U.S. At War: Uncle Joe's Super-Duper

U.S. troops in Europe got a bad shock when they came up against the giant German Royal Tiger tank. Mounting the German's high-velocity 88-mm. gun, it outshot, outweighed and sometimes even outmaneuvered Allied armored and mobile weapons.

Last week the U.S. Army got another shock. A German broadcast paid awed tribute to a Russian weapon which U.S. Army ordnance experts apparently have not even been given a peek at. Said Nazi reporter Heinz Megerlein:

"The Russians are using their new Joseph Stalin supertank on an ever-increasing scale. This most powerfully gunned and armored vehicle...

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