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?As a Tier 4 Light Tank, one may mistake the A-20 for a medium tank. Unfortunately, it is not and whoever thinks so needs more experience. Being Tier 4, the A-20 sees tanks with the ability to deal damage that is double its health and resist more shells than the ammo rack can hold. It's not all doom and gloom though, as the A-20 is blisteringly fast, and good scouting is a whole different kind of fun. Now might be a good time to invest in some Camo Netting; you can switch it from tank to tank and it makes hiding in bushes much easier. You should also have started to get a feel for the different maps, such as how far you can push forward without being seen and when you can expect the first enemy to show up. A good hiding spot also increases your chances of slipping behind the enemy's front line, so keep an eye out for an opening to get at their artillery or go for a flag-cap. A-20 is most effective when in groups. People underestimate 3 A-20's working as a team and rushing the enemy base early, and that's why seconds later they're asking, "Where did all of our SPGs go?!" Eventually, all the skulking around will start to wear thin. By then, you should be able to research a completely different style of tank: the legendary [[T-34]].+As a Tier 4 Light Tank, the A-20 may pass for a medium tank. However, it isn't and he who thinks so needs a bit more experience. Being Tier 4, the A-20 sees tanks with the ability to deal damage that is double its health and resist more shells than the ammo rack can hold. It's not all doom and gloom though, as the A-20 is blisteringly fast, and good scouting is a whole different kind of fun. However, the A-20 can only make wide turns at high speeds, so try to make your scouting patch as linear as possible. You should also have started to get a feel for the different maps, such as how far you can push forward without being seen and when you can expect the first enemy to show up. A good hiding spot also increases your chances of slipping behind the enemy's front line, so keep an eye out for an opening to get at their artillery or go for a flag-cap. A-20 is most effective when in groups. People underestimate 3 A-20's working as a team and rushing the enemy base early, and that's why seconds later they're asking, "Where did all of our SPGs go?!" Eventually, all the skulking around will start to wear thin. By then, you should be able to research a completely different style of tank: the legendary [[T-34]].
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A-20

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A-20
USSR Light Tank Tier IV
Totals
Cost 197,700  Credits
Health 290 / 340 (new turret)
Weight/Load Limit 17.53/19.5t
Crew
4
Mobility
Engine Power 480hp
Speed Limit 72km/h
Traverse Speed 40deg/s
Armor
Hull Armor 20/20/16mm
Turret Armor25/25/25mm
Armament
Damage 35-59HP
Penetration 38-64mm
Rate of Fire 30r/m
Accuracy 0.4m
Aim time 2s
Turret Traverse 46deg/s
Gun Traverse Arc gunTraverseArc
Gun Vertical Limits gunVerticalLimits
Ammo Capacity ammo
General
Chance of Fire 15%
View Range 270m
Signal Range 370m
Parent Contour-USSR-BT-7.png
Child Contour-USSR-T-34.png
Values Are Stock // Top
USSR-A-20.png

As a Tier 4 Light Tank, the A-20 may pass for a medium tank. However, it isn't and he who thinks so needs a bit more experience. Being Tier 4, the A-20 sees tanks with the ability to deal damage that is double its health and resist more shells than the ammo rack can hold. It's not all doom and gloom though, as the A-20 is blisteringly fast, and good scouting is a whole different kind of fun. However, the A-20 can only make wide turns at high speeds, so try to make your scouting patch as linear as possible. You should also have started to get a feel for the different maps, such as how far you can push forward without being seen and when you can expect the first enemy to show up. A good hiding spot also increases your chances of slipping behind the enemy's front line, so keep an eye out for an opening to get at their artillery or go for a flag-cap. A-20 is most effective when in groups. People underestimate 3 A-20's working as a team and rushing the enemy base early, and that's why seconds later they're asking, "Where did all of our SPGs go?!" Eventually, all the skulking around will start to wear thin. By then, you should be able to research a completely different style of tank: the legendary T-34.
















