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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} premium Russian medium tank {{Battle-rating}}. This tank was available for purchase before 2016, then used as an event vehicle and at this point was only gifted during the Summer Event of 2018.
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a premium gift rank {{Specs|rank}} Soviet medium tank {{Battle-rating}}. This tank was available for purchase before 2016, then used as an event vehicle and at this point was only gifted during the Summer Event of 2018.
  
The feature of this tank is its 16 mm of spaced armour around its turret and sides, Which in some occasions will bounce incoming shells when angled correctly. Because of this, T-34E is often known as "the best T-34".  
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The feature of this tank is its 16 mm of spaced armour around its turret and sides, which in some occasions will bounce incoming shells when angled correctly. Because of this, T-34E is often known as "the best T-34".
  
In War Thunder, T-34E is a truly unique tank for the collector, and also very useful often outperforming other T-34s. Once T-34E is placed in the right players, they will use the extra spaced armour to effective use.  
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In War Thunder, T-34E is a truly unique tank for the collector, and also very useful often outperforming other T-34s. The extra spaced armour can be truly life-saving in certain situations.
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
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'''Armour type:'''
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* Rolled homogeneous armour (hull, turret rear, turret roof, gun mantlet)
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* Cast homogeneous armour (turret flanks, glacis joint, driver's hatch, machine gun port)
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* High Hardness Rolled homogeneous armour (side skirts, sides and turret spaced armour)
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{| class="wikitable"
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|-
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! Armour !! Front (Slope angle) !! Sides !! Rear !! Roof
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|-
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| Hull || 45 mm (60°) ''Front glacis'' <br> 75 mm (60°) ''Driver's hatch'' <br> 65 mm (30°) ''MG port'' <br> 100 mm + 20 mm ''Glacis joint''<br> 45 mm (60°) ''Lower glacis''  || 40 mm (40°) + 16 mm (50°) ''Top'' <br> 45 mm + 10 mm ''Bottom'' || 40 mm (47°) || 20 mm
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| Turret || 45 mm + 16 mm (25°) ''Turret front'' <br> 45 mm ''Gun mantlet'' || 45 mm (30°) + 16 m (30°) || 45 mm (30°) + 16 m (30°) || 15 mm
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|-
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|}
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'''Notes:'''
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* Suspensions wheels and tracks are 20 mm thick.
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* Additional 10 mm armour plates cover the engine air intakes on the hull roof.
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* There is no cupola on this tank.
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* Never try to shoot through the driver's hatch: it is a guaranteed ricochet.
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* Frontally, the weak spots are turret cheeks and gun mantlet (under the gun).
  
If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.-->
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Being a T-34 (1941) with spaced armour, the {{PAGENAME}} reacts like any other low-rank T-34, but stronger.
Being a T-34 (1941) with spaced armour, T-34E reacts like any other low-rank T-34. but stronger.  
 
  
With the 16 mm of spaced armour, the upper side of the tank is almost impossible to penetrate when angled. While angling, the upper frontal plate will also be unlikely for a shell to penetrate, therefore only exposing the turret.  
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With the 16 mm of spaced armour, the upper side of the tank is almost impossible to penetrate when angled. While angling, the upper frontal plate will also be unlikely for a shell to penetrate, therefore only exposing the turret.
  
T-34E, same as the other early T-34s, suffers from its weak turret. Even with the spaced armour, T-34E still cannot stop most other enemy shells. So during engagements, try not to expose your turret by hiding behind an object. Also, when T-34E is not angled, the upper frontal plate is very weak since there is no spaced armour there. So to minimize the chance to expose the weak spots, you should angle the tank 45 degrees to bounce incoming shells.  
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The {{PAGENAME}} suffers from its weak turret like other early T-34s do. Even with the spaced armour, the {{PAGENAME}} still cannot stop most other enemy shells. So during engagements, try not to expose your turret by hiding behind an object. Also, when the {{PAGENAME}} is not angled, the upper frontal plate is very weak since there is no spaced armour there. So to minimize the chance to expose the weak spots, you should angle the tank 45 degrees to bounce incoming shells.
  
