Tiran 4

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This page is about the Israeli medium tank Tiran 4. For the other version, see Tiran 4S.
Tiran 4
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Tiran 4
AB RB SB
7.7 7.7 7.7
Class:
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Description

The Tiran 4 is a rank V Israeli medium tank with a battle rating of 7.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Danger Zone".

The representation of captured Arab T-54 in Israeli service, Tiran 4 provides the same firepower and mobility of a T-54 while still suffering from the same cramped interior space, downgraded anti-aircraft machine gun, unprotected ammo racks, and slow turret traverse speed.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull100 / 80 / 45
Turret200 / 160 / 65
Crew4 people
Visibility83 %

Since the Tiran 4 is mostly identical to the original T-54s other than its machine guns, the overall appearance is basically the same as well. While the armour is sufficient to stop most full-calibre kinetic shells, it might not be enough to survive HEAT, APDS, or even APFSDS at higher tiers. Another problem is the unprotected ammo rack located on the right side of the hull, any penetrating shots that hit the remaining ammo will certainly blow the tank sky-high.

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour (Hull)
  • Cast homogeneous armour (Turret)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 100 mm (60°) Front glacis
100 mm (54°) Lower glacis
80 mm 45 mm (16°) Upper
30 mm (72°) Lower
30 mm Front
20 mm Back
Turret 160 mm (14-39°) Turret front
200 mm (4-78°) Gun mantlet
115 mm (45-50°) Upper
155 mm (10-30°) Lower
65 mm (9-35°) 30 mm
Cupola 100 mm (35-40°) 40 mm

Notes:

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB56 / 9 km/h
RB and SB51 / 8 km/h
Number of gears5 forward
1 back
Weight35.5 t
Engine power
AB992 hp
RB and SB520 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB27.9 hp/t
RB and SB14.6 hp/t

Due to the lack of resources during the wars, Israeli didn't replace the powerplants and retained the same V-54 engine for its reliability; while this doesn't make Tiran 4 a fast tank, it is still able to keep up with teammates.

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 56 9 35.5 806 992 22.7 27.94
Realistic 51 8 460 520 12.96 14.65

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB5 360 → 6 898 Sl icon.png
RB6 290 → 8 095 Sl icon.png
SB8 380 → 10 785 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications107 900 Rp icon.png
180 100 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 200 Ge icon.png
Crew training110 000 Sl icon.png
Experts370 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 300 Ge icon.png
Research Aces780 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
130 / 200 / 250 % Sl icon.png
202 / 202 / 202 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tracks
Research:
5 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 900 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
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Suspension
Research:
6 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
10 000 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Research:
6 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
10 000 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank filter.png
Filters
Research:
5 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 900 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Research:
7 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank engine.png
Engine
Research:
7 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Parts
Research:
3 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 900 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
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FPE
Research:
4 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
10 000 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
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Crew Replenishment
Research:
5 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 900 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
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Horizontal Drive
Research:
5 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 900 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
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100mm_APHE_ammo_pack
Research:
5 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 900 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
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Adjustment of Fire
Research:
6 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
10 000 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
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Elevation Mechanism
Research:
5 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 900 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
100mm_APCBC_ammo_pack
Research:
5 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 900 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
100mm_ussr_Smoke_ammo_pack
Research:
5 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 900 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
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Artillery Support
Research:
7 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
100mm_APDS_ammo_pack
Research:
7 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
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100mm_HEAT_ammo_pack
Research:
7 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Main armament

Ammunition34 rounds
First-order20 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
11.1 → 8.5 s
Vertical guidance-4° / 17°
Main article: D-10T (100 mm)
100 mm D-10T Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 34 -4°/+17° ±180° N/A 9.5 13.2 16.0 17.7 18.8 11.05 9.78 9.01 8.50
Realistic 6.0 7.0 8.5 9.4 10.0

