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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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The '''Super Heavy Tank T28''' is a premium Rank IV American tank destroyer with a battle rating of 6.3 (RB). It was introduced in [[Update 1.49 "Weapons of Victory"]]. A premium version of the [[T95]], its difference is the removal of the outer tracks for train transport, but it can still fight at the expense of increased ground pressure. The T28 retains the same front armour and 105 mm T5 gun from the T95. The vehicle costs 7,480 GE.
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a premium rank {{Specs|rank}} American tank destroyer {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.49 "Weapons of Victory"]]. A premium version of the [[T95]], its difference is the removal of the outer tracks for train transport, but it can still fight at the expense of increased ground pressure. The T28 retains the same front armour and 105 mm T5 gun from the T95.
 
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
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''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.''
Don't try to engage the T28 from the front as it is virtually impossible to penetrate it from the front. Try to knock out its tracks and flank it since its side and rear armour is next to nothing compared to its frontal armour. This tank is also extremely weak to aircraft due to weak armour on top, so another idea may scout out this tank in a light tank or TD, then an aircraft can destroy it from above.
 
 
 
'''Armour type:'''
 
*Cast homogeneous armour
 
*Rolled homogeneous armour (Hull)
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|-
 
! Armour !! Front (Slope angle) !! Sides !! Rear !! Roof
 
|-
 
| Hull basic || 305 mm (0-31°) ''Front'' <br> 133.35 mm (58°) ''Lower Glacis'' || 63.5 mm (10-58°) ''Top'' <br /> 50.8 mm ''Bottom'' || 50.8 mm (5-62°) || 38.1 mm
 
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| Additional armour || 292.1 + 305 mm (2-81°) ''Mantlet'' <br /> 76.2 mm ''Cupolas'' <br /> 76.2 mm ''track guard'' <br />||N/A|| N/A || 38.1 mm ''Radiator cover''
 
|-
 
! Armour !! Sides !! Roof
 
|-
 
| Cupola || 76.2 mm || 76.2 mm
 
|-
 
|}
 
'''Notes:'''
 
* Suspension wheels and bogies are 20 mm thick and tracks are 30 mm thick.
 
  
 
=== Mobility ===
 
=== Mobility ===
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
!colspan="3" | Mobility characteristic
 
|-
 
! Weight (tons)
 
!colspan="1" | Add-on Armor<br>weight (tons)
 
!colspan="1" | Max speed (km/h)
 
|-
 
|rowspan="2" | 59.4 || colspan="1" rowspan="2" | N/A || colspan="1" | 13.9 (AB)
 
|-
 
|12.8 (RB/SB)
 
|-
 
!colspan="3" | Engine power (horsepower)
 
|-
 
!colspan="1" | Mode
 
!Stock
 
!Upgraded
 
|-
 
|''Arcade''
 
|547
 
|1,193
 
|-
 
|''Realistic/Simulator''
 
|322
 
|500
 
|-
 
!colspan="3" | Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
 
|-
 
!colspan="1" | Mode
 
!Stock
 
!Upgraded
 
|-
 
|''Arcade''
 
|9.21
 
|20.08
 
|-
 
|''Realistic/Simulator''
 
|5.42
 
|8.42
 
|-
 
|}
 
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Main armament ===
 
=== Main armament ===
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''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.''
{{main|T5E1 (105 mm)}}
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
! colspan="6" | [[T5E1 (105 mm)|105 mm T5E1]]
 
|-
 
! colspan="3" rowspan="1" style="width:5em" |Capacity
 
! rowspan="1" | Vertical <br> guidance
 
! rowspan="1" | Horizontal <br> guidance
 
! rowspan="1" | Stabilizer
 
|-
 
| colspan="3" | 62 || -5°/+19.5° || -10°/+11° || N/A
 
|-
 
! colspan="6" | Turret rotation speed (°/s)
 
|-
 
! style="width:4em" |Mode
 
! style="width:4em" |Stock
 
! style="width:4em" |Upgraded
 
! style="width:4em" |Prior + Full crew
 
! style="width:4em" |Prior + Expert qualif.
 
! style="width:4em" |Prior + Ace qualif.
 
|-
 
| ''Arcade'' || 5.95 || 8.20 || 10.00 || 11.10 || 11.80
 
|-
 
| ''Realistic'' || 5.95 || 7.00 || 8.50 || 9.40 || 10.00
 
|-
 
! colspan="4" | Reloading rate (seconds)
 
|-
 
! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Stock
 
! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Prior + Full crew
 
! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Prior + Expert qualif.
 
! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Prior + Ace qualif.
 
|-
 
| 20.02 || 17.71 || 16.32 || 15.40
 
|-
 
|}
 
 
 
===== Ammunition =====
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
 
! colspan="8" | Penetration statistics
 
|-
 
! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
 
! rowspan="2" class="unsortable" | Type of <br /> warhead
 
! colspan="6" | '''Penetration''' '''''in mm''''' '''@ 90°'''
 
|-
 
! 10m
 
! 100m
 
! 500m
 
! 1000m
 
! 1500m
 
! 2000m
 
|-
 
| T32 || APCBC || 258 || 248 || 218 || 190 || 178 || 155
 
|-
 
| T13 || APCBC || 219 || 217 || 207 || 193 || 181 || 171
 
|-
 
| T29E3 || APCR || 315 || 310 || 285 || 251 || 223 || 196
 
|-
 
| T30E1 || HE || 20 || 20 || 20 || 20 || 20 || 20
 
|-
 
|}
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
 
! colspan="11" | Shell details
 
|-
 
! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
 
! rowspan="2" class="unsortable" | Type of <br /> warhead
 
! rowspan="2" |Velocity <br /> in m/s
 
! rowspan="2" |Projectile<br />Mass in kg
 
! rowspan="2" | ''Fuse delay''
 
''in m:''
 
! rowspan="2" | ''Fuse sensitivity''
 
''in mm:''
 
! rowspan="2" | ''Explosive Mass in g<br /> (TNT equivalent):''
 
! rowspan="2" | ''Normalization At 30° <br> from horizontal:''
 
! colspan="3" | ''Ricochet:''
 
|-
 
! 0%
 
! 50%
 
! 100%
 
|-
 
| T32 || APCBC || 975 || 18 || N/A || N/A || N/A || +4° || 48° || 63° || 71°
 
|-
 
| T13 || APCBC || 899 || 19 || 1.2 || 20 || 177.38 || +4° || 48° || 63° || 71°
 
|-
 
| T29E3 || APCR || 1128 || 11 || N/A || N/A || N/A || +1.5° || 66° || 70° || 72°
 
|-
 
| T30E1 || HE || 945 || 15 || 0.1 || 0.5 || 1,550 || +0° || 79° || 80° || 81°
 
|-
 
|}
 
 
 
===== [[Ammo racks|Ammo racks]] =====
 
[[File:Ammoracks_T28GMC.png|right|thumbnail|300px|Ammo racks of the T28.]]
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
! class="wikitable unsortable" |Full<br />ammo
 
! class="wikitable unsortable" |Ammo<br/>Part
 
! class="wikitable unsortable" |1st<br />rack empty
 
! class="wikitable unsortable" |2nd<br />rack empty
 
! class="wikitable unsortable" |3rd<br />rack empty
 
! class="wikitable unsortable" |4th<br />rack empty
 
! class="wikitable unsortable" |5th<br />rack empty
 
! class="wikitable unsortable" |6th<br />rack empty
 
! class="wikitable unsortable" |7th<br />rack empty
 
! class="wikitable unsortable" |8th<br />rack empty
 
! class="wikitable unsortable" |9th<br />rack empty
 
! class="wikitable unsortable" |10th<br />rack empty
 
! class="wikitable unsortable" |Visual<br /> discrepancy
 
|-
 
| '''62''' || style="text-align:right" | ''Projectiles''<br />''Propellants'' || 57&nbsp;''(+5)''<br />52&nbsp;''(+10)'' || 47&nbsp;''(+15)''<br />41&nbsp;''(+21)'' || 42&nbsp;''(+20)''<br />36&nbsp;''(+26)'' || 37&nbsp;''(+25)''<br />31&nbsp;''(+31)'' || 31&nbsp;''(+31)''<br />25&nbsp;''(+37)'' || 25&nbsp;''(+37)''<br />19&nbsp;''(+43)'' || 19&nbsp;''(+43)''<br />13&nbsp;''(+49)'' || 13&nbsp;''(+49)''<br />7&nbsp;''(+55)'' || 7&nbsp;''(+55)''<br />1&nbsp;''(+61)'' || 1&nbsp;''(+61)''<br />&nbsp; || style="text-align:center" |Yes: Rack 2 holds 10 instead of 11 shells<br />Right upper rear rack (x) currently never depletes
 
|-
 
|}
 
  
20 rounds are enough for AB, while 30 rounds are enough for RB/SB.
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=== Additional armament ===
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=== Machine guns ===
 
