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Old May 24th, 2006, 03:00 PM
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Small nitpick on the Pershing as found in

Unit 015; T26 Pershing
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Unit 106; T26 Pershing

The Pershings deployed to Europe were T26E3 models (the model picked for full production), and in March 1945, the T26E3s were standardized as the M26.

Source: Hunnicutt's Pershing.
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The T26E4 was delivered to the 3rd Armored Division's Maintenance Battalion on March 15, 1945; consequently saw ten days of actual combat before V-E Day.

Attached is my rendition of the T26E4 turret using the SPCAMO M26 turret. The T26E4 used the same hull as the normal M26.

Data:
5 man crew
406" Length with Gun Forward
138.3" Width over Sand Shields
109.4" Height to Cupola Top
96,000 lbs combat loaded weight

Armor on both hull and turret is the same as the normal Pershings.

90mm T15E1 Gun with 54 rounds (4 RPM with loader)
.50 Cal AAMG
.30 Cal M1919A4 Coax
.30 Cal M1919A4 Bow MG
440 rounds of .50 Cal
5,000 rounds of .30 cal
20 MPH sustained speed on level roads

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90mm T15E1 Gun Data:
70 Calibers

Penetration:

T43 AP Shot (APBC-T; 3,200 ft/sec)
132mm @ 30 degree angle @ 500 yds
127mm @ 30 degree angle @ 1000 yds
124mm @ 30 degree angle @ 1500 yds
122mm @ 30 degree angle @ 2000 yds

T44 HVAP Shot (APCR-T; 3,750 ft/sec)
244mm @ 30 degree angle @ 500 yds
221mm @ 30 degree angle @ 1000 yds
196mm @ 30 degree angle @ 1500 yds
173mm @ 30 degree angle @ 2000 yds

EDIT: Again, the data is from Hunnicutt's Pershing.
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Default Re: T26E4 Super Pershing

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The T26E4 was delivered to the 3rd Armored Division's Maintenance Battalion on March 15, 1945; consequently saw ten days of actual combat before V-E Day.

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Armor on both hull and turret is the same as the normal Pershings.
Even though the E4 had the same armour thickness as the M26 (T26E3), it was up-armoured by the 3rd Armored Division maintenance battalion before being released for combat. They added a vertical slab of 80mm armour cut from a Panther to the gun mantlet, making it 114mm + 80 mm = 194mm. Additional protection for the front hull was made in the form of 38mm "boiler plate" that was welded together to form a new, angular nose that could be welded on to the hull front. Judging from the description, this was not armour quality steel, but rather some plate found lying around in an abandoned factory. The hope was that the new nose would be more inclined to bounce off incomming rounds because the slope was better then the basic M26 hull and that the gap between the new improvised nose and the hull would also help prevent hull penetrations.

In reality, they basically wrecked the T26E4 as the added 5 tons of weight was all on the front, making the tank extremely nose-heavy and it ended up in a tank dump in Germany immidiatly after the war. The other 25 T26E4s never left the USA and eventually ended up as targets.

So if the tank you want to introduce to the game is the one-off vehicle that actually made it to the fight in Europe in 1945, then it should have the added armour and possibly lower speed due to the extra weight and the overloaded suspension.
It it is supposed to be a what-if vehicle representing the basic T26E4 that might have entered combat later in the war, then the standard values apply.

Also, as the tank fired two-piece ammunition, the rate of fire was reduced from 8 RPM to 4 RPM, so in game terms, whatever the ROF of the M26/T26E3 is, it should be halved.

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Also, as the tank fired two-piece ammunition, the rate of fire was reduced from 8 RPM to 4 RPM, so in game terms, whatever the ROF of the M26/T26E3 is, it should be halved.
No, that was from the second T26E4 pilot onwards. The first pilot of the T26E4 (the one that was shipped overseas) still had the T15E1 gun with it's fixed, one piece ammunition.
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So if the tank you want to introduce to the game is the one-off vehicle that actually made it to the fight in Europe in 1945
Give me a few minutes and I can come up with the icon for that one to complement the "as built" icon I posted earlier.

EDIT: Aaaand here we are; a normal T26E4 icon, and the 3rd AD modified T26E4 icon, plus a LBM of the modified T26E4.

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M36B1 Tank Destroyer:

Due to a high need for 90mm guns in the ETO; 187 M4A3 Medium tanks were converted by Fisher to have the M36 turret instead. Despite having a higher silhoulette; these were the most heavily armored tank destroyers the US deployed in WWII; and the only ones with a bow machine gun.
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No, that was from the second T26E4 pilot onwards. The first pilot of the T26E4 (the one that was shipped overseas) still had the T15E1 gun with it's fixed, one piece ammunition.
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I think the best thing to do would be to include the 24~ T26E4s produced with the T15E2 two-piece ammunition as a "prototype tank"; and put the 3rd AD modified Super Pershing icon in so that scenario designers can do ones built around that specific tank.
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90mm T15E1 Gun Data:
70 Calibers

Penetration:

T43 AP Shot (APBC-T; 3,200 ft/sec)
132mm @ 30 degree angle @ 500 yds
127mm @ 30 degree angle @ 1000 yds
124mm @ 30 degree angle @ 1500 yds
122mm @ 30 degree angle @ 2000 yds

T44 HVAP Shot (APCR-T; 3,750 ft/sec)
244mm @ 30 degree angle @ 500 yds
221mm @ 30 degree angle @ 1000 yds
196mm @ 30 degree angle @ 1500 yds
173mm @ 30 degree angle @ 2000 yds

If these number are right. Then the gun on the normal M26 was more powerfull but I thought the T15E1 was suppose to me a better gun with the longer barrell and all.

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