National Affairs: Love That Bounce

"Our light tanks," said Under Secretary of the Army Archibald Alexander, "are designed to kill a potential enemy's medium tanks; our medium tanks are designed to kill his heavies; and what may be called our heavies go on from there." To build a tank able to fight above its class, U.S. engineers have relied on speed and firepower, have cut nonessential weight by installing air-cooled engines. Last week the Pentagon announced the latest results from its engineers' drawing boards.

By next spring the first of the new postwar T-41 light tanks will begin...

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