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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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[[File:GarageImage_Object 120.jpg|420px|thumb|left]]
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The '''{{specs|name}}''' is a gift rank {{specs|rank}} Soviet tank destroyer {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced late in [[Update 1.71 "New E.R.A"]], available on 29 September 2017.
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a gift rank {{Specs|rank}} Soviet tank destroyer {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced late in [[Update 1.71 "New E.R.A."]], made available on 29 September 2017.
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
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'''Armour type:'''
 
'''Armour type:'''
  
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| Turret || 30 mm (1-68°) ''Turret front'' <br> 30 mm (0-58°) ''Gun mantlet'' || 15-30 mm (0-51°) || 15 mm (14-21°) || 30 mm ''Front'' <br> 10 mm ''Rear''
 
| Turret || 30 mm (1-68°) ''Turret front'' <br> 30 mm (0-58°) ''Gun mantlet'' || 15-30 mm (0-51°) || 15 mm (14-21°) || 30 mm ''Front'' <br> 10 mm ''Rear''
 
|-
 
|-
! Armour !! Sides !! Roof  
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! Armour !! Sides !! Roof
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Cupola || 15 mm || 15 mm
 
| Cupola || 15 mm || 15 mm
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=== Mobility ===
 
=== Mobility ===
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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{{tankMobility|abMinHp= 682|rbMinHp= 425|<!--AoAweight=(optional) -->}}
! colspan="3" | Mobility characteristic
 
|-
 
! Weight (tons)
 
! colspan="1" | Add-on Armour<br>weight (tons)
 
! colspan="1" | Max speed (km/h)
 
|-
 
| rowspan="2" | 26.8 || colspan="1" rowspan="2" | N/A || colspan="1" | 69 (AB)
 
|-
 
|64 (RB/SB)
 
|-
 
! colspan="3" | Engine power (horsepower)
 
|-
 
! colspan="1" | Mode
 
!Stock
 
!Upgraded
 
|-
 
|''Arcade''
 
|682
 
|839
 
|-
 
|''Realistic/Simulator''
 
|425
 
|480
 
|-
 
! colspan="3" | Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
 
|-
 
! colspan="1" | Mode
 
!Stock
 
!Upgraded
 
|-
 
|''Arcade''
 
|25.45
 
|31.31
 
|-
 
|''Realistic/Simulator''
 
|15.86
 
|17.91
 
|-
 
|}
 
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Main armament ===
 
=== Main armament ===
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{{main|M-69 (152 mm)}}
 
{{main|M-69 (152 mm)}}
  
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! colspan="6" | [[M-69 (152 mm)|152 mm M-69]]
 
! colspan="6" | [[M-69 (152 mm)|152 mm M-69]]
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="3" rowspan="1" style="width:5em" |Capacity
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! colspan="3" | Capacity
! rowspan="1" | Vertical <br> guidance
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! Vertical<br>guidance
! rowspan="1" | Horizontal <br> guidance
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! Horizontal<br>guidance
! rowspan="1" | Stabilizer
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! Stabilizer
 
|-
 
|-
 
| colspan="3" | 22 || -5°/+15° || ±180° || N/A
 
| colspan="3" | 22 || -5°/+15° || ±180° || N/A
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! colspan="6" | Turret rotation speed (°/s)
 
! colspan="6" | Turret rotation speed (°/s)
 
|-
 
|-
! style="width:4em" |Mode
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! Mode
! style="width:4em" |Stock
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! Stock
! style="width:4em" |Upgraded
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! Upgraded
! style="width:4em" |Prior + Full crew
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! Prior +<br>Full crew
! style="width:4em" |Prior + Expert qualif.
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! Prior +<br>Expert qualif.
! style="width:4em" |Prior + Ace qualif.
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! Prior +<br>Ace qualif.
 
|-
 
|-
| ''Arcade'' || 15.85 || 21.94 || 17.4 || 18.0 || 31.34
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| ''Arcade'' || 15.85 || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || 31.34
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ''Realistic'' || 10.71 || 12.60 || 14.8 || 15.3 || 18.00
 
| ''Realistic'' || 10.71 || 12.60 || 14.8 || 15.3 || 18.00
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! colspan="4" | Reloading rate (seconds)
 
