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Armored fighting vehicles designed by or imported into the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. USSR tanks will often fall into a role-set that each class will excel at, but at the expense of being notably less capable if called into other roles at any time. The USSR designed and fielded several of the most recognizable, and in some cases ubiquitous, tanks in the history of armored warfare.


0.9.18 Soviet Tank Tree

Soviet light tanks are typically the fastest tanks at their tiers. Like most Soviet tanks, they have a small frontal profile and sloped armor. While the recent map and class changes have shifted the game paradigm to a more brawl-focused ideal and reduced their relative power in general, they're still solid choices.

Soviet medium tanks are fast and maneuverable, and equipped with accurate guns with excellent dispersion values, unlike the other lines in the Russian tree (and get even better in high tier). Most are jacks of all trades and very versatile. Unfortunately, most suffer from poor gun depression, limiting their ability to go hull down and make use of their strong frontal turret. They also have excellent soft stats such as ground resistance and camo, allowing them to perform the roles of scouting, damage dealing, and flexing across the map adequately. There are two medium lines that split after the T-34 at Tier V. One line has forward or center mounted turrets with average guns but the better chassis allows them to be more flexible. The mainly rear mounted turret line has superior firepower, but at the cost of having less gun depression and inability to take advantage of many hull down positions.

Soviet heavy tanks have good guns, are fast, and have strong armor; their frontal armor thickness makes them quite difficult to penetrate from the front unless weakspots are targeted, and their sloping can lead to bounces even from high penetration guns. There are two lines (The only other faction with this many heavy lines being Germany): the KV line which offers thicker armour and standoff potential at the cost of mobility, and the IS line which has armour more reliant on angles, but better agility and alpha damage for brawling. They tend to lose out in gun handling, accuracy and DPM compared to other heavy tanks, but their prolific alpha make them excellent at peek-a-boom and side-scraping fights. Like with the German heavy tank lines, advancing deep into one line provides many modules, particularly gun modules, for the alternate heavy tank line.

Soviet tank destroyers generally have poor armor, but they have some of the best camouflage values in game. They're ideal for damage farming and sniping early game, and occasionally acting as makeshift assault guns later on. There are two Soviet TD lines. The more popular Object 268 line favors alpha damage, but traverses very slowly and has subpar viewrange. They also have very weak armor anywhere besides the gun mantlet, though it is strong enough to prevent penetrating hits from most non-artillery HE shells. The Object 263 line which favors mobility and some of the fastest aim times on tank destroyers. The armor is somewhat better but lucky bounces from same tier tanks are relatively rare still. Both require patience in their game-play, and like the light tanks, have also received some harmful changes, but continue to remain relevant.

Soviet self propelled guns are generally quite accurate at low tiers, but they won't deal much damage. However, they also generally fire their shells in a very high arc, making their flight time long, but able to hit tanks hiding behind rocks and small buildings. They also tend to have higher firing rates than their foreign counterparts. This changes at tier 5, where they become much more alpha-centered, while retaining the high arcs that only the British SPGs really beat. They also gain large hulls and extremely limiting gun arcs, with generally poor accuracy. However, the high accuracy returns with the tier X Object 261, as it is the most accurate self-propelled gun, with a whopping 0.63 dispersion. It's also the second fastest Tier X SPG, and has the fastest Shell Travel speed of all tier X Artillery.


Light Tanks

    I
    MS-1

    MS-1

    II
    BT-2

    BT-2

    II
    T-45

    T-45

    II
    T-26

    T-26

    II
    T-60

    T-60

    II
    Tetrarch

    Tetrarch

    III
    BT-7

    BT-7

    III
    BT-SV

    BT-SV

    III
    LTP

    LTP

    III
    M3 Light

    M3 Light

    III
    BT-7 artillery

    BT-7 artillery

    III
    T-127

    T-127

    III
    T-46

    T-46

    III
    T-70

    T-70

    IV
    A-20

    A-20

    IV
    T-80

    T-80

    IV
    Valentine II

    Valentine II

    V
    T-50

    T-50

    VI
    MT-25

    MT-25

    VII
    LTG

    LTG

    VIII
    LTTB

    LTTB

    IX
    T-54 ltwt.

