It's not up to me - I am not even claiming that this or that tank is the best - there are different contexts. One could be better in the desert, other in the cold, one in the mud, other on the road.kondi754 wrote: ↑Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:22 am@Funat
Therefore, please suggest how we should compare different tanks of World War II
How do you see this? What parameters should we take into account and which factors should we reject to be fair?
Write, please, and I will make a comparison according to your scheme.
But I am not the one boldly claiming that T34 or Panther is the best tank, I am simply stating that you have to have normalised environment, like with any benchmark - that's why all those measurements in controlled environments in physics, chemistry, software, electronics.
Therefore - I AM claiming that exactly YOUR statistics - that YOU pulled out, ACTUALLY defeats your point. If Sherman was to be even equal with an average normalised representation of a German tank, losses should have been 20 to 1 or more, and not often 3 to 1 or 1 for 1. Infantry taking back tanks is nothing new, check a few Polish battles from 1939. German army, with kids and oldmen in its ranks, demoralised and without fuel, food, clothing or reserve parts cannot be compared with American army with everything available at the moments notice and with the full control of air.
Also - if you played US Corps, you know for yourself that with M4, still very underrated in games metrics to german cats - you still won your battles and had less losses thanks to overall numbers and air force. There's your environment.