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The T-43 is the Soviet tier 7 Medium tank. It features a stronger armored hull than the T-34 and the T-34-85 and a four-man crew compared to the 5 man crew of the T-34-85 (due to the dismissal of radio operator). It has the same armament capacities as the T-34-85. The top speed is slightly slower than its predecessors, due to heavier weight. It's strong points are good armament, a big amount of HP and a combination of a low silhouette and good mobility. It is an all round good tank with great potential for assaults and close range combat: it retains the tradition of Soviet tanks: a fast turning turret and great mobility.



Stock Configuration

This configuration applies to the lowest possible modules that can be mounted onto this tank without equipment, perks, camo, or skills applied with a 100% trained crew.

Also note that the shell penetration is done a 100m or less, corresponding to the shell type being used.

Mobility

Horsepower: 520

Power/weight ratio: 15.7 hp/t

Traverse: 36 deg/s

Weight: 33.13 t

Pivot: No

Armament

Shells: AP/APCR/HE

Penetration: 126/167/43 mm

Alpha Damage: 160/160/280

Rate Of Fire: 12 r/m

Damage Per Minute: 1920

Accuracy: 0.42m

Aiming Time: 2.9s

Gun Arc: -180/180 degrees

Gun Elevations: -8/+26 degrees

Ammo Capacity: 60 shells

Other

Chance Of Fire: 15%

View range: 360m

Signal Range: 325m

Armor

Hit Points: 1000

Hull Armor: 75/75/75 mm

Turret Armor: 80/80/80 mm

Weak Spots: Cupola




Top Configuration

This configuration applies to the highest possible modules that can be mounted onto this tank without equipment, perks, camo, or skills applied with a 100% trained crew.

Also note that the shell penetration is done a 100m or less, corresponding to the shell type being used.

Mobility

Horsepower: 600

Power/weight ratio: 17.22 hp/t

Traverse: 38 deg/s

Weight: 34.85/37.3 t

Pivot: No

Armament

Shells: AP/APCR/HE

Penetration: 144/194/44 mm

Alpha Damage: 180/180/300

Rate Of Fire: 11.11 r/m

Damage Per Minute: 1999.8

Accuracy: 0.37m

Aiming Time: 2.3s

Gun Arc: -180/180 degrees

Gun Elevations: -8/+26 degrees

Ammo Capacity: 48 shells

Other

Chance Of Fire: 12%

View range: 370m

Signal Range: 525m

Camouflage Rating: Stationary: ???% Moving: ???%

Armor

Hit Points: 1100

Hull Armor: 75/75/75 mm

Turret Armor: 90/90/90 mm

Weak Spots: (Cupola becomes tough as the hull)


Researching Order

Follow these steps in order. These steps are arranged to minimize the pain of stock grinding. Click Open to read.

  1. Research suspension
    1. However, you can skip this step by using Enhanced Torsion Bar Class 3
  2. Research next turret
  3. If researched previously, mount the top 85mm. Otherwise, research.
  4. If you are going to mount additional equipment, research the suspension now to remove the Enhanced Torsion Bar Class 3.
  5. You can skip the engine upgrades, but it's highly recommended, since it gives great mobility for both the T-43 and T-44.
  6. Research T-44


The following is spoilers and historical inaccuracy about this vehicle! Do not open unless you are prepared for the spoilers! The reason Wargaming did this is due to game balancing in most cases!

  • None of the guns used here are used on the T-43
    • The historical armament was the 85mm D-5T