    T-54 ltwt.

    X
    T-100 LT

    T-100 LT

Medium Tanks

    IV
    A-32

    A-32

    IV
    T-28E with F-30

    T-28E with F-30

    IV
    T-28

    T-28

    V
    Matilda IV

    Matilda IV

    V
    T-34

    T-34

    VI
    A-43

    A-43

    VI
    T-34-85M

    T-34-85M

    VI
    T-34-85 Rudy

    T-34-85 Rudy

    VI
    T-34-85

    T-34-85

    VII
    A-44

    A-44

    VII
    KV-13

    KV-13

    VII
    T-43

    T-43

    VII
    T-44-122

    T-44-122

    VIII
    Object 416

    Object 416

    VIII
    T-54 first prototype

    T-54 first prototype

    VIII
    T-44-100 (R)

    T-44-100 (R)

    VIII
    STG

    STG

    VIII
    STG Guard

    STG Guard

    VIII
    T-44

    T-44

    IX
    Object 430 Version II

    Object 430 Version II

    IX
    T-54

    T-54

    X
    Object 140

    Object 140

    X
    Object 430

    Object 430

    X
    Object 907

    Object 907

    X
    T-22 medium

    T-22 medium

    X
    T-62A

    T-62A

Heavy Tanks

    V
    Churchill III

    Churchill III

    V
    KV-1S

    KV-1S

    V
    KV-220-2

    KV-220-2

    V
    KV-220-2 Beta Test

    KV-220-2 Beta Test

    V
    KV-1

    KV-1

    VI
    KV-2

    KV-2

    VI
    KV-85

    KV-85

    VI
    T-150

    T-150

    VII
    IS

    IS

    VII
    KV-3

    KV-3

    VII
    KV-122

    KV-122

    VII
    IS-2

    IS-2

    VIII
    IS-3

    IS-3

    VIII
    IS-6

    IS-6

    VIII
    KV-5

    KV-5

    VIII
    KV-4

    KV-4

    VIII
    IS-5 (Object 730)

    IS-5 (Object 730)

    VIII
    IS-3A

    IS-3A

    VIII
    KV-4 Kreslavskiy

    KV-4 Kreslavskiy

    VIII
    Object 252U Defender

    Object 252U Defender

    VIII
    Object 252U

    Object 252U

    IX
    T-10

    T-10

    IX
    ST-I

    ST-I

    X
    IS-4

    IS-4

    X
    IS-7

    IS-7

    X
    Object 260

    Object 260

Tank Destroyers

    II
    AT-1

    AT-1

    III
    SU-76M

    SU-76M

    III
    SU-76I

    SU-76I

    IV
    SU-85B

    SU-85B

    V
    SU-85

    SU-85

    V
    SU-85I

    SU-85I

    VI
    SU-100

    SU-100

    VI
    SU-100Y

    SU-100Y

    VII
    ISU-122S

    ISU-122S

    VII
    SU-152

    SU-152

    VII
    SU-100M1

    SU-100M1

    VII
    SU-122-44

    SU-122-44

    VIII
    ISU-152

    ISU-152

    VIII
    ISU-130

    ISU-130

    VIII
    SU-101

    SU-101

    IX
    Object 704

    Object 704

    IX
    SU-122-54

    SU-122-54

    X
    Object 263

    Object 263

    X
    Object 268

    Object 268

Self-Propelled Guns

    II
    SU-18

    SU-18

    III
    SU-26

    SU-26

    IV
    SU-5

    SU-5

    V
    SU-122A

    SU-122A

    VI
    SU-8

    SU-8

    VII
    S-51

    S-51

    VII
    SU-14-1

    SU-14-1

    VIII
    SU-14-2

    SU-14-2

    IX
    212A

    212A

    X
    Object 261

    Object 261

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