General Historical Information
Place of origin USA
Designer US Ordnance Department
Manufacturer US Ordnance Department
Produced In Never produced
Category Medium Tank
Debut in FHSW v0.5
Retired in FHSW v0.55 (renamed into M27)
Speed 40 km/h
Armour 62mm
Main armament 76.2 mm M1
Coaxial weapon 1x 7.62 mm M1919A4
General Ingame Information
Used by USA
Crew in‑game 3
Seat 2 Commander Seat
Seat 3 1x 7.62 mm M1919A4
Seat 4 Passenger Seat
Seat 5 Passenger Seat
Historical Picture

The T23E3 was an American tank project from the WWII. Almost immediately after the M4 Sherman was standardized, the US Ordnance Department started work on a successor.

Development Edit

Three series of medium tanks were developed, the T20, T22, and T23 where the main difference laid in the chosen transmission. Like the T20 and T22, T23's with the 75 mm automatic gun and 3 inch gun were planned but never constructed. The T23 was actually the first of the T20 series prototypes completed and was found to be highly maneuverable. The Design was classified "limited procurement" in May 1943 and 250 T23's were ordered, although the design was never standardized or issued to front line units. Production models featured the T80 turret that would later be used in modified form on the upgunned M4 variants. The T23 was not adopted for service partly because of its untried transmission system and partly because the design had poor weight distribution and excessive ground pressure. In an attempt to rectify this, two further variants were ordered, the T23E3 with torsion bar suspension and the T23E4 with horizontal volute suspension. The T23E4 was cancelled before the design was completed, but the T23E3 prototype was completed and the Torsion bar suspension was found to have reduced the ground pressure by 20% compared to the T23. After many testing, the T23E3 went into short service in Juli 1943 as the M27.