Welcome to Wargaming.net Wiki!
Variants

A-44

Jump to: navigation, search





A44 (Stock)

AnnoA44.png
Totals
1380000 Price
1000 Hit Points
36.34 / 37 kgWeight
Crew
  1. Commander
Armor
150/60/60Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
75/75/75Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
500 h.p.Engine Power
59 km/hSpeed Limit
42 deg/secTraverse Speed
Firepower
110 Standard Shell Damage
86 mmStandard Shell Penetration
3.3 Time for Complete Loading
40 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
360 mView Range
325 mSignal Range
VII
A-44
1380000
The project was begun in April 1941. Development was led by I. S. Behr, lead engineer of Plant No. 183. Three different versions of the vehicle were proposed, varying in armor, armament, combat load, and speed. The estimated production date for the prototype was early 1942. However, when the German invasion forced the evacuation of the facility, development was discontinued.

This medium tank features a turret on the back of the tank. This makes it ok at side scraping with the top gun (which is the top gun from the T-150). The front upper plate on the tank when angled can reliably bounce many of the guns it will encounter just don't count on it when you're facing tanks packing tier 10 guns. One feature that most people like about this tank is that it has the highest alpha out of all the tier 7 mediums (300).

A-44

Stock

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret VI A-44 4250 75/75/75 40 360
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun IV 76 mm F-34 1155 86/102/38 110/110/156 18.18 0.46 1.9
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine VI V-2-34 750 500 15
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis VI A-44 12000 37 42
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio IV 9R 0 325

A-44-57

Recon

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret VI A-44 4250 75/75/75 40 360
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun V 57 mm ZiS-4 740 112/189/29 85/85/95 26.09 0.34 1.9
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine VI V-5 750 600 15
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis VI A-44 12000 37 42
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VIII 9RM 0 525

A-44B

Speed

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret VI A-44 4250 75/75/75 40 360
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun V 76 mm S-54 1390 125/156/39 115/110/165 18.18 0.41 1.9
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine VI V-5 750 600 15
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis VI A-44 12000 37 42
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VIII 9RM 0 525

A-44M

Health

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret VII A-44 shielded 5170 90/90/90 38 370
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun V 76 mm S-54 1390 125/156/39 115/110/165 18.18 0.41 1.9
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine VI V-5 750 600 15
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis VII A-44 enhanced 12000 41 44
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VIII 9RM 0 525

A-44-107

Attack

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret VII A-44 shielded 5170 90/90/90 38 370
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun VII 107 mm ZiS-6 2400 167/219/54 300/300/360 5.71 0.45 3.4
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine VI V-5 750 600 15
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis VII A-44 enhanced 12000 41 44
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VIII 9RM 0 525

Compatible Equipment

Medium Spall Liner
Camouflage Net
Fill Tanks with CO2
Coated Optics
Enhanced Gun Laying Drive
Enhanced Torsion Bars 3 t Class
Cyclone Filter
Improved Ventilation Class 2
Medium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer
Binocular Telescope
Toolbox
"Wet" Ammo Rack Class 1

Compatible Consumables

Automatic Fire Extinguisher
Manual Fire Extinguisher
Large First Aid Kit
Large Repair Kit
Lend-Lease Oil
Extra Combat Rations
Removed Speed Governor
Small First Aid Kit
Small Repair Kit

Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Good top speed and acceleration
  • Good maneuverability
  • Powerful for a medium tank
  • Rear mounted turret gives ability to sidescrape with
  • Extremely thick frontal hull armor combined with a very good slope makes it a tough nut to crack up front, especially for a m


Cons:


  • Huge commander hatch
  • Frequent engine damage
  • Prone to gun damage
  • Weak ammo rack
  • Almost no gun depression


Performance

Quite dissimilar to its predecessor, the A-44 boasts a very powerful main gun with acceptable DPM. It also loses some of its agility in exchange for improved armor. The hull can bounce shots that most of the other tier 7 mediums would be incapable of doing.

Drivers would be advised to play in a TD style in early stage when WITHOUT the 107mm ZiS-6, since with the 76mm S-54's rather low pen and alpha at current tier's, making 1-2 shot drive by would had been the most likely outcome before you got tracked and wracked - especially when the unusual mounts will make flanking maneuvers fairly awkward for players never operates similar tanks, such as the SU76, Su-85B, or even the Later German Heavy TD's and Prototype's. Least to say, this tank, although an medium and "mobile", the aim time and the on the move accuracy of the 76mm and 107mm gun does not approve your flanking decisions most of the time.

Alternatively, if players determined he/she still wants to try out the flanking potential, going "Cromwell" mode maybe the option - load the 76mm S-54 for a more preferable RoF in flank maneuvers, plus, the 107mm gun although might do the job better for finishing off critically wounded tanks and more reliable penetration, again the RoF and accuracy greatly demands flankers to think twice to adopt the gun for such tactics. However, doing this could prove difficult as the rear mounted turret and extremely poor gun depression make knife fights awkward.

With the ZiS-6 107mm mounted, this tank becomes excellent at sidescraping due to the excellent main gun, wide tracks, and rear-mounted turret. However, getting the angle of your tank right to do this is tricky. Angle too much and the enemy will be able to pierce your side hull. Angle too little and your front hull is exposed with little angling. This strategy is better used in a defense manner. If the enemy knows what to do, they will rush your tank, forcing you to either give them your side hull (which is loaded with ammo racks) or to withdraw.

