Guess what just rolled out of the factory? That’s right, here comes the American answer to the formidable Tiger… ladies and gentlemen, the M26 Pershing!
History buffs will tell you that the Pershing was only introduced in the final months of the war, and saw very little combat in Europe. Only 20 units were deployed. However, Heroes & Generals is not about recreating WWII exactly the way it happened (notice how it’s possible for Germany to win?), but rather about letting you create challenging alternate scenarios set in the WWII time period. The Pershings did clash with Tigers and Panthers in Elsdorf and Cologne, with casualties on both sides, so we feel it’s safe to assume that if the war had lasted a little bit longer, many more of these juggernauts would have joined in the fight.
Roughly the same size and weight as a Tiger, the Pershing will enter the theater of operations as part of the new Heavy Armor Assault Team, a 2-star AT which will become available to the Americans in the Leeb build, thus evening out the AT progression tree for both faction. Look at this beauty…
AP M77 rounds
HE M71 rounds
M1919 coaxial machine gun