The M103 heavy tank served the United States Army and the United States Marine Corps during the Cold War. Until the development of the M1 Abrams in the mid-1970's, it was the heaviest and most heavily armed tank in US service. The M103 was manufactured at the Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant and the first units were accepted in 1957. The last M103 tanks were withdrawn from service in 1974, and it was the last vehicle that was designated as a heavy tank to ever be made by the United States.
The M103 is the second branch of heavy tanks that can be chosen, unlike the M48 Patton the M103 focuses more on high health and larger damage. The M103 should be used as a frontal assualt tank which takes the most punishment, the M103 is slow and is vulnerable to flanking but can deal with lightly armored vehicles by just dabbing the HE/HEAT. The major downside with this vehicle is that it has no APDS meaning it may struggle with more heavily armored vehicles like the T-62.
Pros and Cons
- High HP
- Heavy sloped armor
- Devestating gun can do substantial damage to opponents
- Sluggish speeds
- High profile
- Slow turret rotation