M6A2E1

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Gift  M6A2E1

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USA Heavy Tank Tier VIII
Battle Tiers
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Totals
Cost Gift Tank (7,500  Gold)
Hit Points 1,5001,500 HP
Weight Limit 67/70.567/70.5 t
Crew
Commander
Gunner
Driver
Radio Operator
Loader
Mobility
Engine Power 960960 hp
Speed Limit 29/10 km/h
Traverse 2424 deg/s
Power/Wt Ratio 14.3314.33 hp/t
Pivot YesYes
Armor
Hull Armor 191/44/41 mm
Turret Armor191/89/208191/89/208 mm
Armament
Damage 240-400240-400 HP
Penetration 149-248149-248 mm
Rate of Fire
5.05100% crew: 5.26 rpm
+ Vents: 5.38 rpm
+ BiA : 5.5 rpm
+ Food: 5.74 rpm
5.05100% crew: 5.26 rpm
+ Vents: 5.38 rpm
+ BiA : 5.5 rpm
+ Food: 5.74 rpm
r/m
Accuracy
0.42100% crew: 0.4 m
+ Vents: 0.39 m
+ BiA : 0.39 m
+ Food: 0.37 m
0.42100% crew: 0.4 m
+ Vents: 0.39 m
+ BiA : 0.39 m
+ Food: 0.37 m
m
Aim time
2.29100% crew: 2.2 s
+ Vents: 2.15 s
+ BiA : 2.1 s
+ Food: 2.01 s
2.29100% crew: 2.2 s
+ Vents: 2.15 s
+ BiA : 2.1 s
+ Food: 2.01 s
s
Turret Traverse
23100% crew: 23.99 deg/s
+ Vents: 24.53 deg/s
+ BiA : 25.07 deg/s
+ Food: 26.15 deg/s
23100% crew: 23.99 deg/s
+ Vents: 24.53 deg/s
+ BiA : 25.07 deg/s
+ Food: 26.15 deg/s
deg/s
Gun Arc 360°
Elevation Arc -10°/+20°-10°/+20°
Ammo Capacity 6060 rounds
General
Chance of Fire 2020 %
View Range
380100% crew: 380 m
+ Vents: 388.14 m
+ BiA : 396.29 m
+ Food: 412.57 m
380100% crew: 380 m
+ Vents: 388.14 m
+ BiA : 396.29 m
+ Food: 412.57 m
m
Signal Range
570100% crew: 594.43 m
+ Vents: 607.86 m
+ BiA : 621.3 m
+ Food: 648.17 m
570100% crew: 594.43 m
+ Vents: 607.86 m
+ BiA : 621.3 m
+ Food: 648.17 m
m
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Child none
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The M6A2E1 is an American tier 8 premium heavy tank. It is currently not available from the in-game store.

The M6A2E1 was a further development of the T1 and M6 heavy tanks. Developed in August 1944, the vehicle mounted a larger turret and the 105 mm gun. It never saw mass production.

Originally available as part of the game's Heavy Pre-Order Package. It is a basically an up-armored M6 with a T29 turret. Thanks to the rather strange looking fusion, this tank has earned the nickname of "mutant". It is equipped with the 105mm T5E1 gun. In comparison with the T29, it has a smaller mantlet, so it is easier to damage the turret. Although it has the same gun as T29 and T32, its reload time is lower than fully upgraded T32. It has good maneuverability for a heavy tank, but the speed is limited to 29 km/h. Although it has more frontal armor than any American heavy tank prior to tier 8, it has paper-thin sides, so flanking this tank can easily destroy it. Presently this vehicle is only available for purchase on the RU server.


















Modules

Turret
TierNameArmorTraverse SpeedTraverse ArcView RangeXP CostPriceWeight
08VIII M6A2E1D4 0191 191/89/208 mm
23100% crew: 23.99 deg/s
+ Vents: 24.53 deg/s
+ BiA : 25.07 deg/s
+ Food: 26.15 deg/s
23100% crew: 23.99 deg/s
+ Vents: 24.53 deg/s
+ BiA : 25.07 deg/s
+ Food: 26.15 deg/s
d/s
360°
380100% crew: 380 m
+ Vents: 388.14 m
+ BiA : 396.29 m
+ Food: 412.57 m
380100% crew: 380 m
+ Vents: 388.14 m
+ BiA : 396.29 m
+ Food: 412.57 m
m
0------ 0--- 12,000 12,000 kg
Guns compatible with this Turret:
Gun
TierNameAmmoDamagePenetrationShell PriceRate of FireAccuracyAim TimeElevationXP CostPriceWeight
08VIII 105 mm Gun T5E1E 60 320/320/420 HP 198/245/53 mm 1,000 Credits/12 Gold/680 Credits
5.05100% crew: 5.26 rpm
+ Vents: 5.38 rpm
+ BiA : 5.5 rpm
+ Food: 5.74 rpm
r/m
0.42100% crew: 0.4 m
+ Vents: 0.39 m
+ BiA : 0.39 m
+ Food: 0.37 m
m
2.29100% crew: 2.2 s
+ Vents: 2.15 s
+ BiA : 2.1 s
+ Food: 2.01 s
s
-10°/+20° --- 0--- 2,400 2,400 kg

