Tank Museum Historian David Fletcher discusses the M48 ‘Patton’, an American first generation Main Battle Tank introduced in 1952. Throughout its service life, the M48 has been very successful and has seen service with many countries including the Americans in Vietnam and the Israel Defense Forces.
On October 26, a game event dedicated to Halloween, code-named Mirny-13, starts in World of Tanks. The events unfold in a secret town. You have five special tanks to fight against Guards and other dangerous enemies, all while collecting a special matter and bringing it to a specific collector. With every subsequent stage, the task gets increasingly harder, but the reward is worth it. Complete missions and receive coins that you can exchange for valuable resources. Get ready for the most mysterious World of Tanks event of 2020!
Cheshire is a variant of a British heavy cruiser with a main battery comprised of 234 mm guns. In real life, this cruiser existed only on paper; in the game, she was modeled on the basis of cruiser Albemarle. When designing Cheshire, the World of Warships developers were guided by theorizing the logic of a possible evolution of the Albemarle class in the 1940s. The outbreak of World War II rendered all existing naval armament restrictions invalid, which untied the British engineers’ hands and would have allowed them to build a larger and more powerful heavy cruiser. Cheshire carries Mark XII guns with a caliber of 234 mm, which had demonstrated good performance on British monitors during World War I.
Update 1.10.1 for World of Tanks is coming your way, Commanders! We’re bringing back Dog Tags, so get ready to customize your unique signature on the battlefield! We’re also introducing Tour of Duty for clan players and increasing the rewards for Daily Missions while adjusting their difficulty. Finally, we’re making improvements to Equipment 2.0 and revising the battle parameters of several great German, Chinese, and Soviet high-tier medium tanks. Take them for a spin and try out all the other features of this update!
Dog Tags Are Back!
Join the Tour of Duty!
High-Tier Medium Tanks Rebalancing
We’re continuing the systematic rebalancing work we started in 2019. Now it’s time to take another step forward and adjust the performance characteristics of a wolfpack of high-tier medium tanks: the Е 50, E 50 Ausf. M, Panther II, Panther 8.8, 121, WZ 120, T-34-1, T-34-2, and Object 140.
All these vehicles will become more effective and competitive on the battlefield. We’re also adjusting the effectiveness of another popular German Tier IX medium tank, the Leopard Prototyp A, after statistics from the release of Update 1.10 indicated that it was over-performing.
Improvements to Equipment 2.0 Interface
We continue to study your feedback on the reworked Equipment system, making some interface improvements to this feature. In particular, we implemented the ability to change the order of shells in the ammo rack using the “drag and drop” feature. We’ve also improved the user interface, including the vehicle configuration screen, which now displays shell prices and improved indicators for different ammo types.
Daily Missions Rework
In March 2020, we introduced a new set of regular Daily Missions for Random Battles. We have been closely monitoring the statistics of their completion and your feedback on this feature. After carefully analyzing the data obtained, we came to the conclusion that the rewards for these missions are not valuable enough for most players, so we decided to increase them. The difficulty of Daily Missions has also been adjusted to reflect the new, more valuable rewards.
Coming Soon: Halloween 2020
Players with Premium will be credited an additional 24 hours of WoT Premium Account time to make up for the update maintenance period. If you’d like to make any in-game purchases, please wait until the servers are running again.
World of Tanks servers will be down on 21 October from 02:30 to 10:30 CEST (UTC +2).
Today, we’re focusing on Soviet Tier X Special cruiser Stalingrad—one of the few heavy-artillery ship projects developed after the end of World War II. The technology used to build the ship was more sophisticated than that of her predecessors, with the Soviet Union’s shipbuilding experience and modern techniques from around the world being funneled into her design. The main propulsion plant envisioned for the cruiser was designed to be one of the most powerful in the world. Colossal design and production resources were used to build the ship—with dozens of plants working on her components until she was canceled in 1953, shortly before her hull was to be launched.
If you’re reading this, you’re probably looking to see into World of Tanks’ future. That’s a good thing because we’ll soon bring some improvements to your favorite game through Update 1.10.1.
If you want to be among the first players to check it out, don’t hesitate to preload this patch, which will be 3.1 GB (SD version) or 3.65 GB (HD version).
If you don’t know what pre-loading is, check out the dedicated content page here, it will give all the information you need on this process!
In this episode, Head of Collections Chris van Schaardenburg visits The Fleet Air Arm Museum and discusses the research, conservation techniques and science behind painting historic vehicles with The Fleet Air Arm Museum’s Curator David Morris. David is an expert in his field. His book ‘Corsair KD431: The Time Capsule Fighter’ details the painstaking work David and his team carried out on what is probably the most original WW2 Corsair in the world, including uncovering its original paint and markings! @The National Museum of the Royal Navy
The tier 9 Italian heavy is on its way to the Supertest.
Captains, welcome to the Public Test of Update 0.9.10!
The “U.S. Battleships: Part 2” event, a new collection, and Key Battles. Take a look through the Developer Bulletin, and welcome to the test.
Round 2 Schedule
Starts: Thu. 15 Oct. 18:30 CEST (UTC+2) / your local time: Thu. 15 Oct. 17:30Ends: Tue. 20 Oct. 07:30 CEST (UTC+2) / your local time: Tue. 20 Oct. 06:30
Commanders, thank you for participating in the Public Test! Your feedback helps us to improve the version and to fix errors. Check out the changelog and join the second session of the Public Test!
- Balance changes to ships in Key Battle, fixed several bugs in this type of battle, updated visual effects and text prompts.
- Fixed an issue which caused German planes to slow down too slowly when engine boost was used and get back to the cruising speed too quickly.
- Fixed an issue which caused the incorrect display of ship guns on the ship silhouette.
- Balance changes to several ships were made.
- Fixed several other bugs.
Combat Missions and Rewards
|Play a Random or Co-op Battle.
Reward on the live server: 3x signals of each type, except for special signals
|Play three Random or Co-op Battles.
Reward on the live server: 10x Type 6 camouflage patterns
|Complete the “Always Courageous!” collection.
Reward on the live server: 1x Wargaming container
|Complete the Halloween chain of combat missions.
Reward on the live server: 5x each of the following special signals—Dragon, Wyvern, Red Dragon, Ouroboros, and Hydra
|Deal 1,000,000 damage in a Key Battle after completing the Halloween chain of combat missions.
Reward on the live server: 3x each of the following special signals—Scylla, Basilisk, and Leviathan
One Wargaming container provides 1 day of Warships Premium Account.
- Every participant of the Public Test will have all researchable Tier VIII ships, helmed by Commanders with 15 skill points, credited to their PT accounts.
- The research prices for ships and ship modules will be substantially discounted.
- Players will be able to reset Commander skills free of charge.
If you’re joining the Public Test for the first time since Update 0.9.9, you’ll be awarded the following additional bonuses:
- 500,000,000 credits; 30,000 doubloons; and 90 days of Premium Account.
- 50 signal flags of all types (except special signals) will also be added to your PT account.
How to Enter
All information on how to join the Public Test and obtain its rewards is available on a dedicated page of the official website.
The top of the tree of the new Italian Heavy line, the Rinoceronte, is coming to the Supertest!
The Standard Shell is not AP anymore but replaced with ACPR. Special shell remains as HEAT shell.
Those should be the current stats of both shells:
1468m/s shell velocity for APCR
1173 m/s shell velocity for HEAT