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|19539 HP Hit Points|
|8.1/8.23.22/10.5 t Weight Limit|
- Radio Operator
|90130 hp Engine Power|
|30/8 km/h Speed Limit|
|2426 deg/s Traverse|
|11.1140.37 hp/t Power/Wt Ratio|
|// mm Hull Armor|
|180//180// HP Damage|
|21//21// mm Penetration|
|r/m 8.33 r/m 8.57 Rate of Fire|
▲1542.6 Damage Per Minute
With 50% Crew: 0.929 m
With 50% Crew: 0.818 m
|s 4.5 s 4 Aim time|
|1616 deg/s Gun Traverse Speed|
|360° Gun Arc|
|-2°/+45°-2°/+45° Elevation Arc|
|9585 rounds Ammo Capacity|
|2020 % Chance of Fire|
|m 260 m 260 View Range|
|m 300 m 615 Signal Range|
The self-propelled gun on the basis of the T-26 was developed in sieged Leningrad in the autumn of 1941. The production was deployed at the Kirov Lifting and Conveying Equipment Plant. About 12 chassis were equipped with 76.2-mm guns (presumably, 76.2-mm infantry support guns mod. 1927). The vehicles saw service in Red Army armored brigades that fought on the Leningrad Front until 1944.
This SPG was a favorite among many players. After update 0.8.6 a lot of changes applied for SPG's as a whole, making it more challenging to play. Though it's the slowest artillery in its tier it has a small silhouette, making it a moderately difficult target to hit. Its primary advantage is the turret -- although it turns slowly and has no armor it's the only Tier III artillery that has one. With this turret you don't need to traverse the whole tank to shoot at the enemy, thus making it harder to detect when hiding in a bush. The Su-26 has an impressively low aim time and can shoot across the map. But the farther you shoot the harder it is to aim, and you may have to move closer to be effective. The gun -- although it has low damage per shot and low splash damage -- has the highest accuracy and quickest rate of fire among the Tier III SPG's, earning it the name "Popcorn Catapult of Doom". This makes for a fun play style: keep shooting at enemies without thinking, and if you miss simply shoot again. Overall the Su-26 is a fun SPG to play.
The SU-26 marks the end of its Soviet self-propelled gun line.
Modules / Available Equipment and Consumables
|Chance of Fire on Impact
Pros and Cons
- Gun range: stock: 500m, second: 1150m, top: 1200m
- Has a turret, improving aim time and giving it a 360° gun arc (the turret turns instead of the tank)
- Good signal range
- Either a high firing arc or long range
- Low ground resistance allows decent mobility
- Upgrading the gun for accuracy and range flattens the gun arc (but which further improves accuracy)
- Lousy damage against strong armor
- 122mm howitzer removed, thus having terrible firepower
- Turret traverse is slow, though at least there is a turret
The Su-26 starts out with the same gun as the SU-18, which can be painfully weak at this tier. Since it uses the T-26 chassis it uses the same engines as the T-26. The turret allows this SPG to be far more stealthy than other SPG's because it doesn't have to turn its chassis. Therefore you definitely want to use a Camo Net since you don't have to break the camo bonus by turning. Unfortunately it has the lowest range of all Tier III SPG's, so it has to get uncomfortably close to the fighting. Still, a turret on an SPG is an extremely rare feature, so many players choose to keep the Su-26 permanently. The turret allows you to use some special tactics -- you can position your SPG horizontally next to a rock, then move backwards to expose your turret to fire. When you start getting shot at simply move forward and hide behind the rock. In close combat the turret can give it an edge over other SPG's; either by popping out and firing or running away while keeping your turret and gun pointed the other way. If you can get beside turret-less tank destroyer or an M3 Lee you can often side scrape them, though you might have some difficulty keeping up due to your low mobility. Your turret allows you to fire upon them while they can't return fire; however this is a risky tactic that should not be relied upon.
Comparing this SPG to the other Tier III SPG's, the top gun has much worse damage, but much better penetration than any of the 105mm guns on its counterparts due to its 80mm pen AP round. This means that the SU-26 will do much better attacking less heavily armoured targets that this round can penetrate. (But note that the Su-26 and most other SPG's now only carry HE rounds as of several patches ago.) Don't waste your shots on well-armoured vehicles unless you really need to pin them down -- the most you'll do is scratch the paint. Instead use your gun to soften up mediums and lights so they can be dispatched by your team, which can be relied on for some serious damage.
- The 71-TK-3 and 9RK radios carry over from the Su-18 and can be installed immediately
- If you played the T-26 previously the T-26F engine will be available and can be installed immediately
- If you haven't played the T-26 previously you should research the T-26F engine right away, skipping the T-26M
- Mount the 76mm 1902/30 30 clb and then the 76mm 1902/30 40 clb because of its increased rate of fire, accuracy, and range
- Lastly research the 12LL radio, which is quite helpful for seeing spotted enemy tanks
The Su-26, also known as Su-T-26, Su-76P or Leningrad self-propelled gun, was produced in 1941 by the Factory of Hoisting-and-Conveying Machinery named after S.M. Kirov in Leningrad. According to one source (1) 14 were built, probably two with a 37mm gun and 12 with the 76.2mm regimental gun mod. 1927. Another source (2) speaks of 15 built, with no mention of any 37mm gun.
Artillery tank Variants of the T-26
- T-26 mod. 1931 with the A-43 welded turret developed by N. Dyrenkov. Note the ball mount for the DT tank machine gun. Leningrad. 1933.
- T-26 with the A-43 turret - artillery T-26 or "tank of fire support" with a turret developed by self-taught inventor N. Dyrenkov at the Experimental Design Office of the Department of Mechanization and Motorization of the RKKA (UMM RKKA). Two types of turrets, armed with the 76mm regimental gun mod. 1927 and DT tank machine gun in a ball mount, were assembled by the Izhora Factory. They were partially pressed and welded. The first variety was installed on the T-26 mod. 1931 in February 1932, and the second type was used in November 1932 (in the last case, the rear armored plate of the under-turret box was made sloped).
It was found that the A-43 turret was very tight for two crew members. It had an insufficient observation field, there was no turret ventilation (which made continuous gunfire difficult), and it was hard to rotate the turret manually. At the beginning of 1933 a new 76mm KT tank gun mod. 1927/32 with reduced (from 900 mm to 500 mm) recoil length was installed into the A-43 turret. Nevertheless it was proven again that the turret was still a very tight place for crew members. In addition the ammunition stowage for 54 rounds was unsuccessful. As a result the military refused the A-43 turret.
- T-26-4 — artillery tank with enlarged turret armed with the 76.2mm KT tank gun mod. 1927/32 (some modern sources mention this tank as T-26A; "A" stands for artilleriysky or "artillery"). The turret was developed by the Bolshevik Factory (since February 1932 - by the Design Office of the established Factory No. 174) in 1931-1932, and was installed on the T-26 mod. 1931 in November, 1932. Unlike the A-43 turret the turret by Factory No. 174 was much more convenient for the crew. The turret of the T-26-4 was quite similar to the main turret of the T-28 medium tank.
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