M26 Pershing
M26 Per
General Historical Information
Place of origin USA
Category Heavy Tank
Speed 40 km/h
Armour Pershing armour scheme
Main armament 90mm M3
General Ingame Information
Used by USA
Seat 2 .30-06 Browning M1919A4 MG
Historical Picture
Pershing real

The M26 Pershing was a heavy tank of the USA. Its entered service in 1945 and saw little action during the last year of the war. Later it saw service in Korea in the 1950's. Ancestor of the Patton and a long line of post-war tanks up to the M-60. With a 90 mm gun, it could meet the Tiger and Panther on equal terms. With the long barreled gun, heavy armor and Ford V-8 engine, this was the best American tank of WWII. The most significant deficiency noted was the poor power-to-weight ratio due to the Ford engine. Although adequate for the 35 ton Sherman, it caused the M-26 to be grossly underpowered.