Weak Spot Guide: T14

The T14 is the American tier 5 premium “heavy tank” which causes a lot of trouble for new players.  Even though it is labeled as as heavy it only has 50/50/50 hull armor which is very thin even for tier 5 heavies but it does come with 101/101/101 turret armor so avoid shooting the turret!  Front armor is angled at 65 degrees and rear armor at 45 degrees making the front very tough even though it’s armor is very thin in most places.

The index at the bottom of each picture describes a few abbreviations used and also the format in which the armor details are described in. Effective Armor (EA) refers to the overall effectiveness of the armor without normalization.

 The armor values are presented in three different scenarios for the angled view of the tank.15° frontal(75° side),  25° frontal(65° side), 35° frontal(55° side), and 45° frontal(45° side).

Frontal View

Frontally the T14 is very tough against lower tiered tanks since the lower frontal glacis is actually as tough as the upper glacis.  There are two weak spots for low pen guns and the commander’s hatch a third for guns with 90mm+ average penetration.

Angled View

An angled T14 does increase it’s armor quite considerably but opens up various other weak spots that can be exploited.  Angling is viable since most will still shoot the tougher armor but for those who know these weak spots an angled T14 shouldn’t be much of a problem.

Side View

A T14 engaged from the side can still soak up a lot of shells if you do not aim for the USH. Also, avoid shooting HEAT shells at the tracks since they will gobble them up.

16 Comments on "Weak Spot Guide: T14"

  1. You do know that the T14s lower glacis is 101 mm thick, not 50?


  2. xCaptainObviousx | November 3, 2012 at 11:14 pm |

    OK, I’m starting to doubt the validity of your site as you insist on using outdated or simply incorrect info.

    • As you can see I have been updating previous guides along with new ones as fast as I can in the new format. With the amount of variables in the armor and no hard listed stats for each plate there will be some mistakes and I will correct them over time.

      Nobody is forcing you to come here and I simply do this for my own enjoyment of helping others.

    • Perhaps you should change your name to Captain Obnoxious! This site is providing a very useful service and he does it for nothing. If you have better info you could present it to help him and us and leave out the rudeness!

  3. nice guide,i realy like,but you have only a few tanks per tier,is there a posibillity that there are more tanks to be added soon?

    • Yes, I am adding them as I get them finished. I am trying to finish most high tier tanks first and/or requests I receive.

      Keep in mind this is only me doing these and it also takes a bit of research and testing to figure out the specifics of the armor layout.

  4. Great Job WoTGURU,
    You don’t need to think much or bother about people talk here.
    If some one pointing you wrong, then ask him to make it correct & publish in a website, then he will now the art of work you are doing.
    Until that no one has rights to comment you wrong. 🙂


    • Thanks, he was partially correct in that parts of it previously were a bit off. I just did not have to immediately to address it.

  5. Platypusbill | March 14, 2013 at 10:45 am |

    BTW, I’d like to add that 36 degrees of side angle already results in 70+ degrees compound slope for the glacis plate, so it should be theoretically immune to all AP except for the KV-2’s derp.

  6. Caseng Zhang | March 27, 2013 at 8:54 pm |

    Nice job Cody. Don’t listen to the retards who think its wrong. Keep up the good work!

  7. there is o more weak spot in front ….. few cm right of the main gun is small rod with small amount of armor (30-50 mm) easy to pirce …… but good job, big help to me

  8. I’d just like to thank you for this guild. It is well written helpful and thourough. Thanks again I feel much better informed about the T14 which I’m thinking of buying. It will be my first American other than tier1 and the horrible T16E gift that I can’t help playing and dying in (that armour IS paper hin ;)) If only the T14 had a decent gun and higher top speed it would be great I think, but maybe to great to be fair on the rest.
    Would u believe it, the day I go to buy my T14 update 8.6 comes out with a new Tier5 Brithish Premium and I’m back to the drawing board with more indecision. Oh me oh my 😉

  9. Tiki Thorsen | June 21, 2013 at 4:29 pm |

    Your efforts for details in making this excellent guides is great appreciated!

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