TO-55

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This page is about the premium Soviet medium tank TO-55. For other versions, see T-54/55 (Family).
TO-55
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TO-55
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Description

The TO-55 was a modification of the T-55 fitted with a flamethrower, intended to assist infantry in pushing against enemy defensive positions during battle, while allowing for increased survivability of such a weapon system when compared to flamethrowers carried by infantry. The original tank turret was modified by incorporating an ATO-200 flamethrower coaxial with the main armament. The standard ammunition stowage in the bow next to the driver was modified to accommodate a flammable liquid tank with a capacity of 460 litres. The flamethrower was aimed by rotating the entire turret, and ignited by pyrotechnic charges. Instead of being manually controlled, the rate of fuel consumption was standard, averaging 36 litres per burst of flame. The flamethrower had a maximum effective range of about 200 metres and an initial muzzle velocity of about 100 meters per second.

Introduced in Update "Sons of Attila", the TO-55 resembles the standard T-55 variant in appearance, but its coaxial armament has been replaced by a flame projector. The flamethrower, while appealing, has a very limited range and is only useful for open/lightly armoured vehicles, making it a very situational armament. However, being built on the basis of the T-55, the TO-55 is a tried-and-true platform with dependable armour and adequate firepower, and can still shine in the right hands with good tactics and careful planning.

General info

Survivability and armour

ESS
Creation of a smoke screen in the direction of movement of the vehicle
Armourfront / side / back
Hull100 / 80 / 45
Turret200 / 160 / 66
Crew4 people
Visibility83 %

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.

Armour type:

Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull ___ mm ___ mm Top
___ mm Bottom
___ mm ___ - ___ mm
Turret ___ - ___ mm Turret front
___ mm Gun mantlet
___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm
Cupola ___ mm ___ mm ___ mm ___ mm

Notes:

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB56 / 9 km/h
RB and SB51 / 8 km/h
Number of gears5 forward
1 back
Weight36.0 t
Engine power
AB1 107 hp
RB and SB580 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB30.8 hp/t
RB and SB16.1 hp/t
Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 56 9 36 899 1,107 24.97 30.75
Realistic 51 8 513 580 14.25 16.11

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB2 904 Sl icon.png
RB3 180 Sl icon.png
SB4 350 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts550 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 300 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 550 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 130 / 200 / 240 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 202 / 202 / 202 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tracks
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Suspension
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Brake System
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Filters
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Transmission
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Engine
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Improved Parts
Mods extinguisher.png
Improved FPE
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Crew Replenishment
Mods engine smoke screen system.png
ESS
Mods new tank horizontal aiming.png
Horizontal Drive
Mods tank ammo.png
100mm_APDS_ammo_pack
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100mm_ussr_Smoke_ammo_pack
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
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Elevation Mechanism
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Artillery Support
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100mm_HEAT_ammo_pack
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NVD

Armaments

Night vision device
Improves visibility by enhancing natural light or active illumination.

Main armament

100 mm D-10T2S cannon
Two-plane stabilizer
Reduces the swing of the gun in two planes while moving
Ammunition25 rounds
First-order7 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
9.7 → 7.5 s
Vertical guidance-5° / 18°
Main article: D-10T2S (100 mm)
100 mm D-10T2S Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 25 -5°/+18° ±180° Two-plane 14.3 19.8 24.0 26.5 28.2 9.75 8.63 7.95 7.50
Realistic 8.9 10.5 12.8 14.1 15.0

Ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
BR-412D APCBC 239 236 220 202 185 170
OF-412 HE 27 27 26 24 23 21
3BM-8 APDS 336 332 317 299 282 265
3BK-5 HEATFS 380 380 380 380 380 380
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
BR-412D APCBC 887 15.88 1.2 19 100.1 48° 63° 71°
OF-412 HE 900 15.6 0.2 0.1 1,460 79° 80° 81°
3BM-8 APDS 1,415 4.13 - - - 75° 78° 80°
3BK-5 HEATFS 900 12.38 0.05 0.1 1,240 65° 72° 77°
Smoke shell characteristics
Ammunition Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Screen radius
(m)
Screen deploy
time (s)
Screen hold
time (s)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
3D3 880 15.6 16 5 25 50

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
25 __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __

Additional armament

Flamethrower
Ammunition800 rounds
Belt capacity800 rounds
Fire rate1 200 shots/min
Vertical guidance-3° / 16°
Main article: Flamethrower
Flamethrower
Capacity (Belt) Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer
800 (800) -3°/+16° - -

Machine guns

Ammunition300 rounds
Belt capacity50 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate600 shots/min
Vertical guidance-10° / 60°
Main article: DShK (12.7 mm)
12.7 mm DShK
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 300 (50) 600 -10°/+60° ±180°

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Wonderful APHECBC shell to one-shot enemies while flanking
  • Have stabilizer which help you aim the gun faster, useful for corner peaking
  • Various smoke options, with ESS that can be used when retreating and smoke shells to capture points in the open
  • Better engine power than T-54
  • Flamethrower can help blind enemy if you miss your shot in a fight
  • Flamethrower model can help block some shot to the turret


Cons:

  • Low main gun ammunition
  • First stage ammo rack gets moved to the turret, thus most of the time there will be ammo in the turret which increases the chance to be destroy when hit even when you hull down.
  • APHECBC have hard time penetrating other MBTs from the front, requiring targeting of weak points.
  • Subpar turret rotation

History

The predecessor of the Soviet TO-55 was the TO-54 tank, developed on the basis of the T-54 medium tank at the Malyshev Factory. In 1957, a new flamethrower tank was developed on the chassis of the T-55 tank, which used the more advanced ATO-200 flamethrower. TO-55 successfully passed the tests and was put into service in 1960. The tank was mass-produced in Omsk and Kharkov, a total of 830 TO-55 units were produced. The flamethrower tank was in service with the army until 1997.

- From Devblog

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