=== Machine guns ===
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{{main|Browning M2 (12.7 mm)}}
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
! colspan="7" | [[Browning M2 (12.7 mm)|12.7 mm M2HB]]
 
|-
 
! colspan="7" | ''Pintle mount''
 
|-
 
! colspan="4" rowspan="1" style="width:5em" |Capacity (Belt capacity)
 
! rowspan="1" | Fire rate <br> (shots/minute)
 
! rowspan="1" | Vertical <br> guidance
 
! rowspan="1" | Horizontal <br> guidance
 
|-
 
| colspan="4" | 1,000 (200) || 577 || -10°/+70° || ±140°
 
|-
 
|}
 
 
 
== Usage in battles ==
 
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When playing the Super Heavy T28, you will immediately notice the slow speed, as well as its odd-looking appearance. The front is very heavily armoured, with negligible armour around the sides, the rear and roof, which makes it an easy target for an artillery strike. There are two ways to play this tank: defensively or offensively, as each play style will have some positives and negatives.
 
  
When playing offensively, you need to use the terrain for cover and objects for additional protection. The T5E1 cannon is very accurate at long ranges. However, fighting in urban zones such as streets is not recommended unless you can be sure that there are no enemy units waiting to prey on your weak sides and rear armour in the adjacent streets. If they realise that you are a T28, they might try to de-track you. If you have a moderately trained crew, you will have no issues repairing the track in a short amount of time. To get the best out of this tank, you need to capitalise on the map and the thick front armour. Do not expose your rear or sides! Failing to do so will lead to an early end of your match. The most obvious weakness is that the T28 has no turret, meaning in '''Close Quarter''' combat any mobile tank like the Panther might flank you. One way you could get around this is to have teammates stick with you, or for you to follow your teammates. However, the speed of this tank negates the benefits of having turreted allies with you.
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== Usage in the battles ==
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=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
  
 
* One of the thickest frontal armour (305mm cast)
 
* One of the thickest frontal armour (305mm cast)
 
* Powerful main gun
 
* Powerful main gun
* Matchmaking ensures most enemies will be unable to penetrate the frontal armour
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* BR makes sure almost nothing can penetrate your frontal armour.
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
  
* As the names imply: super heavy and slow
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* As the names implies: Super heavy and slow
 
* Can be easily destroyed if shot from the side
 
* Can be easily destroyed if shot from the side
 
* Can be de-tracked with ease, which will allow the enemy to flank and destroy you
 
* Can be de-tracked with ease, which will allow the enemy to flank and destroy you
 
* Lower glacis is vulnerable to HE fire
 
* Lower glacis is vulnerable to HE fire
 
* Flat surface on top of the whole tank, vulnerable to enemies above you and artillery strikes.
 
* Flat surface on top of the whole tank, vulnerable to enemies above you and artillery strikes.
* Commander and Driver cupolas are only 76mm thick - quite thin, and APHE penetrating them can cause crew casualties
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* Commander and Driver cupolas are only 76mm thick - at this BR that is thin, and APHE penetrating them can cause crew casualties
* Weaker side armour than the T95 in the tech tree - 50.8 mm vs. roughly 152.4 mm (101.6 mm outer plate covering the transport tracks + the inner 50.8 mm plate)
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* Weaker side armor than the T95 in the tech tree - 50.8 mm vs. roughly 152.4 mm (101.6 mm outer plate covering the transport tracks + the inner 50.8 mm plate)
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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DEVELOPMENT
 
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This tank was developed from about 1943 to 1947. The need was identified when the US of A realized they would have to break through heavy German defense lines. The design was primarily of of 2 series, the German Jadgpanzer and the Soviet SU series. The tank had a gun rotation of 10 degrees to the right and 11 degrees to the left. It had a gun depression of 19.5 degrees to -5 degrees.  
===Development===
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TESTING
Years before the invasion of Normandy, there were men among the Allied planners worrying about the heavily-defended fortification lines such as the Siegfried Line blocking the path from France to Germany. One of the proposed methods was to develop extremely heavily armoured vehicles capable of destroying any fortification it comes across and any resistance the German had. Britain and America both worked on this project in order to develop these super-heavy tanks.
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During testing, one of two tanks developed caught an engine fire and the US army decided to scrap and sell the parts. The other one, though technically passed its trials, was denied service because it would simply be to slow with a whooping 8mph and a fantastic range of 100 miles. The gun is now at a military base.
 
