T-50 up armoured:
The T-50 was put to production in 1941 due to the demand for a new light tank to replace the old T-26’s, the T-50 was an advanced design for its time with innovative slope armour and a commander’s cupola. The T-50’s captured by the Finns had some parts of the tank up-armoured T-50 had 17mm armour screens, so the total thickness of the armour increases to 57mm. The applique armour is only known to cover the large upper front plate (excluding the cheeks) and both the sides of the turret. These Up-armoured T-50s were used in combat by the Finnish troops.
Place in war thunder:
The T-50 with up-armoured can sit well at 2.7 br, it has more armour and people will have to take more time to aim, but the weak spots still exists. Shoot the gun mantlet (still same amount of armour as the in-game T-50) to knock the vehicle out. It trades off a bit of acceleration due to additional weight. I have used a steel calculator I found online and the T-50 up-armoured adds on about 1.1 ton weight compared to the base model, the power to weight has dropped from 21.7hp/t to 20.13 - 20 hp/t. This vehicle is a trade off for better armour for acceleration compared to the original T-50.
Length: 5.20 m (17 ft 1 in)
Width: 2.47 m (8 ft 1 in)
Height: 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in)
Crew: 4 (driver, loader, gunner, commander)
Armament: 45mm 20K, all specifications are same as the in-game T-50.
Power: 300 hp V4
Top speed: 63 km/h
Power to weight: 20.13 - 20 hp/t
Weight: 14.9 - 15.0 tons
Armour differences compared to the in-game T-50:
Upper front plate: High hardness 40mm + 17mm (excludes the cheeks)
Turret sides: High hardness 40mm + 17mm (the turret front, gun mantlet and turret rear has no applique armour)
Pictures: These are photos of the Finnish captured ones, shown by the Finnish head lights.
A drawing of T-50 up-armoured. Although hard to see, if we squint our eyes we will see the bolted on armour on the turret.
An other photo of an up-armoured T-50
The Finnish captured T-50 “Niki” in parola. This pictire can help us see where the add on armour’s positions are at, as the added on armour are in the same places and areas . Also shows us there are no add-on armour at the rear areas of the tank.
Another picture with the up-armoured T-50. It is Finnish since it has the distinct headlights installed.
Sorry for bad english, it is not my first language. Hope you enjoyed and make sure to vote and share your thoughts!