm)
 Top  22mm@90(22.0mm)
Gun Mantlet 114 mm

Armour (x)mm @ (y) (Effective mm @ 0)

Effective Armour - Maximum 147 (mm) - Minimum 22 (mm)


Manufacture Dates 1945 - Unknown
Quantity Produced -
Weight  41.82 (tonnes)
Crew 5
M.G's small 3
M.G's Large -
Length 6.38 (mtr)
Width 3.6 (mtr)
Height 2.8 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 20 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 6 (mph)
Range Road 100 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity 186
Horse Power 500
Power/Weight 11.95 (HP/tonne)

General Information

The Heavy Tank T26E3 (M26 Pershing) was a heavy tank used by the americans between 1945 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 5 and was 3.6 metres wide, 6.38 metres long, 2.8 metres high and weighed 41.82 tonnes.

Powered by a 500hp petrol engine the Heavy Tank T26E3 (M26 Pershing) was capable of a road speed of 20mph and a cross country speed of 6mph. The 186 gallon fuel capacity gave the Heavy Tank T26E3 (M26 Pershing) a road range of 100 miles

Based on the heavy tank chassis, the vehicle was armed with 3 light machine guns, a 90mm Gun M3 with a muzzle velocity of 853m/sec which was capable of penetrating 117mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
90mm Gun M3
 Calibre 90 mm
 Muzzle Velocity 853 m/sec
 Shell Weight 11 Kg
 Ammunition70 rounds carried
Range(metres) 100 200 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
Penetration(mm) 127 126 123 117 111 106 100 94
Flight Time(secs) 0.11 0.23 0.48 0.99 1.53 2.1 2.71 3.35
Hit Probability % 98 98 98 98 85 60 39 25
Penetration is mm through vertical plate - calculated
Probability is % chance of hit on a 2 x 2.4mtr static plate

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