T28

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Super Heavy Tank T28
us_t28.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
6.7/6.3/6.7BR
4 peopleCrew
110 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
305 / 50 / 50Hull
305 / 63 / 50Turret
Mobility
59.4 tWeight
954 hp500 hpEngine power
16 hp/t8 hp/tSurface density
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
15.4 / 20.0 sReload
-5° / 19°Vertical guidance
-10° / 11°Horizontal guidance
12.7 mm M2HB machine gunMachinegun
1 000 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
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

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Mobility

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Armaments

Main armament

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Additional armament

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Machine guns

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Usage in the battles

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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

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Sources

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