! colspan="4" | Reloading rate (seconds)
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Stock
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! Stock
! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Prior + Full crew
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! Prior +<br>Full crew
! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Prior + Expert qualif.
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! Prior +<br>Expert qualif.
! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Prior + Ace qualif.
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! Prior +<br>Ace qualif.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 10.00 || 10.00 || 10.00 || 10.00
 
| 10.00 || 10.00 || 10.00 || 10.00
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|}
 
|}
  
===== Ammunition =====
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==== Ammunition ====
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
 
! colspan="8" | Penetration statistics
 
! colspan="8" | Penetration statistics
 
|-
 
|-
 
! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
 
! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
! rowspan="2" class="unsortable" | Type of <br /> warhead
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! rowspan="2" | Type of<br>warhead
! colspan="6" | '''Penetration''' '''''in mm''''' '''@ 0° Angle of Attack'''
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! colspan="6" | '''Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)'''
 
|-
 
|-
! 10m
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! 10 m !! 100 m !! 500 m !! 1,000 m !! 1,500 m !! 2,000 m
! 100m
 
! 500m
 
! 1000m
 
! 1500m
 
! 2000m
 
 
|-
 
|-
| 152 mm HEAT-FS || HEATFS || 480 || 480 || 480 || 480 || 480 || 480  
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| 152 mm APDS-FS || APFSDS || 405 || 400 || 385 || 370 || 355 || 340
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|-
 +
| 152 mm HE || HE || 49 || 49 || 49 || 49 || 49 || 49
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|-
 +
| 152 mm HEAT-FS || HEATFS || 480 || 480 || 480 || 480 || 480 || 480
 
|-
 
|-
| 152 mm HE || HE || 49 || 49 || 49 || 49 || 49 || 49
 
|-
 
| 152 mm APDS-FS || APFSDS || 405 || 400 || 385 || 370 || 355 || 340
 
|-
 
 
|}
 
|}
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
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|-
 
|-
 
! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
 
! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
! rowspan="2" class="unsortable" | Type of <br /> warhead
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! rowspan="2" | Type of<br>warhead
! rowspan="2" |Velocity <br /> in m/s
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! rowspan="2" | Velocity<br>(m/s)
! rowspan="2" |Projectile<br />Mass in kg
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! rowspan="2" | Projectile<br>Mass (kg)
! rowspan="2" | ''Fuse delay''
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! rowspan="2" | Fuse delay<br>(m)
''in m:''
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! rowspan="2" | Fuse sensitivity<br>(mm)
! rowspan="2" | ''Fuse sensitivity''
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! rowspan="2" | Explosive Mass<br>(TNT equivalent) (g)
''in mm:''
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! rowspan="2" | Normalisation at 30°<br>from horizontal
! rowspan="2" | ''Explosive Mass in g<br /> (TNT equivalent):''
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! colspan="3" | Ricochet
! rowspan="2" | ''Normalization At 30° <br> from horizontal:''
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|-
! colspan="3" | ''Ricochet:''
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! 0% !! 50% !! 100%
 +
|-
 +
| 152 mm APDS-FS || APFSDS || 1,710 || 8.0 || N/A || N/A || N/A || +1.5° || 76° || ??° || 78°
 
|-
 
|-
! 0%
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| 152 mm HE || HE || 960 || 43.5 || 0.1 || 0.5 || 5,900 || +0.0° || 79° || 80° || 81°
! 50%
 
! 100%
 
 
|-
 
|-
| 152 mm HEAT-FS || HEATFS || 1000 || 35 || 0.0 || 0.1 || 5,850 || +0° || 65° || 72° || 75°
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| 152 mm HEAT-FS || HEATFS || 1,000 || 35.0 || N/A || 0.1 || 5,852 || +0.0° || 65° || 72° || 75°
 
|-
 
|-
| 152 mm HE || HE || 960 || 43.5 || 0.1 || 0.5 || 5,900 || +0° || 79° || 80° || 81°
 
|-
 
| 152 mm APDS-FS || APFSDS || 1710 || 8 || N/A || N/A || N/A || +1.5° || 76° || 77° || 78°
 
|-
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
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! class="wikitable unsortable" |Visual<br /> discrepancy
 
