T-26E (Sweden)

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This page is about the light tank T-26E (Sweden). For the premium Soviet light tank, see T-26E. For other versions, see T-26 (Family).
▄T-26E
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GarageImage T-26E (Sweden).jpg
▄T-26E
AB RB SB
1.0 1.0 1.0
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Description

The ▄T-26 "Englantilainen" is a premium rank I Swedish light tank with a battle rating of 1.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Fire and Ice".

This vehicle is not to be confused with the Soviet uparmoured T-26E. The T-26E in the Swedish tree is a Vickers Mk.E with the gun mount of a T-26, combining the armour and mobility of the former with the firepower of the latter.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull17 / 17 / 10
Turret15 / 13 / 10
Crew4 people
Visibility81 %

The armour on the Vickers Mk.E will only stop rifle-calibre munitions reliably, although some machine guns like the British 7.92 mm BESA or the German 7.92 mm MG34/42 can easily punch through certain 10 mm plates. The unsloped armour plates, combined with their weak protection levels boils down to one conclusion: avoid getting shot at. However, unlike the T-26, the Vickers comes with 4 crewmen, which means that shells with no explosive filler shells may not knock out the entire crew with one hit to the hull, giving you a small chance to fight back, but don't count on this too much.

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
Armour Front Sides Rear Roof
Hull 17.5 mm (1°) Upper plate
10 mm (32-59-80°) Upper glacis
17.5 mm (11°) Lower plate
10 mm (50-53°) Lower glacis
10 mm (9-59°) Driver's port
10 mm (0°) 17.5 mm (1°) Upper plate
10 mm (9°) Lower plate
5 mm Hull
10 mm rear
Turret 10 + 10 mm (1-72°) Turret front
15 mm (1-55°) Gun mantlet
13.6 mm (10-11°) 13.6 mm (9-10°) 5 mm

Notes:

  • Tracks and suspension wheels are 15 mm thick

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB39 / 4 km/h
RB and SB36 / 4 km/h
Number of gears4 forward
1 back
Weight8.8 t
Engine power
AB176 hp
RB and SB92 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB20.0 hp/t
RB and SB10.5 hp/t

The T-26E has a cruise speed that allows it to keep up with most vehicles at its BR. You will not be doing anything close to racing speeds, but the tank will get you where you need to go in due time.

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 39 4 8.8 143 176 16.25 20
Realistic 36 4 81 92 9.2 10.45

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB409 Sl icon.png
RB214 Sl icon.png
SB144 Sl icon.png
Crew training450 Sl icon.png
Experts3 000 Sl icon.png
Aces45 Ge icon.png
Research Aces220 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 20 / 20 / 20 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 100 / 100 / 100 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tracks
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Suspension
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Brake System
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Filters
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Transmission
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Engine
Mods tank tool kit.png
Improved Parts
Mods extinguisher.png
Improved FPE
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Crew Replenishment
Mods new tank horizontal aiming.png
Horizontal Drive
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45mm_AP_1942_ammo_pack
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Adjustment of Fire
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Elevation Mechanism
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Artillery Support

Armaments

Main armament

Ammunition50 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
3.8 → 2.9 s
Vertical guidance-6° / 22°
Main article: 20-K (45 mm)

Unlike the Vickers Mk.E the T-26E uses the Soviet 45 mm 20-K cannon. This gun is very forgiving to beginners, with its very fast reload speed and decent damage.

45 mm 20-K Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 50 -6°/+22° ±180° N/A 13.3 18.8 __._ __._ 26.4 3.8 _.__ _.__ 2.9
Realistic 8.3 10.0 __._ __._ 14.0

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
BR-240 APHEBC 70 67 58 47 39 32
BR-240SP APBC 73 70 60 50 41 34
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
BR-240 APHEBC 760 1.43 1.2 9 29.26 48° 63° 71°
BR-240SP APBC 757 1.43 - - - 47° 60° 65°
The APHEBC round has a good amount of HE filler, meaning penetrating shells will do good damage, sometimes even knocking out enemies with a single shot. At much longer ranges, shells begin to lose penetration and accuracy but on most common low tier maps this is not a problem due to the smaller map sizes.

