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Do you want this tank to be 2nd tier X medium?

  1. YES!!! (115 votes [76.16%])

    Percentage of vote: 76.16%

  2. NO!!! (4 votes [2.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.65%

  3. M60 Patton (alternate) (32 votes [21.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.19%

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Ajatcho #1 Posted Sep 09 2011 - 06:28

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The T95 was an American prototype medium tank developed from 1955 to 1959. These tanks used many advanced or unusual features, such as siliceous-cored armor, a new transmission, and the OPTAC fire-control system. The OPTAC incorporated an electro-optical rangefinder and was mounted on the right side of the turret, and was used in conjunction with the APFSDS-firing 90 mm T208 smoothbore gun, which had a rigid mount without a recoil system,. In addition, although the tanks were designed with a torsion beam suspension, a hydropneumatic suspension was fitted, and one of the tanks was fitted with a Solar Saturn gas turbine for demonstration purposes.

The siliceous cored armor consisted of fused silica, which has a mass efficiency of approximately three versus copper-lined shaped charges, embedded in cast steel armor for an overall mass efficiency of 1.4. The early APFSDS penetrators fired by the T208 had a low length-to-diameter ratio, this being limited by their brittle tungsten carbide construction, with a diameter of 37 mm, although they had a high muzzle velocity of 1,525 meters per second (5,000 feet per second). The rangefinder, the T53 Optical Tracking, Acquisition and Ranging (OPTAR) system, emitted pulsed beams of intense but incoherent infrared light. These incoherent beams scattered easily, reducing effectiveness in mist and rain and causing multiple returns, requiring the gunner to identify the correct return after estimating the range by sight. This, combined with the large and vulnerable design of the transmitter and receiver assembly, led to the abandonment of the OPTAR system in 1957.
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Armament

The T95 and the T95E1 are equipped with a T208 90 mm smooth-bore gun. The T95 equipment was installed on a fixed mount and was stabilized in two axises. The T95E1 equipment was installed on a recoil mount, but lacked stabilization systems. All T95 models were equipped with T320 armor-piercing rounds, which had a tungsten core, a diameter of 40 mm, and a muzzle velocity of 1520 meters per second. These rounds could successfully penetrate a 127 mm armor plate when fired at a 60 degree angle from 2000 yards. A standard T95 was equipped with 50 rounds.

The T95E2 retained the armament of its predecessor, the M48A2. With a 90 mm gun, it could fire a 74 mm anti-armor shell at 915 meters per second for a range of 2000 yards. It was equipped with 64 rounds.

The T95E3 was armed with a T140 105 mm rifled gun. With a muzzle velocity of 1079 m/s, the armor piecing capability at 2000 yards is 122 mm at a 60 degree firing angle. Standard equipment was 64 rounds.

The T95E4 was planned to have a T210 105mm smoothbore gun. In order to accommodate the extra length of the rounds (112 cm), the gun was moved forward, preventing stabilization. The muzzle velocity of the round was 1740 m/s, with an armor penetration of 152 mm at 60 degrees at 2000 yards Standard equipment – 40 rounds.

With the appearance of the T123 120 mm rifled gun, it was decided that it should be installed on two of the four planned T95E4s. This variant was designated T95E6. Muzzle velocity – 1070 m/s, armor-piercing capability of 122 mm at 60 degrees at a range of 2000 yards.
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Versions and modifications
T95 – The original tank, with a 90 mm smoothbore gun with a recoilless, fixed mount.
T95E1 – Recoil mount, 90 mm gun, simplified fire-control system.
T95E2 – Turret from the M48A2, 90 mm rifled gun.
T95E3 – Turret from the M48A2, 105 mm rifled gun.
T95E4 – Turret from the T96, 105 mm smoothbore gun.
T95E5 – A T95E2 with a 105mm British rifled gun, never built.
T95E6 – Turret from the T96, 120 mm rifled gun, never built.
T95E7 – A T95E1 with a 105 mm British gun, never built.
T95E8 – A T95E2 with a 12V71T diesel engine.

Type
Medium tank



Place of origin
United States



Production history


Designed
1955-1959

Specifications


Crew
4




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Armor
Fused silica embedded in cast steel armor


Main
armament
90 mm T208


Secondary
armament
12.7 mm M2 machine gun


Engine
AOI-1195, GM12V71T gasoline engines
550 - 570 hp


Transmission
XTG-410 four-speed


Suspension
torsion bar

diesturmtiger #2 Posted Sep 09 2011 - 08:21

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How OP..
Devs! You need to buff my Soviet tank!

lostwingman #3 Posted Sep 09 2011 - 09:24

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Oh god yes

I've been wanting one since I stumbled across it while discussing alternate med routes in another thread!

It's like an M103 and a T54 had a forbidden love child   :Smile_harp:



Spectre12078 #4 Posted Sep 09 2011 - 09:36

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Take off the spot light and shrink that cupola and Im game! :Smile-playing:

Ajatcho #5 Posted Sep 09 2011 - 17:10

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well it might be the next contender against T-54 and other Russian bias  :Smile_great:

15th_Armored_division #6 Posted Sep 09 2011 - 18:35

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Do It up I want this tank in my garage.


