Yuri Pasholok’s Q&A: 08/06/2016

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Hello,

Here is the Yuri Pasholok’s Q&A. Thanks to everyone that provided the Qs and thanks to Yuri for his time. 🙂

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MIZUTAYIO: Are there any interesting Swiss vehicles?

At the moment, there are more “no” than “yes”.
In my opinion, Swiss should have a separate nation, I know a lot of interesting tanks and self-propelled guns, including “paper panzers”. Unlike the Czechoslovakians, the Swiss have a good tier 10 Medium Tank, the Panzer 61 and Panzer 68.Not paper and long service history.
The Biggest problem is that Swiss is an unknown -tanking- nation, it’s sad but its true. The Czechoslovakians have the LT vz.35 and LT vz.38 which are famous tanks with long combat history while Swiss tanks are unknown to many people. That’s a problem…
But not a final word.

 

SLAKRRRRRR: What information on the French “Char 25t” vehicles and variants have been discovered in archives?

EU historians have found a few Batignolles-Châtillon projects in the French archives. They are interesting but the initial project was a 12-t class Light Tank, almost the same as the AMX 12-t. First drawings dated October of 1947.

Later Batignolles-Châtillon redesigned this project into 25-t Tank, the drawings dated summer of 1953. Different hull but the turret is almost the same as the final version. 24,7 tonnes, 30 mm of maximum armor, SOFAM 500-hp engine and 65 km/h as top speed.

 

FASTESTCLASSIC: If the Strv 103 (with hydropneumatic suspension) is implemented as the tier 9/10 Swedish tank, will tanks like the STB-1 receive their historical hydropneumatic suspension as well (in the STB’s case, accompanied by a gun depression nerf to make it historical)?

Well, it’s possible and we are keeping this STB-1 (Type 74) suspension feature. I can be a nice addition to this tank.

 

RAZ: What variants, if any, were planned or at least proposed for the E-10, E-25, E-50, E-75, and E-100 vehicles?

Not variants but competitors. E-100 was a competitor of MAUS.
E-50/E-75… we have found a project of Rheinmetall suspension (Surin style, like on the LT.vz.38) for Tiger II/Panther. The turret race for E-50 and E-75 projects were the same size for both vehicles so that the turrets for either design could be mounted on either vehicle even though the armaments were different. The turrets in question are a mystery at this time with very little information on the features and the final designs are not known.
On the E-25… a few weeks ago I made an article about the E-25 and its competitors:http://warspot.ru/6039-bumazhnye-istrebiteli-tankov-v-srednem-vese

We have found one serious historical bug. In fact, AA turret belonged to the Porsche project. E-10 – Porsche projects are competitors. And the Jagdpanzer 38 (d) is a more realistic project.
Also, remember: All E-series projects were ended already by early 1945. The time “for toys” was over.

 

WULF CORBETT: Any progress on multi-gun tanks? If anyone is still working on it, will it affect existing tanks, like the Churchill I, M3 Lee, etc?

I don’t have any information about this feature at the moment.

ZOMBIETROPA: A couple more questions. I remember reading an article by Nicholas Moran a while ago about how he thought it was sad that tanks in museums tend not to fire their guns and go full pelt across the terrain, making the comparison with classic cars that still get driven. What are your thoughts on this?

Well, it’s not a big problem. In Russia we have two types of shooting:

-Full imitation, uses shells with a small charge. Realistic but really dangerous, 10 years ago the”long shot” killed my friend Dmitry Shumakov. He had used the same shell as in Panzer IVs, apparently the shell didn’t work, he opened the breech and…

-Pyro imitation, looks less realistic, you can only do 1-2 shots but it’s safe.

HOKUM: Any chance to see the following in game?The FV301, FV302, TV15000(Scorpion prototype), FVRDE 1963 Concept 105mm, FV432 with 30mm RARDEN, Spaced Armour Conqueror?

Some vehicles on this list are being worked or in plans but I can’t give you full information at the moment, it’s NDA.

VTALONV: Short and sweet. Wargaming stated they would like to replace the VK 45.02 A and VK 45.02 B. The first being a fake and the second having unhistorical armor. What historical tanks could fill theses positions?

First and second tank are not a fake. You can read about the Porsche Typ 180 tanks in Jentz/Doyle book about the Tiger II.

But I’m not satisfied with the current data for the VK 45.02 A/B. In reality, they have 80 mm of frontal armor while in-game they have 200 mm. I know it’s just a game but it’s better to find a more correct/proper project.

COUNTERMAN: Why MT-25 can’t have historical top speed ? It should be 100 km/h instead of just 72 km/h.

It’s the current game engine’s limit.

STEVEN PARRY: Did the Hellkitty actually have a 90 mm mounted or was that a balance issue?

