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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a Rank {{Specs|rank}} Soviet light tank {{Battle-rating|1}}. It was introduced in during the Closed Beta Test for Ground Forces before Update 1.41. One of the less appealing Soviet vehicle due to its weaponry and layout, but can still perform if utilized correctly and its faults are accounted for.
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
''Describe armour protection. Note the most well protected and key weak areas. Appreciate the layout of modules as well as the number and location of crew members. Is the level of armour protection sufficient, is the placement of modules helpfull for survival in combat?''
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''If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.''-->
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'''Armour type:'''
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* Rolled homogeneous armour
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{| class="wikitable"
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|-
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! Armour !! Front !! Sides !! Rear !! Roof
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|-
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| Hull || 35 mm (21°) ''Driver's plate'' <br> 15 mm (72°) ''Front glacis'' <br> 35 mm (25°) ''Lower glacis'' || 15 mm || 10 mm (71°) ''Top'' <br> 25 mm (27°) ''Bottom'' || 13 mm
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|-
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| Turret || 25 mm (25-27°) ''Turret front'' <br> 20 mm ''Gun mantlet''|| 25 mm (24-26°) || 25 mm (24°) || 10 mm
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|}
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'''Notes:'''
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* Belly armour is 10 mm thick.
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* Suspension wheels are 10 mm thick while tracks are 15 mm thick.
  
 
=== Mobility ===
 
=== Mobility ===
''Write about the mobility of the ground vehicle. Estimate the specific power and maneuverability as well as the maximum speed forward and backward.''
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''Write about the mobility of the ground vehicle. Estimate the specific power and manoeuvrability as well as the maximum speed forward and backward.''
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Main armament ===
 
=== Main armament ===
''Give the reader information about the characteristics of the main gun. Assess its effectiveness in a battle based on the reloading speed, ballistics and the power of shells. Do not forget about the flexibilty of the fire, that is how quickly the cannon can be aimed at the target, open fire on it and aim at another enemy. Add a link to the main article on the gun: <code><nowiki>{{main|Name of the weapon}}</nowiki></code>. Describe in general terms the ammunition available for the main gun. Give advice on how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage.''
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{{main|TNsh (20 mm)}}
  
=== Additional armament ===
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=== Machine guns ===
''Some tanks are armed with several guns in one or more turrets. Evaluate the additional weaponry and give advice on its use. Describe the ammunition available for additional weaponry. Give advice on how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage. If there is no additional weaponry remove this subsection.''
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{{main|DT (7.62 mm)}}
  
=== Machine guns ===
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== Usage in battles ==
''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.''
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The T-60 is a fine little tank that excels in very particular situations; namely holding corners, flanking, and acting as a close range SPAA. This tank should never be used in long range shooting or in pushes against an enemy head on, one should always try to use its speed and maneuverability to gain an advantage before attacking. In a [[Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Guns|SPAA]] role, the long reload time for this tank's main weapon can be a severe disadvantage. This means that one should use controlled bursts when attacking airplanes, making all shots count, and only picking large slow moving targets when at range. The presence of a co-axial machine gun, however, not only adds to the fire density, but allows for the tank to fire whilst the cannon is reloading. This machine gun has no utility against armoured targets. In this role, the T-60 is the only SPAA in this rank that does not have to fear 7.7mm rounds (although 12.7mm rounds can be very deadly - the [[Light Tank M2A2|M2A2]] is a very dangerous opponent, for instance). This means that T-60 pilots can be confident that they can survive being strafed by most fighter aircraft. In RB this tank serves as a perfectly capable replacement for the [[4M GAZ-AAA]]. In conclusion, the T-60 is a versatile tank of good effectiveness that is a constant presence of any Rank I ground forces game. Its gun gives it easy penetration at the sides and some fronts of low rank tanks.
  
== Usage in the battles ==
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This is a very versatile tank and that is its greatest strength. Its greatest weakness is its horrible all around armour, always remember that you will probably not survive a single hit from an AT gun, and as such stay hidden and behind cover. In order to accomplish this use this tanks great maneuverability to your advantage and try to hug cover and move in depressions of the landscape. When using this tank always attack from an unexpected angle then shot your entire belt and afterwards '''always re-position after an attack'''. A great strength of this tank is that at any point it can go from flanking an enemy tank to acting as a front line SPAA, and in many games this amazing ability that can save you and your comrades from certain death at the hands of a enemy bomber or attack plane.
''Describe the tactics of playing in the vehicle, the features of using vehicles in the team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but give the reader food for thought. Describe the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).''
 
