T-55 Enigma

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T-55 Enigma
T-55 Enigma
Details
Tier / Class:
3 MBT
Nation:
Iraq
Dealer:
Special
Reputation:
N/A
Cost:
925
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
300
DPM:
2,803
Penetration:
270 mm
Hit Points:
1,750
Hull F/S/R:
100 / 80 /45
Turret F/S/R:
200 / 172 / 142
Max Speed:
45 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
7.56 s
Camouflage:
14
Vision:
395 m

The T-55 Enigma is a tier 3 Premium Main Battle Tank originating from Iraq. It was only given as a reward to players during Warlord Of The Wasteland event.

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Premium vehicles in Armored Warfare come fully upgraded.

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Armor[edit | edit source]

T-55 Enigma 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 100/80/45 Steel 200/172/142 Steel -


Firepower[edit | edit source]

100mm D-10T2S Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Velocity Accuracy (Fully Aimed) Reload Time Shells in Magazine Reload within Magazine Burst Fire Rate
100mm AP-2 AP AP Stock 300 0m 270mm 1,415m/s ° s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s rd/min
100mm 3UOF10 HE HE Stock 300 m 33mm 700m/s ° s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s rd/min
100mm 3UBK4 HEAT HEAT Stock 310 0m 300mm 900m/s ° s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s rd/min


Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
ChTZ V-55 580 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 45km/h {{{reverse}}} 7.56s {{{0-max}}} {{{firechance}}}


Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Premium vehicles in Armored Warfare come fully upgraded.

History[edit | edit source]

Class: Medium Tank
Developed: 1988-1989
Service: 1989-1991
Vehicles Built: cca 10-20
Operators: Iraq

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. 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.

Iraq in particular acquired a large number of T-55s throughout the years, even though tracking the exact numbers is very difficult. According to the most common account, Iraq purchased 300 T-55 tanks in 1973 following the Yom Kippur war losses with roughly more 1500 tanks of the same type acquired from Poland and the Soviet Union as well as from other smaller sources in the 1980s along with 1500 more Chinese Type 59 and Type 69 tanks. A large number of these tanks were, once again, lost during the Iran-Iraq war that took place between 1980 and 1988 and by the end of the conflict, the country, albeit undefeated, was seriously weakened with much of its modern equipment lost to the Iranians.

With its budgets depleted and most of its modern tanks gone, Iraq decided to upgrade its aging T-55s on a budget, fitting them with an indigenous armor kit. This armor kit, consisting of massive armor boxes, was clearly inspired by the Warsaw Pact M-series armor upgrades. The boxes of this set consisted of angled aluminum plates (15mm), steel plates (4mm) and rubber plates (5mm) on top of each other, separated by approximately 25mm gaps of air. Five or six such composite plates formed the inside of the turret armor boxes made of 5mm steel plates.

The official designation of this tank is unknown, although some sources state that they were called “Al Faw” by the Iraqis. The T-55 Enigma name is unofficial and likely appeared only after Operation Desert Storm when the news of these tanks started arriving in the west and nobody really knew what they were looking at (an enigma). All the Enigmas built were likely lost during Operation Desert Storm. As combat vehicles, these tanks were quite useless. At least five Enigmas are confirmed to have been knocked out by the Coalition forces and were subsequently recovered as military trophies. The most famous one is currently located in Bovington.

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