Why was the M-36 tank destroyer not produced as a tank?
It might be argued that in the end it was, the 90mm high velocity gun of the M36 appearing in combat on March 7, 1945 as the main armament of M26 Pershing Tank. The dates are critical in explaining what American tank destroyers and tanks were in combat in WW2. There was a major race for development which forced decisions on temporary and compromise solutions. In 1940 American armored forces did not have a vehicle mounting even a low velocity 75 mm gun. In August 1940 there was a desire for a turret tank of at least this calibre, but the clash between need and engineering knowledge was such that the M3 (Lee/Grant) with the hull mounted gun was put into production. Similarly, as higher power guns were needed in the light of combat experience, the 76 mm, + 90mm, heavier, with larger breeches and heavier recoil, it was in the first instance quicker to produce vehicles of the tank destroyer configuration. Heavier guns often appeared first in assault gun format in the the Russian and German armies too. The British were probably least successful in their designs, but that the Archer was produced, and fought in Normandy and later with some success, demonstrates the pressure to get the guns on the battlefield fast, even in a "fudged" design For the rearward firing Archer: http://www.msu.edu/user/storto/britspg.htm. http://www.tankdestroyersociety.com/tank_destroyers_history.htm
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… Read More
What is the meaning of a pin from the 631st Tank Destroyer Battalion with a charging rhino and the word indomitable?
In WWII there were two types of tanks one was a tank destroyer and the other was for cover. The tank destroyer was for Yes killing tanks Read More
Answer For reunion info, please contact the following: 820th Tank Destroyer BattalionMr. Steven Siekierka24931 S. Sylbert Ct.Redford, Michigan 48239(313) 532-8306 Tank Destroyers The tank destroyer force was created as a mobile GHQ antitank reserve in 1941. The original concept called for battalions to be concentrated in tank destroyer brigades and groups for employment en masse against an armored threat. In practice, the realities of combat and the erosion of the German Panzer force meant that… Read More
The U.S. Army's 652nd Tank Destroyer Battalion was not attached to a particular division as it was one of seven tank destroyer battalions that remained stateside in World War II and was not deployed overseas. It was based at Camp Hood (now Fort Hood) in Texas, the headquarters of the Tank Destroyer Force. Read More
The 671st Tank Destroyer Battalion served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II and was equipped with M18 tank destroyers. It landed in the Philippines in July 1945 but saw little combat during the final weeks of the war. You can find more information about this unit and others by visiting Google and typing in Tank Destroyer Society, a website that has much information about the Tank Destroyer Force in general and links to… Read More
the 808th tank destroyer battalion was in WW2. tanks were just coming around at the end of WW1 so there was no such thing as a tank destroyer battalion. also, my grandfather was in the 808th TDB. Read More
'Effective' will certainly depend on what you mean by 'effective'. In either case, the German Panzer IV/70 (V) was one of the lowest tank destroyers (a height of just 2m., including periscopes, or 1.85m. without periscopes) and it had the firepower of the Panther. Its main deficiency was the long gun, which stressed the frontal roadwheels, however this was somewhat solved by the implementation of steel tyred roadwheels. The best US tank destroyer was the… Read More
The 652nd Tank Destroyer Batallion was not assigned to a particular division as it remained stateside during World War II. Read More
How do you find info on the 776th tank destroyer battlion in the pacific theater during world war 2?
The 776th Tank Destroyer Battalion didn't fight in the Pacific theater during World War II. Google 776th Tank destroyer battalion. Here is the link; http://www.100thww2.org/support/776combat.html Read More
The 17 pound gun was more powerful than the 90mm gun. Read More
630th Tank Destroyer Battalion information can be obtained through the Savannah Now web site at www.savannahnow.com/node/318153. Just cut and paste the address into your browser. Read More
Try googling "battalion profiles" Read More
The Tank Destroyer Force in the U.S. Army was officially organized on November 27, 1941 and existed only during World War II to counter the strength of German armored forces. Nearly 80 tank destroyer battalions were actually formed. The 652nd Tank Destroyer Battalion was established on March 30, 1943 and was based at Camp Hood, Texas. It was a Self-Propelled (SP) tank destroyer unit that initially utilized the M-3 half-track with 75mm gun; and subsequently… Read More
They did not receive one. Read More
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US tanks in WW2 and since are named after American generals. The M4 Sherman was the most prevalent. The M3 Lee (also made in a British Army version called the Grant) and M3 Stuart preceded the Sherman. The M26 Pershing and M24 Chaffee were used only in the last days of the war. The M36 Jackson is often referred to as a tank, but it was US armored anti-tank artillery (tank destroyer). * The only… Read More
What was the best tank destroyer of world war 2 out of the us m-18 tank destroyer the German hetzer and the Russian su-85?
