BT-7 TD

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This page is about the Soviet gift light tank BT-7 TD. For other versions, see BT-7 (Family).
BT-7 TD
BT-7 TD
AB RB SB
1.3 1.3 1.3
Class:
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Description

The BT-7 TD is a gift rank I Soviet light tank with a battle rating of 1.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update "Hot Tracks" as reward for watching Enlisted streams on Twitch.tv. The BT-7 TD is identical to the BT-7 in every way except for the exclusive camouflage. This camouflage is similar to the one found on T-26 (1st Gv.T.Br.).

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull20 / 15 / 13
Turret15 / 15 / 13
Crew3 people
Visibility84 %

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
AB60 / 12 km/h
RB and SB54 / 11 km/h
Number of gears3 forward
1 back
Weight13.7 t
Engine power
AB763 hp
RB and SB400 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB55.7 hp/t
RB and SB29.2 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 60 12 13.7 620 763 45.26 55.69
Realistic 54 11 354 400 25.84 29.2

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB330 → 424 Sl icon.png
RB310 → 398 Sl icon.png
SB550 → 707 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications4 430 Rp icon.png
2 650 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost300 Ge icon.png
Crew training600 Sl icon.png
Experts2 100 Sl icon.png
Aces40 Ge icon.png
Research Aces110 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
10 / 10 / 30 % Sl icon.png
100 / 100 / 100 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
Mods new tank traks.png
Tracks
Research:
220 Rp icon.png
Cost:
130 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank suspension.png
Suspension
Research:
250 Rp icon.png
Cost:
150 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Research:
250 Rp icon.png
Cost:
150 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank filter.png
Filters
Research:
370 Rp icon.png
Cost:
220 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Research:
480 Rp icon.png
Cost:
290 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank engine.png
Engine
Research:
480 Rp icon.png
Cost:
290 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Parts
Research:
220 Rp icon.png
Cost:
130 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
Mods extinguisher.png
FPE
Research:
250 Rp icon.png
Cost:
150 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
Mods tank reinforcement ussr.png
Crew Replenishment
Research:
370 Rp icon.png
Cost:
220 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank horizontal aiming.png
Horizontal Drive
Research:
220 Rp icon.png
Cost:
130 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
45mm_AP_1942_ammo_pack
Research:
220 Rp icon.png
Cost:
130 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
Research:
250 Rp icon.png
Cost:
150 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank vertical aiming.png
Elevation Mechanism
Research:
370 Rp icon.png
Cost:
220 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
Mods art support.png
Artillery Support
Research:
480 Rp icon.png
Cost:
290 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Main armament

Ammunition188 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
3.8 → 2.9 s
Vertical guidance-6° / 25°
Main article: 20-K (45 mm)
45 mm 20-K Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 188 -6°/+25° ±180° N/A 15.2 21.1 25.6 28.3 30.1 3.77 3.34 3.07 2.90
Realistic 9.5 11.2 13.6 15.0 16.0

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-240 APHEBC 70 68 59 50 42 35
BR-240SP AP 73 71 62 52 44 37
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-240 APHEBC 760 1.43 1.2 9 29.26 48° 63° 71°
BR-240SP AP 757 1.43 N/A N/A N/A 47° 60° 65°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the BT-7 (identical).
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
7th
rack empty
188 174 (+14) 162 (+26) 147 (+41) 135 (+53) 123 (+65) 108 (+80) 89 (+99)
8th
rack empty
9th
rack empty
10th
rack empty
11th
rack empty
12th
rack empty
13th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
73 (+115) 57 (+131) 41 (+147) 25 (+163) 13 (+175) (+187) No

Notes:

  • Racks disappear after you've fired all shells in the rack.
  • Turret empty: 147 (+41) shells.
  • Turret and side racks empty: 89 (+99) shells.

Machine guns

Ammunition1 890 rounds
Belt capacity63 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate600 shots/min
Main article: DT (7.62 mm)
7.62 mm DT
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 1,890 (63) 600 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Deadly firepower at its BR: high penetration of up to 70 mm, with the 29 g TNT it can frontally one-shot most tanks like Pz.II, Chi-Ha or M3 Stuart; its firepower is effective even in high tier battles, if aiming at the right spot
  • One of the fastest tanks in the game, great acceleration and overall mobility makes it a nice point-capper, flanker and climber - can outrun the commonly seen M3 Stuart on road
  • 3-4 second reload time is quick enough to destroy opponents it cannot one-shot, like Pz.IV C and LVT(A) series
  • Adequate reverse speed of -10 km/h allows it to quickly retreat from danger when there is no time to turn around
  • Small and low profile allows it to easily hide behind cover or bushes
  • Winter camouflage comes as the standard camouflage, excellent on winter maps but may cause some issues in other climates

Cons:

  • Poor survivability: non-existent armour on all sides plus the closely packed crew makes it vulnerable to autocannons (Pz.II, Flakpanzer I), heavy MG (M13 MGMC) and even solid shells
  • Turret and hull traverse is rather slow, meaning it may not be able to keep track of fast targets- this is also a disadvantage in a close quarters duel, as other light tanks like M3 can turn way faster
  • Although fast, it is still slower than the Sd.Kfz.234 series on road.
  • Gun depression of only -6 degrees (worse than previous BT-5) means it cannot effectively fight in hills
  • Fuel tanks and ammo are scattered inside and are prone to detonation upon being hit

History

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Media

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Skins
Videos

See also

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

External links

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  • other literature.


USSR light tanks
T-26  T-26 · T-26 (1st Gv.T.Br.) · T-26E · T-26-4
BT  BT-5 · RBT-5 · BT-7 · BT-7 TD · BT-7 (F-32) · BT-7M
BMP  BMP-1 · BMP-2 · BMP-2M · BMP-3
Other  T-50 · T-60 · T-70 · T-80 · T-126
  BA-11 · PT-76B · Object 685 · Object 906
China  ▂Type 62