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== Media ==
The American solution was a vehicle that would be called the '''T28 Heavy Tank''' and work began on such vehicle in September 1943. The initial vehicle concept called for a casemate design with a [[T5E1 (105 mm)|105mm T5 gun]], which was evaluated to be "extremely effective at reducing heavy fortifications". The only other armament on the vehicle would be a .50 cal machine gun for use by the commander. The armour on the design was 203 mm at first, but in January 1945 the head of Ordnance worried about the effect of German APCR ammunition, and so the already significant armour was upped to an astounding 305mm thick frontal armour, at the increase of weight to 95 tons. The vehicle's electric drive was a carryover from the [[M6A1|M6]] and T23 tank, with the engine the same from the [[M26|M26 Pershing]] (which was the same as the [[M4A3 (76) W|M4A3 Sherman]]). The heavyweight with the underpowered engine allowed the T28 to reach a whopping 8 miles per hour speed. To carry this design, the vehicle had four sets of tracks, two on each side, 328 mm wide each in order to lower ground pressure. For transport, the extra set of tracks on the sides can be removed to make the vehicle thinner (4.55m to 3.15m) for easier transport, but raising ground pressure (0.82kg/cm<sup>2</sup> to 1.14kg/cm<sup>2</sup>) and reducing armour since the detached track sets comes with 102 mm skirt armour.<ref name="EstesHeavyTanks">Estes Kenneth W. ''Super-heavy Tanks of World War II'' Great Britain: Osprey Publishing Ltd., 2014</ref>
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''An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.''
 
 
The T28 heavy tank continued with the development and in March 1944, the U.S. Army gave it the name and also placed an order for five pilot models for testings. In March 1945, Ordnance then renamed the T28 into the '''[[T95|105 mm Gun Motor Carriage T95]]''' due to the lack of turret for a "tank" and any regular secondary armaments. Then, in June 1946, the vehicle was renamed again to the '''[[T28|Super Heavy Tank T28]]''' due to the United States construction of self-propelled guns being lightly armoured, in order to distinguish it as a radically different design than simply a "tank destroyer". Today, the T95 and T28 naming are both used to title this vehicle.<ref name="EstesHeavyTanks"/>
 
 
 
===Procurement and deployment===
 
The five pilot models requested by the U.S. Army had Ordnance look for a manufacturer to produce these vehicles. The war effort had made many prominent manufacturers busy with pre-existing orders. The Pacific Car and Foundry Company were then contracted to produce the design, with production starting in March 1945. The complete tank design was finished by August 1945, by this time the war had already ended in Europe three months prior. Efforts continued on the tank until the surrender of Japan in September, ending World War II. The post-war cutbacks led to the request for five tanks lowered to just two. The first T28 prototypes appeared in Aberdeen Proving Grounds on 21 December 1945, with the second arriving on 10 January 1946. These two prototype tanks went through evaluations at Aberdeen and Yuma Proving Grounds, mostly for engineering tests to check the durability of the components used. The second prototype model had an engine fire in Yuma and had to be scrapped. The T28 project finally ended on October 1947 when development for such heavy vehicles stopped. Records on the sole T28 prototype ended afterwards, many assumed the vehicle was destroyed or scrapped.<ref name="EstesHeavyTanks"/>
 
 
 
In 1974, the sole remaining T28/T95 prototype was found in the fields behind Fort Belvoir, Virginia by a wanderer, rumoured to be a farmer out hunting or a lieutenant conducting inventory inspection. To this day, no one is certain how the T28 tank was left abandoned in the fields or what happened during the years in absence. It was moved to the Fort Knox, Kentucky to be displayed in the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor. Today, its resting place is in the National Armor and Cavalry Museum in Fort Benning, Georgia.<ref name="EstesHeavyTanks"/>
 
 
 
===Legacy===
 
In the end, the super heavy tanks designs made by the Americans ([[T28]]) and the British ([[Tortoise|Tortoise]]) only proved that such needs for tanks were unnecessary. The Siegfried Line and other such fortifications were taken out by use of the standard issued medium tanks such as the [[M4|M4 Shermans]], proving that affordable, mass-produced vehicles could dominate the modern battlefield. The super heavy tanks were also a strain on battle operations, as one of the most pressing questions during the development of the super-heavy tanks were on just how to get the tanks across the ocean to Europe and supply them with the fuel and ammo. The only positive note that these heavy tanks provided was that it showed the true extent of American and British industrial capabilities, being able to produce these massive monsters.
 
