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WW2 Tank Size Comparison Chart by Sanity-X WW2 Tank Size Comparison Chart by Sanity-X
I was doing some research for my Cartoon Character Design class (I'm cartoonifying tanks! XD) and I needed some way to see the differences in size between the different types of tanks. Thing is, I couldn't find any online!! (Either that, or I'm really not that good at net sourcing lol)

Anyway, here's what I've managed to put together with the resources from www.the-blueprints.com and www.wwiivehicles.com. I think this should be preeetty accurate... If anyone notices anything ackward do
tell me lol~

Well, heres hoping this helps you as much as it helped me~

The scale on this chart is compatible to my Modern tank size chart, so you can cross reference between the two if you feel so inclined. ^_^

Modern Tank Comparison Chart - sanity-x.deviantart.com/art/Mo…

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=Version 1 (2006)=
Original chart created for Treadhead project, due to the lack of similar charts online at the time. sanity-x.deviantart.com/art/Th…

- Klimenti Voroshilov-2
- M4 Sherman
- PzKpfw VI Ausf E Tiger
- Cruiser Mk VI, Crusader II
- Type 97 Chi-Ha
-Carro Armato M13/40

=Version 2 (2006)=
Continuation of my curiosity with World War 2 tanks, spurred on by my introduction to Flames of War.

- Infantry Mk III, Valentine Mk I
- Semovente 90/53
- T-34/76B, obr 1941
- BT-7, obr 1936
- PzKpfw IV Ausf E
- Klimenti Voroshilov-1
- Renault R-35
- PzKpfw VI Ausf B Konigstiger

=Version 3 (2006)=
Spurred on by my own interests, along with the overwhelming interests of like-minded netizens, expanded the chart further. Added a sports car and 2 modern tanks, to give us an idea of how large tanks are in comparison with contemporary machines we may be familiar with.

Also added nation tags, to aid in the recognition of these vehicles origins.

- Nissan Skyline BNR-34
- Ford GP
- BA-64
- T-60 obr 1942
- Panzer II Ausf C
- T-26 obr 1939
- T-70 obr 1943
- M3 Stuart I
- M3 Grant
- Char B1 bis
- M26 Pershing
- Iosef Stalin-2
- Iosef Stalin-3
- Char 2C
- Infantry MKIV, Churchill VII
- T-35
- PzKpfw Maus
- M1A1 Abrams
- T-72

=Version 4 (2008)=
Added a few extra tanks, thanks to some feedback. Removed the modern tanks, because of the creation of the modern tank comparison charts.

- Fiat L6/40
- Type 95 Kyu-Go
- Somua S-35
- Panzer III Ausf. G
- Cromwell Mk. IV
- Panzer V Ausf. G, Panther
- Karl Gerat

Also added the weight of all tanks for a better picture of the mass of some of these things. (70 ton King Tiger?! O_o?!)

=Version 4.5 (2013)=
A very long overdue fix of the scale bar. Just a quick fix really, just so I could get that off my mind.

I have lost the original files for this chart, so if I update it it will probably have a new layout very much like the Modern Tank Scale chart.

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Please download for full size~ ^_^
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:icondarklord86:
darklord86 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
Cool!
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:iconmarzipanzers:
Marzipanzers Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The Nissan Skyline is definitely the deadliest one here!
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spartanslayer777 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
World of Tanks had an April Fool's event with Karl... this picture brings back good memories.
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Klocx Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Dang, man. I must've been 14 when I first saw this. Where does the damn time go?
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Sanity-X Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Time flies whenever it bloody feels like it. ^_^

This chart is 7 years old, which is really really old for something I come back to occasionally.
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fattoler Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
I don't suppose you could add some of the British late-war projects like the Comet or the Tortoise? Maybe even the Centurion Mark 1?
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amtrakman Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist
whats the last tank?
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:iconsanity-x:
Sanity-X Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
It's a German self-propelled siege mortar, armed with a massive 600mm mortar.
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:iconamtrakman:
amtrakman Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist
oh okay. I looked it up. wow the biggest to be in service...
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HealingBlight Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Nissan Skyline, the most feared vehicle in WorldWar 2
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Sanity-X Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional Filmographer
The Skyline was the reason the US nuked Japan. They couldn't bear fighting them on the *Touge. XD

*Touge =  A form of racing in Japan involving two cars chasing each other single file through a twisty course, traditionally mountain roads.
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Trocadero Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
But where's the German Sturmgeschütz III?
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Sanity-X Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
You will notice a severe lack of tank destroyers on this chart at the moment. I was focused on portraying the various different tank chassis available during the period. Since most tank destroyers were based on standard tank chassis with their turrets removed, I felt it was less imperative to portray them here for their scale purposes.

That being said, once I've explored most of the contemporary tank frames available, I will definitely be adding all the contemporary tank destroyers and self propelled guns as I expand this chart. ^_^
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Trocadero Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
The StuG III is a personal favorite of mine, it's the only tank I know of that started out as a troop support but was changed into a tank destroyer after they noticed that the low profile made it a lot less succeptible to front hits
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Sanity-X Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
The StuG is a definite favourite among WW2 fans, because of it's widespread use and very impressive track records.