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the T-26E (Sweden)
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
50 32 (+18) 13 (+37) (+49) No

Note:

  • Shells are modeled individually and disappear after having been shot or loaded.

Machine guns

Ammunition1 890 rounds
Belt capacity63 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate600 shots/min
Main article: DT (7.62 mm)

The small calibre of the DT machine gun makes it largely ineffective against all armoured vehicles but the ones with an open compartment. It still can be used to ping targets as a rangefinding help. The clip capacity of the machine gun is quite poor, as it relies on a magazine of 63 bullets instead of a belt like similar machine guns from other nations.

7.62 mm DT
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 1890 (63) 600 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

It is recommended to play the T-26E in a support role, flanking the battlefield and finding a good position to support your teammates from. The 37 mm cannon has quite good characteristics with its rounds (APHEBC, APBC) being able to deal a fair amount of damage to enemy vehicles from short and long ranges. The fast reload allows for quick adjustment of aim between shots, meaning the T-26E can be a highly effective flanking vehicle if a good camping spot is found. The limited gun depression, however, will affect which positions are usable. Keeping back at long-range is certainly an effective way to avoid taking damage.

The lack of armour is something to be kept in mind, because heavy-calibre machine guns like the 12.7 mm M2HB and 13.2 mm Breda Model 31 will be able to go through your thickest plates of armour. Because of this, it is recommended to try your best to avoid enemy vehicles getting the first shot. Driving under cover is advisable to avoid being spotted.

It is also worth keeping in mind that the T-26E only has a reverse speed of -4 km/h. This is important to remember when driving into potential enemy fire. It is recommended to be aware of enemy positions and cover, as a retreat will be a lot slower than an advance.

Be aware that enemy aircraft with bombs or powerful guns can easily take out the T-26E. It is advised to stick to the treeline to avoid being spotted and attacked. The T-26E has little anti-aircraft capabilities so it is also advised to let the friendly SPAAs deal with aircraft.

Enemies worth noting:

  • Pz.II and other tanks with autocannons can shred your armour and the modules behind it. Generally, it is advised not to engage head on but if you are forced to, then make sure you get off the first shot before they start spraying. 
  • SPAAs - Nearly every anti-aircraft vehicle at the tier will be able to penetrate and destroy the T-26E with ease. Not to mention that SPAAs guns have high rates of fire. As with any other vehicles, it is advised to shoot first. Certain SPAAs which are commonly underestimated like the French P.7.T AA, and CCKW 353 AA and the American M15 CGMC, and should be especially noted, as despite not having 20 mm autocannons like their Axis counterparts, they all have weapons capable of efficiently knocking out a T-26E.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Great firepower; the APHEBC shell can frontally penetrate and take out almost any tank with a single shot
  • Very short reload time
  • Fairly accurate gun at short to medium ranges

Cons:

  • Poor protection, side armour can be penetrated even by light machine guns
  • Slow reverse speed
  • Average -6° gun depression limits its potential in hilly terrains

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Media

Skins

See also

Vehicles equipped with the same chassis
Other vehicles of similar configuration and role

External links

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  • other literature.


Sweden light tanks
L-60  Strv m/38 · Strv m/39 · Strv m/39 TD · Strv m/40L
Strv m/41  Strv m/41 S-I · Strv m/41 S-II
Ikv 91  Ikv 91 · Ikv 91-105
CV 90  Strf 9040B · Strf 9040C · Strf 9040 BILL
  CV 90105 · CV 90120
Wheeled  Pbil m/40 · U-SH 405
Other  Strv m/31 · Strv 74 · Pbv 501
Finland  Vickers Mk.E · ▄T-26E · BT-42 · ▄PT-76 · CV9030FIN · CT-CV 105HP
Denmark  CV9035DK

Sweden premium ground vehicles
Light tanks  ▄T-26E · Strv m/39 · Pbil m/40 · Strv m/41 S-I · CV9035DK · CV 90105
Medium tanks  Sherman III/IV · Strv 81 (RB 52) · Strv 103-0 · Leopard 1A5NO2 · Christian II
Heavy tanks  Kungstiger
Tank destroyers  Ikv 73 · SAV 20.12.48 · VIDAR