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The Medium Tank T95E1 is a rank VI USA medium tank with a battle rating of 8.0 (AB/RB) and 7.7 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica".

Presenting a 90 mm smoothbore cannon, it is currently the first tank in the American tree line that uses APFSDS ammunition.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armour type:'

  • Cast homogeneous armour
  • Rolled homogeneous armour (Front side hull, Lower rear hull, Hull roof)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 95 mm (64-71°), 51 mm (67-86°) Front glacis
127 mm (43-45°) Lower glacis
32-101.6 mm 19 mm (18°) Top
25 mm (4-64°) Bottom
Turret 178 mm (6-78°) Turret front
178 mm (1-71°) Gun mantlet
76-178 mm (24-52°) 51 mm (4-39°) 51 mm Front
38 mm Rear
Armour Front Sides Rear Roof
Cupola 100 mm Cupola front
105 mm Gun mantlet
70 mm 50 mm 38 mm


  • Suspension wheels and tracks are 20 mm thick.
  • Belly armour is 19 mm thick.


Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 63 14 38.5 868 1068 22.55 27.74
Realistic 57 13 495 560 12.86 14.55


Main armament

Main article: T208E9 (90 mm)
90 mm T208E9
Capacity Vertical
50 -10°/+20° ±180° N/A
Turret rotation speed (°/s)
Mode Stock Upgraded Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
Arcade 34.27 47.44 57.60 63.69 67.76
Realistic 21.42 25.20 30.60 33.70 36.00
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
11.05 9.78 __.__ 8.50
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration in mm @ 0° Angle of Attack
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m
T320 APFSDS 300 297 279 260 244 239
T340E14H HE 20 20 19 18 18 18
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%
T320 APFSDS 1570 3.6 N/A N/A N/A +1.5° 76° 77° 78°
T340E14H HE 1143 8.2 0.1 0.5 1,010 +0° 79° 80° 81°
Smoke characteristic
Ammunition Velocity
in m/s
Mass in kg
Screen radius
in m
Screen time
in s
Screen hold time
in s:
Explosive Mass in g
(TNT equivalent):
T339E14 1143 8.2 13 5 20 50
Ammo racks
Ammo racks for the T95E1.
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
50 43 (+7) 29 (+21) 15 (+35) (+49) no

Turret empty: 29 (+21)

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

The T95E1's playstyle consists of mostly setting up ambushes and/or on the frontlines. The APFSDS shell has more than enough power to destroy most tanks that it will face; however, on a uptier against T-64's and KPz-70's, you will need to play more cautiously, thus the ambushing tactics come into play. You must be extremely aware of what is around you and be quicker than your enemy on the gun because the lack of stabilizers will make your shot on the move very difficult.

Pros and cons


  • Stock APFSDS able to penetrate most enemies frontally
  • Excellent post-penetration spalling from APFSDS
  • Sloped front armour is impenetrable against all but the most well-aimed AP shots
  • Very good stock horizontal turret traverse
  • Good gun depression of -10°, allows for some hull-down tactics
  • High velocity firing makes long-range fighting easier, especially in the large maps.
  • Has a Smoothbore gun, with excellent recoil mount that decreases the recoil.


  • Poor acceleration and low top speed cross-country
  • Low reverse speed relative to other American medium tanks
  • A prominent weak spot in the form of commander's cupola
  • No ammunition choices other than APFSDS or HE
  • No stabiliser - unable to accurately fire on the move
  • Front armour vulnerable against sabot and HEAT rounds
  • Limited accuracy of smoothbore cannon at long range
  • Large ammo racks to the sides of driver, front hull penetration could lead to easy ammo detonation.


In the early 1950s, the US began looking for a replacement for the M48 series. In September 1954, the T95 was selected for development; construction of pilot models began in 1957. The T95E1 differed from the T95 in the inclusion of a recoil system mount and the omission of a two-plane stabilizer, and was completed in early 1958.

The T95 program was shut down in July 1960 when it became clear that both the engine power and smoothbore cannon's accuracy were unsatisfactory and would provide no significant improvements over the M48 already in service. However, further development of the turret design contributed significantly to the turret used later on the M60A1.


Skins and camouflages for the T95E1 from live.warthunder.com.

See 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.

External links

USA medium tanks
Early projects  M2
M3  M3 Lee · Grant I
M4  M4 · Calliope · M4A1 · M4A1 (76) W · M4A2 · M4A2 (76) W · M4A3 (76) W · M4A3 (105) · M4A5
M26  T20 · T25 · M26 · M26 T99 · M26E1
Post-war  M46 · M46 "Tiger" · M47 · M48A1 · T54E1 · T95E1
MBT  M60 · M60A1 (AOS) · M60A1 RISE (P) · M60A2 · M60A3 TTS · MBT-70 · XM-803
  XM-1 (Chrysler) · XM-1 (GM) · M1 Abrams · IPM1 · M1A1 Abrams · M1A2 Abrams
Israeli  Magach 3 · Merkava Mk.1 · Merkava Mk.2B · Merkava Mk.3D
Turkey  M60 AMBT