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T28_Prototype (Stock)

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Totals
2650000 Price
1150 Hit Points
65.51 / 68.8 kgWeight
Crew
  1. Commander
Armor
203.2/50.8/50.8Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
203.2/127/101.6Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
440 h.p.Engine Power
18 km/hSpeed Limit
18 deg/secTraverse Speed
Firepower
240 Standard Shell Damage
170 mmStandard Shell Penetration
7.5 Time for Complete Loading
18 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
380 mView Range
395 mSignal Range
T28 Prototype
VIII
T28 Prototype
2650000
Tank destroyer with a rotating gun turret. It was an early modification of a heavy artillery and was intended to fight at the Siegfried Line.

The T28 Prototype has a great gun and good accuracy, and a rather good ROF. Like the T28, the Proto is very very slow, if caught in the open there is no chance to survive and reversing will do no good. You do have good armor; however it is not as good as the T28 and has an open top, making it more vulnerable to HE and artillery. Do note that although it has a turret, it can not rotate 360° and is very slow, meaning it will not help much against circling enemies.


T28 Prototype

Stock

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret VIII T28P D1 6570 203.2/127/101.6 18 380
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun VIII 90 mm AT Gun T15E2 2050 170/258/45 240/240/320 8 0.36 1.7
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine VI Ford GAF 569 440 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis VII T28P E2 12000 68.8 18
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VI SCR 508 0 395

T28(105) Prototype

Attack

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret VIII T28P D1 6570 203.2/127/101.6 18 380
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun VIII 105 mm AT Gun T5E1 2400 198/245/53 320/320/420 7.23 0.39 1.7
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine VI Ford GAF 569 440 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis VII T28P E2 12000 68.8 18
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VI SCR 508 0 395

T28E1 Prototype

Attack

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret VIII T28P D1 6570 203.2/127/101.6 18 380
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun X 120 mm AT Gun T53 2790 248/297/60 400/400/515 5.94 0.39 2.3
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine VI Ford GAFM2A1 569 510 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis VIII T28P E4 12000 76.8 20
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio X SCR 528 0 745

Compatible Equipment

Large Spall Liner
Camouflage Net
Fill Tanks with CO2
Coated Optics
Enhanced Gun Laying Drive
Enhanced Horizontal Coil Springs 3 Class
Large-caliber Tank Gun Rammer
Binocular Telescope
Toolbox
"Wet" Ammo Rack Class 2

Compatible Consumables

Automatic Fire Extinguisher
Case of Cola
100-octane Gasoline
105-octane Gasoline
Manual Fire Extinguisher
Large First Aid Kit
Large Repair Kit
Small First Aid Kit
Small Repair Kit

Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Great top tier gun
  • Excellent rate of fire and wide fire arc for a TD
  • Excellent frontal armor if enemies don't know the weakspots, especially if it can be angled while hiding side armor
  • Intimidating opponent, especially if faced head on by mediums or lower tier heavies


Cons:


  • Open turret is incredibly vulnerable against artillery and HE shells
  • Slow traverse and speed make you an easy target for artillery and medium tanks, and limits your ability to relocate and keep
  • Not much slope on armour
  • Low camouflage
  • Obvious and large weakspots in the front (turret cheeks, machine gun port, engine deck, etc.)


Performance

It is very similar to the T28, especially in its speed. Sacrificing 51mm of frontal armor in order to mount a turret made the T28 Prototype easier to penetrate from the front. Its wide open turret also makes it incredibly easy to kill with artillery, so staying in cover as much as possible is key to survival. With its fast firing and accurate 120mm cannon, the T28 Prototype shouldn't be underestimated, and it still has enough armor to bounce several lower tier guns with ease, though the side and rear armor is extremely thin. It has very nice gun depression, so it can be tricky to fight this tank when it's in a hull down position. In such cases, your best bet is to use HE rounds. It's important to note that the turret can only traverse a total of 286° degrees, which can be a major disadvantage if a medium or light tank gets behind you. Also, when fighting a prototype, shoot at the sideskirts, even if it is incredibly angled, your shot won't necessarily mind the angle as it only holds 50.8mm of armour, many shots from guns of high tier TDs could easily overmatch the angled armor (sides no longer are overmatched by 122 mm shells, since the thickness was increased by 0.8mm). As for prototype users, don't expose your sides when facing the front unless its necessary (need to turn.)


Early Research

  • You should aim to unlock both guns before moving on to anything else. The starting gun is inadequate, while the 120mm makes you a destroyer of worlds.
  • Next you should aim for the radio to allow you to pinpoint where you are needed on the battlefield, as your slow speed makes you committed to whichever route you take.
  • Tracks are next, followed by engine


Historical Info

In 1945, a turreted variant of the first T28 was planned. It was planned to mount a big, heavily armored, limited-traversed turret that can only traverse 286° degrees. The planned turret armor ranged from 4 inches (102 millimeters) to 8 inches (203 millimeters). The gun to be mounted was the 105 mm T5E1, the same gun the T28/T95 had mounted, and it can elevate 15° degrees, and depress 10° degrees from the turret. The suspension was changed to use the M4A3's Horizontal Volute Spring Suspension (HVSS) because the Vertical Volute Spring Suspension (VVSS) proved to be obsolete for the tank's weight. The HVSS suspension proved that it distributed weight more widely. Planned hull armor ranged from 2 inches (51 millimeters) to 8 inches (203 millimeters). The tank was planned to use the same engine as the T28/T95 had used, the Ford GAF, a V8 gasoline engine which produced about 500 horsepower. The tank housed a crew of five. No prototypes or blueprints were ever produced. This was because during the later stages of T28 development and evaluation were overtaken by that of the T29 and T30 turreted heavy tank design. The T29 mounted the same gun as the T28 in a conventional rotating turret. The T30 was developed with a larger-caliber gun and more powerful engine. Due to this the T28 program was terminated in October 1947.


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