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The Heavy Tank T32E1 is a Rank V American heavy tank with a battle rating of 7.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.83 "Masters of the Sea".

Being the next stage of it's development cycle, the T32E1 is essentially the same as the T32 except the designers replaced the cast homogeneous plates of the front hull in favor of simpler rolled homogeneous ones, deleting the hull machine gun port in the process. This not only removes an obvious weakness from the design, but it also strengthened the front hull plate from penetrations.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 127 mm (58°) Upper glacis
95.3 mm (18°) Seam

95.3 mm (40-59°) Lower glacis

76.2 mm 50.8 mm 66.6 mm Crew compartment

25.4 mm Engine compartment

Turret 298.4 mm (8-21°) Turret front
298.4 mm (0-80°) Gun mantlet
152.4 - 196 mm (3-42°) 152.4 mm (0-72°) 25.4 mm
Armour Sides Roof
Cupola 152 mm 25 mm


Write about the mobility of the ground vehicle. Estimate the specific power and manoeuvrability, as well as the maximum speed forwards and backwards.


Main armament

Main article: T15E2 (90 mm)
90 mm T15E2
Capacity Vertical
54 -10°/+20° ±180° N/A
Turret rotation speed (°/s)
Mode Stock Upgraded Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
Arcade 19.4 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__
Realistic 14.28 16.80 20.4 22.60 24.00
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
18.85 16.68 15.37 14.50
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration in mm @ 0° Angle of Attack
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m
T43 shot AP 210 207 193 176 161 147
T42 shell HE 13 13 13 13 13 13
T41 APCBC 221 218 203 186 170 155
T44 shot APCR 270 266 250 231 214 195
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
in m/s
Mass in kg
Fuse delay

in m:

Fuse sensitivity

in mm:

Explosive Mass in g
(TNT equivalent):
Normalization At 30°
from horizontal:
0% 50% 100%
T43 shot AP 975 10.9 N/A N/A N/A -1° 47° 60° 65°
T42 shell HE 975 10.6 0.4 0.5 925 +0° 79° 80° 81°
T41 APCBC 975 10.94 1.2 20 137.2 +4° 48° 63° 71°
T44 shot APCR 1,143 7.6 N/A N/A N/A +1.5° 66° 70° 72°
Ammo racks
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
54 XX (+XX) XX (+XX) XX (+XX) No

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 battles

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Pros and cons


  • Removal of the hull MG port = one less weak spot to worry about
  • Same hard-hitting 90mm gun as on the original T32
  • Great turret armour; all but invincible when hull-down
  • Good hull armour; can take a hit or two, especially if angled correctly
  • T41 AP shell has outstanding post-penetration damage
  • Reasonably mobile for a heavy tank
  • Great gun depression; good for hull-down tactics


  • Ammo rack in the middle of the tank; a shell strike and penetration there can result in instantaneous destruction
  • Long reload time of 15-18 seconds
  • Small but noticeable shot trap where the mantlet meets the hull; enemies may try to shoot there
  • Stock AP round doesn't have explosive filler, making killing enemy tanks somewhat difficult


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See also

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External links

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USA heavy tanks
M4 Jumbo  M4A3E2 · Cobra King · M4A3E2 (76) W
Small-scale series  T14 · M6A1 · M6A2E1 · T26E1-1
Post-war  T29 · T30 · T32 · T32E1 · T34 · M103