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TO-55: the Scorched Land

The TO-55 is a Soviet flamethrower tank based on the T-55 medium tank coming to the game in the next major update!

TO-55, medium tank, USSR, rank V. Premium.


  • Coaxial flamethrower
  • Mediocre protection

The predecessor of the Soviet TO-55 was the TO-54 tank, developed on the basis of the T-54 medium tank at the Malyshev Factory. In 1957, a new flamethrower tank was developed on the chassis of the T-55 tank, which used the more advanced ATO-200 flamethrower. TO-55 successfully passed the tests and was put into service in 1960. The tank was mass-produced in Omsk and Kharkov, a total of 830 TO-55 units were produced. The flamethrower tank was in service with the army until 1997.


The premium Soviet TO-55 will be added to the game with the release of the next major War Thunder update. An overall good T-55A medium tank with an excellent gun gets a coaxial flamethrower and Premium bonuses!

The T-55A medium tank is widely used by War Thunder tankers in high rank battles. The tank compensates for its moderate mobility with high firepower, while featuring somewhat better protection than its main opposite, the German Leopard 1. Stabilized 100mm gun offers a good APCBC with devastating beyond-armor effect while the 12.7mm anti-aircraft machine gun on the roof often comes in handy against early helicopters. The premium TO-55 adds a flamethrower to the firepower of the T-55A! As a weapon it is useful for destroying light vehicles, but the flamethrower will find its most frequent use in blinding an enemy gunner in close quarter combat. After all, the flamethrower is pure fun!

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As already noted, the speed and protection of the TO-55 can hardly be called its strengths. Like the T-55A, the new tank takes a long time to reach its maximum speed, but the chassis itself turns very well and does good on the raw terrains. The armor of the TO-55 is capable of withstanding some of the tank guns kinetic rounds, while the dome-shaped turret sometimes ricochets armor-piercing shells. However due to the dense fighting compartment, the first shell that pierces the armor of the habitable compartment is often the last in the session.

The premium TO-55 will be a good alternative to regular T-54 and T-55 tanks and will greatly boost the research of any Soviet armored vehicle up to rank VI. We’ll ‘burn it up’ in the next major War Thunder update!

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