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   T34/85 
North Korea
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North Korea
 M4A3E8 
"Easy 8"
Sherman
 M-24 
Chaffee
 M-26 
Pershing
 M-46 
Patton
 A41 
Centurion
(UK)
 Bren 
Gun Carrier (UK)
 M41 
Walker Bulldog
  Class Medium SP Gun Medium Light Heavy Medium Heavy (MBT) APC Light
  Weight 35 ton 12.35 ton 34.8 ton 20 ton 46 ton 46 ton 57 ton 3.81 ton 23.5 ton
  Armor(mm) 18-90 10-35 15-100 10-38 13-102 13-102 17-152 12 38
  Arms 85mm
2-7.62mm MGs
76.2mm 76.2mm
3-MGs
SmkMrtr
75mm
3-MGs
SmkMrtr
90mm
3-MGs
90mm
3-MGs
105mm
3-MGs
Smk
14mm AT
7.7mm MG
76mm
1-.50Cal
1-.30Cal
   Pwr/Wt 15.9hp/ton 12.5hp/ton 16.9hp/ton 12.2hp/ton 10.9hp/ton 13.3hp/ton 12.2hp/ton 22.7hp/ton 21.3hp/ton
  Speed/
 Range
34.2mph
186miles
28mph
166miles
26mph
100miiles
34mph
100miles
30mph
100miles
30mph
80miles
21.5mph
118miles
30mph
150miles
45mph
100miles
  Crew 5 4 5 4-5 5 5 4 2 4
T34 T34/85 ... (1) ... (2) ... (3)
Weight : 31.5 tons (35 tons, Combat Loaded)
Dimensions: 7.5m (24ft 6in) x 2.44m (8ft) x 3.25 m (7ft 10in)
Armor (max) : 90 mm
Range : 360 km (225 miles)
Speed : 55 km/hr (34.2 mph)
Main gun : 85 mm
     Penetrates 114mm of armor at 500m (545yds)
Crew : 5
      The wide tracks enabled all-terrain operations, including soft mud and snow
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SU76 SU76 ... (1) ...(2)
Weight : 11.2-12.35 tons
Dimensions: 5m (16.4ft) x 2.74m (8.99ft) x 2.2m (7.22ft)
Armor (max) : 10-35mm
Range : 250 km (153miles)
Speed : 45km/hr (27.6mph)
Main gun : 76mm ZIS-3
Crew : 4
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M26 Medium Tank Medium Tank M4A3E8 ... (1)
"Sherman IV"

Al Rosinski notes left pic an M4E6
Weight : 32.3 ton
Dimensions: 7.52 (24ft 8in) x 2.68m (8ft 9in) x 3.25 m (10ft 8in)
Armor (max) : 64 mm
Range : 160 km (100 miles)
Speed (max - route) : 47 km/hr (29.2 mph)
Main gun : 76.2 mm
     Penetrates 110mm of armor at 500m
Crew : 5
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M24 Chaffee

Light Tank M-24
"Chaffee"
... (1)
Weight : 18.4 ton
Dimensions: 5.49m (18ft) x 2.95m (9ft 8in) x 2.48m (8ft 2in)
Armor (max) : 25 mm
Range : 160 km (100 miles)
Speed (max - route) : 56 km/hr (34.8mph)
Main gun : 75 mm
Crew : 5
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M26 Heavy Tank M-26 ... (1) ... (2) ... (3)
"Pershing"

Weight : 41.7 ton
Dimensions:8.79m (28ft 10in) x 3.50m (11ft 6in) x 2.77m (9ft)
Armor (max) : 102 mm
Range : 148 km
Speed (max - route) : (approx) 45 km/hr (28 mph)
Main gun : 90 mm
MG : n 2  7.62mm

Crew : 5
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M46 Patton Heavy Tank M-46 ... (1) ... (2) ... (3)
" Patton"

Weight : 41.7 ton
Dimensions:8.79m (28ft 10in) x 3.50m (11ft 6in) x 2.77m (9ft)
Armor (max) : 102 mm
Range : 148 km
Speed (max - route) : (approx) 45 km/hr (28 mph)

The rebuilt M-26 Heavy Tank became the M-46 or Patton Tank by the substitution of a new engine and transmission. Main gun : 90 mm
MG : n 2  7.62mm
Crew : 5
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M41 Centurion M41 UK Main BattleTank ... (1) ... (2) ... (3)
" Centurion"

Weight : 57 ton
Dimensions 7.823m (25ft 8in) x 3.39m (11ft) x 3m (9ft 10in)
Armor (max) : 152 mm
Range : 118miles (190km)
Speed : (approx) 21.5mph
Main gun : 105mm
MG : 3

Crew : 5

The Centurion AVRE (Armored Vehicle Royal Engineers) mounted a 165mm for destroying fortifications, and a dozer blade to fill anti-tank ditches. Designed in 1944, Centurionsaw action for over 30 years.
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Bren Universal Gun Carrier Mk I or II ... (1) " Bren " Universal Gun Carrier
Weight : 3.75 ton
Dimensions 3.65m (12ft) x 2.11m (6ft 4in) x 1.57m (5ft 2in)
Armor (max) : 7-10 mm
Range : 150miles (250km)
Speed : (approx) 30mph
Main gun : 14mm .... MG : 1 7.7mm

Crew : 2

Platforms for infantry support weapons such as the Vickers and Bren, or to carry mortars and supplies. Designed for 4 men, often also transported six to ten, with their gear.
Lightly armoured on front and sides, occupants were unprotected from about shoulder height upwards.
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Bren Universal Gun Carrier M1 " Walker Bulldog"... (1)  (2)   (3)
Weight : 23.5 ton
Dimensions 5.82m (19.09ft) x 3.2m (10.5ft) x 2.7m (8.9ft)
Armor (max) : 38 mm
Range : 100miles (161km)
Speed : (approx) 45mph
Main gun : 76mm .... MGs: .50 Cal & .30 Cal

Crew : 4 (commander, driver, gunner, loader

Developed to replace the M24 Chaffee, the M41 was tested in combat only during the last few weeks of the war, in the Iron Triangle. In 1950, tanks were re-designated according to armament; the 120mm heavy, 90mm medium, and 76mm light Gun tanks
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