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PanzerJosh #1 Posted May 01 2017 - 16:38

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Hello!

 

Alright so multiple sources state that the T1 heavy tank designed by the Americans was a multi-turreted tank much like the T-35, and other like it, and was considered obsolete before long and led to the T1E1, and the M6, but I've never seen any photos, blueprints, or artist renders.

What did this tank look like?



umdebus #2 Posted May 01 2017 - 16:53

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Maybe you mean this one?

 

 

https://books.google.com/books?id=P7-HCwAAQBAJ&pg=PA10&lpg=PA10&dq=AMERICAN+T1+TANK&source=bl&ots=nYpGe2msgw&sig=DbVJ2thl7VLQdN378dNz-jKQhxE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjigqK-hs_TAhVO62MKHawJDWE4ChDoAQg7MAM#v=onepage&q=AMERICAN%20T1%20TANK&f=false


Edited by umdebus, May 01 2017 - 16:55.


FrozenKemp #3 Posted May 02 2017 - 16:12

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No, he means the T1 prototype heavy tank.

 

I did a google image search and it came up with this, apparently taken from Hunnicutt's "Firepower" book.  edit: wait, that's wrong too.

 

Wikipedia says:

 

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Following the Chief of Infantry recommendation from 20 May 1940, the US Army Ordnance Corps started to work on a 50-ton heavy tank design. Initially a multi-turreted design was proposed, with two main turrets armed with low-velocity T6 75 mm (2.95 inch) guns, one secondary turret with a 37 mm gun, and a coaxial .30 caliber (7.62 mm) machine gun, and another secondary turret with a 20 mm gun and a coaxial .30 caliber machine gun. Four .30 caliber machine guns were to be installed in ball mounts, two in the glacis (front) plate and two in the rear corners of the hull. 

 

 

It's possible it never left the planning stage.  In any case, once the Firepower books get shipped there should be a bunch of people who can answer the question because I'm sure Hunnicutt's book covers it. 

 


Edited by FrozenKemp, May 02 2017 - 16:14.


GAJohnnie #4 Posted May 02 2017 - 16:20

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View PostFrozenKemp, on May 02 2017 - 10:12, said:

No, he means the T1 prototype heavy tank.

 

I did a google image search and it came up with this, apparently taken from Hunnicutt's "Firepower" book.  edit: wait, that's wrong too.

 

Wikipedia says:

 

 

 

It's possible it never left the planning stage.  In any case, once the Firepower books get shipped there should be a bunch of people who can answer the question because I'm sure Hunnicutt's book covers it. 

 

 

  NO, just NO. It would of be a Fat Lee.

FrozenKemp #5 Posted May 02 2017 - 19:34

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No one is suggesting putting it in the game.  Josh was just wondering what it looked like.  

Tjtod #6 Posted May 03 2017 - 03:53

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Edselman #7 Posted May 09 2017 - 02:18

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Well the T1 Heavy prototype stage kind of had a little turret on top of the main turret but was not like the T-35. An American T1 Heavy could make mince meat out of a T-35 which would only be passable as a tier III or IV heavy tank.




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