YaG-10 (29-K)

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YaG-10 (29-K)
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GarageImage YaG-10 (29-K).jpg
YaG-10 (29-K)
AB RB SB
3.3 3.3 3.3
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Purchase:77 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The YaG-10 (29-K) is a rank III Soviet tank destroyer with a battle rating of 3.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.67 "Assault".

This unarmoured truck is equipped with a good fast-firing 76.2 mm cannon, which has similar armour penetration to the infamous D-5T from later soviet vehicles. This is the last unarmoured truck chassis of the Soviet tech tree, after the ZiS-12 (94-KM) and before the ZiS-43. The 29-K is a pure sniper, use it as such. This truck is all about its precise, fast firing gun and nothing else. Safely cover up 2/3 of the vehicle behind a building, leaving only the gun, gunner and one loader exposed, taking precise shots at unsuspecting enemies.

General info

Survivability and armour

Hull break
Low structural strength makes the vehicle susceptible to serious damage
Armourfront / side / back
Hull0 / 0 / 0
Turret0 / 0 / 0
Crew6 people
Visibility71 %

The YaG-10 (29-K) has 6 crew members, meaning it can take a few shots and even resist MG fire (if well-covered). Ammo racks are covered with 12 mm steel plates, meaning regular MGs cannot ignite them. Otherwise, any HE shell will rip the YaG-10 apart and artillery usually shreds the vehicle with shrapnel. This low armour value has its advantages: APHE shells will often not detonate or simply not hit anything if shot from the sides.

Armour type:

  • Structural steel (Truck cabin)
  • Rolled homogeneous armour (Bed frame)
  • Wood (Truck bed)
Armour Front Sides Rear Roof
Truck 5 mm Grille
5 mm (83-86°) Front hood
5 mm 5 mm 5 mm

Notes:

  • Wheels are 10 mm thick
  • Chassis is 30 mm thick

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB47 / 7 km/h
RB and SB43 / 6 km/h
Number of gears4 forward
1 back
Weight10.6 t
Engine power
AB177 hp
RB and SB93 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB16.7 hp/t
RB and SB8.8 hp/t
Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 47 7 10.6 133 177 12.55 16.7
Realistic 43 6 83 93 7.83 8.77

It's a cannon on wheels. Unlike most other Soviet trucks, it is not a GAZ chassis, it is a ten-wheeled YaG-10. This new (and unique) chassis is slower than its predecessors, but has better ground flotation with 10 wheels in total (8 in the back and under the gun, 2 at the front). The wheeled configuration makes turning on the spot impossible; thus, anticipate an escape route in case the situation turns sour.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB1 920 → 2 444 Sl icon.png
RB1 900 → 2 418 Sl icon.png
SB1 770 → 2 253 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications19 700 Rp icon.png
43 800 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost980 Ge icon.png
Crew training22 000 Sl icon.png
Experts77 000 Sl icon.png
Aces330 Ge icon.png
Research Aces280 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
70 / 120 / 140 % Sl icon.png
136 / 136 / 136 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tires
Research:
1 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 900 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
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Suspension
Research:
1 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 400 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Research:
1 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 400 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank filter.png
Filters
Research:
1 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 800 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Research:
2 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 700 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank engine.png
Engine
Research:
2 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 700 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Parts
Research:
1 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 900 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
Mods extinguisher.png
FPE
Research:
1 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 400 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
Mods tank reinforcement ussr.png
Crew Replenishment
Research:
1 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 800 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
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Horizontal Drive
Research:
1 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 900 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
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Adjustment of Fire
Research:
1 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 400 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
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Elevation Mechanism
Research:
1 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 800 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
Mods tank rangefinder.png
Rangefinder
Research:
2 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 700 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png

Armaments

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

Main armament

76 mm 3-K cannon
Ammunition48 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
6.5 → 5.0 s
Vertical guidance-3° / 82°
Main article: 3-K (76 mm)

The 76.2 mm 3-K equipped on this chassis is one hell of a gun, with good penetration, relatively flat ballistic trajectory and enough explosives in the APHE shell to one-shot kill when it penetrates. 3 loaders provide it with a fast reload speed, comparable to Rank 1 vehicles. These 3 crew members allows a bit of loss before feeling a reduced firing rate. The only thing the gun lacks is turning speed for reacting faster, especially since the cabin gets in the way of the gun when trying to shoot forwards. This gun has similar characteristics to the D-5T, found on later Soviet tanks, providing a good learning curve to tanks using it (mainly SU-85, IS-1, T-34-85 (D-5T)).

