T32

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T32

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USA Heavy Tank Tier VIII
Battle Tiers
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Totals
Cost 2,610,000  Credits
Hit Points 1,4001,550 HP
Weight Limit 54.5/54.857.549/60.5 t
Crew
Commander
Gunner
Driver
Radio Operator
Loader
Loader
Mobility
Engine Power 720800 hp
Speed Limit 35/14 km/h
Traverse 2025 deg/s
Power/Wt Ratio 13.2113.9 hp/t
Pivot YesYes
Armor
Hull Armor 127/76/51 mm
Turret Armor114/76.2/76.2298/197/152 mm
Armament
Damage 180-300240-400 HP
Penetration 128-213149-248 mm
Rate of Fire
7.89100% crew: 8.23 rpm
+ Vents: 8.42 rpm
+ BiA : 8.61 rpm
+ Food: 8.98 rpm
5.66100% crew: 5.9 rpm
+ Vents: 6.04 rpm
+ BiA : 6.17 rpm
+ Food: 6.44 rpm
r/m
Accuracy
0.38100% crew: 0.36 m
+ Vents: 0.36 m
+ BiA : 0.35 m
+ Food: 0.33 m
0.41100% crew: 0.39 m
+ Vents: 0.38 m
+ BiA : 0.38 m
+ Food: 0.36 m
m
Aim time
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ Vents: 2.16 s
+ BiA : 2.11 s
+ Food: 2.02 s
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ Vents: 2.16 s
+ BiA : 2.11 s
+ Food: 2.02 s
s
Turret Traverse
26100% crew: 27.11 deg/s
+ Vents: 27.73 deg/s
+ BiA : 28.34 deg/s
+ Food: 29.57 deg/s
25100% crew: 26.07 deg/s
+ Vents: 26.66 deg/s
+ BiA : 27.25 deg/s
+ Food: 28.43 deg/s
deg/s
Gun Arc 360°
Elevation Arc -10°/+20°-10°/+20°
Ammo Capacity 5443 rounds
General
Chance of Fire 2020 %
View Range
380100% crew: 380 m
+ Vents: 388.14 m
+ BiA : 396.29 m
+ Food: 412.57 m
400100% crew: 400 m
+ Vents: 408.57 m
+ BiA : 417.14 m
+ Food: 434.29 m
m
Signal Range
395100% crew: 411.93 m
+ Vents: 421.24 m
+ BiA : 430.55 m
+ Food: 449.17 m
745100% crew: 776.93 m
+ Vents: 794.49 m
+ BiA : 812.05 m
+ Food: 847.17 m
m
Parent Contour-USA-T29.png
Child
Contour-USA-M103.png168,500 XP
Research
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The T32 is an American tier 8 heavy tank.

Development of this tank started in February 1945. Four prototypes underwent trials from the spring of 1946 until the end of the year. Never saw mass production.

It has the perfect balance for an American heavy tank, combining a more heavily-armored turret with adequate hull armor, decent mobility, and a sleeker body. In its stock configuration, it mounts a very weak turret. Because it shares the gun, engine and radio modules with the T29, you only need experience points to research the suspension to mount these modules. As you gain more experience points, research and purchase the upgraded turret; it is more heavily-armored and has a smaller profile than the stock version. The tracks are still weak, but if you don't rush to get the T32 and train your T29 crew well, transferring them and their skills will help immensely. Consider using the repair kit for the gun, as it gets destroyed/damaged quite easily, especially when the enemy is shooting HE shells at your turret, but don't spare the kit if you are being tracked and are in a vulnerable position, or your engine goes out.

Compared to other tanks of its tier, the T32's main weakness is the gun. It lacks high penetrating power and durability, but it does have a good rate of fire. Be patient, aim well, and it will do its job.

The T32 leads to the M103.


















Modules

Turret
TierNameArmorTraverse SpeedTraverse ArcView RangeXP CostPriceWeight
07VII T99E2 0114 114/76.2/76.2 mm
26100% crew: 27.11 deg/s
+ Vents: 27.73 deg/s
+ BiA : 28.34 deg/s
+ Food: 29.57 deg/s
26100% crew: 27.11 deg/s
+ Vents: 27.73 deg/s
+ BiA : 28.34 deg/s
+ Food: 29.57 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------ 32,50032,500 Credits 9,500 9,500 kg
Guns compatible with this Turret:
Gun
TierNameAmmoDamagePenetrationShell PriceRate of FireAccuracyAim TimeElevationXP CostPriceWeight
08VIII 90 mm Gun T15E2 54 240/240/320 HP 170/258/45 mm 255 Credits/11 Gold/255 Credits
7.89100% crew: 8.23 rpm
+ Vents: 8.42 rpm
+ BiA : 8.61 rpm
+ Food: 8.98 rpm
r/m
0.38100% crew: 0.36 m
+ Vents: 0.36 m
+ BiA : 0.35 m
+ Food: 0.33 m
m
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ Vents: 2.16 s
+ BiA : 2.11 s
+ Food: 2.02 s
s