==== Survivability: ====
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When getting hit by an enemy, some shells can penetrate the tank, and depending on the type of shells and the type of gun, the result may be very different. Against cannons larger than 75 mm, the {{PAGENAME}}'s interior will be decimated. However, you will have a good chance to survive shells that are smaller with AP (Armour-Piercing) related shells. When suffering damage, most times your gunner and loader will be knocked out, or sometimes the cannon breech will be damaged. Therefore you should train your crew with high repair and agility skills.
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When getting hit by an enemy, some shells enters the tank, depends on the type of shells and the type of gun, the result may be very different. When most guns above the size of 75 mm enter the tank, the T-34E interior will be decimated. However, shells that are smaller with AP related shells (Armour Piercing) you will have a good chance to survive. When suffering damage and you survived, most times your gunner and loader will be knocked out, or sometimes the cannon breach will be damaged. Therefore you should train your crew with high repair and agility skills.
 
  
 
=== Mobility ===
 
=== Mobility ===
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T-34E has a decent top speed of 42 kph, T-34E is slightly slower than its other twins T-34 (1940) and (1941) because of its extra weight of the spaced armour. With this speed, you will be able to reach a certain position before other medium tank counterparts. To use this speed to the fullest, players are suggested to flank around the map and get side shots of enemies. The Reverse speed of T-34E is mediocre, which means that players should attempt to not overextend when attacking, or this often results in destruction.  
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The {{PAGENAME}} has a decent top speed of 42 km/h, it is slightly slower than its other twins [[T-34 (1940)]] and [[T-34 (1941)|(1941)]] because of the extra weight of the spaced armour. With this speed, you will be able to reach certain positions before other medium tank counterparts. To use this speed to the fullest, players are suggested to flank around the map and get side shots of enemies. The reverse speed of the {{PAGENAME}} is mediocre, which means that players should not attempt to overextend when attacking, or this often results in destruction.
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Main armament ===
 
=== Main armament ===
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{{main|F-34 (76 mm)}}
 
{{main|F-34 (76 mm)}}
  
The gun on T-34E is the same on T-34 (1941) and (1942), the F-34 cannon is a decent gun at the battle rating of 4.0. F-34 offers a large number of different shells shown In this tab: [[T-34 (1942)#Ammunition|F-34 Ammunition]]. All of the shells are useful in their own ways, but most players prefer using BR-350B, this is because of its performance in combat. Br-350B is classified as an APHEBC shell, which means that once the shell enters a tank, in most situations, will explode and destroy the enemy at once. The reloading speed is average compared to other tanks in this tire, so you should avoid blind shooting just in case.  
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The gun on T-34E is the same on [[T-34 (1941)]] and [[T-34 (1942)|(1942)]], the F-34 cannon is a decent gun at this battle rating and offers a large number of different shells. All of the shells are useful in their own ways, but most players prefer using BR-350B, this is because of its performance in combat. BR-350B is classified as an APHEBC shell, which means that once the shell enters a tank, in most situations, it will explode and destroy the enemy at once. The reloading speed is average compared to other tanks in this tier, so you should avoid blind shooting just in case.
  