Modules

Gun
Tr
Nm
Dam
Pen
RoF
Acr
Aim
Pr
Wt
02II
45 mm 20K
47/47/62(HP)
51/84/23(mm)
30(r/m)
0.40(m)
2.0(s)
00002 530 2 530 Credits.png
0250 250(kg)
03III
37 mm ZiS-19
40/40/50(HP)
58/92/19(mm)
30(r/m)
0.34(m)
2.0(s)
00002 560 2 560 Credits.png
0200 200(kg)
04IV
45 mm VT-42
49/49/63(HP)
75/95/23(mm)
30(r/m)
0.32(m)
2.0(s)
00020 540 20 540 Credits.png
0322 322(kg)
04IV
76 mm L-11
110/110/156(HP)
68/100/38(mm)
11.36-14.02(r/m)
0.45(m)
2.5(s)
00025 990 25 990 Credits.png
0660 660(kg)
05V
37 mm automatic SH-37
40/40/50(HP)
46/62/19(mm)
47.37(r/m)
0.39(m)
2.0(s)
00026 980 26 980 Credits.png
0200 200(kg)

Turret
Tr
Nm
Arm
T.Tr
VR
Pr
Wt
03III
A-20 mod. 1938
0025 25/25/25(mm)
0046 46(d/s)
0270 270(m)
00001 880 1 880 Credits.png
1 200 1 200(kg)
04IV
A-20 bis
0037 37/37/25(mm)
0056 56(d/s)
0380 380(m)
00005 170 5 170 Credits.png
1 300 1 300(kg)

Engine
Tr
Nm
Pw
CoF
Pr
Wt
05V
V-2
0480 480(h.p.)
015 15%
00018 750 18 750 Credits.png
0750 750(kg)
06VI
V-2-34
0500 500(h.p.)
015 15%
00027 860 27 860 Credits.png
0750 750(kg)

Suspension
Tr
Nm
LL
Tv
Pr
Wt
03III
A-20 mod. 1938
19.5 19.5(t)
040 40(d/s)
00001 420 1 420 Credits.png
5 000 5 000(kg)
04IV
A-20 mod. 1941
19.95 19.95(t)
044 44(d/s)
00003 580 3 580 Credits.png
5 000 5 000(kg)

Radio
Tr
Nm
SR
Pr
Wt
04IV
9R
0370 370(m)
00001 980 1 980 Credits.png
0100 100(kg)
09IX
12LL
0700 700(m)
00033 600 33 600 Credits.png
0100 100(kg)


Historical Info

Origin
A-20 during trials

Once it was realized that the BT tanks didn't have sufficient armor or armament, a new design was developed for a fast medium tank. In 1937, the Kharkov factory was ordered to design a new tank, and the design work started in November 1937. The chief designer was Mikhail Koshkin and his deputy, Alexsandr Morozov.

Design features The A-20 had sloping sides and a small angular turret with 25mm of armor. The tracks could be removed and could be run on just the wheels. The chassis itself was based on the BT-7M. The hull had a V-shaped glacis plate and was angled at 60°. The A-20's hull also overhung the tracks with the sides angled at 25°. In 1939, a 76.2 mm gun was installed and the vehicle was designated as the A-30. This was the same gun that was installed in the BT-7. There was an attempt to place a short barrelled 76.2 mm gun in the A-20's turret, but it just didn't work, as the turret ring couldn't absorb the recoil.

Prototype In May 1938, a wooden model of the A-20 was shown to the Defense Council of the Soviet People's Commissars (Soviet Narodnykh Komissarov, or SNAKE). Some didn't like the wheel / tracks feature carried over from the BT series, and Koshkin said it added weight that just wasn't necessary. The design had a 45 mm gun, which Koshkin said should be replaced by a 76.2 mm gun, as it was inadequate. Stalin was at this presentation and ordered that the Kharkov factory build not only a full-size prototype of the A-20, but also make the requested design changes and build a prototype that would be designated the A-30. In August 1938, the High War Council, let by the People's Commissar for Defense, K. J. Voroshilov, discussed the A-20 and T-32. Many on the Council disliked the T-32. In July 1939, the Kharkov Locomotive Factory had completed the prototypes for the A-20 and T-32. They were both then tested and it was decided to go with the T-32. On December 19, 1939, the People's Commissariat for Defense released the T-32 to the Red Army. It was soon designated the T-34.

In 1939, tests were conducted with the T-32 and A-20: the T-32 was selected as it had better fire power and armor.



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