Author: Tadeusz Pakula
Illustrations by Jaroslaw Janas
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WB-10, Polish Medium tank prototype from 1927
The WB-10 (sometimes written W.B.10) was the first tank designed and built in Poland. It was also one of the only Polish interwar armored vehicles that was completely original. Without drawing inspiration from foreign vehicles, as was the case with the TK tankettes or 7TP. The WB-10 was planned as a successor to the French-bought Renaults FT. Unfortunately, the WB-10 was a complete failure and the whole project landed in the dustbin of history.
Very little information has remained to this day. Two photos exist which are speculated to be of the WB-10 prototypes, somewhere near Warsaw in 1939. A supposed drawing of the vehicle is also widely circulated on the internet, but it is not compatible with the vehicles seen in the two pictures.
It is highly important to stress that most of the information with regards to this vehicle should be treated with a healthy dose of skepticism until primary sources can be discovered and shed more light on the curious WB-10.
A Polish Renault FT. This was the only tank in Polish service when the WB-10 was designed – Source: Derela Republika
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Quick bit of news, a new portal for sharing and downloading supported mods is now in alpha testing. So far it seems to be for only the RU region, but here is the link if you want to check it out. Pretty slick presentation.
Strv 103C part 3
The last of the 3 part video and Nick seems to be having fun. Enjoy.
here’s a message I waited all day for from Markus Schill, the General Manager of Europe, there’s a public statement given to the player base but I will share with you the one sent to the Community Contributors:
The myth… the Legend…
It was pointed out to me that this message did reach as far as Viktor Kislyi even although he didnt sign it which was, to my beliefs, the right course of action given that the last time he stepped in the promises weren’t really met. Continue reading
In light of the sir Foch vs WG controversy I thought I would go ahead and offer some thoughts on why we have seen the game take the direction it has with the arguably OP premiums that sparked this controversy in the first place.
Pushing for premiums
As someone who was personally involved in the research and creation of the Swedish tech tree I was in contact with several people at wargaming for quite some time. Trough one of my contacts from that time I know that Wargaming have been pushing for larger numbers of “more competitive” premium tanks for quite some time now, dating back to the introduction of the Panther 88. Continue reading
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A new French tank destroyer is in supertest, here are the screenshots and early stats (now updated with more complete stats):
Weight: 26.88 t
Engine Power: 720 hp
Power to Weight: 26.79 hp/t
Speed: +55/-18 kph
Terrain Resistance: 1.247/1.342/2.301
Gun Traverse: 27.1 deg/sec
Hull Traverse: 28 deg/sec
View Range: 360m
Signal Range: 750m
Gun: 105mm CN 105
Reload: 11.986 sec
Rate of Fire: 5.006
Aim Time: 1.92 sec
Depression: -8 deg
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For those who don’t get on with DezGamez accent This list comes from vBAddict.net . The profit is net after all deductions including consumables as if played on a standard account.
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Top Five Tanks – Lindybeige
I kept this in reserve while the drama played out. For those that have never heard of Lindybeige He is a youtuber who started as a military modeller and tank nut.
Although I didn’t stress much about the SirFoch/Circon drama initially, I had a moment to think after recent developments.
And to give more insight, the reason why I didn’t stress was because I put this situation into the “Human Error” folder. Like I said in my previous statement, I ultimately see this situation of two parties who were out of line and who should have communicated better with one another but have acknowledged what they did, it happens, people do mistakes and stupid things all the time and I viewed this as a person who, for a quite a few times, has “angered” the company.
I waited before jumping to conclusions and I was right to because I got my suspicions confirmed of what actually went down, the statements that were given and the conversations had with Wargaming EU not only confirmed it but were satisfactory as well given that I know both employers -in real life- well enough to trust them and for as long as Florian is the Head of Community Management my trust will remain.
What made me change my mind? When I thought this shitstorm was calming down, Wargaming NA decides to give statements to Kotaku and Jim Sterling with false accusations:
When the first statement appeared Kotaku simply said it had come from Wargaming, a server was never specified, as far as we, EU Community Contributors, knew this didn’t come from EU but it was after Jim‘s video that we finally managed to pinpoint the source of them, these statements were given by a Senior PR Manager from the WG NA office.
Not only shouldn’t WG NA speak for European affairs do you know what’s even worse? Continue reading