T-28 (Sweden)

From War Thunder Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Rank VI | Premium | Golden Eagles
Chinese A-5C Pack
This page is about the medium tank T-28 (Sweden). For other versions, see T-28 (Family).
sw_t_28.png
GarageImage T-28 (Sweden).jpg
▄T-28
AB RB SB
1.7 1.7 1.7
Class:
Research:4 000 Specs-Card-Exp.png
Purchase:2 100 Specs-Card-Lion.png
Show in game

Description

A total of seven T-28s were captured by the Finnish from the Soviet Union during the Winter War and Continuation War. The seven T-28s captured were the only ones able to move on their own power due to lacking of tractors able to tow these vehicles, so most other T-28s were looted of anything with value that could be useful for the Finnish.

The ▄T-28 was introduced in Update "Fire and Ice" for the Swedish tech tree as an early medium tank. It is identical in performance to the Soviet T-28 but starts with the worse Sh-354T shrapnel shells giving it a limited penetration ability until the better BR-305A APHE rounds are unlocked. The T-28 is overall a great vehicle, with fairly large crew making them more survivable to automatic cannon fire, but due to the crew being in relatively close proximity, they are vulnerable to larger calibre fire like the 75 mm that can be found on the M3 Lee and the short barrel Pz.IV F1.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull30 / 20 / 20
Turret20 / 20 / 30
Crew6 people
Visibility95 %

Despite being a medium tank, the T-28 is somewhat lightly armoured for its BR. Its crew is also closely packed and surrounded by multiple ammo racks that are prone to detonation if hit, this leads to it having somewhat weak survivability, however angling the vehicle will increase the effectiveness of the armour and aid in your survivability. The T-28 has a high crew count of 6, which can aid its survivability somewhat.

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
  • Cast homogeneous armour (Gun mantlet)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 30 mm (22°) Driver's port
15 mm (65°) Front glacis
30 mm (23-25°) Lower glacis
20 mm Top
20 + 10 mm Bottom
15 mm (68°) Top
20 mm (6-37°) Bottom
15 mm
Turret 20 mm Turret front
20 mm (0-49°) Gun mantlet
20 mm (0-23°) 30 mm 15 mm
Secondary turrets 22 mm 20 mm 20 mm 10 mm

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels are 10 mm thick while tracks are 20 mm thick.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB44 / 7 km/h
RB and SB40 / 6 km/h
Number of gears4 forward
1 back
Weight25.4 t
Engine power
AB954 hp
RB and SB500 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB37.6 hp/t
RB and SB19.7 hp/t
Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 44 7 25.4 775 954 30.51 37.56
Realistic 40 6 442 500 17.4 19.69

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB208 → 267 Sl icon.png
RB209 → 268 Sl icon.png
SB267 → 343 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications4 450 Rp icon.png
2 670 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost300 Ge icon.png
Crew training600 Sl icon.png
Experts2 100 Sl icon.png
Aces45 Ge icon.png
Research Aces110 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
10 / 20 / 20 % Sl icon.png
100 / 100 / 100 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
Mods new tank traks.png
Tracks
Research:
300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
180 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank suspension.png
Suspension
Research:
200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
120 Sl icon.png
40 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Research:
200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
120 Sl icon.png
40 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank filter.png
Filters
Research:
370 Rp icon.png
Cost:
220 Sl icon.png
75 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Research:
480 Rp icon.png
Cost:
290 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank engine.png
Engine
Research:
480 Rp icon.png
Cost:
290 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Improved Parts
Research:
300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
180 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
Mods extinguisher.png
Improved FPE
Research:
200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
120 Sl icon.png
40 Ge icon.png
Mods tank reinforcement sw.png
Crew Replenishment
Research:
370 Rp icon.png
Cost:
220 Sl icon.png
75 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank horizontal aiming.png
Horizontal Drive
Research:
300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
180 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
Research:
200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
120 Sl icon.png
40 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
76mm_AP_1941_ammo_pack
Research:
200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
120 Sl icon.png
40 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank vertical aiming.png
Elevation Mechanism
Research:
370 Rp icon.png
Cost:
220 Sl icon.png
75 Ge icon.png
Mods art support.png
Artillery Support
Research:
480 Rp icon.png
Cost:
290 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Main armament

76 mm L-10 cannon
Ammunition69 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
6.5 → 5.0 s
Vertical guidance-5° / 25°
Main article: L-10 (76 mm)

The main armament of the T-28 is the 76 mm L-10 cannon, a rifled gun that can fire 3 types of ammunition: HE (OF-350M), APHEBC (BR-350A), and Shrapnel (Sh-354T). The most common shell for anti-tank use would be the APHEBC, however the Shrapnel and HE can be used against lightly or unarmoured vehicles.