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
BR-412 APHE 218 212 190 164 143 124
BR-412B APHEBC 218 215 201 184 169 155
BR-412D APCBC 239 236 220 202 186 170
3BM-8 APDS 299 298 291 272 253 249
3BK-5 HEATFS 380 380 380 380 380 380
OF-412 HE 19 19 19 19 19 19
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%
BR-412 APHE 895 15.9 1.2 19 100.1 47° 60° 65°
BR-412B APHEBC 895 15.9 1.2 19 100.1 48° 63° 71°
BR-412D APCBC 887 15.9 1.2 19 93.94 48° 63° 71°
3BM-8 APDS 1,415 4.13 N/A N/A N/A 75° 78° 80°
3BK-5 HEATFS 900 12.38 0.05 0.1 1,440 65° 72° 77°
OF-412 HE 900 15.6 0 0.1 1,460 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)
3D3 880 15.6 20 5 25 50

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the T-54 (1951) (identical)
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
34 33 (+1) 28 (+6) 24 (+10) 23 (+11) 21 (+13) 1 (+33) No

Machine guns

Ammunition3 000 rounds
Belt capacity250 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate500 shots/min
Ammunition1 000 rounds
Belt capacity250 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate500 shots/min
Main article: M1919A4 (7.62 mm)
7.62 mm M1919A4
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 3,000 (250) 500 N/A N/A
Pintle 1,000 (250) 500 -10°/+60° ±180°

Due to the logistical reasons, all Warsaw Pact small-calibre firearms were replaced by US-made M1919A4s, which are only good for gunning down exposed crews; the chances of shooting down any aircraft are minimal.

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Powerful 100 mm gun with a variety of ammunition
  • Sufficient speed and mobility at its rank
  • Sufficient protection

Cons:

  • Having only a M1919A4 as pintle machine gun
  • Slow turret traverse speed
  • Unprotected ammo rack

History

As part of the Cold War and long-lasting Jewish-Arab conflicts, the Soviet Union sold many T-54 and T-55 to Syria and Egypt as part of their military sales. While the reliability of these tanks was proven throughout the conflicts, during the 1967 Six-Day War and the sequential Yom Kippur War in 1973, Israel captured at least 300 T-54/55/62 series tanks during these two wars to resupply their heavily devastated armoured corps, dubbed "Tiran" (lit. "Tyrant") in Israeli service. Captured tanks were dubbed Tiran 1/2/3 for T-54/55/62 respectively, while Tirans which received some logistic modification were designated Tiran 4/5/6 instead. Israel used some of these tanks with their original Egyptian markings to cause harassment behind enemy lines along the Suez Canal.[1]

Media

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See also

External links

References


Israeli Ordnance Corps (חיל החימוש)
Medium Tanks  M-51 · M-51 (W)
MBTs 
Magach  Magach 1 · Magach 2 · Magach 3 (ERA) · ▃Magach 3 (ERA) · Magach 6 · Magach 6A · Magach 6B · Gal Batash
Sho't  Sho't · Sho't Kal Alef · Sho't Kal Gimel · Sho't Kal Dalet · ▄Sho't Kal Dalet
Tiran  Tiran 4 · Tiran 4S
Merkava  ▃Merkava Mk.1 · Merkava Mk.1B · Merkava Mk.2B · ▃Merkava Mk.2B · Merkava Mk.2D · Merkava Mk.3B · ▃Merkava Mk.3D · Merkava Mk.4B
  Merkava Mk.4M
Tank destroyers  Zachlam Tager
See Also  Chrysler Defense · Department of Tank Design · Morozov Design Bureau

Israel medium tanks
M-51  M-51 · M-51 (W)
Magach  Magach 1 · Magach 2 · Magach 3 (ERA) · Magach 6 · Magach 6A · Magach 6B · Gal Batash
Tiran  Tiran 4 · Tiran 4S
Sho't  Sho't · Sho't Kal Alef · Sho't Kal Gimel · Sho't Kal Dalet
Merkava  Merkava Mk.1B · Merkava Mk.2B · Merkava Mk.2D · Merkava Mk.3B · Merkava Mk.4B · Merkava Mk.4M