U.S. At War: New Tank

The War Department, which has stoutly defended its tanks against all criticisms, last week unveiled the General Pershing (T-26)—the "answer," Under Secretary of War Patterson proclaimed, to the German Tiger.

Whether it was or not, combat experience will have to prove. The T-26s arrived in Europe only last month, could scarcely have had a real workout. On the basis of specifications, the Germans' biggest Royal Tiger still holds a margin of power.

The T26 weighs 45 tons, mounts a 90-mm. gun. The Royal Tiger is some 30 tons heavier (which means thicker armor), and...