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Object 120 "Taran"
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AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
7.7/7.7/7.7BR
4 peopleCrew
Mobility
27.0 tWeight
5 forward
2 back
Gear box
Armament
152 mm М-69 cannonWeapon 1
22 roundsAmmunition
-5° / 15°Vertical guidance
Economy
Sl icon.png1 600/2 240/1 610Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
790 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 000 Ge icon.pngAces
x 3.14 Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage Object 120.jpg


The Object 120 "Taran" is a gift rank V Soviet tank destroyer with a battle rating of 7.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced late in Update 1.71 "New E.R.A", available on 29 September 2017.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
  • Cast homogeneous armour (Turret)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 30 mm (31-86°) Front glacis
30 mm (17-50°) Lower glacis
15 mm 10 mm (15-80°) Top
10 mm (5°) Bottom
30 mm (86°) Front
10 mm Rear
Turret 30 mm (1-68°) Turret front
30 mm (0-58°) Gun mantlet
15-30 mm (0-51°) 15 mm (14-21°) 30 mm Front
10 mm Rear
Armour Sides Roof
Cupola 15 mm 15 mm

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels are 20 mm thick while tracks are 15 mm thick.
  • Belly armour is 10 mm thick.
  • Barrel ring around the gun is 100 mm thick.
  • Structural steel boxes on hull sides provide 4 mm of protection.

Mobility

Mobility characteristic
Weight (tons) Add-on Armour
weight (tons)
Max speed (km/h)
26.8 N/A 69 (AB)
64 (RB/SB)
Engine power (horsepower)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 682 839
Realistic/Simulator 425 480
Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 25.45 31.31
Realistic/Simulator 15.86 17.91

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: M-69 (152 mm)
152 mm M-69
Capacity Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
Stabilizer
22 -5°/+15° ±180° N/A
Turret rotation speed (°/s)
Mode Stock Upgraded Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
Arcade 15.85 21.94 17.4 18.0 31.34
Realistic 10.71 12.60 14.8 15.3 18.00
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00
Ammunition
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration in mm @ 0° Angle of Attack
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m
152 mm HEAT-FS HEATFS 480 480 480 480 480 480
152 mm HE HE 49 49 49 49 49 49
152 mm APDS-FS APFSDS 405 400 385 370 355 340
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Fuse delay

in m:

Fuse sensitivity

in mm:

Explosive Mass in g
(TNT equivalent):
Normalization At 30°
from horizontal:
Ricochet:
0% 50% 100%
152 mm HEAT-FS HEATFS 1000 35 0.0 0.1 5,850 +0° 65° 72° 75°
152 mm HE HE 960 43.5 0.1 0.5 5,900 +0° 79° 80° 81°
152 mm APDS-FS APFSDS 1710 8 N/A N/A N/A +1.5° 76° 77° 78°
Ammo racks
Ammo racks for the Object 120.
Full
ammo
Ammo
Part
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
22 Projectiles
Propellants
(+21)
19 (+3)
 
(+18)
 
(+21)
No

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Very high velocity APFSDS round means "point and shoot" at typical War Thunder combat ranges - no need to account for projectile drop at range
  • Outstanding armour penetration by HEAT-FS and APFSDS rounds
  • Very good spalling effect from the kinetic energy spread and explosive mass from HEAT-FS round
  • Good mobility for the size of gun
  • Only Soviet tank destroyer with a turret

Cons:

  • Weak armour - vulnerable to anything bigger than a heavy machine gun, and even those from some angles at short range
  • Poor depression for main armament
  • Low ammunition load
  • All projectiles carried in rear of turret behind thin armour makes ammunition explosions very likely from turret hits

History

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Media

Premium Vehicles - Object 120 "Taran"

See also

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External links


USSR tank destroyers
Light  SU-5-1 · ZiS-30 · SU-57 · SU-57B · SU-76M · SU-76M (5th Guards Cavalry Corps) · YaG-10 (29-K) · SU-85A
Medium  SU-122 · SU-85 · SU-85M · SU-100 · SU-100P · SU-122P · SU-122-54
Heavy  SU-100Y · ISU-122 · ISU-122S · SU-152 · ISU-152 · Object 268 · Object 120 "Taran"
Rocket  BM-8-24 · BM-13N
Airborne  ASU-57 · ASU-85

USSR premium ground vehicles
Light tanks  T-26 (1st Gv.T.Br.) · T-26E · T-126(SP) · RBT-5
Medium tanks  ▂T-III · ▂M3 Medium · "Panther" · ▂M4A2 (76) W · T-34 (Prototype) · T-34 1941 (1st Gv.T.Br.)
  T-34E · T-34-57 (1943) · T-34-85E · T-34-100 · T-44-122 · T-55AM-1
Heavy tanks  ▂MK-II "Matilda" · T-35 · SMK · KV-1E · KV-122 · KV-220 · KV-2 (1940) · KV-2 (ZiS-6) · IS-2 "Revenge for the Hero brother" · IS-6
Tank destroyers  SU-57 · SU-85A · BM-8-24 · BM-13N · SU-76M (5th Guards Cavalry Corps) · SU-100Y · SU-122P · Object 120 "Taran"
Anti-aircraft  ZUT-37 · Type 65