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Т 55А - German medium tank

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  • 19 August 2021
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T 55A, personal missions
Hello everyone and welcome to boost-hub! Today we will talk about a very unusual car, like a Soviet tank, which in fact belongs to the German nation in World of Tanks and this is the T 55A guide. If you remember the full name of this unit, it sounds like this-T 55A NVA DDR. As many have already realized, this car can be called unusual due to the fact that it was designed in the USSR, and in our game belongs to the Germans. In fact, this is a medium tank of the 9th level, which is a promotional one. Regarding how to get this medium tank, the answer is very simple, you can not buy it, it is issued for performing the third stage of personal combat tasks (Personal missions). Of course, those who wish will have to sweat a lot, because the on the T 55A is very difficult and now everyone will be able to decide for themselves whether this tank is worth the effort and whether it is necessary to chase it.

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Specifications for T 55A

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An upgraded version of the T-55 tank. The T 55A had a higher level of nuclear protection and no bow machinegun. From 1962 through 1970, about 1,800 of the T-55 and T 55A tanks were supplied to East Germany by the U.S.S.R.

Crew skills for T 55A

In the case of the crew, we must also do everything to maximize the convenience of playing on this medium tank. Thus, for the T 55A, you need to choose perks focusing on increasing the comfort of shooting, the speed of repair, camouflage and increasing all the characteristics.

COMMANDER shestoe_chuvstvo.png remont.png boevoe_bratstvo.png maskirovka.png
GUNNER remont.png plavnyy_povorot_bashni.png boevoe_bratstvo.png maskirovka.png
DRIVER remont.png plavnyy_hod.png boevoe_bratstvo.png maskirovka.png

LOADER remont.png radioperehvat.png
boevoe_bratstvo.png maskirovka.png

Selection equipment T 55A

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  1. Gun Rammer - It will allow you to raise an already good damage per minute
  2. Vertical Stabilizer - With this thing, we can even successfully hit targets right away.
  3. Improved Ventilation - As usual, a boost of characteristics is not superfluous.
If for some reason you did not like the latter option, you can also put Coated Optics on the T 55A WoT, in order to bring the review to the maximum values and in some situations play from your own light. Such tactics also have a full right to life.

Pros and Cons T 55A

Pros Cons
  • Arguably superior gun to both the D-54 and vanilla D-10T2S, has high RoF yet retains good pen, accuracy and handling
  • Vastly superior ground resistance to the T-54 while retaining the same power to weight ratio
  • Retains excellent turret and side armor of the T-54
  • Slightly better view range than the T-54
  • Above-average sized HP pool, tied for 2nd in tier
  • Weaker hull armor than T-54, similar to WZ-120
  • Lower top speed than the T-54
  • Bad gun depression and even worse elevation.
  • Prone to driver death and ammo rack damage
  • Doesn't work well as credit OR crew grinder due to high ammo cost and unique crew setup

How to play on T 55A

There is a lot to say about the tactics of combat on the T 55A NVA DDR. After all, we have a real medium tank in our hands, with good mobility, a decent weapon and even serious armor.

Based on this, you can play quite aggressively, the directions for medium tanks are great for us, and having several allies nearby, acting together, you can easily break through the flanks. At the same time, the T 55A World of Tanks can not act rashly, sometimes, especially at the beginning of the battle, it makes sense to shoot from the second line, wait for the positional game and make some decisions.

If we talk about general tips, those players who learn to play from the terrain using the T 55A WoT armored tower will be rewarded with good results, a lot of enemy scalps and positive emotions. However, this is not so easy, because you need to get used to the fact that the gun bends down badly.

Otherwise, we can very quickly change the flanks, support the allied forces in different directions, return to protect the base, etc. As already mentioned, the T 55A medium tank is a very versatile and creative machine, capable of much in the right hands. And remember, although this car is similar to the T-54, it is much easier to break through it, and therefore you should play more carefully.

Brief summary

The T 55A is similar to the T-54, yet has more in common with the T-62A. The noticeably weaker hull armor doesn't allow you to be as aggressive as in a T-54, however, your turret armor and side armor are the same, so you still can sidescrape or stay hull down if possible and needed. Your superior gun handling gives you the edge and makes snap shots extremely potent and likely to hit even on the move. Therefore, you should focus more on flanking and quick snap shots, however, your short aim time combined with the very good accuracy also makes long range fights a real option. If caught in a close encounter, fear not -- the D-10T2S gun also has a high rate of fire only seconded by the same gun on the T-54 (that doesn't handle really well), the Obj. 430 II (which is a sniping tank with limited gun traverse, not so competitive in this case) or a few smaller calibre guns on other tanks. There will always be some advantage to exploit: either to trade, to simply outgun, or to land the crucial first shot with more precision.

The reduced top speed in comparison is perceptible, but not dramatic. In most cases, your quick acceleration and very good terrain resistance values make you no less as mobile.

A special mention is needed regarding the crew. Training crew from Leopard line, which is most logical, comes with a caveat: T55A's loader also doubles as a radio operator, while most other tanks from the Leopard line have commander for that role. This means that you won't be able to make use of situational awareness skill if it is already trained on commander - it has to be trained on loader as well if you intend to switch crews a lot, wasting one skill slot.

Beware of ammo costs - this tank is not a true "premium", it is just a reward "Elite" tank, and still retains very expensive ammo like the T-54. Especially premium ammo. Shooting pure premium ammo will burn your credits considerably faster than any other tank in the game.
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