Like many other T-34s, the amount of ammunition does not affect combat by much, because of the location of the ammo rack. The ammo rack is located under the loader and the gunner, which is an unlikely place for one to shoot.  
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Like many other T-34s, the amount of ammunition does not affect combat by much, because of the location of the ammo rack. The ammo rack is located under the loader and the gunner, which is an unlikely place for one to shoot.
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
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|-
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! colspan="5" | [[F-34 (76 mm)|76 mm F-34]] || colspan="5" | Turret rotation speed (°/s) || colspan="4" | Reloading rate (seconds)
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|-
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! Mode !! Capacity !! Vertical !! Horizontal !! Stabilizer
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! Stock !! Upgraded !! Full !! Expert !! Aced
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! Stock !! Full !! Expert !! Aced
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|-
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! ''Arcade''
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| rowspan="2" | 77 || rowspan="2" | -5°/+30° || rowspan="2" | ±180° || rowspan="2" | N/A || 23.80 || 32.94 || 40.00 || 44.24 || 47.06 || rowspan="2" | 8.97 || rowspan="2" | 7.93 || rowspan="2" | 7.31 || rowspan="2" | 6.90
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|-
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! ''Realistic''
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| 14.88 || 17.50 || 21.25 || 23.50 || 25.00
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|-
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|}
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==== Ammunition ====
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The available choice of ammunition offers a complete range to engage all types of targets:
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* '''BR-350A (MD-5 fuze)''': APHEBC; a shell with high explosive mass that will one-shot any tank that is penetrates but has an average penetration power.
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* '''BR-350B (MD-8 fuze)''': APHEBC; increased penetration at the cost of slightly less explosive filler.
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* '''BR-350SP''': APBC; a solid shot with an even better penetration but no explosive filler.
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* '''BR-350P''': APCR; a composite round with the best penetration but no explosive filler and will only penetrate flat vertical surfaces.
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* '''BR-350A''': HEAT; a shaped charge with average penetration but without penetration loss over distance. Only penetrates flat vertical surfaces but the post-penetration damage is very effective on open and lightly armoured vehicles. Very slow shell travelling twice slower than your other projectiles.
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* '''OF-350M''': HE; useful for destroying open and lightly armoured vehicles.
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* '''Sh-354T''': Shrapnel; useful against vehicles that are resistant to the HE shells but too thinly armoured to trigger the fuzes of AP shells.
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* '''D-350A''': Smoke; useful to blind enemy vehicles that are too remote for you to disable so that you can progress towards objectives.
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
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! colspan="8" | Penetration statistics
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! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
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! rowspan="2" | Type of<br>warhead
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! colspan="6" | '''Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)'''
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|-
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! 10 m !! 100 m !! 500 m !! 1,000 m !! 1,500 m !! 2,000 m
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| BR-350A (MD-5 fuze) || APHEBC || 87 || 85 || 76 || 67 || 59 || 52
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| BR-350B (MD-8 fuze) || APHEBC || 94 || 92 || 83 || 73 || 65 || 57
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| BR-350SP || APBC || 102 || 100 || 91 || 81 || 72 || 64
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| BR-350P || APCR || 125 || 119 || 92 || 68 || 50 || 36
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| BP-350A || HEAT || 80 || 80 || 80 || 80 || 80 || 80
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| OF-350M || HE || 10 || 10 || 10 || 10 || 10 || 10
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| Sh-354T || Shrapnel || 37 || 35 || 29 || 25 || 20 || 17
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
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! colspan="10" | Shell details
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! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
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! rowspan="2" | Type of<br>warhead
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! rowspan="2" | Velocity<br>(m/s)
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! rowspan="2" | Projectile<br>Mass (kg)
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! rowspan="2" | Fuse delay<br>(m)
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! rowspan="2" | Fuse sensitivity<br>(mm)
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! rowspan="2" | Explosive Mass<br>(TNT equivalent) (g)
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! colspan="3" | Ricochet
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! 0% !! 50% !! 100%
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| BR-350A (MD-5 fuze) || APHEBC || 662 || 6.30 || 1.2 || 14.0 || 150 || 48° || 63° || 71°
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| BR-350B (MD-8 fuze) || APHEBC || 655 || 6.30 || 0.9 || 14.0 || 98.56 || 48° || 63° || 71°
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| BR-350SP || APBC || 655 || 6.78 || N/A || N/A || N/A || 48° || 63° || 71°
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| BR-350P || APCR || 950 || 3.02 || N/A || N/A || N/A || 66° || 70° || 72°
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| BP-350A || HEAT || 355 || 5.30 || N/A || 0.1 || 959.42 || 62° || 69° || 73°
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| OF-350M || HE || 680 || 6.20 || 0.05 || 0.1 || 621 || 79° || 80° || 81°
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| Sh-354T || Shrapnel || 680 || 6.20 || 0.5 || 8.0 || 85 || 62° || 69° || 73°
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! colspan="7" | Smoke shell characteristics
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! Ammunition
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! Velocity<br>(m/s)
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! Projectile<br>Mass (kg)
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! Screen radius<br>(m)
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! Screen deploy time<br>(s)
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! Screen hold time<br>(s)
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! Explosive Mass<br>(TNT equivalent) (g)
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| D-350A || 680 || 6.45 || 13 || 5 || 20 || 50
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==== [[Ammo racks]] ====
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[[File:Ammoracks_{{PAGENAME}}.png|right|thumb|x250px|[[Ammo racks]] of the {{PAGENAME}}]]
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! Full<br>ammo
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! 5th<br>rack empty
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! Visual<br>discrepancy
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| '''77''' || 75&nbsp;''(+2)'' || 69&nbsp;''(+8)'' || 53&nbsp;''(+24)'' || 37&nbsp;''(+40)'' || 19&nbsp;''(+58)'' || 1&nbsp;''(+76)'' || No
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* To go into battle with the flanks empty of shells, pack 69&nbsp;''(+8)'' shells (racks 1 & 2 depleted).
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* As they are modeled by sets of 2, shells disappear from the rack only after you fire both shells in the set.
  
