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T82 (Stock)

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Totals
30000 Price
160 Hit Points
12.59 / 14 kgWeight
Crew
  1. Commander
Armor
13/7/13Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
7/0/7Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
245 h.p.Engine Power
48 km/hSpeed Limit
30 deg/secTraverse Speed
Firepower
175 Standard Shell Damage
38 mmStandard Shell Penetration
4.4 Time for Complete Loading
44 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
370 mView Range
265 mSignal Range
III
T82
30000
Development of the T82 started in December 1943. The vehicle was put on trials in August 1944. It never saw mass production, nor entered service.

Compared with the T18, the T82 has good speed and excellent view range, but no armor. With this tank you have the choice of three guns: the deceptively excellent 57mm Gun M1 L/50, which is good for sniping with a high RoF and DPM. The 105mm is a howitzer with massive damage and a bit higher penetration than on 75mm with low accuracy and long reload time. T82 should be played from far still even with the howitzers, because you lack armor you are better off being in the secondary lines.

T82

Stock

Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun IV 75 mm Howitzer M1A1 138 38/91.4 175/110 13.64 0.53 1.7
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine III Guiberson T-1020-4 331 245 12
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis II T82T55E2 3000 14 30
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio II SCR 200 0 265

T82(57)

Attack

Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun V 57 mm Gun M1 L/50 400 110/180/29 75/75/95 21.43 0.39 2
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine III Continental W-670 256 262 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis II T82T55E2 3000 14 30
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio IV SCR 210 0 325

T82E3

Speed

Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun V 57 mm Gun M1 L/50 400 110/180/29 75/75/95 21.43 0.39 2
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine IV Continental R-975-C1 500 350 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis III T82T55E4 3000 15.8 32
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio IX SCR 506 0 615

T82 HMC

Attack

Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun V 105 mm AT Howitzer M3 2100 53/101.6 410/350 5 0.55 2.3
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine IV Continental R-975-C1 500 350 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis III T82T55E4 3000 15.8 32
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio IX SCR 506 0 615

Compatible Equipment

Small Spall Liner
Camouflage Net
Coated Optics
Enhanced Gun Laying Drive
Enhanced Vertical Coil Springs 1 Class
Medium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer
Binocular Telescope
Toolbox
"Wet" Ammo Rack Class 1

Compatible Consumables

Automatic Fire Extinguisher
Case of Cola
Manual Fire Extinguisher
Large First Aid Kit
Large Repair Kit
Small First Aid Kit
Small Repair Kit

Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Good acceleration and top speed
  • Good gun elevation
  • Excellent view range
  • Excellent signal range
  • Very powerful close range 105mm Howitzer, able to one shot even some tier 5 tanks


Cons:


  • Poor accuracy with 75mm and 105mm
  • Insignificant armor
  • Relatively large target
  • Slow tank traverse (turning) speed
  • Relatively inaccurate with the 57mm compared to the Valentine AT and the SU-76


Performance

The T82 is an extremely different approach to combat compared to its earlier parent the T18 in terms of armor and firepower. Where the T18 was sluggish to turn and had thick armor for its tier, the T82 is extremely fast both speed and turning with only 13mm of armor for protection. However, don't let the lack of armor dismay you, this tank can be a blast to use even in a stock configuration. The tank starts out with the 75mm gun, which if you used on the T18, will still pack a relatively good punch until upgraded. The two other choices will be the 105mm howitzer or the 57mm gun. The 105mm can one shot tanks up to tier 5 like the M4 Sherman or T-34 or put a good hurting on heavies. However, the 105mm is slow to reload, slow to aim, inaccurate, and fires a very slow moving projectile, so either good timing or close in shots are a must (which, with your lack of armor, better be the first and last shot needed, or you may not survive the return fire). On the other side, the 57mm gun provides a different play style. The 57mm gun is extremely accurate, fast firing, and is well suited for long range support. Its penetration is so well that it will be able to realiably penetrate and damage any tank it should face, including the KV-1 from the front. Both guns have different play style and are entirely up to you to decide, and both guns are considered overpowered for tier 3, making the T82 arguably the best tier 3 TD.

As an interesting trait, the gun sits high to the point where it almost forms the top of the tank's silhouette, making any form of cover that you can shoot over very effective in protecting the vast majority of your tank if used correctly. This could come in handy where you are trying to protect a lane of approach, since you cannot rely on bouncing any round at all and trying to dodge all of the enemy fire would render your ability to return fire hampered if not eliminated due to the hull mounted gun.


Early Research

  • The SCR 210 radio carries over from the T18 and the SCR 506 carries over from the M3 Stuart. In addition, the Continental R-975-C1 engine carries over from both.
  • Researching the upgraded suspension first is a good place to start since it's cheap.
  • Next take your pick between the two guns, the 105mm Howitzer or 57mm gun.
  • Go from there.


Historical Info

Development of the T82 started in December 1943. The vehicle was put on trials in August 1944, but was never mass-produced, nor saw service. The T82 was a SPG built by the Heil Company to a specific Ordnance Department requirement for a light vehicle for Pacific theatre of operations. This vehicle was equipped with the M3 105mm howitzer which could fire a 30 pound projectile about 5 miles. The T82 was based on the M5A1 Stuart chassis and could carry 58 rounds of 105mm ammunition.


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