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
''Summarize and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in a bulleted list. Do not use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - they have a substitution in the form of softer "inadequate", "effective".''
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
  
 
* Sloped frontal armor
 
* Sloped frontal armor
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* Fast-firing gun, that can even harm aircraft due to caliber and rate of fire
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* Good maneuverability
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* Belts have a high ammunition count per belt
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* Can act as a decent front line SPAA
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* Low profile
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* Often not regarded as a high priority target
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* Co-axial MG
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'''Cons:'''
  
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* Poor armour
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* Very cramped interior
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* Only 2 crew so you can't lose anyone
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* Long reload time
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* Very slow at climbing hills
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* Retains speed bad
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* Poor penetration values
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* Poor post-penetration damage
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== History ==
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===Development===
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In 1938, a task to create an amphibious and non-amphibious scout tanks was given to Nicholas Astrov's design team at Moscow Factory No. 37. The result was the T-30A and T-30B prototypes, with the A model being amphibious. The T-30A went on to become the T-40 amphibious scout tank, while the T-30B went on to become the '''T-60''' scout tank. Production started on July 1941, one month after the German invasion in Operation Barbarossa.
  
'''Cons:'''
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Originally with a 12.7 mm machine gun, the T-60 was upgunned with a 20 mm TNSh cannon, which was derived from an aircraft cannon. The gun could penetrate 15 mm of armour at a 500 meters range, which proved very inadequate against the Germans [[Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. F|Panzer IIIs]] and [[Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. F1|Panzer IVs]], which had a maximum of 50 mm of armour on the front. Not only that, the scout tank had poor mobility on cross-country terrain and had a maximum armour of only 20 mm thick. Despite that, the T-60 was easily produced and 6,292 of these tanks were produced between 1941 and 1942.
  
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===Usage===
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The low gun performance urged for an attempt to upgrade the tank with a 37 mm ZIS-19 cannon or the standard 45mm tank gun. Both of these projects were proven impossible. The T-60 served as a light tank up until the better [[T-70]] light tank was chosen as the new standard Soviet light tank in 1942, which had better armour and gun.
  
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The T-60 went on in armour developmental projects for the Soviet forces, such as the designing of the T-90 anti-aircraft vehicle. But perhaps its most unique project that it played in was the ''Antonov A-40'', which was the Soviet's attempt on a "flying tank". The A-40 was a glider design that has wings attached to a lightened T-60 (removing its armament, ammunition, some accessories, and most of the fuel). On September 2, 1942 in a test, the prototype was towed by a [[TB-3M-17-32|TB-3 Bomber]] into the air. When released, the A-40 reportedly glided smoothly on its descent, despite the drag it put on the TB-3 plane. The A-40 landed safely and was able to drive back to the testing site after detaching the wings. The project was then abandoned due to the lack of enough aircraft with the power to tow the A-40 at 160 kilometers per hour speed.
  
== History ==
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The T-60 also were used by the Romanians when they captured 34 of them and modified them into the TACAM T-60 and Mareşal M05, both tank destroyers. All examples of these vehicles were confiscated by the Soviets after Romania switched to the Allies.
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== Media ==
 
== Media ==
 
''An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.''
 
''An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.''
  
== Read also ==
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== 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;''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
  
''ETC.''
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== External links ==
 
 
== Sources ==
 
 
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* ''other literature.''
 
* ''other literature.''
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{{USSR light tanks}}

Revision as of 17:16, 2 March 2019

RANK VI USSR
T-72AV (TURMS-T) PACK
T-60
ussr_t_60_1941.png
T-60
AB RB SB
1.0 1.0 1.0
Class:
Research:2 900 Specs-Card-Exp.png
Purchase:700 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

GarageImage T-60.jpg


The T-60 is a Rank I Soviet light tank with a battle rating of 1.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in during the Closed Beta Test for Ground Forces before Update 1.41. One of the less appealing Soviet vehicle due to its weaponry and layout, but can still perform if utilized correctly and its faults are accounted for.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
Armour Front Sides Rear Roof
Hull 35 mm (21°) Driver's plate
15 mm (72°) Front glacis
35 mm (25°) Lower glacis
15 mm 10 mm (71°) Top
25 mm (27°) Bottom
13 mm
Turret 25 mm (25-27°) Turret front
20 mm Gun mantlet
25 mm (24-26°) 25 mm (24°) 10 mm

Notes:

  • Belly armour is 10 mm thick.
  • Suspension wheels are 10 mm thick while tracks are 15 mm thick.

Mobility

Write about the mobility of the ground vehicle. Estimate the specific power and manoeuvrability as well as the maximum speed forward and backward.

