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PT-76
PT-76
Details
Tier / Class:
1 LT
Nation:
Soviet Union
Dealer:
Marat Shishkin
Reputation:
2,400
Cost:
0
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
250
DPM:
2,575
Penetration:
205 mm
Hit Points:
1,125
Hull F/S/R:
13 / 13 / 6
Turret F/S/R:
15 / 15 / 15
Max Speed:
44.00 (60.00) km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
5.23 (4.23) s
Hull Traverse:
42.90 (46.80) deg/s
Camouflage:
27%
Vision:
415 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.13°
Max Cannon Depression:
-4.0 / -1.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
28.00 deg/s

The PT-76 was a tier 1 Light Tank originating from the Soviet Union. It was sold by Marat Shishkin and led to the T-55 and FV107 Scimitar.

This vehicle was one of the three starting vehicles in Armored Warfare, along with the M41 and Type 62. It was by default unlocked and owned by new players, and could have been purchased for free from Shishkin if sold. It has now been replaced in the tech tree by the PT-85, although players that previously owned the PT-76 retain it in their loadout.

Player recommendations[]

As the most accurate of the starting vehicles, the PT-76 excels where the others cannot: in ranged warfare. Its superior accuracy can be used to pick off targets at the limits of its view range. While its poor gun depression makes this impossible over hills and crests, it can use its range to distance itself from incoming fire, lessening its effectiveness.

Pros and cons[]

Pros[]

  • High DPM at its tier
  • Low silhouette
  • Excellent accuracy

Cons[]

  • Very poor gun depression
  • Sluggish compared to the M41 and Type 62
  • No effective armor

Upgrade suggestions[]

Upgrading to the V-6A Diesel Engine will improve tactical mobility, allowing for easier breaking of contact and flank pushing. Upgrading to the Improved Fire Control system and following AP ammunition will also allow for greater effective damage output. The multiple charges of Upgraded Exhaust Smoke will allow for improved extraction from dangerous situations.

Retrofit suggestions[]

  • Electro-Optical Absorbing Paint
  • Advanced Fire Control
  • Improved Telescopic Lens
  • Improved Gun Breech

Commander and Crew Skill suggestions[]

  • Commander: Sabrina Washington, for vision range, camo, and accuracy improvements
  • Driver: Smooth Ride, Off-Road Driving
  • Gunner: Quick Draw, Sharpshooter
  • Loader: Rapid Fire, Explosive Shells/Preparation

Armor[]

PT-76 Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 13/13/6 Steel 15/15/15 Steel None
The innovative PT-76 uses minimal steel with excellent sloping along the hull and turret to keep its weight low enough for it to float while still maintaining resistance on the upper glacis to many autocannons and all-around defense against most small arms.


Firepower[]

76.2mm D-56T Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
76mm 53-UBK-354M HEAT HEAT Stock 250 0m 220mm 0.14° 700 m/s 6.00s
76mm 53-UBR-354B AP AP 275 250 0m 205mm 0.13° 955 m/s 6.00s
76mm 53-UOF-354M HE HE 280 250 0.50m 25mm 0.15° 680 m/s 6.00s


Mobility[]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
RMZ B-6 Diesel Engine Stock Stock 44.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 5.23s {{{0-max}}} 42.90deg/s {{{firechance}}}


RMZ B-6A Diesel Engine 50 885 60.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 4.23s {{{0-max}}} 46.80deg/s {{{firechance}}}



Upgrades[]

Fire Control System
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Upgraded Exhaust Smoke Generator 120 2,125 Provides a total of 9 exhaust smoke deployments with a 3-round magazine. Smoke can be deployed every 3 seconds. The magazine takes 60 seconds to restock.


Improved Fire Control System 165 2,990 Aim time reduced by 20%


History[]

Class: Light Tank
Developed: 1949-1951
Service: 1951-2010 (Russia, ongoing elsewhere)
Vehicles Built: 3039
Operators: Soviet Union, Russia, Vietnam, North Korea and more than 40 other users

The PT-76 is an amphibious light tank. It was developed due to the need for a swimming-capable vehicle for European battlefields, known for their numerous water obstacles, which would also be capable of both supporting infantry and ferrying them over. This requirement was quite dubious and was not really suitable for the conditions of the European battlefield but remained embedded in the minds of both western and eastern strategists for decades to come.

Development began in 1949 in Chelyabinsk (under the famous Soviet designer N.F.Shashmurin) with VNII-100 (a Russian Research and Development Institute branch) oversight and with assistance from the "Red Sormovo" plant design bureau (led by Zhosef Kotin) under the designation of Object 740. The prototype was built in the February of 1950 and in March and April it underwent factory trials. By July-August 1950, two prototypes were already in existence and were in the process of modification based on the results of the factory trial, which they passed. After defeating a competing project (the K-90 prototype light tank) thanks to its superior off-road capability, the vehicle was accepted in service under the designation of "PT-76" ("swimming tank, armed with 76mm") on 6.8.1951. The PT-76 was produced from 1951 to 1967 and several variants and modifications emerged throughout the years as well as another Chinese tank developed from the PT-76, known as Type 63. A total of around 3000 were built (including the foreign variants), although sources differ.

The 76mm gun – while adequate for the early 50s – soon became obsolete, but even under those circumstances and with its thin armor, the PT-76 often served as a "poor man's tank" and participated in several notable conflicts, including the Vietnam War, the Yom Kippur War, a series of conflicts in former Yugoslavia and the Iraq War. It was widely exported all across the world, especially to the former Soviet bloc countries as well as to the Soviet-friendly forces in Africa and Asia, although Czechoslovakia notably refused to field this vehicle type citing insufficient protection. Its ability to cross bodies of water as well as the low weight of the vehicle came in handy in the difficult conditions of Asian battlefields, especially in the jungles and mountains of northern Vietnam where the PT-76 was one of only a handful of armored vehicle types able to operate there as the terrain proved too difficult for heavier tanks.

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