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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian25 Aug 2015 6:17 p.m. PST

Do you have a favorite?

15mm and 28mm Fanatik25 Aug 2015 6:22 p.m. PST

My top 5 picks for FOW "Team Yankee" are:

Swedish S-Tank
Leopard 1

Tgunner25 Aug 2015 6:30 p.m. PST

The M1IP. 105mm rifled cannon, old style brass shells, and that great shell grabber that the loader had to throw back and yell "up!" to arm the gun.

Gotta love the old beast. Going to the 120mm was the end of an era.

Cold Steel25 Aug 2015 6:35 p.m. PST

The M60A1. Because I spent so much of my life in them.

jfleisher Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2015 6:36 p.m. PST

M60A2 Starship

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2015 6:48 p.m. PST


Frankss25 Aug 2015 6:55 p.m. PST


Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2015 6:58 p.m. PST


Buck21525 Aug 2015 6:58 p.m. PST

Also the M1IP. Driving that baby was a dream and gunning was a pleasure. Second is the M60A3. Gunning was great and loading the gun with sabot rounds was fun and quick due to the roomy turret.


Sigwald25 Aug 2015 7:14 p.m. PST


Col Durnford Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2015 7:47 p.m. PST


Onomarchos Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2015 7:48 p.m. PST


Aapsych2025 Aug 2015 7:56 p.m. PST

T-64 A/B/BV. Rather revolutionary, as far as tank design goes.

Followed closely by the Leopard-1. Pretty much all of Western Europe can't be wrong.

Sundance25 Aug 2015 7:59 p.m. PST


Personal logo jdginaz Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2015 8:25 p.m. PST


jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2015 8:27 p.m. PST

Sheridan and Swedish S-type.

Quaker25 Aug 2015 8:40 p.m. PST


Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian25 Aug 2015 8:44 p.m. PST

M60A3 and M1

David Manley25 Aug 2015 9:02 p.m. PST

Challenger. Holder of the record for the longest tank vs tank kill

ScottS25 Aug 2015 9:51 p.m. PST

MBT-70, just because it was so ludicrous.

Combat Colours Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2015 10:08 p.m. PST


DontFearDareaper Fezian25 Aug 2015 10:19 p.m. PST

The M60A1. Because I spent so much of my life in them.


Martin Rapier25 Aug 2015 11:06 p.m. PST


Mako1125 Aug 2015 11:37 p.m. PST

Leopard 1A1A1.

Of course there were many others, and the MBT-70 was not ludicrous. Sure, would have been better with a 120mm cannon instead of the 152mm gun/missile system, but I suspect that was doable. The general concept helped create the M-1 tank, sans the adjustable height suspension.

Lots of other good ones of course, as well, including the M60A1/M60A3 (M60A2 is very cool too).

Chieftain V (Stillbrew is rather nice as well).


Jagdpanzer Kanone granted, not really a tank, but it is still very neat.

S-Tank – again, not a tank really, but cool nonetheless.

For the communists:

Navy Fower Wun Seven25 Aug 2015 11:41 p.m. PST

Chieftain STILLBREW. Preferably in Berlin Brigade cam scheme!



Berlin Brigade 'Held until relieved' 1945-1994


nickinsomerset25 Aug 2015 11:44 p.m. PST

Has to be the one that carries the most cooled beers and a kettle,

Tally Ho!

Cuchulainn25 Aug 2015 11:52 p.m. PST

Always liked the T54/55 myself, it just looks right somehow.

Gennorm26 Aug 2015 1:40 a.m. PST

Centurion – went everywhere, performed outstandingly. THE tank of the Cold War.

EMPERORS LIBRARY26 Aug 2015 2:48 a.m. PST

Second the Berlin Brigade Chieftains!
I know plenty of the guys in the photo from my time with their REME support.

Jemima Fawr26 Aug 2015 3:21 a.m. PST

Chieftain for me too (Berlin Brigade for preference).

shaun from s and s models26 Aug 2015 3:38 a.m. PST


Navy Fower Wun Seven26 Aug 2015 3:38 a.m. PST

Certainly has to be the longest in service…1945-and still going I think, in South Africa as the Oliphant, and maybe Israel is still running Shots…

Gennorm26 Aug 2015 4:14 a.m. PST

Sh'ots long our of service but it forms the basis of the Nagmash'ot assault vehicle.

Jimmy da Purple26 Aug 2015 4:23 a.m. PST

M60A3 roomy, a great camping tank. The thermals were awesome as well.

richinq26 Aug 2015 4:34 a.m. PST

T-62 and M60A2

bishnak26 Aug 2015 5:32 a.m. PST

The mighty Centurion

TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2015 5:38 a.m. PST

Leopard II, the big boxy original.

Also, M1

GeoffQRF26 Aug 2015 6:03 a.m. PST

Think we can do almost all of those :-)

Oddball26 Aug 2015 6:41 a.m. PST

Centurion, then a Leopard II.

Although the one used most in combat was the T-55. Like the AK-47, everybody had one.

skippy000126 Aug 2015 6:51 a.m. PST

Object 273 Troya Tank






Commando V-150 series

Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2015 7:03 a.m. PST

M60A3. Although the M60A1 wasn't a bad one, either.

hocklermp526 Aug 2015 8:54 a.m. PST

M-24 "Chaffee". Korean War, French Indo China War, Algeria, Vietnam War.

Also Norwegian upgrade (NM-17?) with 90mm low pressure gun, diesel engine, laser sight and other electronic upgrades. There is a 1/35 model kit of this version but 1/48 or 1/56 would require conversion. The muzzle brake looks very like the one on US M-48s.

Personal logo brass1 Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2015 9:28 a.m. PST

When I was in chemical warfare school in 1970, a member of my class was a tank commander from Fort Hood whose answer to everything was "I have 13(?) inches of homogeneous armor between me and that". He was so smug that the rest of us decided to come up with ways that no more than 2 men could disable or destroy an M60A1 with common infantry/combat engineer weapons and supplies. We then presented him with a different procedure every day for three weeks.

So, naturally, the M60A1 is my favorite Cold War tank.


Jozis Tin Man26 Aug 2015 9:30 a.m. PST

I'll vote T-55 just for sheer numbers in Warsaw Pact allied formations until the T-72 came online.

cfielitz26 Aug 2015 9:43 a.m. PST

M47 and M103

Weasel26 Aug 2015 10:02 a.m. PST

Centurion. A valid candidate for one of the best tanks of all time.

DeRuyter26 Aug 2015 10:04 a.m. PST

M60A3 roomy, a great camping tank. The thermals were awesome as well.

When you had a working heater!

I'll go with the M60A3 despite the M1 tankers calling us dinosaurs!

IMO the M60 series is more representative of the cold war than the M1 anyway.

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Aug 2015 10:39 a.m. PST


No matter what they say, "YES the breech of the main gun WILL hold a bottle of JD.."

and yes..each grenade box will hold a six pack and keep them cold….

Lion in the Stars26 Aug 2015 11:50 a.m. PST

The bore of the Abram's 120mm will hold a liter bottle of vodka.

Thing is, the entire bottle will be atomized and then ignited when the projectile goes through the vapor cloud. Cue calls of "cease-fire" and "Bleeped text was that?!?" as you get a tank-sized blue fireball instead of the usual red-orange at night. evil grin

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2015 11:53 a.m. PST

Wow, not much love for the M1 Abrams. Well I vote for it. A total of 3,273 M1 Abrams were produced 197985 and first entered U.S. Army service in 1980. The classic Cold War tank and still the best today. It will kick the butt of any tank mentioned so far.

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