And the Pz IV's? The Pz IV was still one of the most common German tanks on both the Eastern and Western fronts as late as 1944. The F2 variant could take out a T-34 fairly easily in 1942. Only a handful were shipped to Africa, but I think an invasion in France would recieve a much higher priority. Moreover the tank formations in France -even those that were refitting - would include many battle hardened veteran's with lots of combat experience, probably gained on the Eastern front. How many of the tankers going ashore on the Allied side could claim that? So, excellent tanks in the hands of seasoned veterans - not a good combination to face for green troops.