July 14, 1941: production assembly line tanks running at full capacity during the “great acceleration” of mass production associated with preparations for the invasion of Europe.
“The front has disappeared, and with it the illusion that there has always been a front. There is no war of slow occupation, but a war of rapid penetration and destruction. - Blitzkrieg, Lightning War. TIME Magazine, 25 September 1939 of the Year
1940s: M4 Sherman tanks are manufactured at the Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant tank factory in the United States.
1940: UK supply ministry tank factory.
18 August 1940: British tanks on the assembly line. Some tanks are being repaired after evacuation from Dunkirk.
October 1941 of the year: a British tank is transported by a steam locomotive from the Midlands factory and sent to the Eastern Front to assist the Soviet Union.
29 December 1941 of the year: Workers at the plant of the Ministry of Supply make the tower for the tank "Matilda".
29 December 1941 of the year: Workers at the plant of the Ministry of Supply install a gun on the tank "Matilda".
1940-1942 years: Workers install tracks on the M3 tank at the US Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant tank factory.
1942 year: workers collect tanks "Cruiser" in the British factory.
11 April 1942: The Chrysler assembly plant in Detroit, converted to tank production.
22 December 1941 of the Year: Workers in a British factory are writing a message to the adversary “A Christmas Cookie for Hitler”.
1942 year: the assembly line at the Chrysler tank factory in Michigan goes from the M3 model to the M4 model, and the assembly line does not stop.
1940-1942 years: Workers manufacture M3 tanks at the Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant tank factory in Michigan.
Chrysler's multi-engine engine for the M3 tank was also installed on the M4 model. In a multi-block engine, which is a modification of an automobile engine, five six-cylinder engines are connected to one drive shaft. Critics called it the "outboard engine"; it was installed on M3 tanks only in the spring and summer of the 1942 of the year, before the M3 model was replaced by the M4 model.
June 1944 of the Year: Workers assemble M4 tanks at the Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant in the USA.
The next-generation tank, M4 Sherman, is in the final stages of assembly at the Chrysler tank factory. The main improvement was the transition from a riveted body to a welded one. The piles of jagged rings in the middle of a photo are stacks of tank tracks.
1942: diesel engines for M4 Sherman tanks, tank plant Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant, USA.
The pursuit of a perfect tank engine continued throughout the war. In this regard, the tank M4 Sherman installed six different types of engines, both diesel and gasoline. In the photo, workers on an assembly line at a plant in Detroit assembled twin diesel engines developed by General Motors.
Workers at the Ford River Rouge plant assemble Ford V-8 tank engines. Ford engine power 450 l.ch. had one of the best specific power of all tank engines. In the army he was considered one of the most reliable and easy to maintain.
1940-1942 years: Workers install tracks on a M3 tank at the Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant in Michigan.