Sorry: There Isn't a "Best" Tank of World War II
The National Interest -

Michael Peck

Tanks, Europe

Do historical rankings make a difference beyond mere curiosity?

Here's What You Need to Know: A relatively minor design feature can make a profound difference in the actual effectiveness of a weapon.

It can be argued that the best tank is the one that destroys the enemy. Or, depending on your point of view, it's the one that isn't shooting at you.

But otherwise, choosing the top tank is always a nightmare of technical and historical analysis. There are so many...

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