T28

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This article is about the American TD. For the Soviet medium tank, see T-28.


T28

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USA TD Tier VIII
Battle Tiers
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Totals
Cost 2,580,000  Credits
Hit Points 1,1501,150 HP
Weight Limit 59.2/59.859.934/62.5 t
Crew
Commander (Radio Operator)
Gunner
Driver
Loader
Mobility
Engine Power 440510 hp
Speed Limit 18/7 km/h
Traverse 1820 deg/s
Power/Wt Ratio 7.438.51 hp/t
Pivot YesYes
Armor
Hull Armor 254/50/50 mm
Armament
Damage 180-300300-500 HP
Penetration 128-213186-310 mm
Rate of Fire
8.7100% crew: 9.07 rpm
+ Vents: 9.27 rpm
+ BiA : 9.48 rpm
+ Food: 9.89 rpm
6.59100% crew: 6.88 rpm
+ Vents: 7.03 rpm
+ BiA : 7.19 rpm
+ Food: 7.5 rpm
r/m
Accuracy
0.35100% crew: 0.34 m
+ Vents: 0.33 m
+ BiA : 0.32 m
+ Food: 0.31 m
0.38100% crew: 0.36 m
+ Vents: 0.36 m
+ BiA : 0.35 m
+ Food: 0.33 m
m
Aim time
1.7100% crew: 1.63 s
+ Vents: 1.59 s
+ BiA : 1.56 s
+ Food: 1.49 s
2.1100% crew: 2.01 s
+ Vents: 1.97 s
+ BiA : 1.93 s
+ Food: 1.85 s
s
Gun Traverse Speed
26100% crew: 27.11 deg/s
+ Vents: 27.73 deg/s
+ BiA : 28.34 deg/s
+ Food: 29.57 deg/s
26100% crew: 27.11 deg/s
+ Vents: 27.73 deg/s
+ BiA : 28.34 deg/s
+ Food: 29.57 deg/s
deg/s
Gun Arc -10°/+11°
Elevation Arc -5°/+20°-5°/+20°
Ammo Capacity 7240 rounds
General
Chance of Fire 2020 %
View Range
370100% crew: 370 m
+ Vents: 377.93 m
+ BiA : 385.86 m
+ Food: 401.71 m
370100% crew: 370 m
+ Vents: 377.93 m
+ BiA : 385.86 m
+ Food: 401.71 m
m
Signal Range
395100% crew: 411.93 m
+ Vents: 421.24 m
+ BiA : 430.55 m
+ Food: 449.17 m
745100% crew: 776.93 m
+ Vents: 794.49 m
+ BiA : 812.05 m
+ Food: 847.17 m
m
Parent Contour-USA-T25 AT.pngContour-USA-T28 Prototype.png
Child
Contour-USA-T95.png165,000 XP
Research
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The T28 is an American tier 8 tank destroyer.

The T28 super-heavy tank was a prototype heavily armored self-propelled gun designed for the U.S. Army during World War II. The T28 was re-designated as the 105 mm Gun Motor Carriage T95 in 1945.

When you first play the T28, you will notice that it is much slower then the T25 AT. This tank is a bit faster than the T95, but not by much, so both tanks are easy prey for artillery and fast tanks. The frontal armor is very good for its tier, unlike that of its turreted brother the T28 Prototype, although the lower part of the armor is weaker. The 120mm AT gun can bring down even the strongest opponents with its rapid fire and good damage and accuracy. The only things the driver needs to worry about are its side and rear armor, as they are quite thin, allowing quick movers to take you down with ease. Be patient, stay in cover, and provide support for your allies and the T28 will prepare you greatly for the monster T95.

The T28 leads to the T95.


















