National Defense: Ideal Tank?

In time for a new war, the best heavy tank in the world was unveiled at Eddystone, near Philadelphia, this week. A joint product of Baldwin Locomotive Works and U.S. Army Ordnance, it weighs 57 tons, is heavily armored with welded and cast plate. Its contours are rounded to deflect hits, and even its traction gear is protected by steel. Its turrets are power driven, its silhouette cut down. It totes a three-inch double-purpose anti-tank & aircraft gun, powerful enough to stop any tank in existence, is equipped with a secret device, which gives...

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