Background For War: THREE TANKS OF THE KOREAN WAR

These are (left to right) the 45-ton U.S. General Pershing, the 33-ton Russian T-34, and the U.S. 35-ton General Sherman. The T-34 is more maneuverable than the Sherman or the Pershing. The Russian tank's silhouette is at least a foot lower than either of the U.S. tanks, and its armor slopes back more sharply so that it is harder to hit squarely. The T-34s now in action in Korea are probably equipped with 85-mm. guns, compared with the 76-mm. gun of the Sherman and the 90-mm. gun of the Pershing.

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