IT-1

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General info

The IT-1 in the garage.

The IT-1 is a Rank VI Soviet medium tank with a battle rating of 8.7, making it currently one of the highest BR ground vehicle in the game. It was introduced in Update 1.59 "Flaming Arrows" and was one of the first ATGM-equipped vehicles to be in the game. The IT-1 is equipped with the 3M7 anti-tank missile capable of penetrating 500 mm.

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

Vehicle characteristics

Tactics

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-tactics

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Anti-tank missile equipped.
  • Good armour of a T-62.
  • Low profile, can shoot without exposing hull.
  • Powerful ATGM missile.
  • Very fast missile.
  • Very Fast reload.
  • Layout of hull makes direct hits easy to survive.

Cons:

  • No other armament except for missiles.
  • 15 missiles only, can only carry 15 missiles before you need to find a base and reload.
  • Missile on turret is an ammo rack, can be detonated.

Specifications

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Armaments

15 x 3M7 ATGM
1 x 7.62 mm SGMT machine gun (2,000 Rounds)

Main armament

15 x 3M7 ATGM
  • Ammunition Capacity: 15 Missiles
  • Fire rate: 5 Shots per minute
  • Gun Depression: -9°
  • Gun Elevation: 17°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 14.9°/s (Stock), _._°/s (Upgraded), _._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), _._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), _._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Rate of Fire: 13.0s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
15 x 3M7 ATGM
  • Ammunition Capacity: 15 Missiles
  • Fire rate: 5 Shots per minute
  • Gun Depression: -9°
  • Gun Elevation: 17°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 14.9°/s (Stock), _._°/s (Upgraded), _._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), _._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), _._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Rate of Fire: 13.0s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
15 x 3M7 ATGM
  • Ammunition Capacity: 15 Missiles
  • Fire rate: 5 Shots per minute
  • Gun Depression: -9°
  • Gun Elevation: 17°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 14.9°/s (Stock), _._°/s (Upgraded), _._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), _._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), _._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Rate of Fire: 13.0s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
Ammunition
Ammunition Penetration in mm @ 90° Type of
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Fuse delay in m: Fuse sensitivity in mm: Explosive Mass in
TNT equivalent
in g:
Normalization At 30° from horizontal: Ricochet:
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m 0% 50% 100%
3M7 500 500 500 500 500 500 ATGM 224 54 0.0 0.1 4,280 +0° 25° 18° 15°
Ammo racks
Ammo racks of the IT-1.
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Recommendations Visual
discrepancy
XX XX (X+)  (+)  (+)  (+)  (+)  (+) Turret empty:  () no

Secondary armament

1 x 7.62 mm SGMT machine gun (coaxial)

Crew

  • Commander
  • Gunner
  • Driver

Total: 3 Crew members

Armour

Armor type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armor (Hull)
  • Cast homogeneous armor (Turret)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear (Slope angle) Roof
Hull 100 mm (60°) Front glacis
100 mm (55°) Lower glacis
80 mm 45 mm (1-2°) Upper
45 mm Lower
30 mm
Turret 200 mm (19-60°) 120 mm (23-61°) 65 mm (21-56°) 30 mm
Armour Sides Roof
Cupola 40 mm 40 mm

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels are 20 mm thick, tracks are 18 mm thick

Engine & mobility

Weight: 34.5 ton

Max Speed: 56 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 899 hp @ 2000 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 26.06 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 29°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 2000 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°
Weight: 34.5 ton

Max Speed: 50 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 513 hp @ 2000 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 14.87 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 32°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 2000 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°
Weight: 34.5 ton

Max Speed: 50 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 513 hp @ 2000 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 14.87 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 32°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 2000 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°

Modules and improvements

History of creation and combat usage

Development

The genesis of the concept of "missile tanks" came from the Premier of the Soviet Union at the time, Nikita Khrushchev. Khrushchev believed that missiles were the key to armor dominance, spelling the end of naval battleships and tanks. This belief led to his order that the heavy tank programs like the T-10 be cancelled in the 1950s. Khrushchev ordered that a missile-capable tank be fielded in replacement, with development starting in 1956 despite the immature technology. Though the military finds little favor with the concept, they begrudgingly carry it out by orders of the Kremlin and many facilities in the Soviet Union started on the concept.[1]

