✭ USSR ground vehicles

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USSR tanks tend to be more mobile than their contemporaries at most battle ratings and have excellent guns, with large amount of HE filler in their shells but mediocre penetration and poor gun depression. Unlike German vehicles, their stock ammunition is not the most preferable type, but they generally have more viable ammo options than their German counterparts. They also have several unique vehicles, and more high-caliber guns than most other nations.

Class Specifics

USSR Light Tanks display excellent mobility comparable to their German and American counterparts, while also having excellent guns for their battle ratings, such as the PT-76, with its high-penetrating HEAT-FS ammo. However, their profiles are often much larger than those of the other nations, as many of the light tanks are actually amphibious tanks or APCs, like the BMP-1. Their ability to sneak up waterways and surprise the enemy is unmatched, but their larger size can be a hindrance when doing so.

USSR Medium Tanks are all-around excellent vehicles, with decent penetration (although subpar to their counterparts) and excellent mobility. Their sloped frontal armour, most evident on the T-34, also grants them the ability to charge headlong into the enemy with little fear of a crippling shot. Their fast turret rotation speed, decent reload, excellent mobility and good handling makes them a good fit into any situation, especially urban combat, front-line fighting, and close-quarters combat.

USSR Heavy Tanks are heavy-hitting, well-armoured beasts that are a terrifying presence on any battlefield, with death-dealing cannons that often take long times to load, especially with those equipped with the 122 mm like the IS-2. At lower battle ratings their frontal armour is virtually impenetrable, while carrying slightly under-powered guns, while at higher battle ratings they carry high-caliber cannons that kill whatever they hit, but with less invincibility against their peers than their predecessors. Later heavy tanks are distinguished by their impressive mobility for heavy tanks, including great reverse speed for any tank, not just heavies. The Soviet heavy tank line is a must for anyone that wants the full heavy tank experience.

USSR Tank Destroyers are characterized by their separation into two categories: those with high-caliber, long-reload guns, and those with medium-caliber, medium-reload guns. Both are equally viable in their job as SPGs, although the latter category, epitomized by vehicles like the SU-85, is generally more able in a CQC situation and in urban combat; the long reload of the high-caliber guns leaves them vulnerable to enemy fire. However, the satisfying feeling of hitting your enemy with an HE shell the size of a garbage can and instantly destroying them is one that makes the high-caliber SPGs still very fun to play.

USSR Anti-Aircraft Vehicles are often fragile and destroyed even by the lightest fire; they somewhat make up for this with their decent firepower for their battle ratings and their speed and handling. The early GAZ and ZIS based chassis are simply trucks with machine guns or cannons. Their reasonable accuracy and decent ROF makes them acceptable in the AA role, although they are in danger if a hostile aircraft spots them. The ZSU-57-2 changes everything with its impressive AT capabilities, although this is balanced by its low ROF. The SPAA line ends in the ZSU-23-4, arguably the best Soviet SPAA in the AA role, with great ROF and decent protection against low-caliber guns. However, until Rank V, Soviet SPAA are often subpar to their contemporaries and are not as fun to play as their German contemporaries.


USSR Ground Vehicle Matrix

Rank USSR Light Tanks USSR Medium Tanks USSR Heavy Tanks USSR Tank Destroyers USSR Anti-Aircraft Vehicles
Rang1.png BT-5 mod.1933
BT-7 mod.1937
RBT-5 
T-26 mod.1939
T-26 (1st Gv.T.Br.) 
T-26-4
T-26E 
T-50
T-60
T-70
T-126 (SP) 
 
Nation-su.png M3 Lee 
Nation-su.png T-III 
T-35 
BM-8-24 
SU-5-1
SU-57 
 
 
 
 
 
GAZ AAA (4M)
GAZ-AAA (DShK)
Rang2.png T-80
T-28
T-28E
T-34 prototype 
T-34 (1940)
T-34 (1941)
T-34 (1941) (1st Gv.T.Br.) 
T-34 (1942)
T-34E STZ
T-34E 
 
KV-1 L-11
KV-1S
Matilda Mk.II F-96 
SMK 
 
BM-13N Katyusha 
SU-76M
SU-76M 5th Gv.Kav.Corps 
SU-122
ZIS-30
 
 
 
GAZ-MM (72-K)
KB-ZIS BTR-152A
ZIS-12 (94-KM)
ZUT-37
Rang3.png Nation-su.png M4A2 (76) W 
T-34-57
T-34-57 (1943) 
T-34-85 (D-5T)
Nation-su.png T-V 
 
 
IS-1
KV-1 ZiS-5
KV-1E 
KV-2 mod.1939
KV-2 mod.1940 
KV-2(ZIS-6) 
KV-85
KV-220 
 
ASU-57
SU-57B
SU-85
SU-85M
SU-100Y 
SU-152
YaG-10 (29-K)
 
 
Type 65 
Zis-43
Rang4.png PT-76
Type-62 
T-34-85
T-34-85E 
T-34-100 
T-44
T-44-100
T-44-122 
 
IS-2
IS-2 mod.1944
IS-2 Revenge 
IS-6 
KV-122 
 
ASU-85
ISU-122
ISU-122S
ISU-152
SU-100
SU-100P
SU-122P 
 
ZSU-37
Rang5.png BMP-1
T-54 (1947)
T-54 (1949)
T-54 (1951)
T-55AM-1 
 
 
IS-3
IS-4M
IS-7 
 
 
Object 120 Taran 
Object 268
SU-122-54
 
 
 
 
ZSU-57-2
Rang6.png BMP-2
Object 906
IT-1
T-55A
T-62
T-62M-1
T-64A (1971)
T-64B (1984)
T-80B
 
T-10M
 
 
 
 
 
ZSU-23-4 Shilka
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