WoT leaks new USA premium tank tier 5 M4 Improved

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WoT leaks new USA premium tank tier 5 M4 Improved

Source – http://ftr.wot-news.com/2014/12/19/m4-improved-upcoming-tier-5-us-premium/

From supertesters server there is another new premium tank: M4 improved. In short:

M4_IP– frontal armor remained the same except for the lower part, which was sharply angled instead of rounded, providing better protection equivalent to 63,5mm of armor, frontal armor is sloped 60 degrees from horizontal
– thickness of rear armor increased to 50,8mm
– turret was welded from rolled plates due to expect shortage in foundry capacity
– armament was standard 75mm M3 gun
– to improve mobility, new Wright G200 engine, producing 640 horsepower was proposed
– in order to keep the ground pressure the same (since the powerplant and the armor weighed more), Aberdeen proposed to utilize a modified M6 heavy tank suspension (HVSS type)
– the vehicle was weigh 37,92 tons and maximum speed of 56 km/h

Reference – R.P.Hunnicutt – History of the American medium tank (vol.1 – Sherman)

  • – Corazza frontale è rimasta la stessa, tranne per la parte inferiore, che era ad angolo acuto invece di forma arrotondata, offrendo una migliore protezione equivalente a 63,5 mm di armatura, corazza frontale è inclinato 60 gradi rispetto all’asse orizzontale.
  • – lo spessore della parte posteriore della corazza venne aumentato a 50,8 mm
  • – la torretta è stata saldata con lamiere a causa di mancanza di capacità nelle fonderie
  • – l’armamento era standard: cannone 75 mm M3
  • – mobilità migliore,  montava un motore Wright G200, 640 cavalli.
  • – al fine di mantenere la stessa pressione al suolo , Aberdeen propose di utilizzare le sospensioni dell’M6 (tipo HVSS).
  • – il veicolo doveva pesare 37,92 tonnellate con velocità massima di 56 km/h

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