No, it’s  an experimental vehicle with M36 GMC turret and gun.

ANONYMOUS: Why did you choose the E-100 turret that we know in-game instead of the Maus turret we see on the models and mockups, along with War Thunder’s E-100?

The “Historical” turret was, in fact, the turret from the Tiger-MAUS,  dated by the end of 1942. The E-100 is a redesigned Tiger-MAUS with different road wheels and suspension, made by Adler. the Tiger-MAUS turret is not the same as the MAUS turret. The commander’s hatch was eliminated in the spring of 1943, the same thing happened to the 15 cm L/37 gun.

In the spring of  1944, Krupp made a project of a new turret for the E-100. More simplistic, rangefinder was added and with different gun mount. This new turret was based on the “MAUS II Turm” with reduced side armor (80 mm).

I wrote an article about the E-100 design, including the story about the turret: http://warspot.ru/4562-sotyy-lishniy

About WT… well… the guys need to learn history and read the correct books, including Panzertracts 6-3. Thanks to Jentz and Mr Doyle for the nice series of books with tonnes of new information.

SILVIO I: Is it possible to add another partial US arty line from tiers 8-10 made up of the M109 155mm (tier 8), M107 175mm (Tier 9), and M110 203mm (Tier 10).

Do you REALLY need more arty? 😀

SILVIO I: Will a Prototype M60A2 (m60a1e1) be added? I say Prototype so it doesn’t have techy stuff that would prevent it from coming into the game.

No, we can’t add tanks with rockets launchers to the game. As you know, T49 with the same gun was used in WoT as a howitzer imitation. I’m not sure about vehicles with an absolute new gameplay. Better to add them in another game, WoT is already OK without rockets.

 

 

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DK: We know only Kirovets 1 was planned with 30mm side skirts. Photographs of ID-3 clearly show sheet metal that’s been rusted through, 5mm or less. Why does IS-3 have the 30mm sides?

IS-3 armor and Kirovets 15 mm skirts:

 

That’s all for now folks, more Q&As will come, just invited another person for the next one which have said yes, will be giving you more details soon enough.

 

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38 comments on “Yuri Pasholok’s Q&A: 08/06/2016

  1. Hedgehog1963 says:

    Good questions form the community. Some good answers as well.




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  2. SlayerBR says:

    “Do you REALLY need more arty?😀”

    best answer of all =P




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    • ndiver says:

      Technically, it is not just a partial line that we can get but a complete line of arty:
      M8 HMC –> T88 HMC –> M52 –> M108 –> M109 –> M107 –> M110
      After the rework of the arties, that could be interesting to include them.




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    • Silvio I says:

      :/
      I mean’t to put after the re-balance.




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      • SlayerBR says:

        @Silvio yup, would be nice depending in what arty will become after the rebalance, but when they put the effort to answer your questions you gotta be pretty specific or they will not understand =P




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  3. Anonymous says:

    My question regarding a french TD never got answered:/
    Better luck next time Aye.
    -Flappy(SEA&hating it)




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  4. Anonymous says:

    COUNTERMAN: Why MT-25 can’t have historical top speed ? It should be 100 km/h instead of just 72 km/h.

    Yuri: It’s the current game engine’s limit.

    Ru251 :Top speed 80 km/h
    Chaffee : Top speed 78 km/h
    PzIC : Top speed 79 km/h
    Chaffee sport : 90km/h

    Seem legit, right ? -_-




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    • Shade01982 says:

      Have you actually seen them achieve those speeds? Try it :P.




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    • whitebaron777 says:

      As someone with a thousand battles in the MT-25, let me tell you something: trust me, you don’t want it going 100kph. Even 80 would be too much. The best effective p/w ratio in the game means that this thing slides when turning even on the slightest downhills. At 100 kph it would slide when turning on flat ground. The ru251’s top speed is almost fictional, it rarely goes over 60. Meanwhile, once the MT-25 reaches that 72kph, only solid objects can stop you




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  5. Terry says:

    I am not too sure why the objection to ‘unknown’ Swiss tanks (the hint being people wouldnt play them due to this) when pretty much everything in the Japanese heavy line was unknown to the average person, who will never have even heard of the O-I project, Given they are also hideous, and the Swiss tanks are not, I would suggest that if they were put out there, people would play them. Sure there are not many Swiss nationals playing the game compared to Russian nationals, but there are many players who have already worked down all the lines they are interested in, and would probably like to try a new line that doesnt look like the offspring of Frankenstein’s monster and a cardboard box.




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  6. mredweird says:

    HOKUM: Any chance to see the following in game?The FV301, FV302, TV15000(Scorpion prototype), FVRDE 1963 Concept 105mm, FV432 with 30mm RARDEN, Spaced Armour Conqueror?

