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How many shells does a typical tank have?

Asked by talljasperman (21858points) December 13th, 2014

Any tank… like a Sherman or a newer model. Wouldn’t the tank constantly need to be refueled and restocked with shells?

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kritiper's avatar

Yes, tanks need constant refueling, rearming. Tanks generally carry two types of shells for the main gun: AP and HE.

Lightlyseared's avatar

British challenger mk2 carries 52 rounds of 120mm ammo for its main gun.

An M1 carries about 40 120mm or 55 105mm rounds depending on how it’s configured.

stanleybmanly's avatar

This is the sort of question that startles me. If I were to ask “How many occupants does the typical car have?”, I wonder what the reaction would be here.

Zaku's avatar

There were several models of Sherman tank with different types of cannon and different ammunition capacity, ranging from about 70 to 100 main gun rounds (generally a mix of types). Yes tanks did/do need to be regularly resupplied, especially with fuel. Also, maintained and repaired.

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