War Thunder – T-55A

Guess what? >200k more RP to the T-62A, that’s what!

Our players already had the chance to familiarise themselves with the T-54 tanks since the early days of War Thunder’s Ground Forces. In Update 1.69, we are eager to present you the much anticipated further development of the T-54, the T-55!

The T-55 medium tank entered service with the Soviet Union at the start of the Cold War as a replacement for the more and more under-equipped T-54. The new tank’s specifications and design was mostly derived from the T-54, having only minor visual differences. The vehicle used the same T-54 chassis, with changes to the armor layout as a result of the additional weight from the new equipment. Since the tank was designed to operate in conditions where weapons of mass destruction could have been used, it had armour with a radiation liner – this also had added armour functionality, where it decreased the chance of internal modules being hit with the spalling effect and reduced the cone of the explosive jet of HEAT rounds. The gun was also modernized – the vehicle had a D-10T2S stabilized cannon. As time went by, older T-54 tanks were subsequently modernized to the T-55 model, leading to the later fusion of the two models under one designation – T-54/55. Over 12000 T-55s were produced, spanning across multiple variants, in the Soviet Union alone from 1958 – 1969.

In War Thunder, the T-55 will continue down the path set by the T-54. Players will now have the chance to further exploit the chassis’s great mobility by utilising the new gun stabilizer and a boosted engine to perform fast flanking attacks, not stopping until the enemy is turned into a burning wreck.

Also, new ammunition will be available for this vehicle – BOPS 3B25 and KS ZBK-17 ammo, the first one is the APDS-FS, and the second one is an HEAT-FS round that has reduced ricochet chance.

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11 thoughts on “War Thunder – T-55A

  1. WT is shit. i remeber their hit detect… just sparkles… and you lost your important ammo…. they never fixed. i remember their tank movement…. not tanks some kind of ski on grass. horrible horrible….

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    1. When was that? Before or after Christ? Tanks have inertia, ground is soft and slippery. Also AB tanks have their horsepower buffed by 1.5x so…

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      1. RB and SB are okay, they have to fix ground resistence/pressure a little since sometimes even the T-34 struggles on sand and snow (mud is a different case) but AB is still bad for ground battles, even considering the buffs because they are always bad-mouthing WoT for being too “arcady” and yet there’s no friendly fire or historical gun accuracy (too accurate) in WT

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      2. The only thing that i don’t like (in RB) that that when you try to turn on grass/dirt/etc with some tanks it just doesnt move at all, especially when you’re on even the slightest slope

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    1. I’m more worried about the spall liner, I wonder if the M48, M60, Leo 1, Chieftain, M103, Centurion and Type 74 also had internal spall linning installed in them at any point in their service history, I know the Abrams has kevlar spall linning but don’t know if the older M60 or M48 had any sort in the past

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        1. it is a real issue since it’s clearly written that it weakens the effect of HEAT and as we all know top BRs rely mostly on HEAT-FS
          spall liner coupled with AP nerf announce dark times for british top tiers (HESH and APDS), T34s and M103s

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  2. I’m slightly disappointed since I thought maybe they would also add the east-german T-55A but it does not seem like it, but it seems the upgraded T-54 to T-54/55 might be added
    well, they can somehow make a solid argument by the fact that the german T-55A was the Czech version and after having confirmed Czech tanks (possibly a mixed nationality tech tree) that the german T-55A will come later

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