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Premium  T26E5

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[Client Values; Actual values in
Specifically, the mismatch in crew values caused by commander's 10% crew skill bonus. Outside of a crew of 1 commander only, 100% crew is a fiction. The client values, given for 100% crew, will normally be taken into battle with 110% crew skill members aside from specific functions, causing their actual performance to deviate from the expected client value. These differences are taken into account in tooltip boxes.
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9,700  Gold Cost
15001500 HP Hit Points
46.4/5046.4/50 t Weight Limit
Crew
  1. Commander
  2. Driver
  3. Gunner
  4. Radio Operator
  5. Loader
Mobility
704704 hp Engine Power
40.2/15 km/h Speed Limit
3030 deg/s Traverse
15.1715.17 hp/t Power/Wt Ratio
YesYes Pivot
Armor
152.4/76.2/50.8 mm Hull Armor
190.5/114.3/127190.5/114.3/127 mm Turret Armor
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Shell Cost
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230/259/45230/259/45 mm Penetration



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8.33 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 7.2 s
50% Crew: 8.92 s
75% Crew: 7.79 s
100% Crew: 6.9 s
Rammer: 6.21 s
Vents: 6.75 s
Both: 6.07 s
Both and BiA: 5.94 s
Both and Max Crew %: 5.69 s

See Crew, Consumables, or Equipment for more information.



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8.33 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 7.2 s
50% Crew: 8.92 s
75% Crew: 7.79 s
100% Crew: 6.9 s
Rammer: 6.21 s
Vents: 6.75 s
Both: 6.07 s
Both and BiA: 5.94 s
Both and Max Crew %: 5.69 s

See Crew, Consumables, or Equipment for more information.
Rate of Fire






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3564

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (240 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 3564
50% Crew: 2877.6
75% Crew: 3295.2
100% Crew: 3717.6
100% Crew
Vents: 3801.6
Rammer: 4130.4
Both: 4224
Both and BiA: 4317.6
Both and Max Crew %: 4504.8

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 3804
50% Crew: 3117.6
75% Crew: 3535.2
100% Crew: 3957.6
100% Crew
Rammer: 4370.4
Vents: 4041.6
Both: 4464
Both and BiA: 4557.6
Both and Max Crew %: 4744.8

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (240 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 3564
50% Crew: 2877.6
75% Crew: 3295.2
100% Crew: 3717.6
100% Crew
Vents: 3801.6
Rammer: 4130.4
Both: 4224
Both and BiA: 4317.6
Both and Max Crew %: 4504.8

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 3804
50% Crew: 3117.6
75% Crew: 3535.2
100% Crew: 3957.6
100% Crew
Rammer: 4370.4
Vents: 4041.6
Both: 4464
Both and BiA: 4557.6
Both and Max Crew %: 4744.8

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (320 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 4752
50% Crew: 3836.8
75% Crew: 4393.6
100% Crew: 4956.8
100% Crew
Vents: 5068.8
Rammer: 5507.2
Both: 5632
Both and BiA: 5756.8
Both and Max Crew %: 6006.4

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 5072
50% Crew: 4156.8
75% Crew: 4713.6
100% Crew: 5276.8
100% Crew
Rammer: 5827.2
Vents: 5388.8
Both: 5952
Both and BiA: 6076.8
Both and Max Crew %: 6326.4

See here, here, or here for more information.






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3564

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (240 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 3564
50% Crew: 2877.6
75% Crew: 3295.2
100% Crew: 3717.6
100% Crew
Vents: 3801.6
Rammer: 4130.4
Both: 4224
Both and BiA: 4317.6
Both and Max Crew %: 4504.8

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 3804
50% Crew: 3117.6
75% Crew: 3535.2
100% Crew: 3957.6
100% Crew
Rammer: 4370.4
Vents: 4041.6
Both: 4464
Both and BiA: 4557.6
Both and Max Crew %: 4744.8

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (240 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 3564
50% Crew: 2877.6
75% Crew: 3295.2
100% Crew: 3717.6
100% Crew
Vents: 3801.6
Rammer: 4130.4
Both: 4224
Both and BiA: 4317.6
Both and Max Crew %: 4504.8

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 3804
50% Crew: 3117.6
75% Crew: 3535.2
100% Crew: 3957.6
100% Crew
Rammer: 4370.4
Vents: 4041.6
Both: 4464
Both and BiA: 4557.6
Both and Max Crew %: 4744.8

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (320 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 4752
50% Crew: 3836.8
75% Crew: 4393.6
100% Crew: 4956.8
100% Crew
Vents: 5068.8
Rammer: 5507.2
Both: 5632
Both and BiA: 5756.8
Both and Max Crew %: 6006.4

