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|This page is about the Chinese medium tank T-34-85 Gai. For other versions, see T-34 (Family).|
The Т-34-85 Gai is a rank III Chinese medium tank with a battle rating of 5.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.91 "Night Vision".
Survivability and armour
The tank it self has very poor survivability due to the fact that all 5 crews are stack on top of each other. However, a most inexperienced player that faces this tank will have a hard time to kill it because most of the time they shoot the lower hull part of the driver hatch.
The tank itself has pretty nice mobility up to 31 kph and 6 kph backward.
This is where the T-34 85 Gai excels at. Like any other 85 mm cannon the T-34 has. It has a really big TNT equivalent and a pretty nice penetration.
This tank doesnt have any additional armament. However do keep in mind that you have different type of shell to choose from. Aphe is really good because the he filler but has lacking penetration to say the least. APHEBC trade fewer high explosive for better penetration. So in result its recommended for you new tankers to use APHEBC instead of Aphe or even APCR
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.
Usage in battles
In AB you need to play this tank like any other T-34 Push because you have a pretty much well rounded tank
In RB play this tank offensiveley yet carefully.Use your speed and keep up with your teammates your 85mm will shred through panthers and tiger
In Sb play this tank Very cautiosly because the optic isnt that good and most of the time you will face tank from a pretty far distances. Panthers generally has better optics than you so try to avoid headon encounter against Panther or Tiger 1
Pros and cons
- Top mounted heavy machine gun is useful against soft targets and perhaps incoming aircraft
- Good gun, acceptable penetration when used for flanking and high one-shot kill potential
- Has access to the BR-365P APCR round
- Good mobility
- 5 person crew
- Armor is inadequate at its rank
- May have issues penetrating some targets frontally
- Heavy machine gun needs to reload frequently
- Fairly tall, top machine gun makes the tank even more noticeable
The Soviet Union sold numerous T-34-85 tanks along with other vehicles to the People's Republic of China in the early 1950s since the new nation had few and often obsolete tanks in its inventory after the conclusion of the Chinese Civil War. The T-34s saw limited deployments with the People's Liberation Army during the Korean War. The history of the tank afterwards has been the subject of debate; according to some sources the PRC attempted and possibly succeeded at creating a local copy of the T-34 under a "Type 58" designation, and according to others this was never a goal, no such tanks ever existed, and only efforts to maintain and repair the T-34s were carried out. Regardless the T-34s were soon superseded by the far superior Type 59, a licensed copy of the Soviet T-54A. However, stocks of T-34s remained in the PLA inventory for a long period of time before domestic tanks were available in sufficient quantity.
T-34s in Chinese service were often upgraded to a standard referred to by some as the "Type 58". The exact details and universality of these upgrades are also nebulous, but known characteristics include a new loader's cupola capable of mounting a heavy machine gun, hardpoints on the right turret cheek for stowing away said machine gun, and a modified hinge for the rear transmission cover. Other upgrades may have been carried out as well.
The vehicle represented in War Thunder also features a splashboard welded onto the upper glacis. The "Gai" in its designation (改) means "modified" in Chinese.
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|China medium tanks|
|Т-34-85 Gai · Type 59 · ZTZ59D1 · Type 69 · Т-62 №545 · M60A3 TTS · CM11 · ZTZ96|
|American||␗M4A4 · M4A4 (1st PTG) · ␗M4A1 (75) W · ␗M48A1|
|Soviet||␗T-34 (1943) · ␗Т-34-85 (S-53)|
|Japanese||␗Type 97 Chi-Ha|