Modules

Gun
TierNameAmmoDamagePenetrationShell PriceRate of FireAccuracyAim TimeElevationXP CostPriceWeight
08VIII 90 mm AT Gun T15E2 72 240/240/320 HP 170/258/45 mm 255 Credits/11 Gold/255 Credits
8.7100% crew: 9.07 rpm
+ Vents: 9.27 rpm
+ BiA : 9.48 rpm
+ Food: 9.89 rpm
r/m
0.35100% crew: 0.34 m
+ Vents: 0.33 m
+ BiA : 0.32 m
+ Food: 0.31 m
m
1.7100% crew: 1.63 s
+ Vents: 1.59 s
+ BiA : 1.56 s
+ Food: 1.49 s
s
-5°/+20° --- 111,900111,900 Credits 2,050 2,050 kg
08VIII 105 mm AT Gun T5E1 60 320/320/420 HP 198/245/53 mm 1,000 Credits/12 Gold/680 Credits
7.79100% crew: 8.13 rpm
+ Vents: 8.31 rpm
+ BiA : 8.49 rpm
+ Food: 8.86 rpm
r/m
0.38100% crew: 0.36 m
+ Vents: 0.36 m
+ BiA : 0.35 m
+ Food: 0.33 m
m
1.7100% crew: 1.63 s
+ Vents: 1.59 s
+ BiA : 1.56 s
+ Food: 1.49 s
s
-5°/+20° 18,100 118,000118,000 Credits 2,400 2,400 kg
10X 120 mm AT Gun T53 40 400/400/515 HP 248/297/60 mm 1,060 Credits/12 Gold/900 Credits
6.59100% crew: 6.88 rpm
+ Vents: 7.03 rpm
+ BiA : 7.19 rpm
+ Food: 7.5 rpm
r/m
0.38100% crew: 0.36 m
+ Vents: 0.36 m
+ BiA : 0.35 m
+ Food: 0.33 m
m
2.1100% crew: 2.01 s
+ Vents: 1.97 s
+ BiA : 1.93 s
+ Food: 1.85 s
s
-5°/+20° 51,000 250,000250,000 Credits 2,790 2,790 kg

Engine
TierNamePowerFire ChanceTypeXP CostPriceWeight
06VI Ford GAF 0440 440 hp 020 20 % Gasoline --- 25,30025,300 Credits 0569 569 kg
06VI Ford GAFM2A1 0510 510 hp 020 20 % Gasoline 5,250 34,60034,600 Credits 0569 569 kg

Suspension
TierNameLoad LimitTraverse SpeedXP CostPriceWeight
07VII T28VVSS T46 59.859.8 t 01818 d/s ------ 16,50016,500 Credits 12,000 12,000 kg
08VIII T28VVSS T56 62.4562.45 t 02020 d/s 14,60014,600 33,30033,300 Credits 12,000 12,000 kg

Radio
TierNameRangeXP CostPriceWeight
06VI SCR 508
395100% crew: 411.93 m
+ Vents: 421.24 m
+ BiA : 430.55 m
+ Food: 449.17 m
395100% crew: 411.93 m
+ Vents: 421.24 m
+ BiA : 430.55 m
+ Food: 449.17 m
m
0--- --- 21,60021,600 Credits 0100 100 kg
10X SCR 528
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
9,000 9,000 54,00054,000 Credits 0080 80 kg

Historical Info

T95 tank

The rejected M6A2E1 project proposed that a limited number of assault vehicles be improvised by modifying the stock of T1E1 heavy tanks. However, a far more extensive program to develop a heavily armed and armored combat vehicle had been initiated in September 1943. Studies by the Ordnance Department indicated that such a vehicle would be required after the invasion of Europe to penetrate heavily fortified areas such as the German West Wall. The original concept proposed mounting the new 105mm gun T5E1 in a tank with the equivalent of 8 inch frontal armor using the electric drive system developed for the heavy tank T1E1 and the medium tank T23. The high velocity T5E1 gun had excellent penetration performance against concrete and when installed in a heavily armored chassis was expected to be extremely effective in reducing heavy fortifications. The Chief of Ordnance proposed that 25 of the new tanks be produced and estimated that they could be completed in eight to twelve months, approximately the same time that would be required to build a single pilot. Such a schedule was expected to make them available in time for operations in Europe. The Army Ground Forces did not agree and recommended that only three pilot models be constructed and that the electric drive be replaced by a mechanical transmission. After a conference with the various parties concerned, the Army Service Forces in March 1944 authorized the procurement of five vehicles, designating them as the heavy tank T28. The original specification was modified to increase the frontal armor to 12 inches raising the estimated combat weight to 95 tons.

Technical specifications

T95 Technical drawings

The proposed tank was a low silhouette vehicle without a turret. The 105mm gun T5E1 was to be mounted in the front of the hull with a traverse of 10 degrees to the right and left of center and an elevation range of -5 to +20 degrees.