 
=== Machine guns ===
 
=== Machine guns ===
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{{main|DT (7.62 mm)}}
 
{{main|DT (7.62 mm)}}
The T-34E has two machine guns, one located in front of the machine gunner, and one beside the gun, in game, only the turret machine gun is functional. The use of this DT machine gun is limited, with the controls being stuck with the turret, the machine gun cannot shoot aeroplanes, instead, use the machine gun to blind the enemy and sometimes shoot the open topped tanks.  
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The T-34E has two machine guns, one located in front of the machine gunner, and one beside the gun, but in-game only the turret machine gun is functional. The use of this DT machine gun is limited, with the controls being stuck with the turret, the machine gun cannot shoot aircraft. Instead, use the machine gun to blind the enemy and sometimes shoot open-topped tanks.
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| Coaxial || 1,890 (63) || 600 || N/A || N/A
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== Usage in battles ==
 
== Usage in battles ==
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In-tank RB, T-34E can be used in many styles, it can be a flanker, sometimes it can be a sniper, and most times it can be a front line attacker. But no matter what style you play, always angle the armour to avoid being penetrated and remember that you always have the choice to cover the tank with decorations to further confuse the enemy.  
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In ground RB, T-34E can be used in many styles, it can be a flanker, sometimes it can be a sniper, and most times it can be a front line attacker. But no matter what style you play, always angle the armour to avoid being penetrated and remember that you always have the choice to cover the tank with decorations to further confuse the enemy.
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=== Modules ===
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{| class="wikitable"
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! Protection
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! colspan="3" | Firepower
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| I
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| Tracks
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| Parts
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| Horizontal Drive
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| BR-350SP
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| II
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| Suspension
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| Brake System
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| FPE
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| Adjustment of Fire
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| BR-350B (MD-8 fuze)
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| III
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| Filters
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| Crew Replenishment
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| Elevation Mechanism
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| BR-350P
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| IV
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| Transmission
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| Engine
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| Artillery Support
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| BP-350A
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| D-350A
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=== Pros and cons ===
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=== Pros and cons: ===
 
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'''Pros:'''
 
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* Rare to acquire
 
* Rare to acquire
 
* No smoke launcher
 
* No smoke launcher
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== History ==
 
== History ==
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''Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the vehicle in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/History" (example: <nowiki>https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History</nowiki>) and add a link to it here using the <code>main</code> template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <code><nowiki><ref></ref></nowiki></code>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <code><nowiki><references /></nowiki></code>. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under <code><nowiki>=== In-game description ===</nowiki></code>, also if applicable).''
  