The gun can also fire HE-DF shells, however setting the fuse requires rangefinding the target which is never done quickly enough against air targets. Even if the shell manages to detonate near the plane, its explosive amount is rarely enough to take down the target in one go. Low rate of fire compared to proper SPAA doesn't help either. In general, planes should be the lowest priority target of this vehicle.

76 mm 3-K Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 48 -3°/+82° ±180° N/A 9.7 13.4 16.3 18.0 19.2 6.50 5.75 5.30 5.00
Realistic 6.5 7.7 9.4 10.3 11.0

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-361 APHEBC 121 119 109 98 88 79
O-361 HE-TF 10 10 10 10 10 10
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-361 APHEBC 813 6.61 1.2 14 150 48° 63° 71°
O-361 HE-TF 813 6.61 0 0.1 621 79° 80° 81°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the YaG-10 (29-K)
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
48 37 (+11) 25 (+23) 13 (+35) (+47) No

Note:

  • As they are modeled by sets of 6, shells disappear from the rack only after you fire all shells in the set.
  • Front racks empty: 25 (+23) shells.

Usage in battles

This truck is preferably used at a distance to increase its survivability. Most MGs have poor accuracy at distance, greatly decreasing their ability to shred the 29-K. It has a good and very precise gun capable of taking down (almost) any target it may encounter from the front. Always show the sides since it decreases the chances of having a bullet pass right through all of the crew members in one shot. Showing the side also allows the YaG-10 to use the full 360° traverse to its best. If possible, only show the gun, this way, it allows minimal exposure and can allow for quick hiding at a moment's notice and if shot, only sacrifices one or two crew members.

Do not:

  • Rush into towns
  • Drive directly towards an enemy
  • Stay near an artillery strike
  • Snipe in the middle of a field: Find cover

Although this is a Rank 3 vehicle, its low BR often places it against Rank 2 tanks. Even with its awesome cannon, this truck can encounter fierce foes with even better armour.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Decent AP penetration.
  • Good reload time.
  • Precise gun, good ballistic trajectory.
  • Paper-thin armour reduces spalling from AP shells and APHE fuse rarely activates.
  • Six crew members.
  • Ammo racks are protected from low calibre MG fire.

Cons:

  • Paper-thin armour lets machine guns rip it to shreds.
  • Poor gun depression of -3°.
  • Ammo rack in rear and middle of the overall vehicle.
  • Slow gun traverse.
  • Very low mobility in harsher terrain.
  • Can be easily destroyed by air strikes.
  • No access to higher penetration rounds.
  • Lack of a gun shield means that the gunners are easier to take out than they are on the 88mm Flak Truck.
  • Shredded by artillery and HE shells.
  • Prone to hull break.
  • Cannot shoot upfront due to the high truck cabin.

History

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Media

See also

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External links


USSR tank destroyers
Light  SU-5-1 · ZiS-30 · SU-57 · SU-57B · SU-76M · SU-76M (5th Gv.Kav.Corps) · YaG-10 (29-K) · SU-85A · Khrizantema-S
Medium  SU-122 · SU-85 · SU-85M · SU-100 · SU-100P · SU-122P · SU-122-54 · IT-1 · Shturm-S
Heavy  SU-100Y · ISU-122 · ISU-122S · SU-152 · ISU-152 · Object 268 · Object 120
Rocket  BM-8-24 · BM-13N
Airborne  ASU-57 · ASU-85