Update 1.0: Preload Option



Wargaming informational:

We know quite well that waiting for the end of an update to download and install on the release day is hardly convenient. Therefore, we have recently added the option to download updates in advance. As Update 1.0 is fairly big, the preloading will happen in multiple stages.

Preloading the update will decrease the load on the game services on the day of the official release. Having pre-downloaded the update, you will be able to join the game right after patch release without a delay.

Here’s how it works

In the Launcher. Make sure “Enable the download of upcoming updates” is ticked. Click “Apply” to save the changes.

In the Wargaming Game Center. Make sure “Download updates in advance” is ticked. Click “Save” to apply the changes to the settings.

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Clan Wars Reward Tank Changes: Pt II



Further changes leaked from supertest:

M60 Tier X American Medium tank Clan Wars Reward.
– Max. forward speed up from 48.3 to 50 kph.
– Max. reverse speed up from 20 to 23 kph.
– The premium shell penetration (HEAT-T T384E4) up from 330 mm to 350 mm.
-Aim time down from 1.73 s to 1.53 s.
– Shot dispersion at 100m down from 0.336 m to 0.316 m;
– Aiming circle spread on Turret traverse down from 0.096 to 0.077;
– Aiming circle spread on max speed turret traverse down from 4.03 to 3.22;
– Aiming circle spread on max. speed vehicle Movement down from 4.63 to 4.79.

T95E6 Tier X American Medium tank Clan Wars Reward.
– Standard shell (AP-T M358) Penetration down from 258 mm to 248 mm;
– Damage per minute up from 2744.4 to 3128.6;
– Reload time down from 8.745 s to 7.671 s;
– Rate of fire up from 6.861 to 7.821 rounds/min;
– Hit Points down from 2000 to 1900;
– Shot dispersion at 100m up from 0.364 to 0.403;
– Aiming circle spread on vehicle Movement down from 0.153 to 0.115;
– Aiming circle spread on max speed vehicle Movement down from 8.64 to 6.48;
– Aiming circle spread on max. speed hull Traversing down from 7.06 to 5.29.

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Clan Wars Reward Tank Changes: Straight from Supertest


Four Clanwars reward tanks are currently undergoing testing of changes. These are the M 60, VK 72.01 (K),121B and T95E6. These are the given changes.


Get Ready for Italian Tanks


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From WoT Portal the official bumf about the Italian tanks.

Late last year, we announced that two new European nations will be coming in 2018: Poland and Italy. The supertest of Progetto M35 mod 46 in January revealed that the new nation’s tech tree would be full of Mediterranean machines. As Progetto’s brethren roll out for a supertest, we want to give you a little heads-up about these new kids on the block.

The first post-1.0 update will unleash 11 Italian medium tanks reinforcing the game with the tenth Tech Tree. Tiers I–VII retrace the history of the nation’s tankbuilding, from Italy’s early tank designs at lower tiers through to post-WWII machines at mid-to-higher tiers. But the cherry on the cake are Tiers VIII–X with a new gun system, a hybrid between an autoloader and a regular gun. This Italian revolver of sorts, called “autoreloader,” can automatically reload a shell in the drum even when the drum is not empty yet.

Historical Spotlight

The new branch of mediums covers three periods of Italian tank design: the timid first steps, the catch-up and post-war, western-oriented.

  • The timid first steps: Out in front in terms of tank design at the time was the French. The Italian tanks drew inspiration from, or more blatantly copied, French designs but over time experimented with their own ideas. Distinguishing features were light armor and various gun calibers.
  • Catch-up Phase: Attempting to reach the standard set by the most developed tank-building nations, it was about more firepower and thicker armor. Originally started to produce heavies, it was actually mediums that made it off the production line.
  • Post-war, Western-oriented: Now it was all about mobility, excellent firepower, good angles of depression and insignificant armor. How times had changed…

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The Tank Museum Bovington

Tank Chats #48 Centaur Dozer

Given by historian David Fletcher: A Centaur tank converted into a dozer, part of the Tank Chat Funnies specials. The design had been worked out by 79th Armoured Division in Belgium in autumn 1944. In early 1945, the first conversions were issued to 87th Assault Dozer Squadron, 6th Assault Regiment Royal Engineers; a few saw action in Germany. Some were deployed during the Korean War and the intervention around the Suez Canal in 1956.