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T-55
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Faction - Takistani Army
- Takistani Rebels
Type Medium Tank
Seats 3 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 1× Gunner
  • 1× Commander
Item capacity Max:
  • 10× Weapons
  • 100× Magazines
Top speed ~ 54 km/h
Fuel capacity 1000 L
Primary armament Main:
  • 1× D-10 100 mm
Secondary armament Coaxial:
  • 1× SGMT 7.62 mm
Variants None
Games
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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.

Overview Edit

  • Role:
    • 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.
Armoury Description
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Design Edit

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.

Armament
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.

Drawbacks
Obsolete and completely outdated by modern standards, the T-55 is essentially a museum piece on treads like the T-34.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.

Crew Capacity
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.

Camouflage Edit

  • 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.

Trivia Edit

  • 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.

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See also Edit

Vehicles of comparable role and configuration Edit