World of Tanks Q&A On Redit.

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This is going to be a Monster. Thanks to DoM1N for collating  the questions with relevant answers.

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Question:
Will there me more tier X cosmetics like the ones we got in the Christmas boxes? They are a great way to monetize the game instead of op premium tanks.
Answer:
Yes, we are working on many more of those, you will see quite soon

Question:
Considering how some older premiums have already received buffs (Pz 58 Mutz, STA-2 as the latest examples) is there anything planned to say amx CDC, T34, Löwe and so on? These tanks are surpassed by a lot of tanks in their performance and statistics already, like comparing the Progetto M35 46 and the CDC there’s really no contest, or T34 to any other high alpha heavy tank.
Answer:
We are constantly working on actualizing premiums to current meta game. Currently we are running sandbox tests of new balance for all tiers and vehicles. Whatever the outcome of the tests is: we will balance all the vehicles up to a new scheme. If it doesn’t go to prod, we will do a balancing up to a current scheme.

Question:
Nobody likes to have 3 arty in one battle. Are there any plans for reducing the max number of artillery pieces in one match?
Answer:
With current MM we are trying to make sure that 3 arties battles as well as 0 arty battles happen with predictable regularity. No plans to change the limit from 3 to 2 at the moment.

Question:
With the new ammo changes introduced, are we going to see the super heavies with non-existent frontal weak spots (cupolas/lower plates) added weak spots to them?
Answer:
If new balance changes to ammo and HP goes live, we will have to look into all the vehicles and their behaviour in the new meta. We cannot give a definite answer at the moment.

Question:
Are there any plans to reintroduce 9.22 maps which were removed in 1.0, such as Pearl River and Swamp?
Answer:
Right now, we are looking what maps should be next, Pearl River is one of the candidates.

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Introducing the Decisive Support Special

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Do you know what’s better than winning? Winning as a team. Whether you’re convinced by this statement or not, take a look of our latest special: Decisive Support. From 9 July at 07:00 CEST to 16 July at 07:00 CEST (UTC+2), it’s all team playing and collective effort. We’re counting on you, tankers. Moreover, don’t forget there are great rewards waiting for you at the end of this brand new challenge.

Decisive Support Missions

  • Decisive Support #1

Rewards

  •  2 Personal Reserves: +200% Crew XP for 2 hours
  •  1 token for the “Decisive Support #2” mission

Objectives

  • Win 3 battles
  • A battle counts towards the progress if you’re in the top 3 of your team by base XP earned

Restrictions

  • Only in Random Battles
  • Only in Tier IV – X vehicles
  • Once per account

 

  • Decisive Support #2

Rewards

  •  2 Personal Reserves: +200% Free XP for 2 hours
  •  2 Personal Reserves: +50% XP for 2 hours
  •  1 token for the “Decisive Support #3” mission

Objectives

  • Earn 10,000 spotting damage over any amount of battles

Restrictions

  • Only in Random Battles
  • Only in Tier IV – X vehicles
  • Once per account
  • You need to have the token from the “Decisive Support #1” mission
  • Decisive Support #3

Rewards

  • 10,000 *
  •  3 Large Repair Kits
  •  3 Large First Aid Kits
  •  3 Automatic Fire Extinguishers

Objectives

  • Earn 10,000 base experience over any amount of battles

Restrictions

  • Only in Random Battles
  • Only in Tier IV – X vehicles
  • Once per account
  • You need to have the token from the “Decisive Support #2” mission

* This amount of XP will be credited on the vehicle you’re completing the mission with.

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WoT Supertest: M48E2 Räumpanzer Pt 2

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The predecessor of engineering vehicles, created on the basis of the American medium tank of the first post-war generation M48. Equipped with the M8A1 bulldozer blade, these vehicles began their service in the tank engineering companies of the Bundeswehr and were later used until the end of the 90s in the territorial troops, albeit with the guns removed. The numbers in service with the FRG was 53 vehicles.

FjMZOmcZv_UNow the usual stat and compare screens with some “In the wild shots”

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Wot Supertest: E75 TS

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The last of the three Tier VIII vehicles that are about to enter the Supertest. Let’s take a glimpse at what each of them are like before they hit the proving ground.

E 75 TS

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Here, we have a Tier VIII heavy ready to bolster the German tech tree. Its name—the E 75 TS.

This vehicle is a fusion of all the brightest examples of German heavy tank engineering: the Tiger II, the E 75 and the Löwe. The classic King Tiger layout has been enhanced with the armor of the E 75 and the rounded turret borrowed from the Löwe. In addition, the sides have been reinforced with screens and the commander’s cupola isn’t large. All this combines to give the E 75 TS impressive protection in the front and on the sides. As for its HP, well at 1600 it’s one of the highest for its tier.