    Yes! Yes! British scouts! Back to playing the Crusader 😀




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    • Wulf Corbett says:

      But the Crusader doesn’t get Scout matchmaking – and my question on what defines a ‘Scout’ didn’t get asked (and the one on multi-turrets didn’t get answered…)




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      • mredweird says:

        No, but it is a light tank that is not a scout, so the crews will be transferrable. A scout is a light tank with inflated parameters (to about half a tier up) for the tier so that it can compete with the tier higher that it is assigned. A tier 8 scout light has the same matchmaking as a tier 9 medium. This is why you can consider the T-54 Lightweight to be a better medium than the T-44 is at tier.




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      • mredweird says:

        Also, scouts, like all other light tanks (including Crusader) keep their camo on the move.




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      • Slakrrrrrr says:

        There was an experimental Crusader tank that mounted the meteor engine that was capable of reaching a top speed of 80km/h. It would probably work well at tier 5, although it would probably be better if something with less congruence to the current Crusader was found and placed there.




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      • Migsaec says:

        “There was an experimental Crusader tank that mounted the meteor engine that was capable of reaching a top speed of 80km/h.”
        For that, can’t they just branch off of the Crusader into that which serves as the beginning of a british scout line?




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      • mredweird says:

        I’m willing to bet they’d do something like the german scout branch – come out of the Crusader and merge back into the Centurion 7/1 from tier 8.




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  7. malkowitch says:

    “It’s the current game engine’s limit.”
    Bullshit, there are tanks that have its base speed higher. Like RU 251




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    • whitebaron777 says:

      As someone with a thousand battles in the MT-25, let me tell you something: trust me, you don’t want it going 100kph. Even 80 would be too much. The best effective p/w ratio in the game means that this thing slides when turning even on the slightest downhills. At 100 kph it would slide when turning on flat ground. The ru251’s top speed is almost fictional, it rarely goes over 60. Meanwhile, once the MT-25 reaches that 72kph, only solid objects can stop you.




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    • RagnarokBazil says:

      I hear ya.. my Chaffee sport hits 120kms 150 down hill.. limit my left ass cheek. The bt7arty hits 90-100kms too look it up. All the bt tanks mostly do.




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  8. Slakrrrrrr says:

    Thanks to Yuri for answering my question! In hindsight, I maybe should have been more specific on which variants I was interested in (namely any tank destroyers and the supposed 35t variant), but it’s interesting to learn that they had their own 12t vehicle. I was also intrigued that these were all Bat-Chat designs; I was under the impression from some books that I’ve read that it was a project involving multiple companies, but perhaps that referred to modular contributions and not entire designs.




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  9. loserdestiny says:

    Ah, f*ck that. Pasholok would never reply to my questions regarding T110Ex or Foch 155.

    Instead he would rather tell about E100 turret a thousand of times….




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    • Terminus says:

      E-100 turret is still sense its introduction is still one of the most complained about designs in World of Tanks.




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  10. Ares says:

    Well, WG should and Yuri too, read more. Where WG find that real IS 4 turret has 230 mm armor on front sdie armor, and in back 200mm ? IS 4 turret had 200 mm side armor, no 230 mm added by WG in HD model, cuz reasons….

    Well IS 3 had 15 mm space armor on side ? In da game 30 cuz fuck it, and 700 HP engine, cuz well, what we know….

    E100 had 38 km speed limit planed, but well WG did give it 30, to not be so OP….what a joke.

    VK B has tank, to be replaced. Munchen, give it DPM on 12.8, or E100 gun, with lower DPM and it will work nice.

    WG buff Fake Type 4 top speed, cant do same to T95? This is WG…




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    • Nopp says:

      Actually well lets be honest here. T95 actually has usable armour while the Type 4 has unreliable protection from its armour at best since ppl just load gold or RNG fks you and every incoming AP round pens your 250mm front, plus the gun handles like a bitch despite the buff to it. I dun see how you would complain about the speed of the T95 as it is actually fun to play even if you are in a tier 10 game dinging gold and JgPanzer E100s while Type 4 gets slam dunked by fair and balanced BL10 from ISU152s in the front even if its top tier.




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  11. Marek says:

    Swedish tanks, swiss tanks, looks like polish can still only dream of polish branch despite the fact that devs talked about them before swiss and swedish Q.Q




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  12. Cr says:

    About IS-3 spaced armor (according to Tank Inspector):
    IS-3: 30 mm
    IS-3A: 30mm
    Kirovets-1: 16mm

    It seems something got f*cked up…




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  13. Carlo Escudero says:

    I imagine Yuri is happy answering these questions as opposed to the usual Russian ones.




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  14. MatJan says:

    Sooo how can I read those articles in English? google translate is not working and the site itself looks like has no EN version.




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  15. vochinsky74 says:

    Best q&a in awhile ,informational and gameplay related




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