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'''Armour type:'''
 
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* Rolled homogeneous armour
 
* Rolled homogeneous armour
 
* Cast homogeneous armour (Turret)
 
* Cast homogeneous armour (Turret)
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* Suspension wheels are 20 mm thick while tracks are 15 mm thick.
 
* Suspension wheels are 20 mm thick while tracks are 15 mm thick.
 
* Belly armour is 10 mm thick.
 
* Belly armour is 10 mm thick.
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|rowspan="2" | 26.8 || colspan="1" rowspan="2" | N/A || colspan="1" | 69 (AB)  
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|64 (RB/SB)
 
|64 (RB/SB)
 
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|480
 
|480
 
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! class="wikitable unsortable" |1st<br />  rack empty
 
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
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* Very high velocity APFSDS round means "point and shoot" at typical War Thunder combat ranges - no need to account for projectile drop at range
 
* 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
 
* Outstanding armour penetration by HEAT-FS and APFSDS rounds
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'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
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* Weak armour - vulnerable to anything bigger than a heavy machine gun, and even those from some angles at short range
 
* 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
 
* Poor depression for main armament
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== History ==
 
== History ==
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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 this tank was surpassed.
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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>  
  
== Media ==
 
 
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{{Youtube-gallery|FO3RK2n4IaQ|Premium Vehicles - Object 120 "Taran"}}
 
{{Youtube-gallery|FO3RK2n4IaQ|Premium Vehicles - Object 120 "Taran"}}
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
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* ''reference to the series of the vehicles;''
 
* ''reference to the series of the vehicles;''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
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* ''encyclopedia page on the tank;''
 
* ''encyclopedia page on the tank;''
 
* ''other literature.''-->
 
* ''other literature.''-->
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* [[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]]
  
 
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Revision as of 19:32, 17 October 2019

Object 120 "Taran"
ussr_object_120.png
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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/tSurface density
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 400/2 030/1 530Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
790 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 000 Ge icon.pngAces
× (214 + 100 Talisman.png) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
× 1.3 × 2 Talisman.png Sl icon.png× 1.4 × 2 Talisman.png Sl icon.png× 1.0 × 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", 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

Mobility characteristic
Weight (tons) Add-on Armour
weight (tons)
Max speed (km/h)
26.8 N/A 69 (AB)
64 (RB/SB)
Engine power (horsepower)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 682 839
Realistic/Simulator 425 480
Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 25.45 31.31
Realistic/Simulator 15.86 17.91

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 21.94 17.4 18.0 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 in mm @ 0° Angle of Attack
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m
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
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Fuse delay

in m:

Fuse sensitivity

in mm:

Explosive Mass in g
(TNT equivalent):
Normalization At 30°
from horizontal:
Ricochet:
0% 50% 100%
152 mm HEAT-FS HEATFS 1000 35 0.0 0.1 5,850 +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°
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

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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 this tank was surpassed.

Couldn't find 100% references and most are from friends and other sources who have stories supporting this Wikiapedia article here {https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SU-152_%22Taran%22}

Premium Vehicles - Object 120 "Taran"

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

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

External links


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

USSR premium ground vehicles
Light tanks  T-26 (1st Gv.T.Br.) · T-26E · T-126(SP) · RBT-5 · BT-7 (F-32)
Medium tanks  ▂T-III · ▂M3 Medium · "Panther" · ▂M4A2 (76) W · T-34 (Prototype) · T-34 1941 (1st Gv.T.Br.)
  T-34E · T-34-57 (1943) · T-34-85E · T-34-100 · T-44-122 · T-55AM-1
Heavy tanks  ▂MK-II "Matilda" · T-35 · SMK · KV-1E · KV-122 · KV-220 · KV-2 (1940) · KV-2 (ZiS-6) · IS-2 "Revenge for the Hero brother" · IS-6
Tank destroyers  SU-57 · SU-85A · BM-8-24 · BM-13N · SU-76M (5th Guards Cavalry Corps) · SU-100Y · SU-122P · Object 120 "Taran"
Anti-aircraft  ZUT-37 · ▂Type 65