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Personal logo Inari7 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2012 6:49 a.m. PST

Lets not leave the ground pounders out of this, not sleek and sexy as an aircraft but still beautiful!


The infamous TIGER I (I just love the fact that is's so square)

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T-34/85

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Sherman Jumbo

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M-551 Sheridan

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Not a tanks but I was a crewmember
M-42 Duster

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Only Warlock Inactive Member10 Jun 2012 7:00 a.m. PST

swedish S Tank:

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Panther:
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american T 28 (awwww yeah!):
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good old js3:

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Frederick Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2012 7:01 a.m. PST

Okay

The humble Panzer III and it's mutated offspring the beloved StuG

- first modern main battle tank, and the StuG soldiered on in every theatre the Germans chose to invade

The dreaded T-34 (in all versions, but I like the 76 best)

- changed the equation on the battlefield, saved Mother Russia and defined tanks for year to come

The mighty Leopard

- tough, fast, hard-hitting – hey, what's not to like? Plus used all over the place

The tough Centurion

- missed the main action in WWII, but soldiered on in Korea and the Middle East – runs good and very, very hard to keep down

The Sherman Firefly

- fast and hard hitting – okay, not the toughest tank God put on the planet, but it could make the big cats stop and pay attention; plus our local militia (reserve) regiment has one from their service in WWII that still runs – impressive to see it stalk down the main street!

Personal logo Cardinal Hawkwood Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2012 7:17 a.m. PST

the mighty Sentinel
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Oddball Inactive Member10 Jun 2012 7:25 a.m. PST

1) Tiger I – just looks mean
2) Pz III J – good tank with a good gun (for the time)
3) Centurion – great actions with the IDF
4) Somua – great camo pattern. Looks good even when broken down.
5) Chi-ha Shinhoto – just like the looks.

Oddball Inactive Member10 Jun 2012 7:27 a.m. PST

I have a Sentinel in 20mm.

Derek H Inactive Member10 Jun 2012 7:31 a.m. PST

CV33

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Matilda I

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Vickers VIb

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Gennorm10 Jun 2012 7:39 a.m. PST

Centurion – nowhere it couldn't go and nothing it didn't outfight.

T34 – defined how to balance firepower, protection and mobility.

Tiger – every German tank was one!

Mark I – the original, everything else is an imitation.

Panzer IV – served right through WW2 and still a contender at the end.

Dynaman878910 Jun 2012 8:23 a.m. PST

T34
M1
PZIV
Sherman


No others come close. Tiger was feared but way too expensive. T55 and later gave up too much performance to save weight and US tanks up to the M1 suffered from too much NII factor. UK tanks suffered from being too slow but at least having a good gun and tough armor posr WWII

John D Salt Inactive Member10 Jun 2012 8:51 a.m. PST

Matilda II
Valentine
Panther
Centurion
Chieftain

ming31 Inactive Member10 Jun 2012 9:14 a.m. PST

M3 lee ---- Watch Sahara once
Sherman ---Won war for USA in WWII
Swedish S --Looks way cool
M! abrams Hetzer ---nasty small package

OldGrenadier Fezian10 Jun 2012 9:14 a.m. PST

In no particular order:

Sherman

Centurian

Shinhoto Chi-Ha

Panther

S Tank

Valator Inactive Member10 Jun 2012 9:19 a.m. PST

They aren't the greatest machines ever constructed, but I still have to say the American tanks of WWII are my favorites. If they got grandpa home, they can't have been all bad.

Klebert L Hall Inactive Member10 Jun 2012 9:26 a.m. PST

T-35
Pz III
Churchill
Grant/Lee
T-26

-Kle.

Cufflink Inactive Member10 Jun 2012 9:27 a.m. PST

Challenger 2,
Panther,
Sherman,
T-34,
Crusader

wrgmr110 Jun 2012 9:39 a.m. PST

Pz MkIII, it just looks cool.
Panther, best all round tank of WW2.
Leopard, son of Panther.
Churchill, another one that just looks good.
Crusader, another cool looking tank.

One more, the British desert version of Honey, or Stuart.

GarrisonMiniatures Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member10 Jun 2012 10:14 a.m. PST

Centurion – best post-war tank in terms of when it was out.
Tiger 2 Porche turret – just like it
Hetzer – excellent vehicle that showed small can be good.
KV1B – again, just like it
Somua S-35 – had faults, but excellent early WW2 tank

skippy0001 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2012 11:11 a.m. PST

Ontos
T-35
Panzer III-any
Isherman
MBT70

Grand Duke Natokina Inactive Member10 Jun 2012 11:15 a.m. PST

M60A1--my tank.
PzKw V--able to sustain itself into the mid 70s
Centurion--long lived and sustainable
M48A3--the tank from Nam
M24--it looks like a tank should look.

