Is it just me or is there a tendency within the US and Great Britain to be much more critical of their own WW2 equipment than that of Germany or the USSR? For example, I often find books and articles referring to the 76mm version of the Sherman as a bit of a failure since it could not penetrate the frontal armor of late war German tanks at long distance. Seldom have I ever seen a book refer to the T34/85 in the same way, even though it's armor piercing stats are very similar to the Sherman 76mm. Usually books seem to focus on T-34/85 as one of "the best tanks of the war" without making much mention that the T34/85 was only partially effective against the frontal armor of the late war German tanks it was designed to counter. Any thoughts on this apparent double standard?