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T-43

T-43
USSR Medium Tank Tier VII
Totals
Cost 1,305,300  Credits
Health 1,000 / 1,100 (new turret)
Weight/Load Limit 333.13/34t
Crew
4
Mobility
Engine Power 520hp
Speed Limit 51km/h
Traverse Speed 37deg/s
Armor
Hull Armor 76/60/60mm
Turret Armor80/60/80mm
Armament
Damage 120-200HP
Penetration 90-150mm
Rate of Fire 13.64r/m
Accuracy 0.37m
Aim time 2.5s
Turret Traverse 56deg/s
Gun Traverse Arc gunTraverseArc
Gun Vertical Limits gunVerticalLimits
Ammo Capacity ammo
General
Chance of Fire 15%
View Range 400m
Signal Range 370m
Parent Contour-USSR-T-34-85.png
Child Contour-USSR-T-44.png
Values Are Stock // Top
USSR-T-43.png

The T-43, while using the same gun as the T-34-85 medium tank, is still a major improvement over its predecessor. It has better all-around armor and is more nimble than the T-34-85, even while using the stock engine. Even with this improved mobility, however, T-43 is fairly slow and sluggish and its agility is nowhere near that of either T-44 or T-54 medium tanks. Dogfighting most medium tanks of your tier, especially the American ones, is pretty much a suicide, as even some tank destroyers, such as the Jagdpanther, can sometimes outmaneuver you and the very popular IS line of heavy tanks is just as fast as the T-43. The angled armor helps a lot, especially when being shot from a distance, where even very heavy rounds (such as Ferdinand, Tiger P, Tiger II etc.) can bounce off. You can choose to start with the 85mm or 122mm (if researched) cannons, but to mount the 85mm D5t-85BM and 100mm D10T, you will need the upgraded turret. The 100mm D10T cannon is a decent, but you still have to beware tanks with heavy front armor, such as the Tiger II and above - do not even bother engaging these tanks head on. Also, you can keep the gun for your T-44. Unless you are going with maximum speed, you will offer a very tempting target for pretty much every heavy tank in the battle, as its armor, while sloped, is definitely quite easy to penetrate. The ammo rack, while not as vulnerable as in T-44, also poses a problem in dog fight - protect the side of your turret at all costs, otherwise you might be sentencing your crew to quick fiery death. Generally, T-43 works best from second line. The D10T, while not as accurate as German guns, is acceptable and you can do some damage, especially if they are distracted. Stay in cover, watch for exposed enemies and fire at them when the time is right.

The next tank in the USSR medium line is the T-44 medium tank.
















Modules

Gun
Tr
Nm
Dam
Pen
RoF
Acr
Aim
Pr
Wt
05V
122 mm U-11
450/370(HP)
61/160(mm)
6(r/m)
0.50(m)
2.5(s)
00059 920 59 920 Credits.png
1 600 1 600(kg)
06VI
85 mm ZiS S-53
160/160/280(HP)
120/161/43(mm)
13.64(r/m)
0.37(m)
2.5(s)
00062 000 62 000 Credits.png
1 550 1 550(kg)
07VII
85 mm D5T-85BM
165/165/290(HP)
144/194/44(mm)
11.79(r/m)
0.32(m)
2.5(s)
00073 600 73 600 Credits.png
1 850 1 850(kg)
07VII
100 mm D10T
230/230/330(HP)
175/235/50(mm)
9.68(r/m)
0.37(m)
2.0(s)
00078 180 78 180 Credits.png
2 257 2 257(kg)

Turret
Tr
Nm
Arm
T.Tr
VR
Pr
Wt
06VI
T-43
0080 80/60/80(mm)
0056 56(d/s)
0400 400(m)
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7 000 7 000(kg)
07VII
T-43-100
0090 90/62/62(mm)
0052 52(d/s)
0400 400(m)
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8 400 8 400(kg)

Engine
Tr
Nm
Pw
CoF
Pr
Wt
07VII
V-2-34M
0520 520(h.p.)
015 15%
00036 000 36 000 Credits.png
0750 750(kg)
08VIII
V-2-44
0560 560(h.p.)
012 12%
00036 000 36 000 Credits.png
0750 750(kg)

Suspension
Tr
Nm
LL
Tv
Pr
Wt
06VI
T-43
34.0 34.0(t)
037 37(d/s)
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6 400 6 400(kg)
07VII
T-43M
37.3 37.3(t)
040 40(d/s)
00017 720 17 720 Credits.png
6 400 6 400(kg)

Radio
Tr
Nm
SR
Pr
Wt
04IV
9R
0370 370(m)
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0100 100(kg)
08VIII
9RM
0600 600(m)
00024 240 24 240 Credits.png
0100 100(kg)

Historical Info

By the middle of the war it had become clear that the Red Army needed a new medium tank. The military demanded a tank with both maximum protection and minimum weight. These demands were implemented and the new medium tank project was completed by June 1943 under the name of T-43.

Development

The T-43 had a configuration like the T-34 Medium Tank; its glacis consisted of 75 mm of armor and its turret-front was 90 mm. The tank was armed with the 76.2 mm F-34 Tank Gun. However, the total length of the engine and transmission compartment was not reduced; therefore, the battle compartment remained very cramped. To increase internal space, Soviet designers applied a torsion bar suspension that was more compact then the original Christie «candle» suspension. It was the first time that a torsion bar suspension was used for medium tanks.

Beginning in March 1943, two T-43 prototypes (preceded by vehicle T-43-1, which was built at the end of 1942. It possessed a driver's vision hatch and had the commander's cupola displaced to the rear of the turret.) underwent trials. These included combat trials with the NKSM Independent Tank Company. These showed that the T-43, because of its increased 34.1 ton weight, was marginally inferior to the T-34 in its ability to maneuver (maximum speed was decreased to 48 km/h). It did, however, significantly surpass the latter in smoothness of ride. The replacement of the eight side fuel tanks (on the T-34) for a smaller capacity fuel tank in the bow resulted in almost a 100km decrease in the radius of action. Tank crews praised the crew compartment and greater ease in operating the armament. After trials, the T-43 tank was recommended for acceptance by the Red Army at the end of the summer of 1943, but the results of the Battle of Kursk significantly altered this plan.

The armor protection was superior, compared to the T-34, while its armament was similar to the KV-1S Heavy Tank. However, the T-43 had a ground pressure similar to heavy tanks that adversely affected its range and maneuverability. Even worse was its extreme construction: it didn't allow further modernization. As a result, when production T-34's were rearmed with the 85 mm gun, the T-43 became obsolete. However, experience with the T-43 was not lost. The T-43's tests (3,000 km race) had clearly proved the superiority of the torsion bar suspension over the Christie's.



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