Though WWI marked the emergence of the tank, WWII saw the real unshackling of this mechanical war beast. They played a vital role in both allied and axis powers during war. Most armies were producing tanks and there production climbed each month. Both allied and Axis powers like the Britain, United States, France, Germany, Italy and Japan produced significant numbers of tanks before and during WWII. Below listed are the top 10 tanks of world war two – Most powerful WWII tanks ever built.
10. M4 Sherman Tank (United States)
The second most produced tank during WWII. Manufactured by United States and some other western allies in WWII. This was mainly due to America’s lend-lease program that provided US military aids to foreign allied nations. Categorized as a medium tank, M4 Sherman had an average 75mm main gun with 90 rounds and had a relatively thin armor (76mm) compared to other tanks in the era.
Introduced in 1941, Sherman is named after the famous American civil war general William T Sherman. Sherman was occupied in numerous battles and campaigns from 1942 to 45. The relative lack of firepower was compensated by the vast number of production and about 50,000 tanks were built during WWII.