M551 War Thunder

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25 May 2016

Recently, we announced the first tanks in our game equipped with ATGMs: the Soviet IT-1 and the German Raketenjagdpanzer 2. Naturally, we can’t discriminate countries without these vehicles: that would have a negative effect on game balance. So when the conversation turned to the US, we immediately thought of adding a tank that many players wanted for a long time: the M551 Sheridan, which can fire both standard shells and ATGMs!
No tank is more strongly associated with the Vietnam War than the Sheridan. Designed as a vehicle for US aerial landing troops of a new generation, and tested in 1963, the Sheridan became a truly innovative tank. The M551’s hull used aluminum armour, its primary weaponry was a 152 mm M81 cannon in addition to a launcher for anti-tank guided missiles. The tank was made as light as possible for aerial transportation and parachute landing. The series production of the Sheridan continued from 1966 to 1970, but the tank saw use even later.

This is a subreddit for War Thunder, a cross platform vehicular combat MMO developed by Gaijin Entertainment for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game is based around combined arms battles on air, land, and sea with vehicles from the Spanish Civil War to today. Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example: reference to the series of the vehicles; links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees. Paste links to sources and external resources, such as: topic on the official game forum; other literature. The 152-mm Gun / Launcher M551 Sheridan is a rank VI American light tank with a battle rating of 8.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.59 'Flaming Arrows'. It is armed with a 152 mm cannon, which has a missile launcher to fire 152 mm ATGMs and a.50 calibre machine gun.

The 152mm M81 cannon can shoot ATGM missiles!

The Sheridan first saw battle in 1969, arriving in Vietnam at the very height of the conflict. The tank became indispensable to the US, but just as it had advantages, so it had certain weaknesses. The vehicle’s low weight and ability to move through water (with the addition of a special flotation screen) allowed it to achieve unusual mobility in the wet conditions of the Vietnamese jungle, but at the same time the vehicle’s armour was weak, and its weaponry difficult to use and maintain. The recoil of the 152 mm cannon was so powerful that it sometimes injured the crew, and, of course, negatively affected the accuracy of aimed artillery fire. But on the whole, the Sheridan performed well and turned into a kind of symbol for the Vietnam War.

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In War Thunder, the Sheridan will be one of the most unusual high-ranked tanks in the US arsenal. In comparison to the Soviet IT-1, which we spoke about previously, the M551 is far more lightly armoured, but is armed with a flexible cannon/launcher mount after researching a special modification for which the player gains access to ATGMs. The ability to fire both artillery shells and ATGMs compensates for many of this lightly armoured tank’s flaws.

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In spite of its highly accurate missile weaponry, the Sheridan will most likely perform best on small and medium maps, where it is easier to hide from enemy shells behind a hill or structure and the ballistics and recoil of the 152 mm cannon won’t ruin aimed shots against a distant opponent.

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Expect this tank to arrive in the game very soon. See you there!

Upcoming vehicles for Update 1.59 'Flaming Arrows' :

An experimental Soviet SPG, a high-tech US tank prototype and more prizes await the players.

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Gaijin Entertainment announces that the Future Technology event for the military online action War Thunder that gives the opportunity to get new rare vehicles will continue until the 12th of April. The prizes are: the Soviet SU-76D SPG, the Japanese JDS Yūgure destroyer, the US XM8 light tank and an early version of the German F-4F fighter jet.
Future Technology is a crafting event where players participate in regular War Thunder battles to gather resources, ammunition and blueprints that are required to build a futuristic Minotaur tank. These Minotaur tanks can be exchanged for the four new rare vehicles mentioned above.

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The SU-76D was an experimental tank destroyer with a low silhouette, an inclined arrangement of armor plates and a diesel engine. It was developed by the Soviet engineers during World War II but was not used in serial production because of the difficulties with the locally produced and sufficiently powerful diesel engine.
Yūgure was originally a Fletcher class US destroyer that Japan received at the end of 1950's and was modified and used as an anti-submarine and training vessel. Five dual 40mm Bofors cannons allow Yūgure to easily take care of any smaller vessels and aircraft.
The XM8 AGS was an experimental American light tank, developed in the early 1990's in an effort to replace the Army's outdated M551 Sheridan tanks but only prototypes of this machine were built. The 105 mm XM35 rifled cannon and a 550 horsepower diesel engine gives XM8 enough firepower and mobility. There is an option to install additional composite screens onto the vehicle, enhancing its protection.
The F-4F was the export version of the famous Phantom fighter jet made for the German Air Force. It's almost as powerful as the original US variant. The pilot is free to choose from a variety of weapons: bombs up to 2,000 pounds, Mighty Mouse and Zuni rockets, 20mm Vulcan gunpods and three modifications of the deadly Sidewinder air-to-air missiles: AIM-9B FGW-2, AIM-9E and AIM-9J.
The full description of the Future Technology event is available at the official website as well in the tutorial video.

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