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T-127 (Stock)

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Totals
950 Cost
370 HPDurability
12.6 / 14 Weight
Crew
  1. Commander
  2. Gunner (Loader)
  3. Driver
  4. Radio Operator
Armor
40/30/30Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
40/30/25Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
250 h.p.Engine Power
38 km/hTop Speed / Reverse Speed
34 deg/sTraverse Speed
Firepower
55 damage
51 mmAverage Penetration
4 Time for Complete Loading
46 deg/sGun Traverse Speed
Communication
230 mView Range
500 mSignal Range
T-127
III
T-127
950
Developed together with the T-126 at Factory No. 174 during the summer of 1940. Vehicle development was suspended during the preliminary design phase and then discontinued due to problems with the V-3 diesel engine.

The T-127 offers some of the thickest hull and turret armor of its tier. The frontal armor is slightly sloped to encourage ricochets. Avoid exposing the rear of the turret as it is the weakest section of armor. The T-127 uses a gun that can penetrate most equivalently tiered tanks and offers a good rate of fire. While it is slower than the other Soviet light tanks this tank is much more at home on the front lines than its faster and more agile siblings. Like many other premium tanks the T-127 must change its role to a support tank in a match made up of higher tier tanks.

Turretgun

Turret

Level Turret Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m) Experience Weight (t)
III T-127 40/30/25 46 230 0 1100
Level Gun Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time Experience Weight (t)
II 45 mm 20KL 51/84/12 55/55/75 15 0.43 2 0 250
Engine

Engine

Level Engine Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact Experience Weight (t)
IV D-744 250 15 0 500

Level Suspension Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s) Experience Weight (t)
III T-127 14 34 0 3200
Radio

Radio

Level Radio Signal Range (m) Experience Weight (t)
III _71-TK-3_USSR 500 0 100


Compatible Equipment

Light Spall Liner
Camouflage Net
Coated Optics
Enhanced Gun Laying Drive
Cyclone Filter
Improved Ventilation Class 1
Binocular Telescope
Toolbox
"Wet" Ammo Rack Class 1

Compatible Consumables


Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Solid armor can easily bounce shots
  • Good rate of fire
  • Turret traverses quickly
  • Quite mobile for the amount of armor it has


Cons:


  • Lower speed and maneuverability than other light tanks
  • Poor signal range
  • Low hull traverse speed
  • Lower part of the frontal hull is slightly less armored at 30mm
  • Driver hatch at front is a big weakspot


Performance

The T-127 have good sloped armor and fast acceleration and a good gun. The T-127 is more a heavier tank than its brethren, the BT-7 and the T-46, and as such trades some agility and speed for increased armor and slightly improved armament. This makes the T-127 more of a frontline tank rather than a true scout. Indeed, the sloped armor will allow you to bounce a lot of shots from other tanks of the same tier, and take multiple hits without much trouble. Don't fear autocannon and machinegun equiped tanks you'll face, as they will simply bounce off your frontal hull and rarely ever penetrate, just keep your cool and shrug off their fireworks. If you use cover and time your shots, you can take on multiple opponents and last very long in close combat. For this reason, the T-127 works quite well in city maps such as Himmelsdorf. However, its moderate top speed and traverse rate make it relatively vulnerable in the open. Tank destroyers are still a threat to you, especially at longer distances, and you're not a difficult target for artillery. The best way to defeat these enemies is to flank them, or roll with a group of teammates.

It should be noted that the shape of the turret creates a shot trap around the turret ring, which makes the T-127 somewhat vulnerable to having its turret traverse mechanism damaged.

When facing opponents of higher tiers, there is not much the T-127 can do other than shift to a support role. Picking off weaker enemies while hugging cover will ensure your survival in these matches. Circling your enemies is not advised because of the tank's relatively low traverse speed; only the slowest and heaviest of opponents might be vulnerable to this tactic.

In short, if you use cover and flank your enemies, you can do a great deal of damage and live to tell the tale.


Historical Info

After the Spanish civil war, Red Army leadership found T-26 tanks obsolete and ineffective, mostly due to their weak armor. Therefore, the development of a new tank was ordered. Two military factories joined the competition, the Kirov Factory No. 100 and the OKMO design bureau in the Factory No. 185 (S.M. Kirov), both located in Leningrad (the factories are often mistaken for each other because of the very similar names).

The project of the Factory No. 100 was known as "Object 211", some sources name it "T-50-2". OKMO in the Factory No. 185 created vehicle with a working title Object 126 or T-126 SP (SP - Soprovzhdeniya Pekhoty, ‘Infantry Support’) under the direction of S. Ginzburg and L. Troyanov in 1939. Slight modifications of T-126 SP led to creation of the T-127 tank, developed in 1940.

Later modifications and improvements of T-127 evetually led to creation of the T-50 tank.


Historical Gallery


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Tank Destroyers IIAT-1 IIISU-76 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
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Germany ILeichttraktor IIPz.Kpfw. 38H 735 (f) IIPz.Kpfw. 35 (t) IIPz.Kpfw. II IIIPz.Kpfw. 38 (t) IIIPz.Kpfw. III Ausf. A IIIPz.Kpfw. II Ausf. J IIIPz.Kpfw. II Ausf. G IIIT-15 IVPz.Kpfw. 38 (t) n.A. IVPz.Kpfw. II Luchs VVK 16.02 Leopard VIVK 28.01 VIISpähpanzer SP I C VIIISpähpanzer Ru 251
USSR IMS-1 IIBT-2 IIT-26 IITetrarch IIIBT-7 IIIBT-SV IIILTP IIIM3 Light IIIT-127 IIIT-46 IVA-20 IVValentine II
France
China VIIType 62 VIIType 62 Dragon
Japan IRenault Otsu IIType 95 Ha-Go IIIType 98 Ke-Ni IIIType 98 Ke-Ni Otsu IVType 5 Ke-Ho
Czechoslovakia
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France VIIIFCM 50 t
China VIIType 62 VIIType 62 Dragon VIIIType 59
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Czechoslovakia
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