! class="wikitable unsortable" |Visual<br /> discrepancy
 
|-
 
|-
|| '''22''' || style="text-align:right" | ''Projectiles''<br />''Propellants'' || 1&nbsp;''(+21)''<br />19&nbsp;''(+3)'' || &nbsp;<br />4&nbsp;''(+18)'' || &nbsp;<br />1&nbsp;''(+21)'' || style="text-align:left" | No  
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|| '''22''' || style="text-align:right" | ''Projectiles''<br />''Propellants'' || 1&nbsp;''(+21)''<br />19&nbsp;''(+3)'' || &nbsp;<br />4&nbsp;''(+18)'' || &nbsp;<br />1&nbsp;''(+21)'' || style="text-align:left" | No
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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<!---==== [[Optics]] ====
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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! colspan="3" | {{PAGENAME}} Optics
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|-
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!
 +
! Default magnification
 +
! Maximum magnification
 +
|-
 +
! Main Gun optics
 +
| X3.5 || X7.0
 +
|-
 +
! Comparable optics
 +
| colspan="2" | ???
 +
|-
 +
|}
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== Usage in battles ==
 
== Usage in battles ==
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The Object 120 performs best in all game modes as a sniper/support. This means finding a good spot overlooking the battle with some cover, and taking out enemies from long range. The Object 120's 152 mm gun and its shells are well suited for this purpose.
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The Object is armed with two main types of shells. The first is APDS-FS, a round that does less damage than the HEAT-FS, but is capable of going through almost all the armour of most vehicles it can face. The APDS-FS also has an extremely low shell drop, giving similar ballistics to top ranking main battle tanks that makes it one of the best kinetic rounds at its battle-rating. The second round is the HEAT-FS shell, which has a more standard shell drop on par with other tanks of the battle-rating. However, the HEAT-FS has a high penetration and holds a huge amount of explosives, almost equal to the HE shell (which almost make the HE shell worthless to bring to battle). The HEAT-FS can then play a role as a high-penetrating chemical round and an effective device to induce hull-breaks on lightly-armoured vehicles. With these characteristics, both of these rounds have their pros and cons at long range, but both are very suitable.
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The Object 120 can be used at a close-range battle, but it will not be able to perform as effectively due to its relatively long 10 second reload time and a lack of gun stabilizer. These two lacking features mean that the Object 120 cannot react to new threats quickly, especially when it tries to take the battle offensively. It is thus better to fight at range, where the Object's advantages can be used to the fullest.
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=== Modules ===
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{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Tier
 +
! colspan="2" |Mobility
 +
! Protection
 +
! colspan="2" |Firepower
 +
|-
 +
| I
 +
| Tracks
 +
|
 +
| Parts
 +
| Horizontal Drive
 +
| 152 mm APDS-FS
 +
|-
 +
| II
 +
| Suspension
 +
| Brake System
 +
| FPE
 +
| Adjustment of Fire
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| III
 +
| Filters
 +
|
 +
| Crew Replenishment
 +
| Elevation Mechanism
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| IV
 +
| Transmission
 +
| Engine
 +
|
 +
| NVD
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
! colspan="6" |This is a premium vehicle: all modifications are unlocked on purchase
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|-
 +
|}
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
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== History ==
 