The power package in the T28 (T95) was essentially the same as in the M26 Pershing tank, although the weight of the new vehicle was more than twice that of the latter. To handle the T28 (T95), the 500 horsepower Ford GAF engine and the torqmatic transmission required a final drive gear ratio that reduced the maximum vehicle speed to about eight miles per hour. In fact, the maximum recommended sustained speed was seven miles per hour at 2600 rpm. Due to its extreme weight and low engine power, the T28 (T95) had extremely limited obstacle-crossing ability and could not cross any of the portable bridges available at the time. The great weight of the vehicle also required considerable ingenuity in design to reduce the ground pressure to an acceptable level. This objective was achieved by the use of two sets of tracks on each side. The outer set, along with the four inch thick armor side skirts, could be removed and towed behind the vehicle when operating on a hard surface. Removing the outer tracks also reduced the overall width from 179 1/2 inches to 124 inches permitting rail transportation. At Aberdeen, an inexperienced four man crew removed the outer tracks under field conditions in four hours on their first try. An equal amount of time was required to reassemble them onto the vehicle. By the third try, the same team had reduced the time to remove or replace the outer tracks to 2 1/2 hours.

Crew

A crew of four was carried with the driver and gunner in the front hull on the left and right of the cannon respectively. The loader was at the left rear of the fighting compartment and the commander at the right rear behind the gunner. The driver and the commander were each provided with a vision cupola. A ring mount for a .50 caliber machine gun was installed around the commanders cupola. It could be used only with the commander standing in the open hatch and was the only secondary armament on the vehicle, except for the individual crew weapons. The gunner was equipped with a telescope alongside the cannon and a periscopic sight in the hull roof.

History

T95 Front view
On 7 February 1945, a memorandum from the Chief of Ordnance requested that the T28 be redesignated as the 105mm gun motor carriage T95 because the cannon was not turret mounted and because of its limited secondary armament. OCM 26898, dated 8 March 1945, approved the name change and recorded the characteristics of the new vehicle. Because of the pressure of the wartime production program as well as the size and weight of the proposed vehicle, there was some difficulty in finding a facility to manufacture the five pilots. However, the Pacific Car and Foundry Company agreed to take on the project and in May 1945, (they were supplied with the basic vehicle design as well as detailed information on the gun mount and the horizontal volute spring suspension. Final design work began immediately. The first front end casting was delivered on 20 June and welding was completed on the first hull in August 1945.



T95 at Fort Knox
After the end of the war in the Pacific, the number of pilots was reduced from five to two with number 1 being shipped to Aberdeen Proving Ground on 21 December 1945 followed by number 2 on 10 January 1946. The first pilot, registration number 40226809, was used for engineering tests at Aberdeen, but the second, registration number 40226810, was transferred first to Fort Knox and later to the Engineer Board at Yuma, Arizona where it was used for testing floating bridges.



The heavily armed and armored T95 did not quite fit any of the usual categories for U. S. Army fighting vehicles. For example, tanks were expected to carry their armament in fully rotating turrets and self-propelled guns usually were lightly armored to achieve maximum mobility. The T95 did not meet either of these criteria and in June 1946, there was another name change. At that time, OCM 30758 redesignated the vehicle as the super heavy tank T28. It then was considered that the combination of heavy firepower and heavy armor was more appropriate for a tank than a gun motor carriage. Regardless of the name, the T28 (T95) was under test at Aberdeen Proving Ground until late 1947, primarily to evaluate the durability of components on such a heavy vehicle. A total of 541 miles of operation was completed consisting of 128 miles on roads and 413 miles on gravel. Needless to say, the mileage accumulated slowly because of the low normal operating speed of five to six miles per hour and the low priority assigned to the project. Work was terminated before completion of the program in compliance with a War Department policy to discontinue development on combat vehicles in the 100-ton class. In 1947 one of the T28 (T95)'s was heavily damaged by an engine fire during trials at Yuma Proving Grounds and scrapped, and the other T28 (T95) was reported broken up and also sold for scrap. In 1974 the last prototype was discovered abandoned in a back field at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. It is unknown where it spent the intervening 27 years. It is the sole remaining example of these tanks and was exhibited at the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor in Kentucky.
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