ST-A2

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General info

The ST-A2 in the Garage.

The ST-A2 is a Rank IV Japanese medium tank with a battle rating of 6.3. It was introduced along with the entire Japanese Ground Forces tree in Update 1.65 "Way of the Samurai"

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

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General play style

Vehicle characteristics

Tactics

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-tactics

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Hull armor is capable of bouncing many different shells.
  • M82 shells.
  • Good gun handling.
  • Excellent zoom on the gun optics.
  • Excellent reverse speed.

Cons:

  • Poor stock performance.
  • Turret is vulnerable to heavy mg fire.
  • Pretty long reload.
  • High research and silver lion costs.
  • Gun depression over the rear of the tank is not as good as the front.

Specifications

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Armaments

1 × 90 mm Gun M3A1 cannon (40 rounds)
1 × 7.62 mm Browning M1919A4 machine gun (4,500 rounds)

Main armament

1 × 90 mm Gun M3A1 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 40 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -10°
  • Gun Elevation: 13°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 14.3°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reload Rate: 11.8s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
1 × 90 mm Gun M3A1 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 40 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -10°
  • Gun Elevation: 13°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 14.3°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reload Rate: 11.8s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
1 × 90 mm Gun M3A1 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 40 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -10°
  • Gun Elevation: 13°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 14.3°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reload Rate: 11.8s (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%
M318 shot 192 191 179 165 152 139 AP 853 11 N/A N/A N/A +4° 43° 30° 25°
M71 shell 13 13 13 13 13 13 HE 823 11 0.1 0.5 925 +0° 11° 10°
M82 shot 170 169 164 151 138 127 APCBC 853 11 1.2 20 137.2 +4° 42° 27° 19°
M304 shot 264 260 245 226 210 191 APCR 1021 7.6 N/A N/A N/A +1.5° 24° 20° 18°
M332 shot 271 270 245 217 192 170 APCR 1178 5.6 N/A N/A N/A +1.5° 24° 20° 18°
M348 shell 305 305 305 305 305 305 HEATFS 853 6.5 0.0 0.1 926.17 +0° 25° 18° 15°
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Screen radius
in m
Screen time
in s
Screen hold time
in s:
Explosive Mass in
TNT equivalent
in g:
M313 Smoke 821 11 13 5 20 50
Ammo racks
Ammo racks of the ST-A1. (Identical)
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
Recommendations Visual
discrepancy
40 39 (+1) 30 (+10) (+39) Turret empty: 30 (+10) no

Secondary armament

1 × 7.62 mm Browning M1919A4 machine gun (coaxial)

Crew

  • Commander
  • Gunner
  • Loader
  • Driver

Total: 4 Crew members

Armour

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
  • Cast homogeneous armour (Turret)
Armour Front Sides Rear Roof
Hull 75 mm (63-64°), 55 mm (56-75°) Front glacis
75 mm (54°) Lower glacis
25 mm (41-46°) Top
25 mm Bottom
15 mm (43°) Top
15 mm (21°) Bottom
15 mm
Turret 75 mm (2-53°) Turret front
50 mm (8-72°) Gun mantlet
40 mm (0-60°) 25 mm (1°) + 4 mm 15 mm
Armour Sides Roof
Cupola 40 mm 15 mm

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels and tracks are both 20 mm thick.
  • A structural steel box hangs off from the rear of the turret, adding 4 mm of armour there.

Engine & mobility

Weight: 34.2 ton

Max Speed: 50 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 775 hp @ 2200 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 22.66 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 35°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 2200 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°
Weight: 34.2 ton

Max Speed: 45 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 442 hp @ 2200 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 12.92 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 38°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 2200 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°
Weight: 34.2 ton

Max Speed: 45 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 442 hp @ 2200 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 12.92 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 38°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 2200 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°

Modules and improvements

__MODIFICATIONS__

History of creation and combat usage

Screenshots and fan art

Skins and camouflages for the _____ from live.warthunder.com.

Additional information (links)

[Devblog] ST-A2: One Step Closer to the Goal

References


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Icon-country-jap.png ST-A2
Nation Japan
Type Medium tank
Rank 4
Battle Rating
6.3
6.3
6.3

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Characteristics
Weight
34,200 kg
75,398 lb
Number of Crew 4
Hull armour thickness
45/25/15/15 mm
1.77/0.98/0.59/0.59 inches
Statistics
Engine power (stock)
775 hp
442 hp
442 hp
Engine power (upgraded)
___ hp
500 hp
500 hp
HP/ton ratio (stock)
22.66
23.02
12.92
13.13
12.92
13.13
HP/ton ratio (Upgraded)
__.__
__.__
14.62
14.85
14.62
14.85
Max speed
50 km/h
31 mph
45 km/h
28 mph
45 km/h
28 mph
Main Weapon
1 x 90 mm M3A1 Cannon
Ammo stowage 40 rounds
Vertical guidance -10°/13°
Secondary Weapon
1 x 7.62 mm M1919A4 Machine gun
Ammo stowage 4,500 rounds
Mount Coaxial
Economy
Required RP 120,000 RP
Vehicle cost 300,000 SL
Crew training cost 85,000 SL
Max repair cost*
3,950 SL
4,580 SL
5,900 SL
Free repair time (Stock)
5d 06h
10d
10d
Free repair time (Upgraded)
_d __h
_d __h
_d __h
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