Epic tank is epic

Jetu #7 Posted Sep 09 2011 - 23:40

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Very cool medium~


I can see T95E1 making it into the game despite the year. Only since it lacks the dreadful stabilized gun mounts the devs steer away from, and lacks the ballistic computer... It sounds like a great T9 medium... or Type 59 counterpart.


WikipediaThatSometimesFailsHas:

hull glacis:
95@65 (close to the same as IS-6)

Hull side (front end to back):
103-32

Turret front:
178
Turret side:
78

Engine was to be 750h.p. but got slapped with a 570 h.p engine because the proposed engine wasn't functioning right.

XenomorphZZ #8 Posted Sep 10 2011 - 00:32

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Should be part of a second US medium line IMO.

VirgilHilts #9 Posted Sep 10 2011 - 00:51

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It does appear to have tier IX potential.

I like the T95E8 with the 12V71 Detroit Diesel engine. If the 90MM cannon is worth a damn, that'd be a stout tank, a lot of torque and HP there, and a very low risk of fire. Of course, since they can cherry pick stats, they could use that engine with other components, such as a better cannon and turret.

hazywater #10 Posted Sep 10 2011 - 01:19

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Jumbo sherman (tier 6) -> ??? (tier 7) -> T23 (tier 8) -> T95 (tier 9)

Ajatcho #11 Posted Sep 10 2011 - 08:23

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well if the American tech tree cant have 2 lineage of heavy tank well they might have the 2 lineage of medium tanks :Smile_great:

B_Gras #12 Posted Sep 10 2011 - 10:14

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well, 90mm deal small damage for a Tier9.

Noble #13 Posted Sep 10 2011 - 15:37

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It does say it was proposed to have a 120mm weapon, 90mm will most likely function something like the 2nd weapon to the road to the 120mm...If they even put the 120mm ingame...I'm pretty sure the only way we can get this if the Russians get something even bigger...

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I doubt they'd give the U.S. a 120MM cannon on a medium tank. Since they're well known for "creative" stats, they could always just bump the RoF for the 90MM, provided they gave it enough penetration, giving the relatively small size of the 90MM as the reason it could have a very high rate of fire. Sort of like the final cannon on the Easy 8. Only with enough penetration to be a tier IX cannon. That would actually be something of a valid "handicap", which seems to suit their mindset, and would force a player to be very aggressive, since the only way to make a 90MM like that work for you is to be out there using the rate of fire. It would need very good accuracy, especially on the move, since you could not sit still and take hits.

25Spartanspearman25 #15 Posted Sep 10 2011 - 19:33

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The coupla might be a problem. :huh:

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View PostVirgilHilts, on Sep 10 2011 - 16:41, said:

I doubt they'd give the U.S. a 120MM cannon on a medium tank. Since they're well known for "creative" stats, they could always just bump the RoF for the 90MM, provided they gave it enough penetration, giving the relatively small size of the 90MM as the reason it could have a very high rate of fire. Sort of like the final cannon on the Easy 8. Only with enough penetration to be a tier IX cannon. That would actually be something of a valid "handicap", which seems to suit their mindset, and would force a player to be very aggressive, since the only way to make a 90MM like that work for you is to be out there using the rate of fire. It would need very good accuracy, especially on the move, since you could not sit still and take hits.

They may give it the 105mm then. Perhaps a more accurate and make this tank more so of a sniper then the Patton. Thinking over it, if they did give out the 120mm It would make the Patton obsolete.

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View PostNoble, on Sep 10 2011 - 20:09, said:

They may give it the 105mm then. Perhaps a more accurate and make this tank more so of a sniper then the Patton. Thinking over it, if they did give out the 120mm It would make the Patton obsolete.

They could. Yeah, a 120MM on this tank would make the Patton obsolete.

The reason I suggested giving it a 90MM with really good penetration and a rate of fire high enough to make it competitive in damage, was to create a medium tank different enough to be worth the effort. Think of a T95 with a stout 90MM cannon, say with 212-220 penetration, and 250 average damage for AP, with a rate of fire around 12 rounds per minute, and say 0.32 @ 100M accuracy, and a 2 second aim time. It would be about equal in the bogus "Damage Per Minute" stat to the T5E1M2 on the Patton. But you'd have to get out there and play aggressive, taking risks, to use the RoF. It would create a sort of tier IX Easy 8.

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well it does carry a 105mm gun :Smile_great:
T95E3 – Turret from the M48A2, 105 mm rifled gun.
T95E4 – Turret from the T96, 105 mm smoothbore gun.
T95E5 – A T95E2 with a 105mm British rifled gun, never built.
T95E7 – A T95E1 with a 105 mm British gun, never built.


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The T95 was an American prototype medium tank developed from 1955 to 1959.
Hardly possible because of time of development.

Ajatcho #20 Posted Sep 11 2011 - 02:32

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View PostYamaxanadu, on Sep 11 2011 - 02:26, said:

Hardly possible because of time of development.

well if this tank is not a candidate well the M103 heavy tank will be out of the tank tree :P
The M103 heavy tank served the United States Army and the US Marines during the Cold War. Until the development of the M1A1 in the mid 1980s, it was the heaviest and most heavily-armed tank in US service. The M103 was manufactured at the Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant and the first units were accepted in 1957.