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 5072
50% Crew: 4156.8
75% Crew: 4713.6
100% Crew: 5276.8
100% Crew
Rammer: 5827.2
Vents: 5388.8
Both: 5952
Both and BiA: 6076.8
Both and Max Crew %: 6326.4

See here, here, or here for more information.
Damage Per Minute


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0.38 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.471 m
With 75% Crew: 0.411 m
With 100% Crew: 0.364 m
With BiA: 0.356 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.349 m
Maximum possible: 0.334 m

For more details, see Crew


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0.38 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.471 m
With 75% Crew: 0.411 m
With 100% Crew: 0.364 m
With BiA: 0.356 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.349 m
Maximum possible: 0.334 m

For more details, see Crew
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2.3 s 

With 50% Crew: 2.849 s
With 75% Crew: 2.488 s
With 100% Crew: 2.205 s
With GLD: 2.005 s
With BiA: 2.157 s
With BiA and Vents: 2.11 s
With both and GLD: 1.918 s
Maximum possible: 1.839 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment


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2.3 s 

With 50% Crew: 2.849 s
With 75% Crew: 2.488 s
With 100% Crew: 2.205 s
With GLD: 2.005 s
With BiA: 2.157 s
With BiA and Vents: 2.11 s
With both and GLD: 1.918 s
Maximum possible: 1.839 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment
Aim time
2525 deg/s Turret Traverse
360° Gun Arc
-10°/+20°-10°/+20° Elevation Arc
7070 rounds Ammo Capacity
General
2020 % Chance of Fire






390 m 

With 50% Crew: 306.4 m
With 75% Crew: 348.2 m
With 100% Crew: 390 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 409.7 m
With Coated Optics: 429 m
With Binocular Telescope: 487.5 m
Maximum possible: 558.3 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment






390 m 

With 50% Crew: 306.4 m
With 75% Crew: 348.2 m
With 100% Crew: 390 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 409.7 m
With Coated Optics: 429 m
With Binocular Telescope: 487.5 m
Maximum possible: 558.3 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
View Range


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745 m 

With 50% Crew: 601.4 m
With 75% Crew: 688.8 m
With 100% Crew: 777 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 894 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 819.5 m
Maximum possible: 1118.4 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment


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745 m 

With 50% Crew: 601.4 m
With 75% Crew: 688.8 m
With 100% Crew: 777 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 894 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 819.5 m
Maximum possible: 1118.4 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
Signal Range
T26E5


VIII

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The T26E5 is an American tier 8 premium heavy tank.

Successful combat use of the assault M4A3E2 tank with enhanced armor spurred the decision to create a similar modification of the M26. Chrysler started production of the improved vehicles in July 1945. Trials revealed that it was necessary to reduce its off-road speed to avoid damage to the suspension. A total of 27 vehicles were manufactured to take part in trials and experiments.

Modules / Available Equipment and Consumables

Modules

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Guns

Tier Gun Penetration
(mm)
Damage
(HP)
Rate of fire
(rounds/minute)
Dispersion
(m/100m)
Aiming time
(s)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

VIII 90 mm Gun T7E1 230/259/45 240/240/320 8.33 0.38 2.3 975 100000

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Turrets

Tier Turret Turret Armor (front/sides/rear)
(mm)
Turret Traverse Speed
(deg/s)
View Range
(m)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

VIII T26E5 190.5/114.3/127 25 390 12000 21800

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Engines

Tier Engine Engine Power
(hp)
Chance of Fire on Impact
(%)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

VIII Continental AV-1790-1 704 20 569 45000

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Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(т)
Traverse Speed
(гр/сек)
Rmin Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

VIII T26E5 50 30 0 10500 16300

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Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(м)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

X SCR 528AM 745 91 54000


Compatible Equipment

Vertical Stabilizer Mk 2 Heavy Spall Liner Camouflage Net Fill Tanks with CO2 Coated Optics Stabilizing Equipment System Experimental Optics Wear-Resistant Gun Laying Drive Venting System Innovative Loading System Extended Spare Parts Kit Enhanced Gun Laying Drive Enhanced Torsion Bars 5+ t Class Improved Ventilation Class 3 Medium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer Binocular Telescope Toolbox "Wet" Ammo Rack Class 2 

Compatible Consumables

Stabilizer Greasing Automatic Fire Extinguisher Natural Cover Optical Calibration Case of Cola Aim Tuning Experienced Firefighters 100-octane Gasoline 105-octane Gasoline Manual Fire Extinguisher Vent Purge Large First Aid Kit Large Repair Kit Duty Comes First Shell Organizer Orderly Ammo Rack Focus on Target Increased Focus Small First Aid Kit Small Repair Kit Gearbox Intricacy Steady Hand Pre-Battle Maintenance Combat Course 


Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Good penetration on standard APCR ammunition
  • High rate of fire with good DPM
  • Gun mantlet is large and 279mm thick
  • Good gun depression
  • High ammo capacity


Cons:


  • Frontal hull and turret cheek armor is poorly angled and unreliable
  • Low Alpha damage compared to other same tier heavy tanks
  • Premium ammunition doesn't provide noticeable penetration boost
  • Poor accuracy compared to other tier 8 heavy tanks
  • Feels sluggish despite good power-to-weight ratio


Performance

The T26E5 is basically an up-armored M26 Pershing labeled as a heavy tank. Turret armor on the T26E5 is thinner than on the T34 and T32, but is still strong enough to bounce many lower and same tier guns, and its small profile will frustrate attackers trying to dig it out of a defensive position from a distance. The hull armor is thicker than on the T32 and T34, but ultimately weaker than the T32's because of flatter angles. The machinegun port and large lower front plate of the T26E5 are glaring weaknesses that make it vulnerable to even tier 6 guns, regardless of angle.

The 230mm of penetration allows the T26E5 to retain some fighting potential even in tier 9 and 10 games. Do note, however, that it fires APCR as both standard and premium ammunition types, so be aware of its unique properties compared to AP rounds. While the accuracy is largely improved over the T32, it is still far from that of German and British heavies, so allow the to gun aim fully for the best chance of hitting enemy weak spots. The short reload-time allows this tank to comfortably trade fire with most mediums of the same tier. This also means it can whittle down heavy tanks with slower reload-times, though trading fire with other heavies is still a risky proposition because of your inferior alpha damage.

The 704 horsepower engine provides the T26E5 with an excellent specific power of 15.17, allowing it to accelerate better than many other tier 8 heavies. Terrain resistances and hull traverse are poor, preventing you from outmaneuvering medium tanks in spite of your otherwise competitive acceleration.

Although its stats look impressive, and it has received very favourable reviews, the T26E5 suffers from being a compromise design even more than most American tanks and can struggle to find a role on the battlefield. Unlike the Sherman Jumbo, which it resembles in concept, the T26E5 cannot lead assaults, even when it is high tier. Its armour, though better than that of the Pershing, is not strong enough to bounce the shells of other heavy tanks reliably. At the same time, its mobility, though decent, is not good enough to manoeuver against medium tanks. The alternative, fighting fromt a distance, is not viable owing to the low accuracy of the gun. As result of these limitations, the T26E5 does not do well on its own, especially when confronted with multiple opponents. In particular when in tier 9 and 10 games, your role is limited to supporting top tier vehicles while avoiding incoming fire as much as possible.


Early Research

As this is a premium tank, research not required.


Suggested Equipment


Medium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer Vertical Stabilizer Mk 2 Improved VentilationCoated Optics 


Gallery

Historical Info

The success of the M4A3E2 "Jumbo" Sherman led to research into an equivalent modification of the T26 tank. This modification had the effective armour of 8 inches in the front, as well as a new equilibrator, to offset the heavier gun mantlet. The vehicle's weight was estimated to be 97,000, but the tracks were widened with 5 inch wide connectors, making the vehicle's ground pressure 11.5 psi. The width of the tank with these tracks was 143 inches, 124 inches for railroad transport. The recommendation to perform this modification of the T26E3 and name it T26E5 was submitted on January 18th, 1945, and approved on February 8th. On March 29th, 1945, it was recommended that the thickness of the front armour be increased further, and 27 of these tanks be produced. The new T26E5 would have:


  • A 6 inch thick UFP positioned at 46.5 degrees
  • A 4 inch thick LFP positioned at 54 degrees
  • An 11 inch thick unsloped gun mantlet
  • Increased equilibrator capacity
  • Increased thickness of the front turret ring splash guard
  • Decreased width of the rear portion of the hull escape hatch doors to eliminate a turret weak spot

The weight of the vehicle increased to 107,000 pounds, and ground pressure grew to 12.1 psi. The vehicle was thought to be capable of speeds that could seriously damage the two front bogies on rough terrain, and modifications to the shock absorbers, torsion bars, and wheel bearings were designed, just in case. However, these changes did not make it to the production line, as it was decided to perform them on an individual basis.

These changes made the tank unwieldy. The only bridge capable of carrying it would be the M4 Floating Bridge, at a current speed of less than 5 miles per hour. The bridge, only 148 inches wide, could not safely accommodate a T26E5 when extended track connectors were uses. The first T26E5 was built and delivered to the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in July of 1945, with the other 26 being finished in August. The tanks were later used as test vehicles against newer HEAT and HVAP shells.


Historical Gallery

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