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In late 1942, the new General Sherman Tank went into full production and nearly 50,000 were produced during the duration of the war. It soon became the Allies' most widely used tank series in Europe. In addition to Europe, the Sherman saw action in North Africa, Italy, Sicily, and the Pacific Theatre.

  

In late 1942, the new General Sherman Tank went into full production and nearly 50,000 were produced during the duration of the war. It soon became the Allies' most widely used tank series in Europe. In addition to Europe, the Sherman saw action in North Africa, Italy, Sicily, and the Pacific Theatre. Despite its widespread use, the Sherman had a high, vulnerable profile, weak armor, and was considered inferior to most German tanks. When World War II began in 1939, the US lagged far behind the Germans regarding tank technology and armored warfare tactics. The German's Blitzkrieg that was unleashed on France convinced the US Army that a new main battle tank was needed if they were to challenge the German Panzer in battle. 

 

Links

Tanks categorized by country. (Nice descriptions and pictures.)

World of Tanks: (Has pictures and descriptions of other minor tanks used by the US)

USA's Vehicle Index:  (Descriptions of other types of tanks and armored vehicles)

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