well. the most effective tank was the su-85. but the hetzer had a very good gun with a decent penetration and armour. it was the lower glacis that whas the weakest part of armour. the name of hetzer came from the crew as they said it was a fabulous tank. so i would say the hetzer was the best. Read More
Andrew Devey has written: 'Jagdtiger' -- subject(s): Jagdtiger (Tank destroyer) Read More
The most produced tank ever is the one the US Army currently still uses the M1 Abrams Read More
632 Tank Destroyer Battalion I would think: Probably using the A10 tank destroyer, a self propelled gun which the British called Achilles. 632 t/d was attached to the 24th infantry division during ww2, did a lot of fighting on Leyte island. would have been equipped with m10 or m37 s/p guns Read More
The 661 Tank Destroyer Battalion earned credit for following Campaigns in WW2: Central Europe Rhineland They also were Occupation Forces in Germany. Souce: Dept of Army Pamphlet 672-1. Read More
Is there a way to determine the tank destroyer unit in which a soldier initially served if the soldier was transferred to another division perhaps due to disbandment of the tank destroyer unit?
First you need the name of the Tank Destroyer unit. Example: Co. A, 1/144 TD, 3rd Bde, 4th ID, during WW2. Translation: Company "A", 1st Battalion 144th Tank Destroyer Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division (US Army, Europe, 1943-1945/WW2). After obtaining that information, you need to contact associations of that regiment and/or a Veterans Group: VFW, AMVETS, AMERICAN LEGION (Veterans Foreign Wars, American Veterans, etc.). Then you'll need the man's SN# (Serial Number). Servicemen had… Read More
Well, "a" destroyer is a type of warship. "the" destroyer usually indicates a synonym for Satan. He is called the betrayer and the destroyer sometimes. Read More
Answer I can't find a unit called "18th Tank Destroyer Group". There was an 18th Tank Battalion that was part of the 8th Armored Division. And there was an 18th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Group. Source: Dept of Army Pamphelt 672-1, "Unit Citation and Campaign Participation Credit Register" that lists each unit that fought in WW2 and Korea with their campaign credits. Read More
Some sources state that the T-54/55 is the most produced tank at about 100,000 units. Read More
Go online, and see if they have a website. Also try the VFW or American Legion, and see if they have an address for a members association. Read More
it was a group of African Americans that were sent to fight in world war two thet were send on a special mission to distroy enemies tanks Read More
The T-34 with approximately 58,861 being produced during the war. Read More
The British tank that was first produced in 1915 weighed 28 tons. Read More
For one, the Comet is a tank and the M-18 Hellcat is a tank destroyer, not a tank... there is a difference. The Comet was a British tank, the M-18 an American model. The Comet has a larger gun, caliber wise, only by one millimeter, however, but with a much greater muzzle velocity. The M-18 was made by Buick, and was the fastest tracked vehicle in WWII. The Hellcat used torsion bar suspension while the… Read More
The 652nd Tank Destroyer Battalion was based at Camp Hood (now Fort Hood) in Texas, the home of the Tank Destroyer Forces. The unit was one of seven tank destroyer battalions that remained in the U.S. and was not deployed overseas. It is known that the 652nd was engaged in combat training at Camp Robinson in Arkansas on March 13, 1944 when an anti-personnel mine accidentally exploded during weapons instruction, killing 12 soldiers and injuring… Read More
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WWE superstar Petey Williams Does the Canadian destroyer. Type in the Canadian destroyer on Google to find more info. Read More