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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.
Survivability and armour
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|155 mm T7|
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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
- 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
- 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.
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- Other tanks sharing the design
|USA heavy tanks|
|M4 Jumbo||M4A3E2 · Cobra King · M4A3E2 (76) W|
|Small-scale series||T14 · M6A1 · T26E1-1|
|Post-war||T29 · T30 · T32 · T32E1 · T34 · M103|
|USA premium ground vehicles|
|Light tanks||M2A4 (1st Arm.Div.) · M3A1 (USMC) · M8 · M5A1 (5th arm.div.) · T18E2|
|Medium tanks||Grant I · M4A5 · Calliope · T20 · M26 T99 · M26E1 · M46 "Tiger" · Magach 3 · XM-1 (GM) · XM-1 (Chrysler) · T54E1|
|Heavy tanks||T14 · Cobra King · T29 · T30|
|Tank destroyers||M8A1 · M18 "Black Cat" · Super Hellcat · T28 · T114|
|Pilot stars||TIS MA · J6K1|
|Tanker stars||QF 3.7 Ram · Merkava Mk.2B|
|Sailor stars||94 ft PT-811 · Type 1924 Jaguar|
|Pilot stars||M.B.152C1 · Fw 190 C|
|Tanker stars||SU-85A · T30|
|Pilot christmas toys||P-40C · NC.900|
|Tanker christmas toys||AEC Mk.II · Ersatz M10|
|Pilot stages||Ki-21-I hei · Me 262 A-2a|
|Tanker stages||▃LVT(A)(4) ZIS-2 · ▂Type 62|
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