I've begun work on adding notable tank destroyers on this chart, so you can expect them sometime in the (possibly near?) future. ^_^
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KodyYoung Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconbisonplz:
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool!
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IsoGraph60XYZ Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Hey-that looks pretty good-nice work
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KyrasMoonhunter Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Omg I have been looking for something like this forever. Lol, very good reference for modelling, flames of war and my future 40k conversions. However, would you possibly be doing one that compares ww2, modern and 40k. That would be very helpful lol. Also as far as the tanks go, you should add the speculated tanks in one. Rattle and Monster, bigger than baneblades, but never built. (Too costly) Last note, thanks for the T-35 didn't know what it was till now.
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Deviant-Newfie Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
That's really good.

FWIW, and it's a nitpick, that's not a Sherman M4A1, it's a Sherman M4. The front picture looks odd too.

That doesn't detract from a great job. Thanks for doing this.
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Sanity-X Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! Glad you like it. ^_^

Hmmm... Yeah, it's definitely not the M4A1. Now I'm not sure if it's the M4 or the M4A2, though I'm leaning towards the latter. I'll amend it sometime. ^_^
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Enrico1946 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
a splendid and detailed profile of the WWII tanks
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Sanity-X Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks. ^_^
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Speciesunkn0wn Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
yeah, it SEEMS small, but look up "Worlds largest R/C tank" and you'll find an 1/4 SCALE! R/C king tiger. with a drive wheel behind it.
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Sanity-X Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Yeah, the King Tiger truly is a massive tank.

But in my childhood, I used to think it was the size of a Mammoth tank or something. I guess it's smaller than my childhood led me to believe, but when you put it in context...

My god, it was a monster~ ^_^
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Speciesunkn0wn Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
yep. That's why i want a more fuel efficient one.
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KingCaveChimp Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
awesome work, this is actually going to help me with a project Im working on
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Sanity-X Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Wicked, glad it helps. ^_^

I'm thinking real hard if i need to fix this chart and add more tanks, hmmm...
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KingCaveChimp Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
you should add stuff like the M8 Greyhound and other armored cars, the diferent half tracks and stuff too :)
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kfirpanther3 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
will the 8.8 KwK 43 fit onto an IS-2 turret?
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Sanity-X Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional Filmographer
It should fit, but I'm not sure if there's enough space in the turret to load those long 88 shells. You'll have to ask someone more qualified than I. ^_^
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Blitza001 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
actually it would make the tank lighter the IS2 is armed with a 122mm cannon. So yes you could.
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kfirpanther3 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
but is it ok to fit the 75mm of the Panther onto a T-44?
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Quaquaresma Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
awesome, thanks for doin this, will come in handy as reference!
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Unknownmarksman115 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No Soviet T-28 :(
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:iconsanity-x:
Sanity-X Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Really? *stares*

Oh my, apparently not. I'll add it in the update~ ^_^
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Unknownmarksman115 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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Sigurth Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't your scale out a bit with the metre "stick" ? I have been up close in real life to many of these vehicles and I know that many of them are taller than what your scale would suggest... Just pointing that out, hope you don't mind...
Sorry if someone has already pointed that out, I didn't read all the comments :)
by the way, this is still REALLY cool!
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Sanity-X Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Professional Filmographer
It is totally off, sorry bout that. I'll fix it when I get back to updating this.

Thanks~ ^_^
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Sigurth Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok :) Still, this is a very cool and well done chart!
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Alpinegremlin Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Really handy!
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Sanity-X Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Glad you like it~ ^_^
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Alpinegremlin Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
No problem!
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DilaZirK Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Sanity, just try Googling for "tank size comparison". Both of your works are at the very top of the search results. ;)

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, SERIOUSLY amazing work on these! (Though you really got to fix that scale bar)

Did you showcase these as part of your academic portfolio?
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Sanity-X Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Haha, I know right! Who knew~ ^_^

Thanks for the praise man, Dilz~ As to the showcase though, I think this doesn't really represent my creative abilities, rather my obsession for technical scale comparisons, so I didn't put this up. ^_^

ps: And yes, I've really got to fix that scale bar...
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DilaZirK Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Yes, this work is probably more technical than artistic in nature, but MAN a fine piece of technical work this is.
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Acorn83 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
The tiger wasn't tough cause it was big, it was tough cause it's armor was frickin thick as hell. Also, I really hope they add the Karl gun as a German SPG to World of Tanks.
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Sanity-X Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Filmographer
That would be... friggin' unfair! XD
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Acorn83 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Unfair in the best possible way. Besides, making an SPG that can one-shot a Maus wont be all that different from the way it is now since they already do so much damage, they could just make the firing time extremely slow to balance it out.
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Sanity-X Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Professional Filmographer
One shotting the Maus is one thing, but since this used to level city blocks...

One has to imagine the explosive force of it's shell will one shot anything in a pretty huge radius. O_O!
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