Pershing disturbs me...rolled hull armor?

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Pershing disturbs me...rolled hull armor?

Post by Second try » 03 Nov 2002 19:56

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Help me if you can,i had a few questions about the new US medium tank M26 Pershing.
Was its hull armor rolled or cast? Important because rolled armor is 20 percent more effective.
Was other ammunition used in 1945? Used M82 APCBC and maybe a few M304 HVAP.
And if have some information abou T26E4 Super Pershing,please repply or send me.
A lot of thanks.Col.Valentine

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Re: Pershing disturbs me...rolled hull armor?

Post by Dwight Pruitt » 04 Nov 2002 05:55

Second try wrote::roll:

Help me if you can,i had a few questions about the new US medium tank M26 Pershing.
Was its hull armor rolled or cast? Important because rolled armor is 20 percent more effective.
Was other ammunition used in 1945? Used M82 APCBC and maybe a few M304 HVAP.
And if have some information abou T26E4 Super Pershing,please repply or send me.
A lot of thanks.Col.Valentine
Col Valentine, you might try http://www.tank-net.org I guarantee someone there can answer it. It's the best armor site on the net, bar none.

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Post by Caldric » 04 Nov 2002 09:04

There was only 25 T26E4 Built. It had a longer 90mm gun, it was designed to fire a heavier charged round to try and equal the hard hitting ability of the German 88mm, but they were built in March 1945 and had little purpose after the German defeat.

The M26 used welded rolled armor, but it also had cast steel in some areas such as the turret, as did most American tanks after 1943.

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