2 September 2015
T92 - with developer's answers
Today we are introducing a light US tank from the 50s - the T92, which will continue the lineup of the light tanks and will take its place at the 5th rank.
Vyacheslav Bulannikov, Game Designer:
Currently, the US light tank tree cuts off at rank 4. It ends with the M41A1. We’ve decided to introduce a new top-range rank 5 tank to this development line. The presence of a mobile tank in high-rank battles will add a lot of variety to the gameplay, presently, none of the nations have vehicles like this at rank 5.
The tank represents a harmonious combination of unusual design decisions which allowed engineers to reduce the tank’s weight and dimensions as much as possible. Even outwardly, this vehicle is very different from its predecessors: the turret is shifted back, towards the rear and the engine forwards; crew members are seated behind the engine. This significantly increases the tank’s survivability. Apart from that, the vehicle has a low profile and decent mobility.
Answers to readers' questions:
Question: Which ammo types and penetration values can we expect?
Answer: Several types of APCR shells and also HEATFS.The HEATFS round will have a penetration value of 200mm
Question: Will the 76mm gun be enough to fight other tanks of rank 5?
Answer: Firstly, HEATFS shells have 200mm penetration and along with a really high fire rate, add to this good maneuverability and this tank will be a very dangerous weapon when handled with skill. Secondly, it will be an early rank 5 tank, so it will often meet tanks of rank 4 as well.
Question: Will there be an auto-loading system? What rate of fire will this tank have?
Answer: This vehicle didn’t have a fully automated loading system. However it did have semi-automatic mechanism that allowed a very fast loading speed. Thus the fire rate for the T92 will be about 12-13 shots per minute.
Question: Will the engine properly absorb shells and fragments?
Answer: It already does. For instance, the engine cannot be penetrated by shards only by a shell.
Question: Will there be more light tanks after T92?
Answer: Yes there will be more.
Question: Will there be more “unusual” tanks?
Answer: Of course!
Question: Hi, one question on everyone's lips is probably, are there chances to see other post world war 2 (and cold war) tanks for the other nations in war thunder? In the same idea, is there a chance for (usually) lightly armored tank destroyers from post world war 2 and cold war to appear in war thunder ? If yes to both or to one of my questions, any idea what they could be? Thank you for your hard work. ^^"
Answer: Yes we plan other vehicles of that era, including TDs. The M56 Scorpion, for example.
Question: Will you introduce the M551 Sheridan?
Answer: We cannot say, it has not been decided yet, sorry.
The War Thunder Team
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