The Uralvagonzavod facility designed a missile tank labeled Object 150. The chassis was derived form the T-54/55 tanks, though the hull was lengthened for more stowage space for the missiles. The tank used the 2K4 Drakon missile system, a sophisticated machine that used a SACLOS guidance system and had a warhead able to penetrate 500 mm of armor. The missile, later designated the 3M7 Drakon, was still rife with problems and required further development. The design could carry 15 missiles, with 12 inside the vehicle's autoloader and 3 spare held in storage. The military dislike this storage as it was much lower than the 30+ rounds in their conventional tanks, but it was expected that the hit probability on the missiles would be higher to compensate. Firing tests started at the Kubinka Proving Grounds mid-1963 and was approved by Khrushchev in 1964. Then in October 1964, Khrushchev was overthrown. Without the constant urging by Khrushchev, the military delayed the Object 150 design's serial production to 1968 to prioritize on main battle tanks and to let the missile technology to develop to a more battle-worthy level. The benefit of the development of the Object 150 during this time period was that it provided a lengthened hull that would be used in the new Soviet tank design Object 165, which would be adopted as the T-62.[1]

Adoption & retirement

Object 150 finally entered production in 1968 with 220 units made between 1968 to 1970. Its purpose was to provide additional firepower to T-62 tanks. It was designated the IT-1 tank destroyer and issued to battalions at Belarus and Carpathian Military Districts, crewed by tank crews and artillery crews respectively.[1] A variant of the IT-1 was made with a turbine engine, designated the IT-1T. In the time period it spent in active-duty, it proved an unpopular vehicle. The low missile count did not sit well with the tank crews and the missiles had a dead zone of around 300-500 meters before the missiles could be guided. The IT-1 was also complicated to use and maintain compared to existing artillery vehicles, a fact that did not sit well with the artillery crews. Though the missile launcher was praised for its long-range accuracy, the IT-1 did not sit well with the overall military situation and was discontinued sometime after its deployment in 1972. The remaining missile tanks in inventory were converted to recovery vehicles.[1]

Though the missile tanks concept failed, many more attempts were made to incorporate a missile system as a secondary armament onto Soviet tanks, succeeding with the usage of missiles in the 125 mm smoothbore guns on Soviet tanks past the T-64.

Screenshots and fan art

Skins and camouflages for the IT-1 from live.warthunder.com.

Additional information (links)

[Devblog] IT-1, the Soviet Missile Tank

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Zaloga Steven. T-62 Main Battle Tank 1965-2005 Great Britain: Osprey Publishing Ltd., 2009
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Icon-country-sov.png IT-1
Nation USSR
Type Medium tank
Rank 6
Battle Rating 8.7

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Characteristics
Weight
34,500 kg
76,060 lb
Number of Crew 3
Hull armour thickness
100/80/45/30 mm
3.94/3.15/1.77/1.18 inches
Statistics
Engine power (stock)
899 hp
513 hp
513 hp
Engine power (upgraded)
___ hp
580 hp
580 hp
HP/ton ratio (stock)
26.06
26.47
14.87
15.11
14.87
15.11
HP/ton ratio (Upgraded)
__.__
__.__
16.81
17.08
16.81
17.08
Max speed
56 km/h
35 mph
50 km/h
31 mph
50 km/h
31 mph
Main Weapon
1 x 180 mm 3M7 Cannon
Ammo stowage 40 rounds
Vertical guidance -6°/16°
Secondary Weapon
1 x SGMT Machine gun
Ammo stowage 2,000 rounds
Mount Coaxial
Economy
Required RP 380,000 RP
Vehicle cost 990,000 SL
Crew training cost 280,000 SL
Max repair cost*
2,950 SL
2,400 SL
2,600 SL
Free repair time (Stock)
6d
9d
9d
Free repair time (Upgraded)
_d __h
_d __h
_d __h
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