The M27 medium tank was born out of the T20 programme. After the M4 series of tanks went into production, consideration immediately turned to its successor. The US Army Ordnance Department was given the go-ahead to start work on an improved medium tank in May 1942. Broad outlines called for a 32-ton tank armed with an automatic 75mm gun with HVSS suspension and capable of a speed of 25mph.
The M27 is as advanced in concept now as the M4 Sherman medium was a year ago. Its armour is effective against most German guns, while its gun is more than adequate to knock out anything they can field.
ROF 2; Anti-tank 12; Firepower 3+
Front 7; Side 4; Top 1
This box contains five M27 Medium Tanks.