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how were the destroyer tank M36was used? US tank detroyers, the M36 and others, were called tank destroyers to improve the morale of their crews and make them more aggressive. The effectiveness of this nomenclature is unknown, but "tank destroyer" sounded more macho than what they really were: armored anti-tank artillery. And the armor was only enough to protect against anti-personnel bullets and fragments. Unlike the German equivalent, US tank destroyers could not stand a hit from a tank, even the 20mm cannon of the Panzer II. The M36 probably used its mobility to best advantage, firing and moving a lot. They had a gun specially designed for destroying tanks, but they did not fight like tanks because they did not have the armor of a tank. * It has been said with some validity that the best weapon for destroying a tank is another tank. Where tanks cannot be available, tank destroyers could certainly fill the gap to defend and delay an armored assault. Just don't try to lead your own armored assault with them. It will not work.

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