|This page is about the medium tank T-28 (Sweden). For other versions, see T-28 (Family).|
The ▄T-28 is a rank I Swedish medium tank with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Fire and Ice".
This T-28 represents those captured by Finland during the Winter War and WWII. It is identical in performance to the Soviet T-28.
Survivability and armour
Despite being a medium tank, the T-28 is somewhat lightly armoured for its BR. Its crew is also closely packed and surrounded by multiple ammo racks that are prone to detonation if hit, this leads to it having somewhat weak survivability, however angling the vehicle will increase the effectiveness of the armour and aid in your survivability. The T-28 has a high crew count of 6, which can aid its survivability somewhat.
- Rolled homogeneous armour
- Cast homogeneous armour (Gun mantlet)
|Armour||Front (Slope angle)||Sides||Rear||Roof|
|Hull|| 30 mm (22°) Driver's port
15 mm (65°) Front glacis
30 mm (23-25°) Lower glacis
| 20 mm Top
20 + 10 mm Bottom
| 15 mm (68°) Top
20 mm (6-37°) Bottom
|Turret|| 20 mm Turret front
20 mm (0-49°) Gun mantlet
|20 mm (0-23°)||30 mm||15 mm|
|Secondary turrets||22 mm||20 mm||20 mm||10 mm|
- Suspension wheels are 10 mm thick while tracks are 20 mm thick.
|Game Mode||Max Speed (km/h)||Weight (tons)||Engine power (horsepower)||Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)|
Modifications and economy
The main armament of the T-28 is the 76 mm L-10 cannon, a rifled gun that can fire 3 types of ammunition: HE (OF-350M), APHEBC (BR-350A), and Shrapnel (Sh-354T). The most common shell for anti-tank use would be the APHEBC, however the Shrapnel and HE can be used against lightly or unarmoured vehicles.
|76 mm L-10||Turret rotation speed (°/s)||Reloading rate (seconds)|
|Ammunition|| Type of
|Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)|
|10 m||100 m||500 m||1,000 m||1,500 m||2,000 m|
|BR-350A (MD-5 fuze)||APHEBC||67||66||60||54||48||43|
|Ammunition|| Type of
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
|BR-350A (MD-5 fuze)||APHEBC||555||6.3||1.2||14||150||48°||63°||71°|
|69||62 (+7)||56 (+13)||50 (+19)||47 (+22)||44 (+25)||41 (+28)||39 (+30)||36 (+33)|
|33 (+36)||30 (+39)||20 (+49)||17 (+52)||14 (+55)||4 (+65)||1 (+68)||No|
- Shells are modeled individually and disappear after having been shot or loaded.
- If you pack 50 (+19) shells, it will keep the turret empty of ammo.
- If you pack 33 (+36) shells, it will keep the turret and the top hull empty of ammo.
Offensive and anti-aircraft machine guns not only allow you to fight some aircraft but also are effective against lightly armoured vehicles. Evaluate machine guns and give recommendations on its use.
|7.62 mm DT|
|Mount||Capacity (Belt)||Fire rate||Vertical||Horizontal|
Usage in battles
The powerful, yet accurate gun, paired with thin armour and a large profile makes the T-28 look ideal for long-range encounters, yet its low penetration, slow shell velocity and no real gun depression to exploit terrain discourages this kind of gameplay. However, due to the crew/equipment spacing that helps soak damage and keep it fighting, its highly versatile and powerful main gun make this tank quite capable in close range encounters.
If against a larger or more powerful tank, the T-28 will often be forced to stay and fight, as the large profile of the tank makes it easy to hit while retreating. Use the gun's accuracy to an advantage. Aim for weak points like the driver's hatch or gunner's port. If unable to shoot against such a small target, attempt to cripple the tank's offensive armament to take some pressure off.
Avoid T-34s, especially the later modifications. Their APHE ammo is devastatingly explosive, especially against such a large easy-to-hit tank with no real armour like the T-28. One shot almost anywhere into the tank and that's the end. At the same time, the T-34's own armour is basically invulnerable to the T-28 shells, except when on their sides, where the 76 mm can penetrate the turret, and possibly the side hull armour (Only with AP ammo). Keep in mind that T-34s can turn both their hull and turret very fast, so if the first shot misses, there won't be another chance.
Light tanks that can flank around the side or back of the T-28 can prove catastrophic as well.
Pros and cons
- The cannon is accurate and is able to do large amounts of damage on penetration
- Crew of six
- Fast and versatile for such a big medium tank
- Machine gun turrets and complicated multi-layer side armour often absorb projectiles
- Total of 3 machine guns can make short work of any unarmoured AA vehicles
- Large silhouette
- Generally thin armour
- Slow reload time
- Poor gun depression
- Bad penetration with all types of ammo
- Lacklustre shrapnel shell as stock ammo
The T-28 was the first medium tank the Soviets ever manufactured, it was intended to be used as a heavily armoured tank to support infantry and break through enemy defenses. During the Winter War, the Soviets found out the hard way that the T-28 had inadequate armour and due to this (and poor tactics) the T-28 tanks took heavy losses with an estimate of 200 T-28 tanks lost during the Winter War. Of the T-28's operating in the Winter War the Finnish managed to capture 7, all of which were integrated to the Finnish army and saw combat later in the Continuation War. The Finnish nicknamed the T-28 "postivaunu" (postal wagon) after a captured T-28 was found to be carrying the mail and salaries of Soviet soldiers.
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|Sweden medium tanks|
|Strv m/42||Lago I · Strv m/42 EH · Ikv 73 · Strv m/42 DT|
|Centurion derivatives||Strv 81 · Strv 81 (RB 52) · Strv 101 · Strv 104 · Strv 105|
|Strv 103||Strv 103-0 · Strv 103A · Strv 103С|
|Strv 121/122||Strv 121 · Strv 122A · Strv 122B PLSS|
|Other||T 80 U|
|WWII||▄T-28 · ▄T-34 · ▄Pz.IV · ▄T-34-85|
|Post War||▄Comet I · ▄Charioteer Mk VII · ▄T-54 · T-55M · T-72M1 · ▄Leopard 2A4 · ▄Leopard 2A6|