And the weapon’s not lagging behind either! This heavy carries a 105-mm cannon with an armor penetration of 227 mm with a standard AP shell and 282 mm with an APCR. It’ll take 12.3 seconds to reload, offering 360 damage with each shot. The accuracy is fine at 0.35 m at 100 m. You might think that none of these stats stand out at first glance. You’d be right looking at them individually, but together they come together to make one of the most effective weapons at this tier.

As for tank mobility, there’s no surprises here. Its max speed is 30 km/h, but this heavy picks up pace quite quickly. This means you can support an attack and get back to defend when needed.

The E 75 TS isn’t full of surprises in terms of its playstyle; this is a German heavy tank, which can both absorb hits and return fire. In fact, the solid weapon and armor will help you cope with any situation, or enemy, you encounter

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WoT Supertest: TL-1 LPC

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Three Tier VIII vehicles are about to enter the Supertest. Let’s take a glimpse at what each of them are like before they hit the proving ground.

TL-1 LPC

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Up first is the TL-1 LPC, the American Tier VIII medium.

Let’s start with the strengths. The mobility—it’s pretty good: a power-to-weight ratio of 18 hp per ton allows for a top speed of 50 km/h. Next, the front armor—it’s good, too, with the plates’ thickness reaching up to 177 mm for the turret and up to 88 for the hull. Plus, the plates are sloped at an impressive angle. As for the other characteristics: the cupola is rather small; the gun’s depression angle is 9 degrees; the hit points amount to 1,400.

Another strength of this vehicle is its 90-mm gun, with an aiming time of 2.1 seconds, dispersion of 0.35 m at 100 m, and a rate of fire of 7.14 rounds per minute. The alpha has been increased to 280 points which is outstanding for its caliber and allows to leave cover less often. The armor penetration is 208 mm for a standard armor-piercing round and 280 mm for a special HEAT round.

In battle, the TL-1 LPC performs just as a medium should: fire support and flanking. However, the decent armor and hit points allow for more daring actions. While the gun, that is nothing short of excellent for a medium, performs effectively in any given situation, be it from its alpha or shooting at a vulnerable enemy.

And what are the weak sides, you might ask? Well, nothing is perfect in this world, and this tank is no exception. But they aren’t that emphatic to be worth mentioning.

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WoT Supertest: M48E2 Räumpanzer

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Three Tier VIII vehicles are about to enter the Supertest. Let’s take a glimpse at what each of them are like before they hit the proving ground.post-502699962-0-33772100-1562318378

And finally, a new German medium tank, M48A2 Räumpanzer, is ready for the proving grounds of the Supertest.

A variant of the American Patton, this German boasts excellent frontal armor for a medium (up to 254 mm in the turret and 152 mm in the hull). In addition, its most noticeable feature, the shovel in front of the lower glacis plate, is in fact a screen which further improves the armor of this vehicle. Another of its strengths is survivability, all thanks to its 1450 HP. But for such great armor and HP, a price must be paid; this price is in its mobility. This German medium has a max speed of 40 km/h and a power-to-weight ratio of 13 hp per ton. On top of this, the tank has a traverse speed of 35 deg/s and a turret traverse speed of 30 deg/s.

Now let’s get down to the gun. This 90-mm armament boasts good penetration: 205 mm for a standard shell and 255 for an APCR. You’ll be able to get off 6.9 shots per minute dealing 240 damage per shot. The weapon stabilization is pretty decent, the aiming time is just 2 seconds and has a dispersion of 0.44 m at 100 m. What else are we forgetting? Oh yes, its gun depression is 9 degrees.

The M48A2 Räumpanzer behaves like a hybrid of a medium and a heavy on the battlefield. If necessary, this medium can survive a blow that would put another ally vehicle out of action. Plus, its gun allows for dealing regular damage (instead of high one-shot damage) and can be used to immobilize enemies, turning them into sitting Credit and XP piñatas.

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SP70: The Failed Project that led to AS-90

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Greetings,

As scheduled for post Tankfest, Our Shrivenham Defense Academy videos are now starting to come out!
This is one of my favourite armoured vehicle places in the whole UK!

My best mate Ed Francis and I visited the Shrivenham Defense Academy and in this video, we discuss how the AS-90 Self-propelled Artillery came to be as a result of the SP70 failed project.

A special thanks to SDA for having us!

Hope you enjoy!

Bretagne Panther Wallpaper

You know its battle prowess, you read about its awesome backstory, you learnt how it came back to life, and now you can keep it even closer to your heart! Put the Bretagne Panther on your favourite screen with these wallpapers, featuring this Tier VI French vehicle on the fields of Bovington, U.K.

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