Avoiding hilly terrain and CQC in this tank is very important. Your gun is too unwieldy with the abysmal aim time and gun depression in addition to the rear-mounted turret to attempt either. Before making a move, you should plan ahead to make sure that you won't be getting yourself into an even worse position than the one you were just in. This tank works best on flat terrain with some hard cover where you can mitigate the weaknesses of this tank. Also, sniping is futile in practice with this tank. Your aim time and accuracy make hitting your targets based more on luck and less on your ability to aim.


Early Research

  • When starting off, the radio, V-5 Engine and 76mm S-54 should be ready to go and mounted immediately.
  • The good news is that all the guns and top radio carry over from the T-34 and A-43,and if you previously played T-150 or KV-2, you might already have the 107mm ZiS-6 unlocked too.
  • Bad news is that the 107mm gun CAN'T be immediately mounted due to its weight, so Priority must be given to the Tracks!
  • If, unfortunately you have not played the USSR heavies before, then the next priority would be the 107mm ZIS-6, for a much wanted huge increase in alpha damage.
  • Engine are already researched from the T-150, KV-2 and KV-3, and of course the predecessor A-43. Players should have already got this unlocked and there are just no excuses not to have it unlocked earlier.
  • Finally, mount the turret for a HP, armor, & view range buff.


Historical Info

The project was at Factory No. 183 by engineer I.S. Ber in April 1941. the idea behind it was to multipurpose platform that could be easily modified in to completely different vehicles. Initial idea was to create three different versions with different armor, armament, combat weight and speed; but all with the same layout. Engine was in front on the right of the machine gun gunner, left side middle was passage between driver and fighting compartment while the transmission was in front. Commanders hatch was on the middle left, while the exhaust was pushed to the middle right. The prototype was scheduled to be built by the beginning of 1942. However, the project was discontinued due to the outbreak of the Soviet-German war.


Historical Gallery


USSR
Light Tanks IMS-1 IIBT-2 IIT-26 IIT-60 IITetrarch IIIBT-7 IIIBT-SV IIIM3 Light IIIT-127 IIIT-46 IIIT-70 IVA-20 IVT-50 IVT-80 IVValentine II VIMT-25 VIILTTB VIIIT-54 ltwt.
Medium Tanks IVT-28 VMatilda IV VT-34 VIA-43 VIT-34-85 VISpectre VIT-34-88 VIIA-44 VIIKV-13 VIIT-43 VIIT-44-122 VIIIObject 416 VIIIT-44 IXObject 430 Version II IXT-54 XObject 140 XObject 430 XT-62A
Heavy Tanks VChurchill III VKV-1S VKV-220 VKV-1 VIKV-2 VIKV-85 VIT-150 VIIIS VIIKV-3 VIIIIS-3 VIIIIS-6 VIIIKV-5 VIIIKV-4 IXIS-8 IXST-I XIS-4 XIS-7
Tank Destroyers IIAT-1 IIISU-76 IIISU-76I IVSU-85B VSU-85 VSU-85I VISU-100 VISU-100Y VIISU-152 VIISU-100M1 VIISU-122-44 VIIIISU-152 VIIISU-101 IXObject 704 IXSU-122-54 XObject 263 XObject 268
Self-Propelled Artillery IISU-18 IIISU-26 IVSU-5 VSU-122A VISU-8 VIIS-51 VIISU-14-1 VIIISU-14-2 IX212A XObject 261
Medium Tanks
USA IIT2 Medium Tank IIIM2 Medium Tank IVM3 Lee VM4A2E4 Sherman VM4A2E4 Ripper VM4 Sherman VM7 VRam II VIM4A3E8 Sherman VISherman Fury VIM4A3E2 Sherman Jumbo VIIT20 VIIT23E3 VIIIM26 Pershing VIIIT26E4 Super Pershing VIIIT26E4 Freedom VIIIT69 VIIIT95E2 IXM46 Patton IXT54E1 XM48A1 Patton
UK IVickers Medium Mk. I IIVickers Medium Mk. II IIIVickers Medium Mk. III IVMatilda VMatilda Black Prince VICromwell VICromwell Knight VIIComet VIIICenturion Mk. I IXCenturion Mk. 7/1 XFV4202
Germany IIIPz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. A IIIPz.Kpfw. S35 739 (f) IVPz.Kpfw. III IVPz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. D IVVK 20.01 (D) VPz.Kpfw. III/IV VPz.Kpfw. IV VPz.Kpfw. IV Hydrostat VPz.Kpfw. V/IV VPz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. H VT-25 VIPz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm VIVK 30.01 (P) VIVK 30.01 (D) VIVK 30.02 (M) VIIPanther/M10 VIIPz.Kpfw. V Panther VIIVK 30.02 (D) VIIIPanther mit 8,8 cm L/71 VIIIIndien-Panzer VIIIPanther II IXE-50 IXLeopard prototyp A XE-50 Ausf. M XLeopard 1
France IIID2 IXLorraine 40 t XBat.-Châtillon 25 t
USSR IVT-28 VMatilda IV VT-34 VIA-43 VIT-34-85 VISpectre VIT-34-88 VIIA-44 VIIKV-13 VIIT-43 VIIT-44-122 VIIIObject 416 VIIIT-44 IXObject 430 Version II IXT-54 XObject 140 XObject 430 XT-62A
China VType T-34 VIType 58 VIIT-34-1 VIIIT-34-2 VIIIT-34-3 IXWZ-120 X121
Japan IIChi-Ni IIIType 97 Chi-Ha IVType 1 Chi-He VType 3 Chi-Nu VType 3 Chi-Nu Kai VIType 4 Chi-To VIIType 5 Chi-Ri VIIISTA-1 IXType 61 XSTB-1
Czechoslovakia
Sweden