The United States military has produced vehicles in all shapes and sizes to fulfill specific situations needed to provide worldwide peace. So from the Top 20 Heaviest Vehicles Of The US Army, here’s what we know:
|RANK VEHICLE||VEHICLE TYPE||WEIGHT (TONS)|
|1 T28 Super Heavy Tank||Super Heavy Tank||95|
|2 T29 Heavy Tank||Heavy Tank||86|
|3 M6A2E1 Heavy Tank||Heavy Tank||78|
|4 M104 Wolverine||Armored vehicle-launched bridge||70|
|5 M1A2 SEP TUSK||Main Battle Tank||68|
|6 M6 Heavy Tank||Heavy Tank||63|
|7 M1A1 Abrams||Main Battle Tank||58|
|8 T26E4 Super Pershing||Medium Tank||51|
|9 M1150 ABV||Assault Breacher Vehicle||50|
|10 M26 Pershing||Medium Tank||46|
|T14 Heavy Tank||Heavy Tank||46|
|12 Lynx KF41||Armored Fighting Vehicle||44|
|13 M18 Hellcat||Tank Destroyer||43|
|14 M4A3E2 Assault Tank||Medium Tank||42|
|15 M4A4 Sherman||Medium Tank||38|
|16 M4A3E8 Sherman||Medium Tank||36|
|M4A3 Sherman||Medium Tank||36|
|18 M60 AVLB||Armored vehicle-launched bridge||35|
|M88A2 Hercules||Armored recovery vehicle||35|
|20 M10 Wolverine||Tank Destroyer||33|
The largest vehicle ever developed was the T28 Super Heavy Tank at 95 tons, which is about three-fifths as heavy as The Statue of Liberty, according to themeasureofthings.com. Furthermore, the U.S. Army also developed this tank to counter German heavy tanks in 1945. But unfortunately, this vehicle never saw combat and only reached its prototype stage, according to militaryfactory.com.
Following the T28 would be the T29 Heavy Tank, and four more vehicles weighing above 60 tons that are split between two heavy tanks, one Armored vehicle-launched bridge, and one Main Battle Tank. After that, we’ll have the M1A1 Abrams, the T26E4 Super Pershing, and then six more vehicles weighing above 40 tons that are split between four tanks, one Assault Breacher Vehicle, and one Armored Fighting Vehicle.
Moreover, the last six vehicles on this list all weigh below 40 tons, with the lightest one being the M10 Wolverine at 33 tons, according to Military Wiki. Additionally, we can also visualize the weight of the M10 Wolverine to be the same as about two-and-a-half times the Anchor of a Cruise Ship, according to themeasureofthings.com.
A notable fact about this list is that only one of these vehicles did not originate from America. And this vehicle is the Lynx KF41, an Armored Fighting Vehicle made and developed by the German company Rheinmetall. And according to their website, the U.S. Army is one of their potential operators. Furthermore, the Lynx KF41 weighs 44 tons or about six-and-a-half times as heavy as an African bush elephant, according to themeasureofthings.com.
Lastly, 13 vehicles from this list were developed by the U.S. Army during the second world war, according to tanks-encyclopedia.com. The remaining vehicles, on the other hand, were created by the U.S. Army for the Vietnam war, Iraqi war, and the Afghan war, according to Wikipedia.
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