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The Object 416 medium tank was developed at the Construction Bureau of Factory No. 75, starting in the fall of 1949. The blueprint was developed by March 1950. Because of technical problems with the turret, a working prototype was not ready until April 1952. Improvements were made and another prototype was built in the summer of 1953, but the vehicle never entered mass production.
The Object 416 leads to the T-54.
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Pros and Cons
- Decent ROF
- Good DPM
- Decent AP round penetration
- Fantastic Gold Round penetration
- Good speed and maneuverability
- Small tank with decent camo values
- Extremely painless stock grind for a tier 8 tank
- Paper thin hull armor
- Weak turret armor
- Limited turret traverse
- Terrible gun depression, the same as the A-44
This tank plays like a big brother of the ELC with a limited traverse turret, good speed, small size for its tier, good gun, and very weak armor. This tank needs to be played cautiously either with support of other tanks for in hit and run tactics. Though it should be noted its accuracy on the move is less than stellar requiring you to either stay still or shoot at close range. The tank has very good AP penetration for a tier 8 medium with fantastic gold rounds that can pen even a T95's frontal armor. It is recommended that a player mount either vents, rammer, and vertical stabilizer for a skirmisher playstyle, a more support/ambush type of play style one might consider replacing the vertical stabilizer with either a camo net, or better optics(either one can be used). Unlike many mediums it may pay to have sixth sense and cammo crew skills especially if you plan on ambushing other tanks.
- The R-113 radio carries over from some other Russian branches. Mount this if you can.
- Research the tracks first so you can mount equipment.
- Next up should be the gun. While the D10T is not bad, the M-63 is what makes the tank.
- Research the turret next. Not only does it have better angles, it also boosts your rate of fire, increases your health, and enlarges your view range.
- Go ahead and research the radios if you haven't already.
Development of Object 416 started at Kharkov Plant no.75. The goal of the project was to create an entirely new tank, that would be protected as much possible while weighting as little as possible. The technical project for it was finished in 1950. First prototype was buil t one year later, in 1951. Preliminary tests revealed a number of defects, most of which had to do with drivetrain and suspension reliability. The extremely low height of the vehicle, implemented so that the frontal silhouette is as small as possible, and also to minimize the volume so adequate armor protection can be achieved with using as less steel as possible. However, this concept had severe impact on crew operation – the tank was simply too small to do anything in! Since it proved practically impossible to drive the vehicle and fire the gun simultaneously, the work on the prototype was stopped and “Object 416″ was redesigned into a self-propelled gun, receiving an official designation of SU-100M.
In 1952, SU-100M passed the tests, but it was never adopted in service. The reason for that was that in most parameters, SU-100M was basically equal to SU-100P (and in some parameters it was even worse), which was serially produced since 1952 – and therefore there was no need to implement it. At that point the project was canceled, and all further development was stopped.
Weight: 24 tons
Engine: 400hp V12 diesel
Power to weight ratio: 16,7 hp/t
Maximum speed: 45 km/h
Hull armor: 60mm/45mm/45mm
Turret armor: front 110mm (+110mm mantlet)
Gun: 100mm L/58 M-63 (variant of the well-known D-10T gun)Gun depression/elevation: -5/+30