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Greatest/Best Tank of WW2 An archive of the WWII Forum's Greatest/Best Tank mini-contest.

View Poll Results: Which of these tanks was the best value to the side that used it?
Matilda II 0 0%
Crusader 0 0%
Churchill 0 0%
Valentine 0 0%
Cromwell 0 0%
Somua S-35 0 0%
Char B-1 bis 0 0%
PzKpfw 38(t) 0 0%
PzKpfw III 2 4.26%
PzKpfw IV (short & long guns combined) 6 12.77%
Tiger I 0 0%
Panther 1 2.13%
Tiger II 0 0%
M 13-40/14-41/15-42 0 0%
Type 97 Chi-Ha 0 0%
BT-5/7 0 0%
T-34 (76 and 85 combined) 19 40.43%
KV-1 0 0%
IS-2 0 0%
M3 Medium 0 0%
M4 Medium (all versions combined) 19 40.43%
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Final Scores for 'Value to Allied/Axis Cause'

Final Scores for the 'Value to Allied/Axis Cause' poll:

1st - M4 Medium (27.4)
2nd - T-34 (27.2)
3rd - PzKpfw IV (25.7)
4th - PzKpfw III (22.9)
5th - Churchill (20)
6th - Panther (18)
7th - Valentine (17.8)
Equal 8th - PzKpfw 38(t) and Tiger I (17.3)
9th - IS-2 (17.2)
10th - Matilda II (15.6)
11th - M3 Medium (14.1)
12th - KV-1 (13.6)
13th - Cromwell (11.9)
14th - BT-5/7 (11.2)
15th - Somua S-35 (9.7)
16th - Type 97 (8.7)
17th - Char B-1 bis (6.6)
18th - Crusader (5.9)
19th - M 13-40 (5.2)
20th - Tiger II (3.3)


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That the M4 and T-34 should be vying for top spot here, is obvious IMO. PzKpfw IV in third slot also pretty much a given, I think. After that it becomes gradually more shades of grey to me but I think Tiger II at the bottom is a fair call, given the results the Germans got from it vs the cost of manufacturing, deploying, supplying and maintaining it.

Waddaya say, guys?
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I think the M13/40 is a little hard done by as it (and the related M14/41 & M15/42) was the workhorse for the Axis in the desert. It was certainly a match for the Crusader, even if the armour quality was rubbish. With over 2000 of all three types made, it can't be that bad.
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I think the M13/40 is a little hard done by as it (and the related M14/41 & M15/42) was the workhorse for the Axis in the desert. It was certainly a match for the Crusader, even if the armour quality was rubbish. With over 2000 of all three types made, it can't be that bad.
I think the M 13-40 gets it tough in quite a few of these polls. It was no great tank by any stretch but IMO it was in some respectes not as bad as many seem to think. In 1941 the armament was quite respectable.
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