|12.59 / 14 kg중량|
|13/7/13차체 장갑(정면/측면/후면, mm)|
|7/0/7포탑 장갑(정면/측면/후면, mm)|
|245 마력엔진 출력|
|48 km/h최대 속력|
|30 도/초회전 속도|
|175 기본 포탄 공격력|
|38 mm기본 포탄 관통력|
|4.4 클립 재장전 시간|
|44 도/초포탑 회전 속도|
|370 m관측 범위|
|265 m통신 범위|
Compared with the T18, the T82 has good speed and excellent view range, but no armor. With this tank you have the choice of three guns: the deceptively excellent 57mm Gun M1 L/50, which is good for sniping with a high RoF and DPM. The 105mm is a howitzer with massive damage and a bit higher penetration than on 75mm with low accuracy and long reload time. T82 should be played from far still even with the howitzers, because you lack armor you are better off being in the secondary lines.
Pros and Cons
- Good acceleration and top speed
- Good gun elevation
- Excellent view range
- Excellent signal range
- Very powerful close range 105mm Howitzer, able to one shot even some tier 5 tanks
- Poor accuracy with 75mm and 105mm
- Insignificant armor
- Relatively large target
- Slow tank traverse (turning) speed
- Relatively inaccurate with the 57mm compared to the Valentine AT and the SU-76
The T82 is an extremely different approach to combat compared to its earlier parent the T18 in terms of armor and firepower. Where the T18 was sluggish to turn and had thick armor for its tier, the T82 is extremely fast both speed and turning with only 13mm of armor for protection. However, don't let the lack of armor dismay you, this tank can be a blast to use even in a stock configuration. The tank starts out with the 75mm gun, which if you used on the T18, will still pack a relatively good punch until upgraded. The two other choices will be the 105mm howitzer or the 57mm gun. The 105mm can one shot tanks up to tier 5 like the M4 Sherman or T-34 or put a good hurting on heavies. However, the 105mm is slow to reload, slow to aim, inaccurate, and fires a very slow moving projectile, so either good timing or close in shots are a must (which, with your lack of armor, better be the first and last shot needed, or you may not survive the return fire). On the other side, the 57mm gun provides a different play style. The 57mm gun is extremely accurate, fast firing, and is well suited for long range support. Its penetration is so well that it will be able to realiably penetrate and damage any tank it should face, including the KV-1 from the front. Both guns have different play style and are entirely up to you to decide, and both guns are considered overpowered for tier 3, making the T82 arguably the best tier 3 TD.
As an interesting trait, the gun sits high to the point where it almost forms the top of the tank's silhouette, making any form of cover that you can shoot over very effective in protecting the vast majority of your tank if used correctly. This could come in handy where you are trying to protect a lane of approach, since you cannot rely on bouncing any round at all and trying to dodge all of the enemy fire would render your ability to return fire hampered if not eliminated due to the hull mounted gun.
- The SCR 210 radio carries over from the T18 and the SCR 506 carries over from the M3 Stuart. In addition, the Continental R-975-C1 engine carries over from both.
- Researching the upgraded suspension first is a good place to start since it's cheap.
- Next take your pick between the two guns, the 105mm Howitzer or 57mm gun.
- Go from there.
Sources and External Links
Chamberlain, P. and C. Ellis, 2000, British and American Tanks of World War II: The Complete Illustrated History of British, American and Commonwealth Tanks 1939-1945, Cassel Reprint, London, 224p, ISBN:9780304355297.
Forty, G., 2007, The World Encyclopedia of Tanks & Armoured Fighting Vehicles - An Illustrated History Of The World's Most Important Tanks and AFVs From The Beginning Of The 20th Century To The Present Day, Anness Press, London, ISBN:9780754817413.
Zaloga, S.J., 2005, US Anti-tank Artillery 1941–45, New Vanguard Series 107, Osprey Publishing, Oxford, 48p, ISBN:9781841766904.