- For other uses, see T28 or T95
super heavy tank (also called 105 mm Gun Motor Carriage T95
) was a prototype heavily armored self-propelled gun designed for the US Army
during World War II
. It was originally designed to be used to break through German
defenses at the Siegfried Line
, and was later considered as a possible participant in an invasion of the Japanese
mainland. Sometimes referred to as a super-heavy tank
, the T28 was re-designated as the 105 mm Gun Motor Carriage T95
in 1945 and then renamed a super heavy tank in 1946.
The T28 was designed as a counter to the German heavy tanks, such as the Maus
It was also set to be used for attacking the heavy defences expected of the German Siegfried Line
It was first conceived in the spring of 1945, but proved to be too late to be used in World War II. The original name for the project was to be T28. The Pacific Car and Foundry Company designed it for the final push in Europe, but by the time the first tank was completed and ready for combat, the war was over.
As it did not have a turret, but a fixed casemate
mount instead for its main armament, the T28 more closely resembled a self-propelled gun
, and... Read More