|USA||Turreted TD||Tier VIII|
Tank destroyer with a rotating gun turret. It was an early modification of a heavy SPG and was intended to fight at the Siegfried Line.
The T28 Prototype has a great gun and good accuracy, and a rather good ROF. Like the T28, the Proto is very very slow, if caught in the open there is no chance to survive and reversing will do no good. You do have good armor; however it is not as good as the T28 and has an open top, making it more vulnerable to HE and artillery. Do note that although it has a turret, it can not rotate 360° and is very slow, meaning it will not help much against circling enemies.
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Pros and Cons
- Great top tier gun
- Excellent rate of fire
- Adequate armour if angled
- Intimidating opponent, especially if faced head on by mediums or lower tier heavies
- Open turret is incredibly vulnerable against artillery and HE shells
- Slow traverse and speed make you an easy target for artillery and medium tanks
- Not much slope on armour
- Low camouflage
It is very similar to the T28, especially in its speed. Sacrificing 51mm of frontal armor in order to mount a turret made the T28 Prototype easier to penetrate from the front. Its wide open turret also makes it incredibly easy to kill with artillery, so staying in cover as much as possible is key to survival. With its fast firing and accurate 120mm cannon, the T28 Prototype shouldn't be underestimated, and it still has enough armor to bounce several lower tier guns with ease, though the side and rear armor is extremely thin. It has very nice gun depression, so it can be tricky to fight this tank when it's in a hull down position. In such cases, your best bet is to use HE rounds. It's important to note that the turret can only traverse a total of 286° degrees, which can be a major disadvantage if a medium or light tank gets behind you.
- You should aim to unlock both guns before moving on to anything else. The starting gun is inadequate, while the 120mm makes you a destroyer of worlds.
- Next you should aim for the radio to allow you to pinpoint where you are needed on the battlefield, as your slow speed makes you committed to whichever route you take.
- Tracks are next, followed by engine
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