T95E1

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RANK 4 FRANCE
Somua SM PACK
Medium Tank T95E1
us_t95e1.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
7.7/8.0/8.0BR
4 peopleCrew
111 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
127 / 51 / 19Hull
178 / 76 / 51Turret
Mobility
38.5 tWeight
1 068 hp560 hpEngine power
28 hp/t15 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
62 km/h forward
13 km/h back
56 km/h forward
12 km/h back
Speed
Armament
90 mm T208E9 cannonMain weapon
50 roundsAmmunition
22 roundsFirst-order
8.5 / 11.1 sReload
-10° / 20°Vertical guidance
12.7 mm M2HB machine gunMachinegun
1 700 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
200 roundsBelt capacity
577 shots/minFire rate
-5° / 40°Vertical guidance
7.62 mm M73 machine gunCoaxial weapon
4 750 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
250 roundsBelt capacity
500 shots/minFire rate
Economy
180 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
490 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png2 900 / 4 002/5 480 / 7 562/5 390 / 7 438Repair
140 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
490 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 000 Ge icon.pngAces
214 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
170 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png120 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage T95E1.jpg


The Medium Tank T95E1 is a rank VI American medium tank with a battle rating of 8.0 (AB/RB) and 7.7 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica".

Presenting a 90 mm smoothbore cannon, it is currently the first tank in the American tree line that uses APFSDS ammunition.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armour type:'

  • Cast homogeneous armour
  • Rolled homogeneous armour (Front side hull, Lower rear hull, Hull roof)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 95 mm (64-71°), 51 mm (67-86°) Front glacis
127 mm (43-45°) Lower glacis
32-101.6 mm 19 mm (18°) Top
25 mm (4-64°) Bottom
-
Turret 178 mm (6-78°) Turret front
178 mm (1-71°) Gun mantlet
76-178 mm (24-52°) 51 mm (4-39°) 51 mm Front
38 mm Rear
Armour Front Sides Rear Roof
Cupola 100 mm Cupola front
105 mm Gun mantlet
70 mm 50 mm 38 mm

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels and tracks are 20 mm thick.
  • Belly armour is 19 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 62 13 38.5 868 1,068 22.55 27.74
Realistic 56 12 495 560 12.86 14.55

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: T208E9 (90 mm)
90 mm T208E9 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 50 -10°/+20° ±180° N/A 34.27 47.44 57.60 63.69 67.76 11.05 9.78 9.01 8.50
Realistic 21.42 25.20 30.60 33.70 36.00

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
T320 APFSDS 300 297 279 260 244 239
T340E14H HE 14 14 14 14 14 14
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
T320 APFSDS 1,570 3.60 N/A N/A N/A 76° 77° 80°
T340E14H HE 1,143 8.20 0.1 0.5 1,010 79° 80° 81°
Smoke shell characteristics
Ammunition Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Screen radius
(m)
Screen deploy time
(s)
Screen hold time
(s)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
T339E14 1,143 8.2 13 5 20 50

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the T95E1
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
50 43 (+7) 29 (+21) 15 (+35) (+49) no

Turret empty: 29 (+21)

Machine guns

12.7 mm M2HB
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 1,700 (200) 577 -5°/+40° ±180°
7.62 mm M73
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 4,750 (250) 500 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

The T95E1's playstyle consists of mostly setting up ambushes and/or on the frontlines. The APFSDS shell has more than enough power to destroy most tanks that it will face; however, on a uptier against T-64's and KPz-70's, you will need to play more cautiously, thus the ambushing tactics come into play. You must be extremely aware of what is around you and be quicker than your enemy on the gun because the lack of stabilizers will make your shot on the move very difficult.

Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism NVD
IV Transmission Engine Artillery Support T339E14

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Stock APFSDS able to penetrate most enemies frontally
  • Excellent post-penetration spalling from APFSDS
  • Sloped frontal armor can bounce multiple shots with ease, but upper glacis and turret front bounce shots to each other
  • Very good stock horizontal turret traverse
  • Good gun depression of -10°, allows for some hull-down tactics
  • High velocity firing makes long-range fighting easier, especially in the large maps
  • Has a Smoothbore gun, with excellent recoil mount that decreases the recoil
  • Acceptable top speed of 56 kph
  • The smoke shell (T339E14) has high velocity which helps you save allies at a long distance.

Cons:

  • Poor acceleration and low top speed cross-country
  • Low reverse speed relative to other American medium tanks
  • A prominent weak spot in the form of commander's cupola
  • No ammunition choices other than APFSDS or HE
  • No stabiliser - unable to accurately fire on the move
  • Front armour vulnerable against sabot and HEAT rounds
  • Limited accuracy of smoothbore cannon at long range
  • Engine deck prevents the turret depression
  • Rear hull armor can be penetrated with .50 cals and therefore, engine and transmission are prone to damage
  • Large ammo racks to the sides of driver, front hull penetration could lead to easy ammo detonation.
  • Like with most Abrams series tanks, the engine deck is slightly raised, meaning that you will not be able to depress the gun over the rear of the tank.

History

In the early 1950s, the US began looking for a replacement for the M48 series. In September 1954, the T95 was selected for development; construction of pilot models began in 1957. The T95E1 differed from the T95 in the inclusion of a recoil system mount and the omission of a two-plane stabilizer, and was completed in early 1958.

The T95 program was shut down in July 1960 when it became clear that both the engine power and smoothbore cannon's accuracy were unsatisfactory and would provide no significant improvements over the M48 already in service. However, further development of the turret design contributed significantly to the turret used later on the M60A1.

Media

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the vehicles;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


USA medium tanks
Early projects  M2
M3  M3 Lee · Grant I
M4  M4 · Calliope · M4A1 · M4A1 (76) W · M4A2 · M4A2 (76) W · M4A3 (76) W · M4A3 (105) · M4A5
M26  T20 · T25 · M26 · M26 T99 · M26E1
Post-war  M46 · M46 "Tiger" · M47 · M48A1 · T54E1 · T95E1
MBT  M60 · M60A1 (AOS) · M60A1 RISE (P) · M60A2 · M60A3 TTS · MBT-70 · XM-803
  XM-1 (Chrysler) · XM-1 (GM) · M1 Abrams · IPM1 · M1A1 Abrams · M1A2 Abrams
Israeli  Magach 3 · Merkava Mk.1 · Merkava Mk.2B · Merkava Mk.3D
Turkey  M60 AMBT