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The Heavy Tank T32E1 is a Rank V American heavy tank with a battle rating of 7.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.83 "Masters of the Sea".
Being the next stage of it's development cycle, the T32E1 is essentially the same as the T32 except the designers replaced the cast homogeneous plates of the front hull in favor of simpler rolled homogeneous ones, deleting the hull machine gun port in the process. This not only removes an obvious weakness from the design, but it also strengthened the front hull plate from penetrations.
Survivability and armour
|Armour||Front (Slope angle)||Sides||Rear||Roof|
|Hull|| 127 mm (58°) Upper glacis
127mm (18°) + 95.3 (58°) mm Seam
95.3 mm (40-59°) Lower glacis
|76.2 mm||50.8 mm|| 66.6 mm Crew compartment |
25.4 mm Engine compartment
|Turret|| 298.4 mm (8-21°) Turret front
298.4 mm (0-80°) Gun mantlet
|152.4 - 196 mm (3-42°)||152.4 mm (0-72°)||25.4 mm|
|Cupola||152 mm||25 mm|
|Game Mode||Mobility characteristics||Engine power (horsepower)||Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)|
|90 mm T15E2|
|Turret rotation speed (°/s)|
|Mode||Stock||Upgraded||Prior + Full crew||Prior + Expert qualif.||Prior + Ace qualif.|
|Reloading rate (seconds)|
|Stock||Prior + Full crew||Prior + Expert qualif.||Prior + Ace qualif.|
|Ammunition|| Type of
|Penetration in mm @ 0° Angle of Attack|
|Ammunition|| Type of
Mass in kg
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive Mass in g
| Normalization At 30°
|54||XX (+XX)||XX (+XX)||XX (+XX)||No|
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.
Usage in battles
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Pros and cons
- Removal of the hull MG port = one less weak spot to worry about
- Same hard-hitting 90mm gun as on the original T32
- Great turret armour; all but invincible when hull-down
- Good hull armour; can take a hit or two, especially if angled correctly
- T41 AP shell has outstanding post-penetration damage
- Reasonably mobile for a heavy tank
- Great gun depression; good for hull-down tactics
- Ammo rack in the middle of the tank; a shell strike and penetration there can result in instantaneous destruction
- Long reload time of 15-18 seconds
- Small but noticeable shot trap where the mantlet meets the hull; enemies may try to shoot there
- Stock AP round doesn't have explosive filler, making killing enemy tanks somewhat difficult
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|USA heavy tanks|
|M4 Jumbo||M4A3E2 · Cobra King · M4A3E2 (76) W|
|Small-scale series||T14 · M6A1 · T26E1-1|
|Post-war||T29 · T30 · T32 · T32E1 · T34 · M103|