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WW2 Tanks & Planes

  2. 2. TANKS
  3. 3. UNITED STATES: M4-SHERMAN <ul><li>The M4 Medium Tank was the main tank designed and built by the US for use in World War II. </li></ul>Over 49,000 were produced during the war, for use by the armies of Britain, the United States, France and Poland.
  4. 4. UNITED STATES: M4-SHERMAN <ul><li>Length: 19 ft 5 in (5.92 m) </li></ul><ul><li>Width: 8 ft 7 in (2.62 m) </li></ul><ul><li>Height: 9 ft (2.74 m) </li></ul><ul><li>Weight: 30 tons </li></ul><ul><li>Speed: 30 mph (48 km/h) </li></ul><ul><li>Range: 150 miles (240 km) </li></ul><ul><li>Crew: 5 </li></ul>It was rather fast and maneuverable, reliable, and easy to produce and service.
  5. 5. FRENCH: AMR 33/35 <ul><li>These tanks were designed to fight alongside infantry units, thus the need only for a machine gun and little armor. </li></ul>In the Battle of France the materiel fared very badly because it was poorly armed and armored.
  6. 6. FRENCH: AMR 33/35 <ul><li>Length: 11 ft 5 in (3.5 m) </li></ul><ul><li>Width: 5 ft 4 in (1.64 m) </li></ul><ul><li>Height: 5.6 ft (1.73 m) </li></ul><ul><li>Weight: 5.5 tons </li></ul><ul><li>Speed: 33 mph (54 km/h) </li></ul><ul><li>Crew: 2 </li></ul>Although the AMR 33/35 was faster than the German Panzer it could not outrun its anti-tank artillery. Only 1 tank is still around today, at a French museum.
  8. 8. <ul><li>Length: 19 ft 5 in (5.92 m) </li></ul><ul><li>Width: 8 ft 7 in (2.62 m) </li></ul><ul><li>Height: 9 ft (2.74 m) </li></ul><ul><li>Weight: 30 tons </li></ul><ul><li>Speed: 30 mph (48 km/h) </li></ul><ul><li>Range: 150 miles (240 km) </li></ul><ul><li>Crew: 5 </li></ul>GERMAN: PANZER
  9. 9. SOVIET: T-34 <ul><li>The T-34 definitely was an unpleasant surprise for the German commanders, as it could combat all 1941 German tanks effectively. It was faster, had better armament and better armor protection, due to the technical innovation of sloped armor. </li></ul>When first built, it was the tank with the best balance of firepower, mobility, and protection, and its design influenced the development of Main Battle Tanks in the mid 20th century. Between 1940 and 1944 over 35,000 T-34/76 tanks were produced. The T-34 is often called the best tank of World War 2, in the all around sense.
  10. 10. AIRPLANES
  11. 12. US – P38 – Lightning
  12. 13. US – P40 – Lightning
  13. 14. USA – P47 – Thunderbolt
  14. 15. North American P-51 Mustang <ul><li>&quot;The day I saw Mustangs over Berlin, I knew the jig was up.&quot; Hermann Goering </li></ul>Generally considered the best fighter of WWII <ul><li>15,100 planes produced, starting in mid 1941. </li></ul><ul><li>P-51D specs: 440 MPH </li></ul><ul><li>six 50 caliber machine guns </li></ul>
  15. 16. US FIGHTER: F4F Wildcat US Navy carrier plane used in the Pacific in the battles of Midway, Coral Sea, and the Eastern Solomon Islands <ul><li>7860 planes produced </li></ul><ul><li>starting in December, 1940. </li></ul><ul><li>320 MPH, six 50 caliber machine guns </li></ul>
  16. 17. GERMAN: BF109 / JAPAN: ZERO Messerschmit
  17. 18. German – Bf109 – Messerschmitt
  18. 19. German – Bf109 – Messerschmitt
  19. 20. German – Junker – JU52
  20. 21. USA – B-17 – Flying Fortress
  21. 22. US BOMBER: B-17 Flying Fortress The first 4 engine fighter and bomber airplane used first by the Army and then the Air Force. -12,700 planes produced -entered service 1939 -top speed 320 MPH -Ceiling: 37,000 feet -17,600 lb. bomb load -twelve .50 caliber machine guns With 4 double machine guns, and 5 single machine guns this plane could protect itself, as well as deliver a “pounding” with its massive bombs.
  22. 23. USA – B-25 – Liberator
  23. 24. US BOMBER: B-24/25 Liberator More B-24's were built than any other American airplane. It edged out the B-17 on most performance criteria (speed, range). It's crewmen claimed 2,600 enemy aircraft shot down. With it's great range, it performed anti-sub work in the Atlantic and heavy bomber support in the Pacific. <ul><li>18,188 planes produced </li></ul><ul><li>entered service in 1940 </li></ul><ul><li>top speed 303 MPH </li></ul><ul><li>11 machine guns </li></ul><ul><li>max. bomb load 8,000 lbs. </li></ul>
  24. 25. US BOMBER: B-24/25 Liberator
  25. 26. US BOMBER: B-29 Super Fortress The B-29 had one purpose: to fly long range missions into Japan, bombing their cities and then to drop the atomic bomb. The project cost $3 billion, a heck-of-a-lot money for a heck-of-a of victory! <ul><li>3,895 planes produced </li></ul><ul><li>entered service 1944 </li></ul><ul><li>top speed 365 MPH </li></ul><ul><li>12 machine guns, max. </li></ul><ul><li>bomb load 20,000 lbs. </li></ul>
  26. 27. US BOMBER: B-29 ENOLA GAY The Enola Gay, named after pilot COL Tibbets’ mother, dropped a uranium bomb, &quot;Little Boy,” on Hiroshima, Japan, killing 70,000+ and destroying 50,000 buildings.