|Origin & Designer||[@designer]|
|Crew||5 (Commander, Gunner, Loader, Driver & Assistant Driver)|
|Main Armament||1 x 90mm L/53 M3 Gun|
|Elevation||-10° to +20°|
|Turret Traverse||360° (Powered 24°/Sec)|
|Secondary Armament||1 x .50 cal M2HB Heavy Machine Gun (AA Mount).|
1 x .30 cal M1919A4 Machine Guns (Coaxial).
1 x .30 cal M1919A4 Machine Gun (Bow)
|Ammunition Carried||70 x 90mm & 5000 x .30 cal + 550 x .50 cal|
|Combat Weight||41.892 kg|
|Armour||Upper Hull Front: 102mm.|
Lower Hull Front: 73mm.
Upper Hull Sides: 76mm.
Lower Hull Sides: 76mm.
Hull Rear: 51mm.
Hull Top: 25mm.
Hull Bottom: 22mm.
Gun Mantlet: 200mm.
Turret Front: 102mm.
Turret Sides: 76mm.
Turret Rear: 76mm.
Turret Top: 25mm.
|Engine||Ford GAF (Petrol)|
|Transmission||5 Forward & 1 Reverse|
|Maximum Road Range||91 miles (148 km)|
|Maximum Cross Country Range||[@maximum_cross_country_range]|
|Maximum Water Range||[@maximum_water_range]|
|Maximum Road Speed||25 mph (40 kph)|
|Maximum Cross Country Speed||16 mph (26 kph)|
|Maximum Water Speed||[@maximum_water_speed]|
|Notes||The Pershing came from a long line of experimental vehicles which resulted in the T26E3 being chosen. This combined thick armour with the excellent 90mm gun. The M26 was initially classed as a heavy tank although this designation was change in 1957. The M26 was blooded at the battle of Ramagen Bridge, only twenty M26s actually saw action in Europe out of a total of 200 and maybe a few were sent to Okinawa.|