 
=== In-game description ===
 
=== In-game description ===
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== Media ==
 
== Media ==
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;Videos
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{{Youtube-gallery|UKpMOtGXBcg|'''T-34E Tank Review'''  - ''NUSensei''}}
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
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<!-- ''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;''
 
* ''reference to the series of the vehicles;''
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;Other uparmoured vehicles of the same family
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* [[T-34E STZ]]
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* [[T 34 747 (r) (Germany)]]
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
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* [[wt:en/news/5650-marathon-operation-s-u-m-m-e-r-assemble-a-tank-updated-en|[Marathon] Operation S.U.M.M.E.R.: Assemble a tank!]]
  
 
{{USSR medium tanks}}
 
{{USSR medium tanks}}
 
{{USSR premium ground vehicles}}
 
{{USSR premium ground vehicles}}

Latest revision as of 13:55, 2 August 2020

T-34E
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AB
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General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
3.7/4.0/4.0BR
4 peopleCrew
83 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
45 / 60 / 40Hull
45 / 60 / 60Turret
Mobility
30.6 tWeight
954 hp500 hpEngine power
31 hp/t16 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
47 km/h forward
6 km/h back
42 km/h forward
6 km/h back
Speed
Armament
76 mm F-34 cannonMain weapon
77 roundsAmmunition
6.9 / 9.0 sReload
-5° / 30°Vertical guidance
1 890 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
63 roundsBelt capacity
600 shots/minFire rate
Economy
Sl icon.png3 030/2 760/1 520Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
80 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
270 Ge icon.pngAces
130 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
60 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png70 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png30 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png
This page is about the premium Russian medium tank T-34E. For other uses, see T-34 (Family).

Description

GarageImage T-34E.jpg


The T-34E is a premium gift rank II Soviet medium tank with a battle rating of 4.0 (AB/RB) and 3.7 (SB). This tank was available for purchase before 2016, then used as an event vehicle and at this point was only gifted during the Summer Event of 2018.

The feature of this tank is its 16 mm of spaced armour around its turret and sides, which in some occasions will bounce incoming shells when angled correctly. Because of this, T-34E is often known as "the best T-34".

In War Thunder, T-34E is a truly unique tank for the collector, and also very useful often outperforming other T-34s. The extra spaced armour can be truly life-saving in certain situations.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour (hull, turret rear, turret roof, gun mantlet)
  • Cast homogeneous armour (turret flanks, glacis joint, driver's hatch, machine gun port)
  • High Hardness Rolled homogeneous armour (side skirts, sides and turret spaced armour)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 45 mm (60°) Front glacis
75 mm (60°) Driver's hatch
65 mm (30°) MG port
100 mm + 20 mm Glacis joint
45 mm (60°) Lower glacis
40 mm (40°) + 16 mm (50°) Top
45 mm + 10 mm Bottom
40 mm (47°) 20 mm
Turret 45 mm + 16 mm (25°) Turret front
45 mm Gun mantlet
45 mm (30°) + 16 m (30°) 45 mm (30°) + 16 m (30°) 15 mm

Notes:

  • Suspensions wheels and tracks are 20 mm thick.
  • Additional 10 mm armour plates cover the engine air intakes on the hull roof.
  • There is no cupola on this tank.
  • Never try to shoot through the driver's hatch: it is a guaranteed ricochet.
  • Frontally, the weak spots are turret cheeks and gun mantlet (under the gun).

Being a T-34 (1941) with spaced armour, the T-34E reacts like any other low-rank T-34, but stronger.

With the 16 mm of spaced armour, the upper side of the tank is almost impossible to penetrate when angled. While angling, the upper frontal plate will also be unlikely for a shell to penetrate, therefore only exposing the turret.

The T-34E suffers from its weak turret like other early T-34s do. Even with the spaced armour, the T-34E still cannot stop most other enemy shells. So during engagements, try not to expose your turret by hiding behind an object. Also, when the T-34E is not angled, the upper frontal plate is very weak since there is no spaced armour there. So to minimize the chance to expose the weak spots, you should angle the tank 45 degrees to bounce incoming shells.

When getting hit by an enemy, some shells can penetrate the tank, and depending on the type of shells and the type of gun, the result may be very different. Against cannons larger than 75 mm, the T-34E's interior will be decimated. However, you will have a good chance to survive shells that are smaller with AP (Armour-Piercing) related shells. When suffering damage, most times your gunner and loader will be knocked out, or sometimes the cannon breech will be damaged. Therefore you should train your crew with high repair and agility skills.