== History ==
The Object 120 "Taran" was a tank destroyer developed after the USSR's conclusion that AP rounds from the T-10 and T-55 could not pierce the newest American tank the M60. The Object 120 (also noted as being the SU-152 "Taran") surpassed foreign tank destroyers with firepower and mobility at the time. The name Taran comes from its cannon which became the reason it wasn't adopted. The 125 smoothbore and anti tank missiles are the reason why this tank was surpassed.
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The Object 120 "Taran" was a tank destroyer developed after the USSR's conclusion that AP rounds from the T-10 and T-55 could not pierce the newest American tank the M60. The Object 120 (also noted as being the SU-152 "Taran") surpassed foreign tank destroyers with firepower and mobility at the time. The name Taran comes from its cannon which became the reason it wasn't adopted. The 125 smoothbore and anti tank missiles are the reason why the Object 120 was not put into production.
Couldn't find 100% references and most are from friends and other sources who have stories supporting this Wikiapedia article here {<nowiki>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SU-152_%22Taran%22}</nowiki> 
 
  
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== Media ==
 
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{{Youtube-gallery|FO3RK2n4IaQ|Premium Vehicles - Object 120 "Taran"}}
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{{Youtube-gallery|7-bdhpFsonU|'''The Shooting Range #62''' - ''Metal Beasts'' section at 00:32 discusses the Object 120.|FO3RK2n4IaQ|'''Premium Vehicles: Object 120 "Taran"''' - ''War Thunder Wiki''}}
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
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== External links ==
 
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* ''other literature.'' -->
  
 
* [[wt:en/news/4986-development-object-120-taran-the-hammer-of-tanks-pre-order-now-en|[Devblog<nowiki>]</nowiki> Object 120 "Taran": The Hammer of Tanks]]
 
* [[wt:en/news/4986-development-object-120-taran-the-hammer-of-tanks-pre-order-now-en|[Devblog<nowiki>]</nowiki> Object 120 "Taran": The Hammer of Tanks]]

Latest revision as of 20:31, 5 June 2020

Object 120 "Taran"
ussr_object_120.png
BUY
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
7.7/7.7/7.7BR
4 peopleCrew
109 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
30 / 15 / 10Hull
30 / 15 / 10Turret
Mobility
27.0 tWeight
916 hp480 hpEngine power
34 hp/t18 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
69 km/h forward
16 km/h back
63 km/h forward
15 km/h back
Speed
Armament
152 mm М-69 cannonMain weapon
22 roundsAmmunition
10.0 sReload
-5° / 15°Vertical guidance
Economy
Sl icon.png1 600/2 400/1 800Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
790 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 000 Ge icon.pngAces
214 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
140 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png140 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png100 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage Object 120.jpg


The Object 120 "Taran" is a gift rank V Soviet tank destroyer with a battle rating of 7.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced late in Update 1.71 "New E.R.A.", made available on 29 September 2017.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
  • Cast homogeneous armour (Turret)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 30 mm (31-86°) Front glacis
30 mm (17-50°) Lower glacis
15 mm 10 mm (15-80°) Top
10 mm (5°) Bottom
30 mm (86°) Front
10 mm Rear
Turret 30 mm (1-68°) Turret front
30 mm (0-58°) Gun mantlet
15-30 mm (0-51°) 15 mm (14-21°) 30 mm Front
10 mm Rear
Armour Sides Roof
Cupola 15 mm 15 mm

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels are 20 mm thick while tracks are 15 mm thick.
  • Belly armour is 10 mm thick.
  • Barrel ring around the gun is 100 mm thick.
  • Structural steel boxes on hull sides provide 4 mm of protection.

Mobility

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 69 16 27 682 916 25.26 33.93
Realistic 63 15 425 480 15.74 17.78

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: M-69 (152 mm)
152 mm M-69
Capacity Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
Stabilizer
22 -5°/+15° ±180° N/A
Turret rotation speed (°/s)
Mode Stock Upgraded Prior +
Full crew
Prior +
Expert qualif.
Prior +
Ace qualif.
Arcade 15.85  ??.?  ??.?  ??.? 31.34
Realistic 10.71 12.60 14.8 15.3 18.00
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior +
Full crew
Prior +
Expert qualif.
Prior +
Ace qualif.
10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00

