T54E2

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This page is about the premium American medium tank T54E2. For the other version, see T54E1.
T54E2
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T54E2
AB RB SB
7.7 7.7 7.7
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Description

The T54E2 is a premium rank V American medium tank with a battle rating of 7.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Kings of Battle".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull110 / 76 / 35
Turret127 / 64 / 51
Crew4 people
Visibility136 %

Describe armour protection. Note the most well protected and key weak areas. Appreciate the layout of modules as well as the number and location of crew members. Is the level of armour protection sufficient, is the placement of modules helpful for survival in combat? If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.

Armour type:

Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull ___ mm ___ mm Top
___ mm Bottom
___ mm ___ - ___ mm
Turret ___ - ___ mm Turret front
___ mm Gun mantlet
___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm
Cupola ___ mm ___ mm ___ mm ___ mm

Notes:

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB48 / 10 km/h
RB and SB44 / 9 km/h
Number of gears4 forward
1 back
Weight49.4 t
Engine power
AB1 545 hp
RB and SB810 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB31.3 hp/t
RB and SB16.4 hp/t

Write about the mobility of the ground vehicle. Estimate the specific power and manoeuvrability, as well as the maximum speed forwards and backwards.

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 48 10 49.4 1,255 1,545 25.4 31.28
Realistic 44 9 716 810 14.49 16.4

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB2 897 Sl icon.png
RB3 301 Sl icon.png
SB4 496 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts550 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 300 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 550 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 140 / 200 / 240 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 202 / 202 / 202 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tracks
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Suspension
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Brake System
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Filters
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Transmission
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Engine
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Improved Parts
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Improved FPE
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Crew Replenishment
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Horizontal Drive
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Adjustment of Fire
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Elevation Mechanism
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105mm_us_T298E1_HEAT_ammo_pack
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Artillery Support
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Rangefinder

Armaments

Rangefinder
Reduces the error and increases the maximum measurable distance of the rangefinder

Main armament

105 mm T140E3 cannon
Ammunition39 rounds
First-order20 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
13.0 → 10.0 s
Vertical guidance-10° / 20°
Main article: T140E3 (105 mm)

Give the reader information about the characteristics of the main gun. Assess its effectiveness in a battle based on the reloading speed, ballistics and the power of shells. Do not forget about the flexibility of the fire, that is how quickly the cannon can be aimed at the target, open fire on it and aim at another enemy. Add a link to the main article on the gun: {{main|Name of the weapon}}. Describe in general terms the ammunition available for the main gun. Give advice on how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage.

105 mm T140E3 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 39 -10°/+20° ±180° - 20.0 27.7 33.6 37.2 39.5 13.00 11.50 10.60 10.00
Realistic 12.5 14.7 17.8 19.7 21.0

Ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
T182E1 APBC 266 262 245 226 208 191
T279 APDS 434 429 407 382 359 336
T298E1 HEATFS 380 380 380 380 380 380
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
T182E1 APBC 1,067 15.9 - - - 47° 60° 65°
T279 APDS 1,554 4.5 - - - 75° 78° 80°
T298E1 HEATFS 1,128 10.2 0.05 0.1 1.57 65° 72° 77°

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
39 __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __

Machine guns

Ammunition1 800 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate575 shots/min
Vertical guidance-10° / 30°
Horizontal guidance-60° / 60°
Ammunition4 750 rounds
Belt capacity250 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate500 shots/min

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.

12.7 mm M2HB
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 1,800 (200) 575 -10°/+30° ±60°
7.62 mm M1919A4
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 4,750 (250) 500 - -

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the vehicle, the features of using vehicles in the team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but instead give the reader food for thought. Describe the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • High velocity rounds, especially the APDS.
  • High penetration on the APDS (434mm)

Cons:

History

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Media

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See also

Related development

External links

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  • topic on the official game forum;
  • other literature.


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