Today, the Soviet Tier IX heavy tank Object 752 is entering the supertest.
The main features of the machine are an oscillating turret and a drum cannon. This is an atypical combination for a Soviet tank. The drum itself can be classified as fast: three shells, reloading between them – 2.75 seconds. The entire drum reloads in 21.8 seconds. The accuracy of the gun is 0.4 m per 100 m, the aim time is 3 seconds. A standard armor-piercing projectile pierces 256 mm, and a special sub-caliber projectile penetrates 318 mm. Shell damage is 440. Viewing range – 380 m.
Armor of the tank corresponds to the class: the frontal projection of the turret reaches 330 mm, and the hull – up to 180 mm. However, it should be remembered that the frontal plate of the turret covers the weakly armored oscillating part, so it is better to fight at an average distance. The dynamic characteristics will help to maintain it: the maximum speed of 50 km / h and the thrust-weight ratio of 17.4 hp / t. The gun’s depression angle of −8 ° will allow you to play from the terrain.
“Object 752” combines the aggressiveness of Soviet tanks and French caution. Dynamics allows him to rush to the desired position in the forefront, and firepower – quickly inflict great damage due to the drum. However, later it will be necessary to wait out the drum charging somewhere, not forgetting to hide the weakly armored zones. The key to an effective game on this tank is a timely reaction to the situation on the battlefield, as well as understanding and using its strengths.