The Monstrous Jake10 Jun 2012 11:34 a.m. PST

Not necessarily great tanks, I just like the looks of them:

M47 Patton
Matilda II
Centurion
A13 Cruiser
Panther

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2012 11:44 a.m. PST

Panther,
Pz-38,
T-90,
Merkava (any model),
T-34.

Fonthill Hoser Inactive Member10 Jun 2012 1:41 p.m. PST

Chieftain- just looks plain nasty.
KV-1: big, boxy, brutal.
T-64BV: low-slung, very busy-looking with all the ERA blocks.
T-35: really does look like a land battleship.
Tie between Sheridan & S-tank: both very sf-looking.

Hoser

Dark Knights And Bloody Dawns Inactive Member10 Jun 2012 1:47 p.m. PST

Cromwell – speed machine
T34/76 – a revolution in design
Pzkpw IV – a real work horse
Centurion – best bang for your buck
Abrams – dodge viper with attitude

David Miniature Armies Inactive Member10 Jun 2012 2:01 p.m. PST

M-24 Chaffee
M-1 Abrams
Crusader
Challenger 2
Sherman

redbanner414510 Jun 2012 2:09 p.m. PST

T-28
M-3
M-5
Pz38
BT-7

goragrad10 Jun 2012 2:56 p.m. PST

Am almost in agreement with John Salt on this one -

Matilda II (love at first sight and then I learned that she was a Queen)

Churchill

Panther

Centurion

Chieftain

For some reason I have always been rather an anglophile on matters regarding modern military matters.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian10 Jun 2012 3:28 p.m. PST

M1 Abrahms
M4 Sherman
M60 Patton
T-34 (76)
Panther

I like War winners and the Panther looks cool

SgtPain10 Jun 2012 5:52 p.m. PST

1) Panther
2) T-34
3) Sherman
5) M1 Abrams
5) M-18 Hellcat

BW195910 Jun 2012 6:10 p.m. PST

M-24 Chaffee – First tank model I ever built and still
my favorite.

M-22 Locust, & Mark VII Tetrarch – Come on airborne tanks!

M-41 Walker Bulldog – Cool looking

Renault FT-17 – 1st tank that looked like a tank.

Sumatran Rat Monkey Inactive Member10 Jun 2012 7:48 p.m. PST

T-35
Maus
Aforementioned Swedish 'S' Tank
Merkava II
Char 2c

Practical? Not particularly.

But, I just have a fondness for oversized monstrosities, and oddball designs.

- Monk

Agesilaus Inactive Member10 Jun 2012 9:41 p.m. PST

Renault FT
T34
Sherman
Centurian
Abrams
Cutest – Mark VI in desert colors
Scariest – Stalin

BonzaiBob Inactive Member10 Jun 2012 11:06 p.m. PST

M-26 Pershing
Panther
Tiger
T-34/85
Jagdpanther

Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2012 7:48 a.m. PST

In no particular order:

M1 Abrams
M48A3 Patton
M4 Sherman
Char 2C
Maus

richarDISNEY Inactive Member11 Jun 2012 7:52 a.m. PST

The M4A1 Sherman
I love that wounded hull!
beer

mythos1952 Inactive Member11 Jun 2012 8:02 a.m. PST

Those early WW1 tanks – they broke the stalemate and saved how many lives?
Tiger – still a role model 70 years later, plus every wargamer wants as many as they can get
T34 85 – lasted even longer than the Tiger and saved a nation
Centurion – saved a nation too
T54/55 – an over-hyped tank which created a false sense of security and helped to bring down the Iron Curtain

:-)

Tom Reed Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2012 9:37 a.m. PST

M3 Stuart
M3 Lee
M4 Sherman (my dad drove one)
Panzer 4, workhorse of the German army
T34

21eRegt11 Jun 2012 4:46 p.m. PST

In no order…

Panther
T-34/85
Centurian
Stuart
StuG III

Katzbalger Inactive Member11 Jun 2012 5:51 p.m. PST

My faves (though several are not, strictly speaking, tanks):

StuG III F (not with the Saukopf mantle)
M10 TD (with the duckbill counterweight)
M60A2 Starship (just for the futuristic look)
T55 with BRA
M41 Walker Bulldog (just plain cool--and it was always shooting at giant monsters)
and
M1A2

Rob

SJDonovan Inactive Member12 Jun 2012 2:11 a.m. PST

Matilda II (especially in desert camouflage)

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(I make fun of others) Inactive Member12 Jun 2012 7:41 a.m. PST

Tzar.

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