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World War II's Most Powerful Tank

  The 3rd Armored Division's "Super Pershing" T26E4-1: It arrived very late in the war, but offered an impressive glimpse of the next generation in tank firepower. Only two of its type were ever built, and the 3AD had the only one in the European Theater - an experimental version with a remarkably long 90mm barrel. For more info see "Super Pershing" on the WWII Index/Feature Articles.

  Photo above by U.S. Army Signal Corps during test firings of the Super Pershing T26E4-1 by the 33rd Armored Regiment, 3rd Armored Division, outside of Cologne, Germany, in March, 1945. Colored illustration above (of the same tank) by Tony Bryan in 1999.

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