 
 
=== In-game description ===
 
The T28 super-heavy tank was built following the Artillery Department’s initiative starting in September, 1943. The installation featured significant frontal armor and was equipped with a new 105mm gun. However, the power train was borrowed from the M26 medium tank, which led to serious problems with the 60-ton SPG’s maneuverability.
 
  
== Media ==
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== Read also ==
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''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example,''
  
== See also ==
 
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* ''reference to the series of the vehicles;''
 
* ''reference to the series of the vehicles;''
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''-->
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* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
* [[T95]]: Standard version with full tracks.
 
  
== External links ==
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''ETC.''
<!--Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:
 
* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''encyclopedia page on the tank;''
 
* ''other literature.''-->
 
* [[wt:en/devblog/current/767/|[Devblog] T28 and T95]]
 
* [[Wikipedia:T28_Super_Heavy_Tank|[Wikipedia<nowiki>]</nowiki> T28 Super Heavy Tank]]
 
  
{{USA tank destroyers}}
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== Sources ==
{{USA premium ground vehicles}}
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/T28_Super_Heavy_Tank

Revision as of 17:15, 10 May 2019

Super Heavy Tank T28
us_t28.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
6.7/6.3/6.7BR
4 peopleCrew
front / side / backArmour
305 / 50 / 50Hull
305 / 63 / 50Turret
Mobility
59.4 tWeight
13 km/h forward
4 km/h back
12 km/h forward
4 km/h back
Speed
Armament
105 mm T5E1 cannonMain weapon
62 roundsAmmunition
-5° / 19°Vertical guidance
-10° / 11°Horizontal guidance
12.7 mm M2HB machine gunMachinegun
1 000 roundsAmmunition
200 roundsBelt capacity
577 shots/minFire rate
-10° / 70°Vertical guidance
-140° / 140°Horizontal guidance
Economy
7 480 Ge icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png3 210/3 030/4 440Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
360 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
990 Ge icon.pngAces
× (184 + 100 Talisman.png) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
× 1.6 × 2 Talisman.png Sl icon.png× 1.4 × 2 Talisman.png Sl icon.png× 1.0 × 2 Talisman.png Sl icon.png

Description

The Super Heavy Tank T28 is a premium Rank IV American tank destroyer with a battle rating of 6.3 (RB). It was introduced in Update 1.49 "Weapons of Victory". A premium version of the T95, its difference is the removal of the outer tracks for train transport, but it can still fight at the expense of increased ground pressure. The T28 retains the same front armour and 105 mm T5 gun from the T95. The vehicle costs 7,480 GE.

General info

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?

If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.

Mobility

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

Armaments

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: {{main|Name of the weapon}}. 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.

Additional armament

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.

Machine guns

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 the battles

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:

  • One of the thickest frontal armour (305mm cast)
  • Powerful main gun
  • BR makes sure almost nothing can penetrate your frontal armour.

Cons:

  • As the names implies: Super heavy and slow
  • Can be easily destroyed if shot from the side
  • Can be de-tracked with ease, which will allow the enemy to flank and destroy you
  • Lower glacis is vulnerable to HE fire
  • Flat surface on top of the whole tank, vulnerable to enemies above you and artillery strikes.
  • Commander and Driver cupolas are only 76mm thick - at this BR that is thin, and APHE penetrating them can cause crew casualties
  • Weaker side armor than the T95 in the tech tree - 50.8 mm vs. roughly 152.4 mm (101.6 mm outer plate covering the transport tracks + the inner 50.8 mm plate)

History

DEVELOPMENT This tank was developed from about 1943 to 1947. The need was identified when the US of A realized they would have to break through heavy German defense lines. The design was primarily of of 2 series, the German Jadgpanzer and the Soviet SU series. The tank had a gun rotation of 10 degrees to the right and 11 degrees to the left. It had a gun depression of 19.5 degrees to -5 degrees. TESTING During testing, one of two tanks developed caught an engine fire and the US army decided to scrap and sell the parts. The other one, though technically passed its trials, was denied service because it would simply be to slow with a whooping 8mph and a fantastic range of 100 miles. The gun is now at a military base.

Media

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Read 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.

ETC.

Sources

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/T28_Super_Heavy_Tank