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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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The '''Heavy Tank T30''' was a World War II American tank project developed to counter new German tanks, such as Tiger I, Tiger II, and tank destroyers, such as the ''Jagdtiger'', or Soviet heavy tanks, such as IS-1 or IS-2. The T30 was designed at the same time as the T29 Heavy Tank. However, it had a 155mm gun mounted on the same hull and turret as the T29 and T34's heavy tanks.
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} American heavy tank {{Battle-rating}}. This vehicle was introduced in [[Update 1.85 "Supersonic"]] in the 2018 "Festive Quest" that took place between 21 December 2018 to 14 January 2019. It was obtainable via completing ten tanker's coupons. It is also obtainable on the Gaijin market after the event is over.
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The {{Specs|pseudonym}} was a World War II American tank project developed to counter new German tanks, such as Tiger I, Tiger II, and tank destroyers, such as the ''Jagdtiger'', or Soviet heavy tanks, such as IS-1 or IS-2. The T30 was designed at the same time as the T29 Heavy Tank. However, it had a 155mm gun mounted on the same hull and turret as the T29 and T34's heavy tanks.
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
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=== Mobility ===
 
=== Mobility ===
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''Write about the mobility of the ground vehicle. Estimate the specific power and manoeuvrability, as well as the maximum speed forwards and backwards.''
  
 
== 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 flexibility 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|T7 (155 mm)}}
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! colspan="6" | [[T7 (155 mm)|155 mm T7]]
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|-
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! colspan="3" rowspan="1" style="width:5em" |Capacity
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! rowspan="1" | Vertical <br> guidance
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! rowspan="1" | Horizontal <br> guidance
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! rowspan="1" | Stabilizer
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|-
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| colspan="3" | 34 || -10°/+15° || ±180° || N/A
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|-
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! colspan="6" | Turret rotation speed (°/s)
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|-
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! style="width:4em" |Mode
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! style="width:4em" |Stock
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! style="width:4em" |Upgraded
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! style="width:4em" |Prior + Full crew
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! style="width:4em" |Prior + Expert qualif.
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! style="width:4em" |Prior + Ace qualif.
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| ''Arcade'' || 22.85 || 31.62 || 38.40 || __.__ || 45.18
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| ''Realistic'' || 14.28 || 16.80 || 20.4 || 22.60 || 24.00
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|-
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! colspan="4" | Reloading rate (seconds)
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|-
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! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Stock
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! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Prior + Full crew
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! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Prior + Expert qualif.
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! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Prior + Ace qualif.
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|-
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| 38.9 || __.__ || __.__ || 29.9
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|-
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|}
  
=== Additional armament ===
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===== Ammunition =====
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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" class="unsortable" | Type of <br /> warhead
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! colspan="6" | '''Penetration''' '''''in mm''''' '''@ 0° Angle of Attack'''
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! 10m
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! 100m
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! 500m
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! 1000m
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! 1500m
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! 2000m
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| M112B1 || APBC || 197 || 195 || 185 || 174 || 163 || 153
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| M107 || HE || 54 || 54 || 54 || 54 || 54 || 54
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| T29E1 || APCBC || 197 || 195 || 185 || 174 || 163 || 153
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
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! colspan="11" | Shell details
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! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
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! rowspan="2" class="unsortable" | Type of <br /> warhead
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! rowspan="2" |Velocity <br /> in m/s
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! rowspan="2" |Projectile<br />Mass in kg
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! rowspan="2" | ''Fuse delay''
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''in m:''
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! rowspan="2" | ''Fuse sensitivity''
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''in mm:''
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! rowspan="2" | ''Explosive Mass in g<br /> (TNT equivalent):''
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! rowspan="2" | ''Normalization At 30° <br> from horizontal:''
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! colspan="3" | ''Ricochet:''
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! 50%
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! 100%
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| M112B1 || APBC || 670 || 45 || 1.2 || 20 || 653 || ° || 48° || 63° || 71°
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| M107 || HE || 717 || 43 || 0.1 || 0.1 || 6.86 || ° || 79° || 80° || 81°
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| T29E1 || APCBC || 670 || 45 || 1.2 || 20 || 653 || ° || 48° || 63° || 71°
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center"
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! colspan="7" | Smoke characteristic
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! Ammunition
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! Velocity <br /> in m/s
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! Projectile<br />Mass in kg
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! ''Screen radius <br /> in m''
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! ''Screen time <br /> in s''
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! ''Screen hold time <br /> in s:''
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! ''Explosive Mass in g<br /> (TNT equivalent):''
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| M110 || 717 || 45 || 25 || 5 || 30 || 50
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=== Machine guns ===
 
=== Machine guns ===
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{{main|Browning M2 (12.7 mm)}}
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{{main|Browning M2HB (12.7 mm)}}
  
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is outfitted with:
 
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* 2 x 12.7 mm Browning M2HB machine guns (??? RPG = ??? total)
 
* 2 x 12.7 mm Browning M2HB machine guns (??? RPG = ??? total)
  
These Brownings can be extremely useful for gauging distance measurements or shooting down enemy aircraft.  
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These Brownings can be extremely useful for gauging distance measurements or shooting down enemy aircraft.
  
