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T30 Heavy Tank

Index T30 Heavy Tank

The Heavy Tank T30 was a World War II American tank project developed to counter new German tanks, such as Tiger I, Tiger II, and the Jagdtiger or Soviet heavy tanks, such as IS-1 or IS-2. [1]

16 relations: Air-cooled engine, Continental AV1790, Detroit Arsenal (Warren, Michigan), Fort Jackson (South Carolina), Heavy tank, IS tank family, Jagdtiger, Rifling, South Carolina, T29 Heavy Tank, Tiger I, Tiger II, Torsion bar suspension, United States, World War II, 155 mm gun T7.

Air-cooled engine

Air-cooled engines rely on the circulation of air directly over hot parts of the engine to cool them.

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Continental AV1790

The Continental AV1790 is an American V-12 engine used in tanks.

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Detroit Arsenal (Warren, Michigan)

Detroit Arsenal (DTA), formerly Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant (DATP) was the first manufacturing plant ever built for the mass production of tanks in the United States.

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Fort Jackson (South Carolina)

Fort Jackson is a United States Army installation, which TRADOC operates on for Basic Combat Training (BCT), and is located within the city of Columbia, South Carolina.

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Heavy tank

A heavy tank was a class of tank that generally provided better armour protection as well as equal or greater firepower than tanks of lighter classes, often at the cost of mobility and manoeuvrability and, particularly, expense.

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IS tank family

The IS Tank was a series of heavy tanks developed as a successor to the KV-series by the Soviet Union during World War II.

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Jagdtiger

Jagdtiger ("Hunting Tiger") is the common name of a German turretless heavy tank destroyer of World War II. The official German designation was Panzerjäger Tiger Ausf. B as it was based on a lengthened Tiger II chassis. The ordnance inventory designation was Sd. Kfz. 186. The 71-tonne Jagdtiger was the heaviest armored fighting vehicle used operationally during World War II and is the heaviest armored vehicle of any type to achieve series production. The vehicle carried a 128 mm PaK 44 L/55 main gun, capable of out-ranging and defeating any Allied tank. It saw service in small numbers from late 1944 to the end of the war on both the Western and Eastern Front. Although 150 were ordered, only between 70 and 88 were produced. Due to an excessive weight, the Jagdtiger was continuously plagued with mechanical problems. Today, three Jagdtigers survive in museums.

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Rifling

In firearms, rifling is the helical groove pattern that is machined into the internal (bore) surface of a gun's barrel, for the purpose of exerting torque and thus imparting a spin to a projectile around its longitudinal axis during shooting.

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South Carolina

South Carolina is a U.S. state in the southeastern region of the United States.

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T29 Heavy Tank

The Heavy Tank T29 and Heavy Tank T34 were American developmental heavy tanks started in March 1944 to counter the appearance of the Tiger II at Normandy.

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Tiger I

The Tiger I is a German heavy tank of World War II deployed from 1942 in Africa and Europe, usually in independent heavy tank battalions.

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Tiger II

The Tiger II is a German heavy tank of the Second World War.

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Torsion bar suspension

A front VW Beetle suspension cross-section A torsion bar suspension, also known as a torsion spring suspension (not to be confused with a torsion beam rear suspension), is a general term for any vehicle suspension that uses a torsion bar as its main weight-bearing spring.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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155 mm gun T7

The 155mm L/40 T7 was an American rifled tank gun developed in 1945.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T30_Heavy_Tank

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