Engine
TierNamePowerFire ChanceTypeXP CostPriceWeight
10X Wright G200 M781 C9GC5 0960 960 hp 020 20 % Gasoline --- 0--- 0612 612 kg

Suspension
TierNameLoad LimitTraverse SpeedXP CostPriceWeight
08VIII M6A2E1HVSS 70.570.5 t 02424 d/s ------ 0--- 15,000 15,000 kg

Radio
TierNameRangeXP CostPriceWeight
08VIII SCR 508/1
570100% crew: 594.43 m
+ Vents: 607.86 m
+ BiA : 621.3 m
+ Food: 648.17 m
570100% crew: 594.43 m
+ Vents: 607.86 m
+ BiA : 621.3 m
+ Food: 648.17 m
m
0--- --- 0--- 0100 100 kg

Historical Info

After the invasion of Europe, the US Army expected that there would be a requirement for a limited number of tanks with extremely thick armor and powerful armament to break through heavily fortified areas. It was proposed that the T1E1s be modified by removing the bow machine gun mounts and the driver's vision door and then welding additional steel plate on the front to provide protection equivalent to 190mm of vertical armor. A new turret was to be installed mounting the high velocity 105mm gun T5E1. This turret, designed for the new heavy tank T29, required an 203cm diameter turret ring compared to the 175mm ring on the T1E1. However, it was considered feasible to modify the hulls to accept the larger ring. It was believed that 15 of the T1E1s could be modified in 90 days, if the required high priorities could be obtained. Out of the 20 production T1E1s available, the remaining five were to be used for spare parts. On 14 August 1944 modification of the 15 tanks was recommended, they were designated as the heavy tank M6A2E1. The goal for delivery was set as 15 November. The Army Ground Forces had been cool toward the project from the first and the Army Service Forces had referred the matter to General Eisenhower in a cablegram dated 2 August 1944. His reply on 18 August stated that the 15 modified tanks were not wanted as they were considered impractical for use in the European Theater of Operations. This effectively killed the project and probably it was a very good thing. Tests at Aberdeen on a T1E1 loaded to the expected 77-ton weight of the M6A2EI showed that it could not climb a 40 per cent slope. Since it was not considered practical to change the final drive reduction in the time available, the M6A2E1s would have been limited to operation on favorable terrain.

After cancellation of the project, it was requested that two M6A2E1 s be completed to test the turret and armament for the new heavy tank T29. This request was approved and two turrets, gun mounts, and fighting compartments armed with the 105mm gun T5E1 were completed and proof fired at Aberdeen Proving Ground. The two M6A2E1s were not fitted with the additional hull armor specified in the original project since it was not required for this test program. On 14 December 1944, US Army classified the heavy tanks M6, M6A1, and T1E1 obsolete and subsequently the tanks were scrapped except for a single T1E1 once on display at the Ordnance Museum at Aberdeen.


American Heavy tank comparision
Mk.VII M6 T28 T29 T30 T32 T34 M103A2
Crew 8 6 4 6 6 5 6 5
Lenght 10,43m 8,43m 11,12m 11,56m 10,9m 10,83m 11,77m 11,23m
Width 3,66m 3,12m 4,54m 3,8m 3,8m 3,76m 3,8m 3,63m
Height 3,12m 3,00m 2,86m 3,22m 3,22m 2,81m 3,22m 3,56m
Weight 39,5t 57,4t 86,3t 64,25t 64,74t 54,5t 65,2t 58,1t
Engine
power
Liberty
338hp
G-200
960hp
GAF
500hp
GAC
770hp
AV1790
810hp
GAC
770hp
AV1790
810hp
AV1790
750hp
Max. speed 8,8km/h 35km/h 12,8km/h 35km/h 35km/h 35km/h 35km/h 37km/h
hull armour
(angle)
12mm
(28)
83mm
(30)
305mm 102mm
(54)
102mm
(54)
127mm
(54)
102mm
(54)
127mm
(60)
side armour 12mm 70mm 152mm 76mm 76mm 76mm 76mm 51mm
Turret armour
(mantlet)
16mm 83mm
(102mm)
- 178mm
(279mm)
178mm
(279mm)
298mm
(298mm)
178mm
(279mm)
127mm
(254mm)
top armour 6-10mm 25mm 38mm 38mm 38mm 38mm 38mm 38mm
bottom armour 6-8mm 25mm 25mm 25mm 25mm 25mm 25mm 38mm
Gun 2x57mm
Hotchkiss
75mm M7
37mm MB
105mm
T5E1
105mm
T5E2
155mm
T7
90mm
T15E2
120mm
T53
120mm
M58
Secondary
armament
5x7,62mm
Hotchkiss
2x12,7mm
HB M2
2x7,62mm
M1919A4
12,7mm
HB M2
3x12,7mm
HB M2
7.62mm
M1919M4
2x12,7mm
HB M2
7.62mm
M1919M4
12,7mm
HB M2
2x7.62mm
M1919M4
3x12,7mm
HB M2
7.62mm
M1919M4
3x12,7mm
HB M2
7.62mm
M37


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