== Usage in the battles ==
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== Usage in battles ==
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Despite its labeling as a heavy tank, the T30 plays more like a tank destroyer than anything else. This is as a direct result from the 155's excellent ability to over-match most enemy armor it faces. Due to the reload rate of the tank, it is best to play a similar play-style to the KV-2s.
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
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* Can be an excellent breakthrough tank due to decent acceleration and speed for a tank of that size (65.8 ton)
 
* Can be an excellent breakthrough tank due to decent acceleration and speed for a tank of that size (65.8 ton)
 
* Crew of 6 so can still be a tough opponent even with some crew knocked out
 
* Crew of 6 so can still be a tough opponent even with some crew knocked out
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* 155mm AP can overmatch 100mm plate on most Soviet tanks, especially T-54 and IS-6
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
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* Large target and silhouette which can lead to becoming a priority target for the enemy tanks and planes
 
* Large target and silhouette which can lead to becoming a priority target for the enemy tanks and planes
 
* Depression is not the best but still not terrible
 
* Depression is not the best but still not terrible
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* One less .50 cal machine gun than on the T29 or T34
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* The armor around the gun is often penetrated, which results in breech damage.
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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Plans for four pilot heavy tanks were put forward in 1944; two T29 with a 105 mm gun and two T30 with a 155 mm gun.
 
 
 
The T30 pilot models were started in April 1945 and were delivered in 1947.
 
 
 
Apart from modifications to fit the different engine, the chassis was the same as the T29. The 155 mm (6.1 in) gun fired separate loading (shell and charge) ammunition. The loader was assisted by a spring rammer. The T30 was fitted with one of the largest guns ever used on an American tank. The notably high, rounded edge, the turret was needed to accommodate the standing loader and large gun mount. Even then the gun could only be loaded at limited elevations. It could carry a mixed assortment of 34 AP (armour piercing) or HE (high explosive) rounds.
 
 
 
Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T30_Heavy_Tank
 
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
''An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.''
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''Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.''
 
 
== Read 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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== See also ==
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;Other tanks sharing the design:
''ETC.''
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* [[T29]] - 105 mm gun
 
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* [[T34]] - 120 mm gun
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* [https://warthunder.com/en/news/5963-development-t30-premium-heavy-tank-en [Devblog<nowiki>]</nowiki> T30 Premium heavy tank]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 09:40, 10 July 2019

Heavy Tank T30
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FIND ON MARKETPLACE
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
6.7/6.7/6.7BR
6 peopleCrew
front / side / backArmour
102 / 76 / 51Hull
203 / 158 / 102Turret
Mobility
65.1 tWeight
37 km/h forward
14 km/h back
35 km/h forward
13 km/h back
Speed
Armament
155 mm T7 cannonMain weapon
34 roundsAmmunition
-10° / 15°Vertical guidance
12.7 mm M2HB machine gunMachinegun
1 000 roundsAmmunition
200 roundsBelt capacity
577 shots/minFire rate
-10° / 50°Vertical guidance
-120° / 120°Horizontal guidance
12.7 mm M2HB machine gunCoaxial weapon
1 200 roundsAmmunition
200 roundsBelt capacity
577 shots/minFire rate
Economy
Sl icon.png5 500/3 030/4 300Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
480 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 200 Ge icon.pngAces
× (196 + 100 Talisman.png) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage T30.jpg


The Heavy Tank T30 is a rank IV American heavy tank with a battle rating of 6.7 (AB/RB/SB). This vehicle was introduced in Update 1.85 "Supersonic" in the 2018 "Festive Quest" that took place between 21 December 2018 to 14 January 2019. It was obtainable via completing ten tanker's coupons. It is also obtainable on the Gaijin market after the event is over.

The T30 was a World War II American tank project developed to counter new German tanks, such as Tiger I, Tiger II, and tank destroyers, such as the Jagdtiger, or Soviet heavy tanks, such as IS-1 or IS-2. The T30 was designed at the same time as the T29 Heavy Tank. However, it had a 155mm gun mounted on the same hull and turret as the T29 and T34's heavy tanks.

