Survivability and armour
Overall, the armour protection of the hull, as it is a T-10 hull, has very good protection for only APDS. When not angled, the pike is able to deflect and stop APDS and full calibre kinetic rounds. However, chemical rounds such as HEAT and ATGM will have no issues penetrating the hull as well as APFSDS. Moving to the turret, it is poorly armoured even against APDS, it may stop APCBC shells but should not be relied on to stop HEAT and ATGM nor APFSDS
|Armour||Front (Slope angle)||Sides||Rear||Roof|
|Hull|| 120 mm (57°) Front glacis
120 mm (49°) Lower glacis
40,60 mm (78-79°) Driver's port
| 120 mm (50°) Top
80 mm (0-64°) Middle
30 mm (60°) Bottom
| 50 mm (53°) Top
60 mm (21°) Bottom
|Turret|| 120-250 mm (26-60°) Turret front
100 + 250 mm (0-75°) Gun mantlet
|130-190 mm (3-55°)||102 mm (21-47°)||30 mm|
|Cupola||40 mm||40 mm||40 mm||30 mm|
|Game Mode||Max Speed (km/h)||Weight (tons)||Engine power (horsepower)||Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)|
Mobility wise, as it is a T-10, it lacks speed as well as agility. However, the horsepower generated by the engine makes this a beast when moving obstacles and even dead tanks. The mass can be seen as a pro and a con. Due to heavy mass, it has more traction and will not be flipped by explosions or pushed so easily by tanks. However, the mass reduced drastically the top speed as well as the acceleration.
Modifications and economy
|122 mm D-25T||Turret rotation speed (°/s)||Reloading rate (seconds)|
|Ammunition|| Type of
|Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)|
|10 m||100 m||500 m||1,000 m||1,500 m||2,000 m|
|Ammunition|| Type of
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
| 27 (+3)
| 24 (+6)
| 20 (+10)
| 17 (+13)
| 14 (+16)
| 11 (+19)
| 10 (+20)
| 9 (+21)
| 7 (+23)
| 5 (+25)
| 3 (+27)
| 1 (+29)
|12.7 mm DShK|
|Mount||Capacity (Belt)||Fire rate||Vertical||Horizontal|
Usage in battles
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Pros and cons
- Good turret armour.
- Has night vision device.
- Has a vertical stabilizer.
- HEATFS, HESH, APDS rounds can easily penetrate it.
- Weak side armour.
- 14 hp/t ratio (in RB) which is not enough at its BR.
- -8 km/h reverse speed.
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|USSR heavy tanks|
|KV||KV-1 (L-11) · KV-1 (ZiS-5) · KV-1E · KV-1S · KV-85 · KV-122 · KV-220|
|KV-2 (1939) · KV-2 (1940) · KV-2 (ZiS-6)|
|IS||IS-1 · IS-2 · IS-2 (1944) · IS-2 "Revenge" · IS-3 · IS-4M · IS-6 · IS-7 · T-10A · T-10M|
|Multi-turreted||SMK · T-35|
|USSR premium ground vehicles|
|Light tanks||BA-11 · RBT-5 · BT-7 (F-32) · T-26 (1st Gv.T.Br.) · T-26E · T-126|
|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 · T-72AV (TURMS-T)|
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|SPAA||▂Phòng không T-34 · ZUT-37|