Front: -10°/+20°
Sides: -10°/+20°

Rear: -6°/+20°
--- 111,900111,900 Credits 2,050 2,050 kg
08VIII 105 mm Gun T5E1 43 320/320/420 HP 198/245/53 mm 1,000 Credits/12 Gold/680 Credits
4.76100% crew: 4.97 rpm
+ Vents: 5.08 rpm
+ BiA : 5.19 rpm
+ Food: 5.41 rpm
r/m
0.42100% crew: 0.4 m
+ Vents: 0.39 m
+ BiA : 0.39 m
+ Food: 0.37 m
m
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ Vents: 2.16 s
+ BiA : 2.11 s
+ Food: 2.02 s
s
-10°/+20° 18,100 118,000118,000 Credits 2,400 2,400 kg

Turret
TierNameArmorTraverse SpeedTraverse ArcView RangeXP CostPriceWeight
09IX T119 0298 298/197/152 mm
25100% crew: 26.07 deg/s
+ Vents: 26.66 deg/s
+ BiA : 27.25 deg/s
+ Food: 28.43 deg/s
25100% crew: 26.07 deg/s
+ Vents: 26.66 deg/s
+ BiA : 27.25 deg/s
+ Food: 28.43 deg/s
d/s
360°
400100% crew: 400 m
+ Vents: 408.57 m
+ BiA : 417.14 m
+ Food: 434.29 m
400100% crew: 400 m
+ Vents: 408.57 m
+ BiA : 417.14 m
+ Food: 434.29 m
m
21,40021,400 50,50050,500 Credits 12,200 12,200 kg
Guns compatible with this Turret:
Gun
TierNameAmmoDamagePenetrationShell PriceRate of FireAccuracyAim TimeElevationXP CostPriceWeight
08VIII 90 mm Gun T15E2 54 240/240/320 HP 170/258/45 mm 255 Credits/11 Gold/255 Credits
7.89100% crew: 8.23 rpm
+ Vents: 8.42 rpm
+ BiA : 8.61 rpm
+ Food: 8.98 rpm
r/m
0.38100% crew: 0.36 m
+ Vents: 0.36 m
+ BiA : 0.35 m
+ Food: 0.33 m
m
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ Vents: 2.16 s
+ BiA : 2.11 s
+ Food: 2.02 s
s

Front: -10°/+20°
Sides: -10°/+20°

Rear: -6°/+20°
--- 111,900111,900 Credits 2,050 2,050 kg
08VIII 105 mm Gun T5E1 43 320/320/420 HP 198/245/53 mm 1,000 Credits/12 Gold/680 Credits
5.66100% crew: 5.9 rpm
+ Vents: 6.04 rpm
+ BiA : 6.17 rpm
+ Food: 6.44 rpm
r/m
0.41100% crew: 0.39 m
+ Vents: 0.38 m
+ BiA : 0.38 m
+ Food: 0.36 m
m
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ Vents: 2.16 s
+ BiA : 2.11 s
+ Food: 2.02 s
s

Front: -10°/+20°
Sides: -10°/+20°

Rear: -6°/+20°
18,100 118,000118,000 Credits 2,400 2,400 kg

Engine
TierNamePowerFire ChanceTypeXP CostPriceWeight
07VII Ford GAZ 0720 720 hp 020 20 % Gasoline --- 43,50043,500 Credits 0556 556 kg
08VIII GMC Allison V1710-E32 0760 760 hp 020 20 % Gasoline 12,300 48,50048,500 Credits 0556 556 kg
08VIII Continental AV-1790-3 0800 800 hp 020 20 % Gasoline 19,000 59,00059,000 Credits 0569 569 kg

Suspension
TierNameLoad LimitTraverse SpeedXP CostPriceWeight
07VII T84E1A 54.8354.83 t 02020 d/s ------ 20,20020,200 Credits 12,000 12,000 kg
08VIII T84E3A 60.560.5 t 02525 d/s 14,50014,500 38,10038,100 Credits 12,000 12,000 kg

