Specifications for the
Heavy Tank / Medium Tank
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Fisher Tank Arsenal / Detroit Tank Arsenal - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1945
Production Total: 4,550
Focus Model: M26 Pershing
Overall Length: 28.38 ft (8.65 m)
Width: 11.52 ft (3.51 m)
Height: 9.12 ft (2.78 m)
Weight: 46.3 US Short Tons (42,000 kg; 92,594 lb)
Powerplant: 1 x Ford GAF 8-cylinder gasoline engine generating 500hp.
Maximum Speed: 25 mph (40 km/h)
Maximum Range: 100 miles (161 km)
NBC Protection: None
1 x 90mm main gun
1 x 12.7mm machine gun
2 x 7.62mm machine guns
70 x 90mm projectiles
550 x 12.7mm ammunition
5,000 x 7.62mm ammunition
T26 - Initial Prototype; single example produced.
T26E1 (M26A1E2) - Fitted with T15E1 90mm high-velocity main gun; single-piece projectiles; 10 examples produced.
T26E2 - Prototype fitted with 105mm field howitzer for use as self-propelled gun platform for close-support actions; becoming the "Heavy Tank M45".
T26E3 - Main Prototype Designation; becoming M26 production model.
T26E4 - Developmental Variant; long-barreled T15E2 main gun; two-piece projectiles; 25 examples produced.
T26E5 - Prototype with revised armor protection; 27 examples produced.
M26 - Main Production Model based on the T26E3 prototype; M3 main gun; double-baffled muzzle brake; over 2,000 examples produced.
M26A1 - Fitted with M3A1 main gun; single-baffled muzzle brake; bore evacuator on barrel; over 1,200 examples produced.
M26E1 - Long-barreled 90mm T54 main gun; single-piece projectiles; 2 examples produced
M26E2 - New powerpack and running gear; fitted with M3A1 90mm main gun; basis for the upcoming M46 Patton tank series; 800 examples produced.
Heavy Tank M45 - Based on the T26E2 prototype; 185 examples produced.
Belgium; Italy; United States