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
152 mm APDS-FS APFSDS 405 400 385 370 355 340
152 mm HE HE 49 49 49 49 49 49
152 mm HEAT-FS HEATFS 480 480 480 480 480 480
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Normalisation at 30°
from horizontal
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
152 mm APDS-FS APFSDS 1,710 8.0 N/A N/A N/A +1.5° 76°  ??° 78°
152 mm HE HE 960 43.5 0.1 0.5 5,900 +0.0° 79° 80° 81°
152 mm HEAT-FS HEATFS 1,000 35.0 N/A 0.1 5,852 +0.0° 65° 72° 75°
Ammo racks
Ammo racks for the Object 120.
Full
ammo
Ammo
Part
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
22 Projectiles
Propellants
(+21)
19 (+3)
 
(+18)
 
(+21)
No


Usage in battles

The Object 120 performs best in all game modes as a sniper/support. This means finding a good spot overlooking the battle with some cover, and taking out enemies from long range. The Object 120's 152 mm gun and its shells are well suited for this purpose.

The Object is armed with two main types of shells. The first is APDS-FS, a round that does less damage than the HEAT-FS, but is capable of going through almost all the armour of most vehicles it can face. The APDS-FS also has an extremely low shell drop, giving similar ballistics to top ranking main battle tanks that makes it one of the best kinetic rounds at its battle-rating. The second round is the HEAT-FS shell, which has a more standard shell drop on par with other tanks of the battle-rating. However, the HEAT-FS has a high penetration and holds a huge amount of explosives, almost equal to the HE shell (which almost make the HE shell worthless to bring to battle). The HEAT-FS can then play a role as a high-penetrating chemical round and an effective device to induce hull-breaks on lightly-armoured vehicles. With these characteristics, both of these rounds have their pros and cons at long range, but both are very suitable.

The Object 120 can be used at a close-range battle, but it will not be able to perform as effectively due to its relatively long 10 second reload time and a lack of gun stabilizer. These two lacking features mean that the Object 120 cannot react to new threats quickly, especially when it tries to take the battle offensively. It is thus better to fight at range, where the Object's advantages can be used to the fullest.

Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive 152 mm APDS-FS
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism
IV Transmission Engine NVD
This is a premium vehicle: all modifications are unlocked on purchase

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Very high velocity APFSDS round means "point and shoot" at typical War Thunder combat ranges - no need to account for projectile drop at range
  • Outstanding armour penetration by HEAT-FS and APFSDS rounds
  • Very good spalling effect from the kinetic energy spread and explosive mass from HEAT-FS round
  • Good mobility for the size of gun
  • Only Soviet tank destroyer with a turret

Cons:

  • Weak armour - vulnerable to anything bigger than a heavy machine gun, and even those from some angles at short range
  • Poor depression for main armament
  • Low ammunition load
  • All projectiles carried in rear of turret behind thin armour makes ammunition explosions very likely from turret hits

History

The Object 120 "Taran" was a tank destroyer developed after the USSR's conclusion that AP rounds from the T-10 and T-55 could not pierce the newest American tank the M60. The Object 120 (also noted as being the SU-152 "Taran") surpassed foreign tank destroyers with firepower and mobility at the time. The name Taran comes from its cannon which became the reason it wasn't adopted. The 125 smoothbore and anti tank missiles are the reason why the Object 120 was not put into production.

Media

The Shooting Range #62 - Metal Beasts section at 00:32 discusses the Object 120.
Premium Vehicles: Object 120 "Taran" - War Thunder Wiki

See also

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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

USSR premium ground vehicles
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Medium tanks  T-34 (Prototype) · T-34 (1st Gv.T.Br.) · T-34E · T-34-57 (1943) · T-34-85E · T-34-100 · T-44-122 · T-55AM-1
  ▂M3 Medium · ▂M4A2 · ▂T-III · ▂T-V · ▂МК-IX "Valentine"
Heavy tanks  SMK · T-35 · ▂MK-II "Matilda" · KV-1E · KV-2 (1940) · KV-2 (ZiS-6) · KV-122 · KV-220 · IS-2 "Revenge" · IS-6
Tank destroyers  BM-13N · BM-8-24 · SU-57 · SU-76M (5th Gv.Kav.Corps) · SU-85A · SU-100Y · SU-122P · Object 120
SPAA  ▂Phòng không T-34 · ZUT-37