120 mm Gun T53

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Summary

The 120 mm Gun T53 was large-caliber tank gun of US origin. It was derived from the 120 mm M1 anti-aircraft gun and was the standard armament of the T34 heavy tank.

Game Usage

The T53 gun in-game only has a selection of 3 shells: solid AP and HE shells from the get-go, along with unlockable APCR rounds. Load mostly AP, the amount of spalling the shell produces post-penetration is enough to substitute an APHE shell. APCR should be reserved for combat at extreme ranges. One downside however, is that none of these shells are particularly effective against angled armor, but in most cases you shouldn't have much trouble penetrating enemy tanks within normal combat ranges.

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Ammunition

Ammunition Penetration in mm @ Type of
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Fuse delay in m: Fuse sensitivity in mm: Explosive Mass in
TNT equivalent
in g:
Normalization At 30° from horizontal: Ricochet:
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m 0% 50% 100%
T14E3 247 246 233 218 205 191 AP 944 23 N/A N/A N/A -1° 42° 27° 19°
T17E1 324 319 293 258 229 201 APCR 1264 23 N/A N/A N/A +1.5° 42° 27° 19°
M73 28 28 28 28 28 28 HE 944 23 0.1 0.1 2,380 +0° 11° 10°

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