Mobility

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 47 6 30.6 775 954 25.33 31.18
Realistic 42 6 442 500 14.44 16.34

The T-34E has a decent top speed of 42 km/h, it is slightly slower than its other twins T-34 (1940) and (1941) because of the extra weight of the spaced armour. With this speed, you will be able to reach certain positions before other medium tank counterparts. To use this speed to the fullest, players are suggested to flank around the map and get side shots of enemies. The reverse speed of the T-34E is mediocre, which means that players should not attempt to overextend when attacking, or this often results in destruction.

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: F-34 (76 mm)

The gun on T-34E is the same on T-34 (1941) and (1942), the F-34 cannon is a decent gun at this battle rating and offers a large number of different shells. All of the shells are useful in their own ways, but most players prefer using BR-350B, this is because of its performance in combat. BR-350B is classified as an APHEBC shell, which means that once the shell enters a tank, in most situations, it will explode and destroy the enemy at once. The reloading speed is average compared to other tanks in this tier, so you should avoid blind shooting just in case.

Like many other T-34s, the amount of ammunition does not affect combat by much, because of the location of the ammo rack. The ammo rack is located under the loader and the gunner, which is an unlikely place for one to shoot.

76 mm F-34 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 77 -5°/+30° ±180° N/A 23.80 32.94 40.00 44.24 47.06 8.97 7.93 7.31 6.90
Realistic 14.88 17.50 21.25 23.50 25.00

Ammunition

The available choice of ammunition offers a complete range to engage all types of targets:

  • BR-350A (MD-5 fuze): APHEBC; a shell with high explosive mass that will one-shot any tank that is penetrates but has an average penetration power.
  • BR-350B (MD-8 fuze): APHEBC; increased penetration at the cost of slightly less explosive filler.
  • BR-350SP: APBC; a solid shot with an even better penetration but no explosive filler.
  • BR-350P: APCR; a composite round with the best penetration but no explosive filler and will only penetrate flat vertical surfaces.
  • BR-350A: HEAT; a shaped charge with average penetration but without penetration loss over distance. Only penetrates flat vertical surfaces but the post-penetration damage is very effective on open and lightly armoured vehicles. Very slow shell travelling twice slower than your other projectiles.
  • OF-350M: HE; useful for destroying open and lightly armoured vehicles.
  • Sh-354T: Shrapnel; useful against vehicles that are resistant to the HE shells but too thinly armoured to trigger the fuzes of AP shells.
  • D-350A: Smoke; useful to blind enemy vehicles that are too remote for you to disable so that you can progress towards objectives.
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-350A (MD-5 fuze) APHEBC 87 85 76 67 59 52
BR-350B (MD-8 fuze) APHEBC 94 92 83 73 65 57
BR-350SP APBC 102 100 91 81 72 64
BR-350P APCR 125 119 92 68 50 36
BP-350A HEAT 80 80 80 80 80 80
OF-350M HE 10 10 10 10 10 10
Sh-354T Shrapnel 37 35 29 25 20 17
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-350A (MD-5 fuze) APHEBC 662 6.30 1.2 14.0 150 48° 63° 71°
BR-350B (MD-8 fuze) APHEBC 655 6.30 0.9 14.0 98.56 48° 63° 71°
BR-350SP APBC 655 6.78 N/A N/A N/A 48° 63° 71°
BR-350P APCR 950 3.02 N/A N/A N/A 66° 70° 72°
BP-350A HEAT 355 5.30 N/A 0.1 959.42 62° 69° 73°
OF-350M HE 680 6.20 0.05 0.1 621 79° 80° 81°
Sh-354T Shrapnel 680 6.20 0.5 8.0 85 62° 69° 73°
Smoke shell characteristics
Ammunition Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Screen radius
(m)
Screen deploy time
(s)
Screen hold time
(s)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
D-350A 680 6.45 13 5 20 50

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the T-34E
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
77 75 (+2) 69 (+8) 53 (+24) 37 (+40) 19 (+58) (+76) No

Notes:

  • To go into battle with the flanks empty of shells, pack 69 (+8) shells (racks 1 & 2 depleted).
  • As they are modeled by sets of 2, shells disappear from the rack only after you fire both shells in the set.