76 mm L-10 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 69 -5°/+25° ±180° N/A 14.3 19.8 24.0 26.5 28.2 6.50 5.75 5.30 5.00
Realistic 8.9 10.5 12.8 14.1 15.0

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
Sh-354T Shrapnel 31 30 26 22 19 16
BR-350A (MD-5 fuze) APHEBC 67 66 60 54 48 43
OF-350M HE 10 10 10 10 10 10
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%
Sh-354T Shrapnel 560 6.44 1.2 14 85 62° 69° 73°
BR-350A (MD-5 fuze) APHEBC 555 6.3 1.2 14 150 48° 63° 71°
OF-350M HE 560 6.2 0.05 0.1 621 79° 80° 81°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the T-28 (Sweden)
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
7th
rack empty
8th
rack empty
69 62 (+7) 56 (+13) 50 (+19) 47 (+22) 44 (+25) 41 (+28) 39 (+30) 36 (+33)
9th
rack empty
10th
rack empty
11th
rack empty
12th
rack empty
13th
rack empty
14th
rack empty
15th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
33 (+36) 30 (+39) 20 (+49) 17 (+52) 14 (+55) (+65) (+68) No

Notes:

  • Shells are modeled individually and disappear after having been shot or loaded.
  • If you pack 50 (+19) shells, it will keep the turret empty of ammo.
  • If you pack 33 (+36) shells, it will keep the turret and the top hull empty of ammo.

Machine guns

Ammunition5 292 rounds
Belt capacity63 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate600 shots/min
Ammunition2 646 rounds
Belt capacity63 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate600 shots/min
Main article: DT (7.62 mm)

Offensive and anti-aircraft machine guns not only allow you to fight some aircraft but also are effective against lightly armoured vehicles. Evaluate machine guns and give recommendations on its use.

7.62 mm DT
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
___ (___) ___ __° __°
___ (___) ___ __° __°
___ (___) ___ __° __°

Usage in battles

The powerful, yet accurate gun, paired with thin armour and a large profile makes the T-28 look ideal for long-range encounters, yet its low penetration, slow shell velocity and no real gun depression to exploit terrain discourages this kind of gameplay. However, due to the crew/equipment spacing that helps soak damage and keep it fighting, its highly versatile and powerful main gun make this tank quite capable in close range encounters.

If against a larger or more powerful tank, the T-28 will often be forced to stay and fight, as the large profile of the tank makes it easy to hit while retreating. Use the gun's accuracy to an advantage. Aim for weak points like the driver's hatch or gunner's port. If unable to shoot against such a small target, attempt to cripple the tank's offensive armament to take some pressure off.

Avoid T-34s, especially the later modifications. Their APHE ammo is devastatingly explosive, especially against such a large easy-to-hit tank with no real armour like the T-28. One shot almost anywhere into the tank and that's the end. At the same time, the T-34's own armour is basically invulnerable to the T-28 shells, except when on their sides, where the 76 mm can penetrate the turret, and possibly the side hull armour (Only with AP ammo). Keep in mind that T-34s can turn both their hull and turret very fast, so if the first shot misses, there won't be another chance.

Light tanks that can flank around the side or back of the T-28 can prove catastrophic as well.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • The cannon is accurate and is able to do large amounts of damage on penetration
  • Crew of six
  • Fast and versatile for such a big medium tank
  • Machine gun turrets and complicated multi-layer side armour often absorb projectiles
  • Total of 3 machine guns can make short work of any unarmoured AA vehicles

Cons:

  • Large silhouette
  • Generally thin armour
  • Slow reload time
  • Poor gun depression
  • Bad penetration with all types of ammo
  • Lacklustre shrapnel shell as stock ammo

History

The T-28 was the first medium tank the Soviets ever manufactured, it was intended to be used as a heavily armoured tank to support infantry and break through enemy defenses. During the Winter War, the Soviets found out the hard way that the T-28 had inadequate armour and due to this (and poor tactics) the T-28 tanks took heavy losses with an estimate of 200 T-28 tanks lost during the Winter War. Of the T-28's operating in the Winter War the Finnish managed to capture 7, all of which were integrated to the Finnish army and saw combat later in the Continuation War. The Finnish nicknamed the T-28 "postivaunu" (postal wagon) after a captured T-28 was found to be carrying the mail and salaries of Soviet soldiers.

Media

Skins

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

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • other literature.


Sweden medium tanks
Strv m/42  Lago I · Strv m/42 EH · Ikv 73 · Strv m/42 DT · Pvkv IV
Centurion derivatives  Strv 81 · Strv 81 (RB 52) · Strv 101 · Strv 104 · Strv 105
Strv 103  Strv 103-0 · Strv 103A · Strv 103С
Strv 121/122  Strv 121 · Strv 122A · Strv 122B PLSS · Strv 122B+
Other  Sherman III/IV · T 80 U
Finland 
WWII  ▄T-28 · ▄T-34 · ▄Pz.IV · ▄T-34-85
Post War  ▄Comet I · ▄Charioteer Mk VII · ▄T-54 · ▄T-55M · ▄T-72M1 · ▄Leopard 2A4 · ▄Leopard 2A6
Norway  Leopard 1A5NO