|1440 Hit Points|
|35.93 / 39.14 kgWeight|
|76.2/50.8/38.1Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)|
|76.2/63.5/63.5Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)|
|500 h.p.Engine Power|
|56.3 km/hSpeed Limit|
|40 deg/secTraverse Speed|
|115 Standard Shell Damage|
|128 mmStandard Shell Penetration|
|3.3 Time for Complete Loading|
|42 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed|
|380 mView Range|
|395 mSignal Range|
The T23E3 was first awarded to the top 6000 players during the "World on Fire" mini-campaign. Due to this, it is not visible in the tech tree nor in the in-game store and it makes this tank quite a mysterious machine.
Like most American medium tanks, it is a jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none. However, this tank is also very different in that it has a very rapid fire, low damage and low penetration gun that forces its users into a very different style of play than what is the norm for American medium tanks. Its armour is very similar to most other American medium tanks: it can not be relied upon. Furthermore it features that excellent gun depression American tankers are accustomed to and tops it off with very decent soft statistics and mobility.
|Level||Turret||Weight (t)||Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm)||Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s)||View Range (m)|
|Level||Gun||Weight (t)||Average Penetration (mm)||Rate of Fire||Dispersion at 100 m||Aiming Time|
|VI||76 mm Gun M1A2||1590||128/177/38||115/115/185||18.18||0.36||2.2|
|Level||Engine||Weight (t)||Engine Power (h.p.)||Chance of Fire on Impact|
|VII||Ford GAN T23||569||500||20|
|Level||Suspension||Weight (t)||Load Limit||Traverse Speed (deg/s)|
|Level||Radio||Weight (t)||Signal Range (m)|
Pros and Cons
- Excellent gun depression
- High rate of fire
- Very fast reverse speed, allowing for a speedy reverse escape.
- Good gun dispersion while moving and turning turret
- Effective thickness of the upper glacis is similar to the Tiger I's, due to the slope
- Horrendous penetration at tier
- Turret armor and mantlet do not overlap significantly
- Rather sluggish in turning and accelerating making it hard to maneuver cross-country.
This tanks performs very similarly to a T20 armed with the stock 76mm M1A1 gun, with a few extra albeit negligible features. In fact, it was designed as a successor to the T20 in real history so it is only logical that they will share characteristics. In its playstyle, it is very similar to the Comet in that it also relies greatly upon gun depression, rate of fire and flanking. The T20 is quite a bother to drive with the stock 76mm but this issue is not present in the T23E3 as its matchmaking is limited to tier 8 and below. In common with the T20, it is quite sluggish while driving and requires some getting used to. On the move, it fires very accurately, hitting most of its shots at medium range. Overall, this tank is hard to master and difficult to drive, but in the hands of an experienced driver, it will wreak havoc.
A sidenote is that the T23 turret is virtually identical to the upgraded turret of the M4 Sherman and the M4A3E8 Sherman. This is because the T23's turret was used when it was desirable for Shermans to be equipped with the 76mm M1A1 and the 76mm M1A2, since both tanks share the same turret ring.