Radio
TierNameRangeXP CostPriceWeight
06VI SCR 508
395100% crew: 411.93 m
+ Vents: 421.24 m
+ BiA : 430.55 m
+ Food: 449.17 m
395100% crew: 411.93 m
+ Vents: 421.24 m
+ BiA : 430.55 m
+ Food: 449.17 m
m
0--- --- 21,60021,600 Credits 0100 100 kg
10X SCR 528
745100% crew: 776.93 m
+ Vents: 794.49 m
+ BiA : 812.05 m
+ Food: 847.17 m
745100% crew: 776.93 m
+ Vents: 794.49 m
+ BiA : 812.05 m
+ Food: 847.17 m
m
9,000 9,000 54,00054,000 Credits 0080 80 kg

Historical Info

The successful employment of the heavily armored assault tank M4A3E2 in Europe during the Fall of 1944 emphasized the need for greater armor protection. On 7 December 1944, the Army Ground Forces recommended that the Ordnance Department develop a modification of the new Pershing tank with heavier armor, and the Army Services Forces directed that immediate action be taken to comply with this request. Two approaches were followed to solve the problem. The first produced essentially a standard Pershing with thicker armor and a lower final-drive gear ratio to maintain a reasonable level of mobility. This vehicle was designated as the heavy (later medium) tank T26E5. A longer range solution was to develop a new tank utilizing as many Pershing components as possible. On 8 February 1945, construction of four tank prototypes of such a vehicle was recommended and designated as the heavy tank T32. Formal approval for this project was recorded in March.

Technical info

T32 Technical drawings
The design of the new tank proceeded on a high priority basis, and by 10 April 1945, a mock-up was almost complete and approximately 80 percent of the drawings for the first two prototypes had been released. A power package consisting of the Ford GAC V-12 engine and the cross-drive transmission similar to that planned for the heavy tank T29 was incorporated into the design. As many Pershing components as possible were utilized, but an extra road wheel was added to the torsion bar suspension, bringing the total on each side to seven. The Pershing's 23-inch wide T80E1 tracks were fitted with the five-inch extended end-connectors to further reduce the ground pressure.

The high-velocity 90mm T15E2 gun with a single coaxial .30 caliber machine gun was specified for all four prototypes. This cannon used separated ammunition with a very long cartridge case, requiring a rearrangement of the interior stowage as compared to the Pershing. The 90mm T15E2 gun had a muzzle velocity of 3200 feet per second with the 24 pound AP T43 shot, and 3750 feet per second with the 16.7 pound HVAP T44 shot. The armor on the front hull was specified as five inches at 54 degrees from the vertical, and the turret varied in thickness from 11.75 inches in front to 6 inches in the rear. The front hull was cast for the first two prototypes and a .30 caliber machine gun was installed in a bow mount for the assistant driver. Both the driver and assistant driver had a single periscope fitted in the hatch cover over their seats.

Prototypes 3 and 4 were assembled using rolled armor plate on the front hull and the bow machine gun was omitted. On the latter two vehicles, the driver's wide angle periscopes were mounted in the front armor and their hatch covers were pivoted rather than hinged, allowing them to be opened without interference from the traversing turret. OCM 28680, on 9 August 1945, revised the military characteristics and recommended that prototypes 3 and 4 be designated as the heavy tank T32E1.
T32 top view
Prototypes 1 and 2 were completed on 15 January and 19 April 1946, respectively, and both were shipped to Aberdeen Proving Ground. Prototypes 3 and 4 (T32E1) were completed on 14 May and 19 June 1946. Number 3 was shipped to Fort Knox and the fourth vehicle was retained at Detroit Arsenal for engineering studies.

The T32 was the first tank with the cross-drive transmission to be tested at Aberdeen and Fort Knox and, as might be expected, a lot of problems were encountered. The early EX-120 version of the cross-drive had the usual teething troubles of an experimental design and required excessive maintenance to keep it going. However, it led directly to the development of the CD-850 series of cross-drive transmissions, which became the standard in American tanks.

T-series prototypes

The T29, T30, T32, and T34 series of tanks were used to evaluate numerous experimental components after World War II. Although too late for the war for which they were designed, they provided invaluable service in developing these components for later tanks. Much of the work that made the early AV-1790 engine and the CD-850 transmission a reliable power package utilized these tanks. Later, they were used in the development of other power train components, such as the XT-1400 transmission, which was tested in the T30.


American Heavy tank comparision
Mk.VII M6 T28 T29 T30 T32 T34 M103A2
Crew 8 6 4 6 6 5 6 5
Length 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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