In an effort to get a bit of debate going in the actual tank section of this forum ( :wink: ) I thought that I would launch one of my controversial topics. It seems to me, when I look at American tanks in service since WW2 (basically everything since the M-26) that, when compared to Britain, the following is true. In armament and armour, they lagged behind (up until the M1A1 and M1, respectively). In performance (and, at certain times, reliability - remember the early multi-fuel engines :roll: ), they were ahead, being generally faster. Being as the expected enemy post-WW2 was the CCCP, and to a smaller extent China, both countries who could produce large numbers of fairly decent tanks, was the stress on speed over gun & armour sensible? Who had it right, Britain or America?