T26E4 Super Pershing

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USA Medium Tank Tier VIII
Battle Tiers
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Totals
Cost 7,200  Gold
Hit Points 1,5001,500 HP
Weight Limit 50.55/5350.55/53 t
Crew
Commander
Gunner
Driver
Radio Operator
Loader
Mobility
Engine Power 500500 hp
Speed Limit 40.2/18 km/h
Traverse 3232 deg/s
Power/Wt Ratio 9.899.89 hp/t
Pivot YesYes
Armor
Hull Armor 177/76/51 mm
Turret Armor101/76/76101/76/76 mm
Armament
Damage 180-300180-300 HP
Penetration 128-213128-213 mm
Rate of Fire
7.32100% crew: 7.63 rpm
+ Vents: 7.8 rpm
+ BiA : 7.98 rpm
+ Food: 8.32 rpm
7.32100% crew: 7.63 rpm
+ Vents: 7.8 rpm
+ BiA : 7.98 rpm
+ Food: 8.32 rpm
r/m
Accuracy
0.38100% crew: 0.36 m
+ Vents: 0.36 m
+ BiA : 0.35 m
+ Food: 0.33 m
0.38100% crew: 0.36 m
+ Vents: 0.36 m
+ BiA : 0.35 m
+ Food: 0.33 m
m
Aim time
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ Vents: 2.16 s
+ BiA : 2.11 s
+ Food: 2.02 s
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ Vents: 2.16 s
+ BiA : 2.11 s
+ Food: 2.02 s
s
Turret Traverse
24100% crew: 25.03 deg/s
+ Vents: 25.59 deg/s
+ BiA : 26.16 deg/s
+ Food: 27.29 deg/s
24100% crew: 25.03 deg/s
+ Vents: 25.59 deg/s
+ BiA : 26.16 deg/s
+ Food: 27.29 deg/s
deg/s
Gun Arc 360°
Elevation Arc -10°/+20°-10°/+20°
Ammo Capacity 5454 rounds
General
Chance of Fire 2020 %
View Range 390390 m
Signal Range
745100% crew: 776.93 m
+ Vents: 794.49 m
+ BiA : 812.05 m
+ Food: 847.17 m
745100% crew: 776.93 m
+ Vents: 794.49 m
+ BiA : 812.05 m
+ Food: 847.17 m
m
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The T26E4 Super Pershing is an American tier 8 premium medium tank.

To increase firepower, a new long-barrelled 90-mm gun was mounted on the T26E1 in January 1945. The prototype was designated the T26E4. Development was discontinued in January 1947 due to problems with the gun and the loading mechanism. A total of 25 vehicles had been built by that time, but never entered service.

The T26E4 "Super Pershing" is basically a M26 Pershing with upgraded protection in the form of spaced armor which gives the front hull and turret face of the T26E4 very good durability that rivals even heavy tanks of the same tier. The T26E4 is well-known for being on the happy end of "pen no damage", its spaced armor (which can be penetrated without harm) effectively protects the underlying armor, giving it very considerable strength. The T26E4 is very slow for a medium tank, and takes hills poorly, and while doing so is very vulnerable. The gun has decent DPM, and has good accuracy - but lacks penetration. When using the Super Pershing remember the turret traverse is very slow. Furthermore, as it is a premium tank, the T26E4 is a good moneymaker and is affordable for its relatively cheap price.

This tank was temporarily removed from the in-game store in the 8.6 update. It was re-introduced in the 8.8 update after being rebalanced.


















Modules

Turret
TierNameArmorTraverse SpeedTraverse ArcView RangeXP CostPriceWeight
08VIII T26E4 0102 102/76/76 mm
24100% crew: 25.03 deg/s
+ Vents: 25.59 deg/s
+ BiA : 26.16 deg/s
+ Food: 27.29 deg/s
24100% crew: 25.03 deg/s
+ Vents: 25.59 deg/s
+ BiA : 26.16 deg/s
+ Food: 27.29 deg/s
d/s
360°
390100% crew: 390 m
+ Vents: 398.36 m
+ BiA : 406.71 m
+ Food: 423.43 m
390100% crew: 390 m
+ Vents: 398.36 m
+ BiA : 406.71 m
+ Food: 423.43 m
m
0------ 0--- 11,000 11,000 kg
Guns compatible with this Turret:
Gun
TierNameAmmoDamagePenetrationShell PriceRate of FireAccuracyAim TimeElevationXP CostPriceWeight
08VIII 90 mm Gun T15E1 54 240/240/320 HP 170/258/45 mm 255 Credits/11 Gold/255 Credits
7.32100% crew: 7.63 rpm
+ Vents: 7.8 rpm
+ BiA : 7.98 rpm
+ Food: 8.32 rpm
r/m
0.38100% crew: 0.36 m
+ Vents: 0.36 m
+ BiA : 0.35 m
+ Food: 0.33 m
m
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ Vents: 2.16 s
+ BiA : 2.11 s
+ Food: 2.02 s
s

Front: -10°/+20°
Sides: -10°/+20°

Rear: -5°/+18°
--- 0--- 2,050 2,050 kg

Engine
TierNamePowerFire ChanceTypeXP CostPriceWeight
06VI Ford GAF V8 0500 500 hp 020 20 % Gasoline --- 0--- 0569 569 kg

Suspension
TierNameLoad LimitTraverse SpeedXP CostPriceWeight
08VIII М26Т80Е1 53.053.0 t 03232 d/s ------ 0--- 10,000 10,000 kg

Radio
TierNameRangeXP CostPriceWeight
10X SCR 528A1
745100% crew: 776.93 m
+ Vents: 794.49 m
+ BiA : 812.05 m
+ Food: 847.17 m
745100% crew: 776.93 m
+ Vents: 794.49 m
+ BiA : 812.05 m
+ Food: 847.17 m
m
0--- --- 0--- 0091 91 kg

Historical Info

The so called "Super Pershing" before extra armor welded on. Note length of barrel, 73 calibres, to compete with the 88 mm KwK 43 L/71 gun of the Tiger II

The 90-mm M3 gun of the Pershing was similar to the German 88 mm KwK 36 used on the Tiger I. In an effort to match the firepower of the Tiger II's more powerful 88 mm KwK43, the T15E1 90 mm gun was developed and mounted in a T26E1 in January 1945. This tank was designated T26E1-1. The T15E1 gun was 73 calibers in length and had a much longer high capacity chamber. This gave it a muzzle velocity of 3,750 ft/s (1,140 m/s) with the T30E16 APCR shot and could penetrate the Panther's frontal armor at up to 2,600 yd (2,400 m). This model used a single piece 50 in (1,300 mm) long ammunition and was the only Super Pershing sent to Europe.

A second pilot tank was converted from a T26E3 and used a modified T15E2 gun that used a two piece ammunition. A total of 25 of these tanks were built and designated as the T26E4. An improved mounting removed the need for stabilizer springs. Since M26 was designed to fight the heaviest German armour, weak mantlet proved to be a big problem. It wasn’t able to stop the shells from 88 mm KwK 36 used on the Tiger I, not to mention 88 mm KwK43 from the Tiger II. The designers chose crude, but effective method. They welded additional 80 mm armor plate in front of the mantlet to increase its resilience. Original plate that was welded was salvaged from the destroyed Panther tank.

Post-war, two M26 tanks had the T54 gun installed, which had the same long gun barrel, but the ammunition cartridge was designed to be shorter and fatter, while still retaining the propellant force of the original round. They also had the muzzle brake and bore evacuator from the M3A1 gun of the M26A1 and M46. The tanks were designated as the M26E1 tank, but lack of funds cut off further production
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