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TO-55
TO-55 ingame
Info
Nation Flag Soviet Union Soviet Union
Class Flamethrower Vehicle
Variant(s) TO-62
Cost 35 Supply
Specifications
Armor Front 7 / Side 3 / Rear 2 / Top 1
Icon WALB Strength 10
Size Medium
Optics

Bad

Speed 50 km/h
Road Speed 110 km/h
Icon WALB Stealth Poor
Fuel Capacity 360 L
Icon WALB Autonomy 480 km
Icon WALB Year 1960
Icon WALB Type Marines, Mechanized, Armored, Motorized, Support
Weapons
Main Gun D-10T (100mm)
Flamethrower ATO-200 (Napalm)
Cheap, efficient and versatile, the TO-55 is a useful tool in maps where infantry takes an important part, and can still be useful on bigger maps. I is to be used in combination with infantry but shouldn't try to attack infantry positions on its own.

One of the three flamethrower tanks available to Warsaw Pact forces, it identical to its GDR copy, the FlammPz TO-55. Cheaper, faster, and with a better operational range than it variant the better armored TO-62, it is vastly superior to NATO's M132 Zippo for a slightly higher price.

Like the other PACT flamethrower tanks, it is armed with a rather weak main canon and a flamethrower.

TacticsEdit

A flame thrower has two primary uses: the first one is to clear forests, especially when combined to infantry assaults. Best used in pairs, TO-55 can use their flames by firing over the infantry they are following, efficiently reducing infantry numbers and stunning tanks to prevent them from firing at your infantry. They can also be used to blind fire at woods where infantry is known to hide while staying out of range of LAW-type weapons.

It can also be used to reinforce a tank assault by stunning enemy armor in range but again, used in a pair to increase the speed at which the stun takes effect. Switching targets often mo maximise its effectiveness is a good idea. Simply shooting at a unit is helping it to panic reducing its battle effectiveness.

Thanks to its main canon, the TO-55 can support other tanks pretty easily, staying useful even if not in range to use its flamethrower.

HistoryEdit

Along with the T-55 tanks, a flamethrower-armed version was designed (designated TO-55 (Ob'yekt 482)), which was produced until 1962. It was fitted with 460 litre tanks filled with flammable liquid instead of the frontal hull fuel tanks. The flamethrower replaced the coaxial machine gun. This was a much better way to mount a flamethrower than in the experimental Ob'yekt 483, based on the T-54 tank, where the flamethrower replaced the main gun. TO-55 flamethrower tanks were withdrawn from service in 1993.

WeaponsEdit

European Escalation Edit

Weapons U-5TS ATO-200
Type Main Gun Flamethrower No Weapon
Name U-5TS ATO-200
Caliber 100 Napalm
Ammo x 15 rounds x 440 rounds
Range Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 3 3
Icon WRD Stabilizer N/A N/A
AP Power 4 0
HE Power 0 2
Icon WALB Suppression N/A N/A
Rate of fire 7 r/min 104 r/min

Red Dragon Edit

Weapons WRD Icon D-10T WRD Icon ATO-200
Type Main Gun Flamethrower No Weapon
Name D-10T ATO-200
Caliber 100mm Napalm
Ammo x 21 x 100
Range Ground = 1925 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = 1050 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 30% 30%
Icon WRD Stabilizer 10% N/A
AP Power 11 N/A
HE Power N/A 2
Icon WALB Suppression 115 100
Rate of fire 7 r/min 52 r/min

See AlsoEdit

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