D-25T (122 mm)
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Vehicles equipped with this weapon
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- BR-471 - The default APHE shell with decent penetration of 205 mm on distance of 10 meters. Fairly slow muzzle velocity that's just shy of 800 m/s. Contains plenty of explosives (TNT equivalent of almost 250 g!)
- BR-471B - APHEBC shell. Is identical in terms of explosives, muzzle velocity to the BR-471. Ballistic cap lowers the decrease of penetration over distance, and slightly changes penetration chance on different angles.
- OF-471 - HE shell. Contains 3.6 kg of TNT inside, which translates to 37 mm of penetration that is not dependent on angle or distance. Barely faster than APHE shells.
- BR-471D* - APCBC shell. Contains just over 190 g of TNT inside. Its muzzle velocity is 800 m/s, and has penetration value of 230 mm on distance of 10 meters.
Comparison with analogues
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Usage in battles
- IS-2 & KV-122
The 122 mm cannon can penetrate almost every enemy tank frontally (exceptions exist: Tiger I vision port, Tiger II hull, as well as american heavy tanks turrets frontally), and reliably knock outs the tank in a single shot because of the high amount of explosive filler. The downside of such firepower is the long reload which forces you to engage from a distance.
- IS-3, IS4-M & T-10A
Tank's armour gets tougher to pierce at higher ranks and their guns are also improved. Chemical energy shells are more common, which means that getting rid of enemies in a single blow is really important. Well armoured enemies are going to withstand your shells easily, so heavy tanks will be difficult to deal with. MBTs on the other hand will most likely penetrate you easily, but that's a double edged sword for them: they can penetrate you but you can also penetrate them. They may have a mobility advantage, but in terms of post-penetration damage you definitely are ahead of them.
Pros and cons
- Amazing penetration (at IS-2's BR) and post-penetration damage effects often leads to taking out enemy vehicles with a single shot
- The later APHE shell (BR-471D) has slightly better penetration, while still retaining its wonderful post-penetration damage
- Stock shell (BR-471) has similar performance to the later BR-471B on the IS-2
- Slow reload of around 20 seconds, mid-range sniping or providing heavy fire for your team is advised
- Has poor elevation angles on all models equipped with it.
- When attacking different targets, switching ammo types will take time
- At IS-3 or IS-4M's BR, it can't reliably penetrate tanks frontally
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|USSR tank cannons|
|30 mm||2A42 · 2A72 · AG-30|
|57 mm||Ch-51M · ZIS-2 · ZIS-4 · ZIS-4M|
|76 mm||1902/30 · 3-K · D-56TS · F-32 · F-34 · F-96 · KT-28 · L-10 · L-11 · ZIS-3 · ZIS-5|
|85 mm||D-5S · D-5T · D-58 · D-70 · F-30 · ZIS-S-53|
|100 mm||2A48 · 2A70 · D-10S · D-10T · D-10T2S · D-50 · LB-1|
|122 mm||A-19 · D-25-44T · D-25S · D-25T · D-30T · D-49 · M-30 · M-62-T2S|
|125 mm||2A26 · 2A46M · 2A46M-1 · 2A46M-5|
|130 mm||B-13 · C-70 · M-65|
|152 mm||M-10T · M-64 · M-69 · ML-20S|
|37 mm||M5 (USA)|
|50 mm||KwK L/42 (Germany)|
|57 mm||6pdr OQF Mk.III (Britain) · M1 (USA)|
|75 mm||KwK42 (Germany) · M2 (USA)|
|76 mm||M1 (USA)|
|85 mm||Type-62-85-TC (China)|
|China tank cannons|
|37 mm||M6 (USA)|
|45 mm||20-K (USSR)|
|47 mm||Type 1 (Japan)|
|57 mm||Type 97 (Japan) · ZIS-2 (USSR)|
|73 mm||2A28 (USSR)|
|75 mm||M2 Howitzer (USA) · M3 (USA) · M6 (USA)|
|76 mm||D-56T (USSR) · F-34 (USSR) · M1 (USA) · M7 (USA) · ZIS-3 (USSR)|
|85 mm||Type-62-85-TC · ZIS-S-53 (USSR)|
|90 mm||M3 (USA) · M41 (USA)|
|100 mm||D-10S (USSR) · PTP86 · Type 59 · Type 69|
|105 mm||M68 (USA) · M68A1 (USA) · Type 83 · ZPL94|
|115 mm||U-5TS (USSR)|
|122 mm||A-19 (USSR) · D-25T (USSR)|
|125 mm||Type 88C · ZPT98|
|152 mm||ML-20S (USSR)|