T-60

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RANK 6 SWEDEN
CV 90105 TML PACK
T-60
ussr_t_60_1941.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
1.0/1.0/1.0BR
2 peopleCrew
61 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
35 / 0 / 10Hull
25 / 25 / 0Turret
Mobility
5.8 tWeight
145 hp76 hpEngine power
25 hp/t13.1 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
49 km/h forward
7 km/h back
44 km/h forward
6 km/h back
Speed
Armament
20 mm TNSh cannonMain weapon
754 roundsAmmunition
20 / 26 sReload
58 roundsBelt capacity
750 shots/minFire rate
-7° / 25°Vertical guidance
945 roundsAmmunition
8 / 10.4 sReload
63 roundsBelt capacity
600 shots/minFire rate
Economy
2900 Rp icon.pngResearch
700 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png210 / 270/180 / 231/140 / 180Repair
200 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1000 Sl icon.pngExperts
20 Ge icon.pngAces
100 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
30 % Sl icon.png20 % Sl icon.png20 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage T-60.jpg


The T-60 is a rank I Soviet light tank with a battle rating of 1.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during the Closed Beta Test for Ground Forces before Update 1.41. One of the less appealing Soviet vehicle due to its weaponry and layout, it can still perform well if utilised correctly and its faults are accounted for.

General info

Survivability and armour

T-60 on "Frozen Pass"

The Armour of the T-60 is fairly effective frontally, being for the most part angled gives it good protection against similarly rated opponents with a high chance of causing shots to ricochet, however a shot to the side will likley be fatal due to the thin (15mm) side armour and vehicle only having a 2 man crew, this means that the loss of 1 crew member will cause the vehicle to be knocked out.

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
Armour Front Sides Rear Roof
Hull 35 mm (21°) Driver's plate
15 mm (72°) Front glacis
35 mm (25°) Lower glacis
15 mm 10 mm (71°) Top
25 mm (27°) Bottom
13 mm
Turret 25 mm (25-27°) Turret front
20 mm Gun mantlet
25 mm (24-26°) 25 mm (24°) 10 mm

Notes:

  • Belly armour is 10 mm thick.
  • Suspension wheels are 10 mm thick while tracks are 15 mm thick.

Mobility

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 49 7 5.8 118 145 20.34 25
Realistic 44 6 67 76 11.55 13.1
The Mobility of the T-60 is very comparable to the T-26, while it is fast enough to move around the map with ease, it is not mobile enough to be the first friendly to the cap or camping position, the mobility is enough to allow for a support or flanking role in most situations.
T-60 firing its 20mm cannon

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: TNSh (20 mm)

The main armament of the T-60 is a 20 mm TNSh cannon, this has a fire rate of 750 rounds/min and will have to reload after 58 rounds have been fired, the gun is certainly effective against lightly armoured opponents but will have trouble against higher-rated heavy and medium tanks.

20 mm TNSh Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 754 (58) 750 -7°/+25° ±180° N/A 14.30 19.76 24.00 26.54 28.24 26.00 23.00 21.20 20.00
Realistic 8.93 10.50 12.75 14.10 15.00

Ammunition

  • Default: AP-I · FI-T
  • AP-I: AP-I
  • API HV: AP-I · AP-I · FI-T
Penetration statistics
Belts Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
Default 27 25 17 10 6 6
AP-I 27 25 17 10 6 4
API HV 32 29 20 12 7 6
Belt details
Ammunition Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
AP-I 796 0.096 N/A N/A N/A 47° 56° 65°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the T-60
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
13 (+4) (+8) (+12) Yes

(1 clip contains 58 rounds)

Machine guns

Main article: DT (7.62 mm)
7.62 mm DT
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 945 (63) 600 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

T-60 driving through "Eastern Europe"

The T-60 is a fine little tank that excels in very particular situations; namely holding corners, flanking, and acting as a close range SPAA. This tank should never be used for long-range shooting or in pushes against an enemy head-on, one should always try to use its speed and manoeuvrability to gain an advantage before attacking. In a SPAA role, the long reload time for this tank's main weapon can be a severe disadvantage. This means that one should use controlled bursts when attacking aeroplanes, making all shots count, and only picking large slow moving targets when at the range. The presence of a co-axial machine gun, however, not only adds to the firing density but allows for the tank to fire whilst the cannon is reloading. This machine gun has no utility against armoured targets. In this role, the T-60 is the only SPAA in this rank that does not have to fear 7.7 mm rounds (although 12.7 mm rounds can be very deadly - the M2A2 is a very dangerous opponent, for instance). This means that T-60 pilots can be confident that they can survive being strafed by most fighter aircraft. In RB this tank serves as a perfectly capable replacement for the 4M GAZ-AAA. In conclusion, the T-60 is a versatile tank of good effectiveness that is a constant presence of any Rank I ground forces game. Its gun gives it easy penetration at the sides and some fronts of low-rank tanks.

