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The T-55 is a Tier 2 progression Main Battle Tank under Marat Shishkin's dealership.

History[ | ]

Class: Medium Tank
Developed: 1956-1962
Service: 1958+
Vehicles Built: cca 80000-100000
Operators: Soviet Union, Poland, Czechoslovakia and five dozen other countries

The T-54/55 Medium Tank family is, without a doubt, one of the most iconic armored vehicles of all times. Throughout the Cold War, even with the appearance of much more modern vehicles, its distinctive silhouette remained one of the symbols of Soviet armored might.

The T-55 itself was developed as an upgrade of the aging T-54 (which was basically a late World War Two design). The early prototype was called Object 155. It was designed at Plant No.183 in Nizhny Tagil by a team led by L.N.Kartsev in the summer of 1957. Its main advantage over rival advanced medium tank projects in the Soviet Union was the relatively low cost of such an upgrade compared to starting production of an entirely new tank model. The upgrade was based on the T-54B with several important improvements, including more shells, better night-fighting and NBC equipment, an automated fire extinguisher system, better smoke generator, engine up-tuned from 520hp to 580hp and several more.

Two prototypes were built and tested from the winter of 1957 to the spring of 1958. The tests were generally successful and the vehicle was accepted into service under the designation of T-55 in May 1958. With, according to some sources, around a hundred thousand vehicles built, the T-54/55 series of vehicles is the most produced tank series of all time. It was widely exported and used by dozens of countries and even though it was already quite obsolete by the 1970s, it received numerous upgrades and continues to serve in some countries to this day, participating in many (if not most) third world conflicts.

Vehicle Traits[ | ]

  • Armored: This vehicle's armor can withstand a lot of punishment, allowing it to survive even serious firefights.

Ammunition[ | ]

# Ammo
Name
Ammo
Type
XP Cost Damage Penetration Velocity Reload
Time
More
Info
1 100mm 3UBR3 APCR APCR Stock 270 400[note 1] mm 1050 m/s 5.40 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.09 °
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
2 100mm 3UBM8 APDS APDS Experience 685 300 430[note 2] mm 1415 m/s 5.40 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.09 °
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
3 100mm 3UOF10 HE HE Stock 450[note 3] 35 mm 700 m/s 5.40 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.12 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 100 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Splash Radius: 1.00 m
  • Splash Penetration: 75 mm
4 100mm 3UBK4 HEAT HEAT Experience 1,310 390 510 mm 900 m/s 5.40 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.10 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
5 7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 18[note 4] mm 855 m/s 5.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.15 °
  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Partial Reload: Yes
  • Magazine Size: 800
  • Burst Fire Rate: 400 rd/min
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °

Upgrades[ | ]

Armor[ | ]

T-55 Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 365 mm (vs AP)
470 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel 735 mm (vs AP)
815 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel N/A N/A vs AP
N/A vs HEAT
This MBT features basic sheet armor without any advanced components, making it vulnerable to HEAT shells and ATGMs.

Weapon[ | ]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
Weapon1 100mm D-10T2S Rifled Cannon Stock Stock 1.40 s 5.40 s
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Stats:

  • Depression/Elevation: -5.0° / 17.0°
Ammo:
100mm 3UBR3 APCR
100mm 3UBM8 APDS
100mm 3UOF10 HE
100mm 3UBK4 HEAT
7.62mm AP

Engine[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Acceleration
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
ChTZ V-55 580 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 50 km/h 13 km/h 6.06 s (0 to 32 km/h)
19.98 s (0 to Max Speed)
37.45° 10 %

Parts[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
Smokegrenades
3D6 Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 4 charges
Recharge time: 35s
Duration: 10s
Smokegrenades
3D6M Smoke Grenades
Experience 460 Credits 11,420 Comes with 8 charges
Recharge time: 25s
Duration: 10s
Laserrangefinder
KTD-2 Laser Rangefinder
Experience 670 Credits 16,650 Accuracy is improved by 10%
Gunstabilizer
Improved Gun Stabilizer
Stock Stock Overall accuracy while moving is improved by 20%
Gunstabilizer
Upgraded Fire Control System Sensors
Stock Stock Reduces the accuracy penalties for firing and traversing the hull.
Treads01
Stock Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 89.0%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 74.6%
Treads02
Improved Tracks
Experience 105 Credits 1,635 Mobility (Light Terrain): 90.1%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 76.1%

Other unlocks[ | ]

Name Cost Description Notes
Currencyrep
250 Reputation
Experience 450 Provides an injection of 250 Reputation.
Currencyrep
250 Reputation
Experience 450 Provides an injection of 250 Reputation.
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Viktor Kirsanov
Experience 1,350 Unlocks commander Viktor Kirsanov.

Footnotes[]

  1. 400 mm at 150m;
    300 mm at 500m
  2. 430 mm at 150m;
    323 mm at 500m
  3. 127 for Partial Penetration;
    32 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  4. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
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