TIGER HUNTING by JIM LAURIER - New Release
TIGER HUNTING by JIM LAURIER - New Release
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" TIGER HUNTING" NEW RELEASE by JIM LAURIER

Limited edition 500

Size inches : sheet 24 X 18; image 20 X 13

Paper/Inks: Archival Signature: Artist only Comes with certificate Price retail: $195.00 S/H in U.S.: $10.00 - $15.00



Canvas Giclee Edition 50 Size inches 30 x 18 image approx. 2 inches of border canvas for stretching Signature: Artist only Comes with certificate Price Retail: $495.00 S/H in U.S.: $ 12.00 - $18.00 Ships rolled



“Tiger Hunting”

The T26 Pershing Tank entered WWII in the winter of 1944. Equipped with a 90mm main gun, the Pershing was at least a match for the 8.8 cm guns of the Tiger Tanks. German tanks still held the advantage in armor, but the Tiger II suffered from lack of speed and reliable engines.

The Pershing was more maneuverable, a bit faster in open ground, and generally more reliable. One problem suffered by all German tanks was the over engineering German armor designers couldn’t seem to resist, make them more finicky during the high demand of combat situations.

The Pershing was an overdue blessing to Allied tank crews who has suffered horrendous losses with the 75 mm Sherman M4s and lighter tanks available up until then. Only the British modified Sherman Firefly had been able to oppose most German Panzers with some degree of success before the Pershings arrived in theater.



Once Allied crews gained familiarity and experience with the new T26 Pershing Tank, the tide of success gradually turned in favor of the Allies, albeit, aided somewhat by the late war attrition of all German weapons, supplies, and well trained crews.

German Panther Tanks were an equal to the Pershing in combat, both being considered very good medium tanks. German Tiger I crews were confident in their superiority, but once they had lost to Pershings in some shootouts, their confidence waned and was replaced with respect and more caution when engaging a Pershing.

However, Tiger II “King Tiger” crews still felt they had the superior tanks, mainly due to their extra thick armor. But the biggest doesn’t always win the fight, and Tiger II crews had to employ good strategy to maintain their advantage. Often times, especially in forested and hilly terrain, Pershings could better maneuver into a good firing position allowing a hit to the side or back of a Tiger II with one or two HVAC rounds ending the Tigers service.

Like many weapons that entered late in WWII, is has often been discussed how the T-26 Pershing may have re-shaped the war had it been introduced earlier. Such things will always be the subject of great speculation, but what is not debatable is the fact the T-26 Pershing Tank was one of the most significant armored weapons utiliz



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