This is a very versatile tank and that is its greatest strength. Its greatest weakness is it's horrible all around armour, always remember that you will probably not survive a single hit from an AT gun, and as such stay hidden and behind cover. In order to accomplish this use, this tanks great manoeuvrability to your advantage and try to hug cover and move in depressions of the landscape. When using this tank always attack from an unexpected angle then shot your entire belt and afterwards always re-position after an attack. A great strength of this tank is that at any point it can go from flanking an enemy tank to acting as a front line SPAA, and in many games this amazing ability that can save you and your comrades from certain death at the hands of an enemy bomber or attack plane.

Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire API
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism
IV Transmission Engine Artillery Support API HV

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Sloped frontal armour
  • Fast-firing gun, that can even harm aircraft due to calibre and rate of fire
  • Good manoeuvrability
  • Belts have a high ammunition count per belt
  • Can act as a decent front line SPAA
  • Low profile
  • Often not regarded as a high priority target
  • Co-axial MG
    T-60 driving into "Eastern Europe"

Cons:

  • Poor armour
  • Very cramped interior
  • Only 2 crew so you can't lose anyone
  • Long reload time
  • Very slow at climbing hills
  • Retains speed bad
  • Poor penetration values
  • Poor post-penetration damage

History

Development

In 1938, a task to create an amphibious and non-amphibious scout tank was given to Nicholas Astrov's design team at Moscow Factory No. 37. The result was the T-30A and T-30B prototypes, with the A model being amphibious. The T-30A went on to become the T-40 amphibious scout tank, while the T-30B went on to become the T-60 scout tank. Production started on July 1941, one month after the German invasion in Operation Barbarossa.

Originally with a 12.7 mm machine gun, the T-60 was up-gunned with a 20 mm TNSh cannon, which was derived from an aircraft cannon. The gun could penetrate 15 mm of armour at a 500 meters range, which proved very inadequate against the Germans Panzer IIIs and Panzer IVs, which had a maximum of 50 mm of armour on the front. Not only that, the scout tank had poor mobility on cross-country terrain and had a maximum armour of only 20 mm thick. Despite that, the T-60 was easily produced and 6,292 of these tanks were produced between 1941 and 1942.

Usage

The low gun performance urged for an attempt to upgrade the tank with a 37 mm ZIS-19 cannon or the standard 45mm tank gun. Both of these projects were proven impossible. The T-60 served as a light tank up until the better T-70 light tank was chosen as the new standard Soviet light tank in 1942, which had better armour and gun.

The T-60 went on in armour developmental projects for the Soviet forces, such as the designing of the T-90 anti-aircraft vehicle. But perhaps the most unique project that it played in was the Antonov A-40, which was the Soviet's attempt on a "flying tank". The A-40 was a glider design that has wings attached to a lightened T-60 (removing its armament, ammunition, some accessories, and most of the fuel). On September 2, 1942, in a test, the prototype was towed by a TB-3 Bomber into the air. When released, the A-40 reportedly glided smoothly on its descent, despite the drag it put on the TB-3 plane. The A-40 landed safely and was able to drive back to the testing site after detaching the wings. The project was then abandoned due to the lack of enough aircraft with the power to tow the A-40 at 160 kilometres per hour speed.

The T-60 also were used by the Romanians when they captured 34 of them and modified them into the TACAM T-60 and Mareşal M05, both tank destroyers. All examples of these vehicles were confiscated by the Soviets after Romania switched to the Allies.

In-game description

The T-60 light tank was developed in August, 1941 at Moscow Factory #37 under the management of N.A. Astrov. In September, 1941 the T-60 was accepted into the arsenal of the Red Army and was released serially in several automobile factories. The T-60 was produced until February, 1943, when it was replaced on assembly lines by the more powerful T-70 light tank. A total of 5,920 T-60s were produced, 1,366 of them in 1941. Most of them were built at the Gorky Factory.

Large numbers of T-60 tanks were used in battles from 1941 to 1943, starting with the Battle of Moscow and ending with the elimination of the Leningrad blockade in January, 1944. The T-60 was used actively throughout the Battle of Stalingrad and the Kharkov Operation. Due to significant losses, the T-60 was gradually removed from the front lines in late 1942.

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Vehicles equipped with the same chassis
Other vehicles of similar configuration and role

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the tank;
  • other literature.


USSR light tanks
T-26  T-26 · T-26 (1st Gv.T.Br.) · T-26E · T-26-4
BT  BT-5 · RBT-5 · BT-7 · BT-7 (F-32)
BMP  BMP-1 · BMP-2 · BMP-2M · BMP-3
Other  T-50 · T-60 · T-70 · T-80 · T-126
  BA-11 · PT-76B · Object 685 · Object 906
China  ▂Type 62