All right!
 

I've finally found & summarized the projectile specifications of 155 mm, HEP, T152E5.

 

155 mm T152E5 HEP / HESH

Projectile Mass: 31.82 kg (70.16 lbs)

Muzzle Velocity: 665 m/s (2151 ft/s)

Explosive Type: Comp. A-3

Explosive Mass:  11.72 kg (25.86 lbs)

TNT Equivalent: 16.87 kg

Fuze Type: B.D., T-Adjustable

Fuse Delay: 0.4 m

Fuse Sensitivity: 0.1 mm

Penetration:

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Angle    10m      100m     500m      1000m    1500m     2000m

         203mm   203mm   203mm    203mm    203mm    203mm

30°       203mm   203mm   203mm    203mm    203mm    203mm

60°       203mm   203mm   203mm    203mm    203mm    203mm

 

 

Its maximum penetration exceeds 7" than I expected.

Way up to 8".

So actually, it can blast Maus' frontal armor straightway through the internal hull with low velocity HEP.

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5 minutes ago, BravoBigBooms said:

 

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Angle    10m      100m     500m      1000m    1500m     2000m

         203mm   203mm   203mm    203mm    203mm    203mm

30°       203mm   203mm   203mm    203mm    203mm    203mm

60°       203mm   203mm   203mm    203mm    203mm    203mm

 

 

Wow, tbh I was expecting more from a 155mm w/ ~17Kg of Equivalent TNT

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1 minute ago, Vitasalato said:

 

Wow, tbh I was expecting more from a 155mm w/ ~17Kg of Equivalent TNT

 

More?  :D

 

It has enough penetration to blow off Maus & IS-7 frontal armor. :D

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6 minutes ago, Vitasalato said:

 

Wow, tbh I was expecting more from a 155mm w/ ~17Kg of Equivalent TNT

About what I expected to be honest, HESH maximum penetration generally ranges from 1.3-1.5 times the calibre of the projectile itself.

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2 minutes ago, BravoBigBooms said:

 

More?  :D

 

It has enough penetration to blow off Maus & IS-7 frontal armor. :D

 

lol yeah not complaining :D This round will probably be the primary round considered the performances of the APHE shell, and will one shot even King Tigers with no problems. 

 

Maus would still be a problem since the crew is protected from the engine 

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Just now, Vitasalato said:

 

lol yeah not complaining :D This round will probably be the primary round considered the performances of the APHE shell, and will one shot even King Tigers with no problems. 

 

Maus would still be a problem since the crew is protected from the engine 

 

I know.

 

That's why T30 should have 2 shaped charge munitions: HEP & HEAT.

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I support this Suggestion. The US Forces in War Thunder need more proper heavy tanks like the T29E3, T34 and the mighty T30 with the 155mm.

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On 29/1/2017 at 2:23 PM, BravoBigBooms said:

Suggestion with over +80 posts is usually forwarded for Further Discussion.

 

Just saying.

 

Don't worry, suggestions that are in Further Discussion are just the ones that have a lot of replays, but have no higher priority then the ones in normal section. There are plenty of inactive, but interesting, suggestions that has been forwarded anyway, and in some cases suggestion implemented even if not forwarded. After all Devs can look in the suggestion section as well, even if is not formally forwarded :) 

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3 minutes ago, Vitasalato said:

 

Don't worry, suggestions that are in Further Discussion are just the ones that have a lot of replays, but have no higher priority then the ones in normal section. There are plenty of inactive, but interesting, suggestions that has been forwarded anyway, and in some cases suggestion implemented even if not forwarded. After all Devs can look in the suggestion section as well, even if is not formally forwarded :) 

 

I see.

 

Good news, then.

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10 minutes ago, BravoBigBooms said:

Devblog marathon is about to start soon.

 

Hopefully our suggestions get passed along. Finally getting some American firepower that can effectively deal with enemy tanks would be very nice.

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I wouldn't be optimist about that since rumors are starting to surface that for the next 1-2 patches, Naval Forces will be the only priority over Ground Forces & Air Forces.

 

But there's always a chance.

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Holy crap that was a lot to read but it was a good read. I also really enjoyed that video, so interesting to see how things were back then. But about the topic, I fully support the T-30 so long as it gets its respective HEAT and HEP shells. A cannon of this caliber was designed in one role and one role only, and that is the role of a heavy tank destroyer. The Sheer size and force of the shell type combined with chemical rounds would effectively defeat heavy armor. Such as that of the KT and IS-3. This project reminds me that of the Leopard I with the 140mm AT smooth bore gun which was a design set aside in the case of the allies needing to repel a Soviet invasion of heavy tanks. The Allies were scared of the IS-3's and T-10M's for a bit. But I also so very much love to see a high-caliber Auto-loading heavy tank. I only wish the auto-loaders would've been adopted more rigorously... +1

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I have to correct few stuffs:

 

First, it's T30 heavy tank.

 

Second, the bigger the cannon, the less likely for being fielded as anti-tank gun. Big guns are primarily used for area of effect strike. Anti-tank is only secondary role, with multiple factors, including unfavorable accuracy for big guns to hit armored target from long range.

While the T30 does have anti-tank munition, that doesn't mean it only has 1 role.

 

Third, 155 mm autoloader gun tank T58 was a very redundant project of its time where primary tanks were mostly armed with high velocity, quick firing, multi-purpose, & economical medium-sized guns.

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I've always looked forward seeing the real American heavies in War Thunder.  Bump!! 

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The primary selling point among American heavy tanks. Its gun.

 

The controversial tank made of T29 body with 155 mm gun.

 

I know some people will doubt it would even have a place in the game due to strong tank build with awful 155 mm gun performance (AP 155 mm).

 

Too strong for low tier

Too weak for high tier

 

But arm it with HESH (& possibly HEAT), then it steps on high tier battle without a fuss.

It perforates even Maus frontal armor...

 

It's just simple, really.

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