|Engine Power (hp)||704|
|Speed Limit (km/h)||40|
|Standard Shell Penetration (mm)||188 - 254|
|Standard Shell Damage||180 - 300|
|Rate of Fire (rounds/min)||8.8|
Successful combat use of the assault M4A3E2 tank with enhanced armor spurred the decision to create a similar modification of the M26. Chrysler started production of the improved vehicles in July 1945. Trials revealed that it was necessary to reduce its off-road speed to avoid damage to the suspension. A total of 27 vehicles were manufactured to take part in trials and experiments.