|Faction|| - Takistani Army|
- Takistani Rebels
|Seats|| 3 seats:
|Item capacity|| Max:
|Top speed||~ 54 km/h|
|Fuel capacity||1000 L|
|Primary armament|| Main:
|Secondary armament|| Coaxial:
The T-55 is a Medium Tank that is primarily used by both the Takistani Army, as well as in limited numbers with anti-government rebels in ArmA 2. It was added with the release of the Operation Arrowhead expansion pack.
- Fire support
|«|| T-55 tanks were the main battle tanks of the Soviet Union after they entered service in 1947. Estimated production numbers for the series range from 86,000 to 100,000, making them the most-produced tank in history.|
The T-55 tanks are mechanically simple and robust. They are very simple to operate compared to Western tanks, and don't require a high level of training or education in their crewmembers.
Visually identical to the older Soviet-era T-54, the T-55 is designed to be an improvement over its predecessor (which itself was designed to replace the iconic Second World War-era T-34 tank). When it was first introduced for service in 1958, it was one of the most powerful tanks in the world, and prompted the development of the American M60A3 Patton.
It is armed with a 100 mm rifled gun and has a coaxially-mounted 7.62 mm medium machine gun. The standard loadout of the T-55 gives it 22 rounds of high-explosive (HE) and 21 rounds of high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) shells for the main gun. The coaxial SGMT on the other hand, is pre-loaded with one 250-round belt box and has a further four boxes in reserve.
Obsolete and completely outdated by modern standards, the T-55 is essentially a museum piece on treads like the T-34. Its gun optics lack the ability to toggle thermal vision, nor does it have an integrated laser rangefinder, which requires the gunner to manually estimate the distance of a target. Furthermore, it is also unable to conceal itself with smoke since it lacks the generators to do so.
Despite being classed as a medium tank, the T-55 is only lightly armoured and will not be able to confront other vehicles in its class directly. Even though they only utilise autocannons, Armoured Personnel Carriers like the LAV-25 or even the Stryker MGS tank destroyer will be able to easily take the T-55 head on with minimal, if any, losses due to their superior optics and longer ranged weapons.
The T-55 can transport a crew of three that consists of the driver, a gunner, and the commander. It is unable to carry any passengers.
- Desert: Standard two-tone desert tan/olive green camouflage scheme. Used on Takistani Army-operated T-55s.
- Olive: Flat olive green paint scheme. Only used by rebel T-55s.
- Like its real-world counterpart, the in-game T-55's main gun also has a restricted elevation and depression arc, which prevents it from being able to aim low due to the turret's layout.
See also Edit
Vehicles of comparable role and configuration Edit
- T-34 (NAPA/Light Takistani Army/Takistani Rebel counterpart)
- T-72 (Heavy Takistani Army counterpart, ArmA 2: OA only)
|Takistani Army - Vehicles (ArmA 2)|
|Wheeled||9P117 SCUD-B • BM-21 Grad • BTR-60 • BRDM-2 • Military Offroad • Motorcycle • SUV • UAZ-469 • Ural • V3S|
|Tracked||BMP-2 • M113 • T-34 • T-55 • T-72 • ZSU-23-4|
|Rotor-wing||Mi-8 • Mi-24D • UH-1H|
|Fixed-wing||An-2 • L-39ZA • Su-25|
|Vehicles of ArmA: Cold War Assault|
|Wheeled||Bike • BRDM • Bus • HMMWV • Motorcycle • Jeep • SCUD • Skoda • Small car • Sports car • Trabant • Tractor • Truck 5T • UAZ • Ural • PV3S|
|Tracked||BMP-1 • BMP-2 • M1A1 • M113 (Vulcan) • M60A3 • M2A2 Bradley • Shilka • T-55 • T-72 • T-80|
|Rotor-wing||AH-1 Cobra • AH-64 • CH-47D • Ka-50 • Mi-17 • Mi-24 • OH-58 • UH-60|
|Fixed-wing||A-10 • Plane • Su-25|
|Aquatic||Boat • LST • Mark II PBR|
|(Parenthesis) denote variants.|
|FIA - Vehicles (ArmA: Cold War Assault)|
|Wheeled||Bus* • Jeep • Motorcycle • UAZ* • Ural • PV3S|
|Tracked||BMP-1* • T-55 • T-72* • T-80*|
|* used by the Nogovan Partisans in the Resistance campaign|