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: TNsh (20 mm)

Machine guns

Main article: DT (7.62 mm)

Usage in battles

The T-60 is a fine little tank that excels in very particular situations; namely holding corners, flanking, and acting as a close range SPAA. This tank should never be used in long range shooting or in pushes against an enemy head on, one should always try to use its speed and maneuverability to gain an advantage before attacking. In a SPAA role, the long reload time for this tank's main weapon can be a severe disadvantage. This means that one should use controlled bursts when attacking airplanes, making all shots count, and only picking large slow moving targets when at range. The presence of a co-axial machine gun, however, not only adds to the fire density, but allows for the tank to fire whilst the cannon is reloading. This machine gun has no utility against armoured targets. In this role, the T-60 is the only SPAA in this rank that does not have to fear 7.7mm rounds (although 12.7mm rounds can be very deadly - the M2A2 is a very dangerous opponent, for instance). This means that T-60 pilots can be confident that they can survive being strafed by most fighter aircraft. In RB this tank serves as a perfectly capable replacement for the 4M GAZ-AAA. In conclusion, the T-60 is a versatile tank of good effectiveness that is a constant presence of any Rank I ground forces game. Its gun gives it easy penetration at the sides and some fronts of low rank tanks.

This is a very versatile tank and that is its greatest strength. Its greatest weakness is its horrible all around armour, always remember that you will probably not survive a single hit from an AT gun, and as such stay hidden and behind cover. In order to accomplish this use this tanks great maneuverability to your advantage and try to hug cover and move in depressions of the landscape. When using this tank always attack from an unexpected angle then shot your entire belt and afterwards always re-position after an attack. A great strength of this tank is that at any point it can go from flanking an enemy tank to acting as a front line SPAA, and in many games this amazing ability that can save you and your comrades from certain death at the hands of a enemy bomber or attack plane.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Sloped frontal armor
  • Fast-firing gun, that can even harm aircraft due to caliber and rate of fire
  • Good maneuverability
  • Belts have a high ammunition count per belt
  • Can act as a decent front line SPAA
  • Low profile
  • Often not regarded as a high priority target
  • Co-axial MG

Cons:

  • Poor armour
  • Very cramped interior
  • Only 2 crew so you can't lose anyone
  • Long reload time
  • Very slow at climbing hills
  • Retains speed bad
  • Poor penetration values
  • Poor post-penetration damage

History

Development

In 1938, a task to create an amphibious and non-amphibious scout tanks was given to Nicholas Astrov's design team at Moscow Factory No. 37. The result was the T-30A and T-30B prototypes, with the A model being amphibious. The T-30A went on to become the T-40 amphibious scout tank, while the T-30B went on to become the T-60 scout tank. Production started on July 1941, one month after the German invasion in Operation Barbarossa.

Originally with a 12.7 mm machine gun, the T-60 was upgunned with a 20 mm TNSh cannon, which was derived from an aircraft cannon. The gun could penetrate 15 mm of armour at a 500 meters range, which proved very inadequate against the Germans Panzer IIIs and Panzer IVs, which had a maximum of 50 mm of armour on the front. Not only that, the scout tank had poor mobility on cross-country terrain and had a maximum armour of only 20 mm thick. Despite that, the T-60 was easily produced and 6,292 of these tanks were produced between 1941 and 1942.

Usage

The low gun performance urged for an attempt to upgrade the tank with a 37 mm ZIS-19 cannon or the standard 45mm tank gun. Both of these projects were proven impossible. The T-60 served as a light tank up until the better T-70 light tank was chosen as the new standard Soviet light tank in 1942, which had better armour and gun.

The T-60 went on in armour developmental projects for the Soviet forces, such as the designing of the T-90 anti-aircraft vehicle. But perhaps its most unique project that it played in was the Antonov A-40, which was the Soviet's attempt on a "flying tank". The A-40 was a glider design that has wings attached to a lightened T-60 (removing its armament, ammunition, some accessories, and most of the fuel). On September 2, 1942 in a test, the prototype was towed by a TB-3 Bomber into the air. When released, the A-40 reportedly glided smoothly on its descent, despite the drag it put on the TB-3 plane. The A-40 landed safely and was able to drive back to the testing site after detaching the wings. The project was then abandoned due to the lack of enough aircraft with the power to tow the A-40 at 160 kilometers per hour speed.

The T-60 also were used by the Romanians when they captured 34 of them and modified them into the TACAM T-60 and Mareşal M05, both tank destroyers. All examples of these vehicles were confiscated by the Soviets after Romania switched to the Allies.

Media

An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

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;
  • encyclopedia page on tank;
  • other literature.


USSR light tanks
T-26  T-26 · T-26 (1st Gv.T.Br.) · T-26E · T-26-4
BT  BT-5 · RBT-5 · BT-7 · BT-7 TD · BT-7 (F-32) · BT-7M
BMP  BMP-1 · BMP-2 · BMP-2M · BMP-3
Other  T-50 · T-60 · T-70 · T-80 · T-126
  BA-11 · PT-76B · Object 685 · Object 906
China  ▂Type 62