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Info
Nation Flag Soviet Union Soviet Union
Class Recon Tank
Variant(s) T-55A
T-55AM
T-55AM2
T-55AMV
Cost 30 Supply
Specifications
Armor Front 7 / Side 3 / Rear 2 / Top 1
Icon WALB Strength 10
Size Medium
Optics

Good

Speed 50 km/h
Road Speed 110 km/h
Icon WALB Stealth Medium
Fuel Capacity 965 L
Icon WALB Autonomy 500 km
Icon WALB Year 1980
Weapons
Main Gun D-10T (100mm, KE, AoE)

The T-55 is a main battle tank used by the Soviet Union in the Wargame series, it was first introduced in Wargame: European Escalation. In Wargame: Red Dragon, its role was changed into that of a recon unit.

HistoryEdit

A close twin brother of the T-54 which was designed at the end of WWII. It was produced continually from the 1950s to 1980s. Its low cost and upgrade potential allowed it to remain in production as tanks such as the T-62 were introduced and ceased production. The T-55 is the most produced tank in history with an estimated production run of around 100,000 units made over its 30 year production lifespan. Its abundance throughout world armies have led to many different versions and adaptations of the design.

Developed to replace the older T-34 and then only recently introduced T-44 tank designs, the T-55 was designed to be an inexpensive and well-rounded medium design that would allow for new improved weaponry as well as survival capabilities, including nuclear strikes, after initial tests and improvement the Soviet Union produced up to 27,500 T-55 units between 1955 and 1981.

The T-55 was in service for all Warsaw Pact members it also seen service in the Arab-Israeli Wars with Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Jordan the Chinese had their own copy of the T-55 called the Type 59 it is good against the M48 but outclassed by the M60, Merkava, Leopard 1, Cheiftain, Challenger, Leopard 2, M1 Abrams, and Type 90.

OverviewEdit

European EscalationEdit

  • Combination of decent speed and operational range for a low price makes the T-55 a Pact workhorse. While it may not end up being the most numerous vehicle on the field, there will definitely be T-55's present when you enter the enemy base in triumph.
  • First in the line of the T-55 series, it has an overall weak armor, poor accuracy gun, no stabilizer and terrible optics, but an average speed of 50 km/h, decent fuel consumption with a large gas tank and a relatively powerful gun, if it hits, for its low price of 20 points.
  • Being ridiculously cheap, the T-55 can still surprise enemies as at close range as it can penetrate even the most heavily armored tank.
  • The T-55's strength lays in its low cost. It is often fielded in spam armies, a rather inefficient tactic against decent players.
  • Its best used to support other tanks or counter lightly armored vehicles up close. Unlike the T-62 that has a small fuel tank and low speed, the T-55 can keep up with most advances and requires only minimal supply. Working in concert with heavier tanks or ATGM infantry and vehicles, it can draw fire away from other units that deal more damage, but cost more. Since they are cheap, losing a few T-55's is not a major blow, but beware of slowly giving away points. Having 4 heavy tanks facing off against a number of enemy tanks may prove risky, but 1 or 2 heavy tanks supplemented by scores of T-55's (As you can get several T-55s for the cost of one heavy tank) will be much more efficient. While the T-55's draw fire, the Heavy tanks can concentrate on killing the enemy while not suffering any damage to morale or armor. If your enemy concentrates on your heavy tanks the T-55s many shots will damage or panic the assailants.
  • The T-55's should be positioned all along the line, supporting any defense or offense actions. While not having the power to penetrate better NATO MBT's, they can often get side shots on enemies who will foolishly turn to shoot at tanks on either side.
  • The sheer low cost and high numbers mean that T-55s are a good choice for any PACT army lineup, as they can be deployed quickly and cheaply if needed.
  • The cheapest version of the T-55 has no machine gun on it, giving it absolutely no ability to hit flying aircraft and making it less effective at demoralizing enemies at close range with a hail of automatic fire.

WeaponsEdit

European EscalationEdit

Weapons U-5TS
Type Main Gun No Weapon No Weapon
Name U-5TS
Caliber 100
Ammo x 30
Range Ground = 1925 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 3
Icon WRD Stabilizer N/A
AP Power 11
HE Power 3
Icon WALB Suppression N/A
Rate of fire 7 r/min

AirLand BattleEdit

Weapons WAB Icon D-10T
Type Main Gun No Weapon No Weapon
Name D-10T
Caliber 100mm [AoE] [KE]
Ammo x 30
Range Ground = 1925 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 5
Icon WRD Stabilizer N/A
AP Power 9
HE Power 3
Icon WALB Suppression 115
Rate of fire 7 r/min

Red DragonEdit

Weapons WRD Icon D-10T
Type Main Gun No Weapon No Weapon
Name D-10T
Caliber 100mm [KE] [AoE]
Ammo x 32
Range Ground = 1925 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 20%
Icon WRD Stabilizer 5%
AP Power 11
HE Power 3
Icon WALB Suppression 115
Rate of fire 7 r/min

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

Historically, the T-55 and all of its variants have D-10T as its main gun instead of U-5TS. This error was fixed in Airland Battle which gives the T-55 historically accurate D-10T main gun

See AlsoEdit

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