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 helpful 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 manoeuvrability, as well as the maximum speed forwards and backwards.

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: T7 (155 mm)
155 mm T7
Capacity Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
Stabilizer
34 -10°/+15° ±180° N/A
Turret rotation speed (°/s)
Mode Stock Upgraded Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
Arcade 22.85 31.62 38.40 __.__ 45.18
Realistic 14.28 16.80 20.4 22.60 24.00
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
38.9 __.__ __.__ 29.9
Ammunition
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration in mm @ 0° Angle of Attack
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m
M112B1 APBC 197 195 185 174 163 153
M107 HE 54 54 54 54 54 54
T29E1 APCBC 197 195 185 174 163 153
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Fuse delay

in m:

Fuse sensitivity

in mm:

Explosive Mass in g
(TNT equivalent):
Normalization At 30°
from horizontal:
Ricochet:
0% 50% 100%
M112B1 APBC 670 45 1.2 20 653 ° 48° 63° 71°
M107 HE 717 43 0.1 0.1 6.86 ° 79° 80° 81°
T29E1 APCBC 670 45 1.2 20 653 ° 48° 63° 71°
Smoke characteristic
Ammunition Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Screen radius
in m
Screen time
in s
Screen hold time
in s:
Explosive Mass in g
(TNT equivalent):
M110 717 45 25 5 30 50

Machine guns

The T30 is outfitted with:

  • 2 x 12.7 mm Browning M2HB machine guns (??? RPG = ??? total)

These Brownings can be extremely useful for gauging distance measurements or shooting down enemy aircraft.

Usage in battles

Despite its labeling as a heavy tank, the T30 plays more like a tank destroyer than anything else. This is as a direct result from the 155's excellent ability to over-match most enemy armor it faces. Due to the reload rate of the tank, it is best to play a similar play-style to the KV-2s.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Massive 155mm Gun which can hold it's own in a good match-up
  • Effective armour which can withstand quite the battering if used correctly
  • Can be an excellent breakthrough tank due to decent acceleration and speed for a tank of that size (65.8 ton)
  • Crew of 6 so can still be a tough opponent even with some crew knocked out
  • 155mm AP can overmatch 100mm plate on most Soviet tanks, especially T-54 and IS-6

Cons:

  • 40 seconds long reload on the gun which can lead to some problems (Being encircled or having to pull back for support)
  • Large target and silhouette which can lead to becoming a priority target for the enemy tanks and planes
  • Depression is not the best but still not terrible
  • One less .50 cal machine gun than on the T29 or T34
  • The armor around the gun is often penetrated, which results in breech damage.

History

Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the ground 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: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === In-game description ===, also if applicable).

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Other tanks sharing the design
  • T29 - 105 mm gun
  • T34 - 120 mm gun

External links


USA heavy tanks
M4 Jumbo  Assault Tank M4A3E2 Jumbo · Assault Tank M4A3E2 Jumbo "Cobra King" · Assault Tank M4A3E2 (76) W Jumbo
Small-scale series  Assault Tank T14 · Heavy Tank M6A1 · Heavy Tank T26E1-1 "Super Pershing"
Post-war  Heavy Tank T29 · Heavy Tank T30 · Heavy Tank T32 · Heavy Tank T32E1 · Heavy Tank T34 · 120 mm Gun Tank M103

USA premium ground vehicles
Light tanks  Light Tank M2A4 (1st Arm.Div.) · Light Tank M3A1 Stuart (USMC) · Light Armored Car M8 · M5A1 Stuart (5th Canadian Armored Division) · T18E2 "Boarhound"
Medium tanks  Cruiser Tank Grant I · M4A5 Ram II · Rocket Launcher T34 Calliope · T20 · Medium Tank M26 T99 · Medium Tank M26E1 · Medium Tank M46 Patton (73 Tank Batalion) · Magach 3 · Tank, Combat, Full-Tracked, 105-mm Gun XM-1 (GM) · Tank, Combat, Full-Tracked, 105-mm Gun XM-1 (Chrysler) · T54E1
Heavy tanks  Assault Tank T14 · Assault Tank M4A3E2 Jumbo "Cobra King" · Heavy Tank T29 · Heavy Tank T30
Tank destroyers  75 mm Gun Motor Carriage M8 · M18 Gun Motor Carriage "Black Cat" · M18 90-mm Gun Motor Carriage · Super Heavy Tank T28 · T114