U.S. and Allied Tanks in Color

A selection of Life’s best color photographs of Allied tanks and AFVs in World War II. Click any thumbnail for a high-resolution copy of the image on Google Images.

M4 Sherman Tank Color Photograph The crew of a U.S. M4 Sherman tank on top of their vehicle near the town of Avaranches in Normandy during August 1944. Photographer: Frank Scherschel.
WW2 Color Photograph M5 Light Tank M5 Stuart light tank advances in Italy followed by a DUKW amphibious truck in August 1944. Photographer: George Silk.
French Light Tank, Paris, August 1944 Light tanks of the Free French forces drive past the Arc de Triomphe in Paris during the victory parade celebrating the liberation of the city by Allied forces. Photographer: Frank Scherschel.
U.S. Tank Destroyers during Battle of the Bulge in Ardennes An American tank destroyer passes a second vehicle which has slid off the road into the ditch during the Battle of the Bulge, December 1944. Photographer: George Silk.
M31 Armored Tank Recovery Vehicle in Tunisia, April 1943 A U.S. M31 tank recovery vehicle built on the M3 chassis advances in Tunisia during April 1943. Photographer: Eliot Elisofon.
Color Photograph of American Tanks in Italy, WW2 U.S. tanks parked in a field in Italy between battles during the Italian campaign in August 1944. Photographer: George Silk.
WW2 Color Photograph: M7 Priest Self-Propelled Artillery U.S. 105-mm HMC M7 “Priest” self-propelled artillery during the advance towards Rome in May 1944. Photographer: Carl Mydans.

 

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