The T 14 Tank.

by Daniel Russ on August 13, 2012

 

T 14 Tank

T 14 Tank

 

T 14 Tank

T 14 Tank

 

T 14 Tank

T 14 Tank

Some say the T 14 was just an up armored M4 Sherman. It had a 75mm gun, and 100mm of armor, roughly twice that of a Sherman. If not a 75mm gun, a British 6 pounder. Either gun would waste any German Medium tank, the Panzer mk4 and below and used properly, it could take any tank essentially out of action. The T 14 was a joint US / UK project and only two were built. We, the US troops, were already using the M4 Sherman and the British were already using the Churchill. Then again the prototypes weren’t finished until 1944, a bit later than expected. This could have been a fatal manufacturing flaw. The war was winding down and the 8500 first purchased by the British were soon cancelled. The gun itself was only effective against tanks up to but not including the Panzer Mk. 5 Panther and the Panzer Mk. 6 Tiger, and the T-34.  So it still lagged a bit. Just the two were built and the project was abandoned.

 

T 14 Tank

T 14 Tank

 

 

Source: Tanks of the World, Wiki

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