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PT-76. Could it be used?


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Bichri001 #1 Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:50 PM

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Hello fellow tank commanders.

I wonder, if this light tank could be used in the game?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PT-76

"The PT-76 is a Soviet amphibious light tank which was introduced in the early 1950s and soon became the standard reconnaissance tank of the Soviet Army and the other Warsaw Pact armed forces.
The PT-76 is used in the reconnaissance and fire-support roles"

It has got a rifled gun, which is the WG's criteria for implementing new modern vehicles in the game. I know its design is based on the requirement for the amphibious capability, but still, we don't know in which direction will the game go in future, and I think, that the tank can be useful even without amphibious role.
The PT-76 is a reliable, simple to operate and highly mobile (its strong point) reconnaissance vehicle and is ideally designed for amphibious operations, but it has many limitations as a fighting vehicle(like most of the scouts in WoT)

It has sacrificed a lot for its amphibious role: Its turret has 20 mm of armor at 35°, and the hull has 10 mm at 80° at the upper front, 13 mm at 80° at the lower plate(armor is still better than of the ELC AMX), and the top speed is about 44 km/h (27 mph).

If we compare the PT-76 and the ELC AMX, the latter would came out on top. Sure it has lesser armor, but it's smaller, faster and it has a better gun.  

The ELC was designed in 1956 and the PT-76 was put in use in 1952. Although it was designed to be used with T-54/55s I would place it at tier V/VI as fun and interesting PREMIUM vehicle.

Here is a video of it: http://www.youtube.c...h?v=r7JEocbCaZE

So, what do you guys think  :playing: ?

Edited by Bichri001, 11 July 2013 - 06:51 PM.


Mad_Dog_Tannen #2 Posted 11 July 2013 - 08:57 PM

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sure why not. Im not sure about the modern tech refited to it, but early variants are as modern as some tanks in the game.

Edited by Mad_Dog_Tannen, 22 July 2013 - 08:17 PM.


soolerman #3 Posted 13 July 2013 - 08:37 PM

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cool

TheDOD #4 Posted 13 July 2013 - 10:14 PM

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It would be kinda a Sovjet Tier 9-10 Light tank, that challenges Batchat. How ever instead of an Auto loader, it would have a Accurate gun, with good Penetration and damage that is the same as Tier 8-10 Medium tank gun + 6-7seconds of reload time. Would be a Fun tank to play, since you would be absolutly a threat on the Battlefield, how ever, lacking armor and being pretty big target (It's an LT with Size of MT)  :tongue:

Edited by TheDOD, 13 July 2013 - 10:15 PM.





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