Machine guns

Main article: DT (7.62 mm)

The T-34E has two machine guns, one located in front of the machine gunner, and one beside the gun, but in-game only the turret machine gun is functional. The use of this DT machine gun is limited, with the controls being stuck with the turret, the machine gun cannot shoot aircraft. Instead, use the machine gun to blind the enemy and sometimes shoot open-topped tanks.

7.62 mm DT
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 1,890 (63) 600 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

In ground RB, T-34E can be used in many styles, it can be a flanker, sometimes it can be a sniper, and most times it can be a front line attacker. But no matter what style you play, always angle the armour to avoid being penetrated and remember that you always have the choice to cover the tank with decorations to further confuse the enemy.

Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive BR-350SP
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire BR-350B (MD-8 fuze)
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism BR-350P
IV Transmission Engine Artillery Support BP-350A D-350A
This is a premium vehicle: all modifications are unlocked on purchase

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Bouncy armour
  • Decent top speed
  • Several ammunition choices
  • Useful primary shells
  • Premium tank (extra income)

Cons:

  • Rare to acquire
  • No smoke launcher
  • Lack of spaced frontal armour

History

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In-game description

Up-armoured T-34 tanks were produced between the autumn of 1941 and the spring of 1942 at the STZ factory. In total, 3,644 of them were made. The vehicles' frontal hull armour was increased to 60 mm thickness and their frontal turret armour to 75 mm thickness. This was achieved by welding on add-on armour plates. A key character of these tanks was their fully metallic road wheels with radial hole patterns in the wheel disc. Such wheels were necessary due to a shortage of rubber for road wheel bands. The tank's idler wheels were also fully metallic. The turret's rear panel was fully welded, while its upper and side panels were held together by joints. The front of the turret featured characteristic lateral slots, while the cannon's recoil mechanisms were armoured with a straight frontal piece.

The up-armoured T-34E tanks were used in battle from the summer of 1942 to the beginning of 1944. Some captured vehicles of this type were used by Wehrmacht troops in 1942-1943. These had both the standard 4BO green with Wehrmacht identifying markings and the camouflage used by German forces.

Media

Videos
T-34E Tank Review - NUSensei

See also

Other uparmoured vehicles of the same family

External links


USSR medium tanks
T-28  T-28 · T-28E
T-34-76  T-34 (Prototype) · T-34 (1940) · T-34 (1941) · T-34 (1st Gv.T.Br.) · T-34 (1942) · T-34E STZ · T-34E
T-34-57  T-34-57 · T-34-57 (1943)
T-34-85  T-34-85 (D-5T) · T-34-85 · T-34-85E
T-34-100  T-34-100
T-44  T-44 · T-44-100 · T-44-122
T-54  T-54 (1947) · T-54 (1949) · T-54 (1951)
T-55  T-55A · T-55AM-1
T-62  T-62 · T-62M-1
T-64  T-64A (1971) · T-64B
T-72  T-72A · T-72B
T-80  T-80B · T-80U
Trophies/Lend-Lease  ▂T-III · ▂T-V · ▂M3 Medium · ▂M4A2 · ▂МК-IX "Valentine"

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
  ▂M3 Medium · ▂M4A2 · ▂T-III · ▂T-V · ▂МК-IX "Valentine"
Heavy tanks  SMK · T-35 · ▂MK-II "Matilda" · KV-1E · KV-2 (1940) · KV-2 (ZiS-6) · KV-122 · KV-220 · IS-2 "Revenge" · IS-6
Tank destroyers  BM-13N · BM-8-24 · SU-57 · SU-76M (5th Gv.Kav.Corps) · SU-85A · SU-100Y · SU-122P · Object 120
SPAA  ▂Phòng không T-34 · ZUT-37