More Missions for Swedish Tanks (EU/NA)

The one-of-a-kind Swedish tech tree is here with missions all the way up to tier X! These newcomers each bring a little something special, so try ’em out for yourself. Get rewarded with Personal Reserves, equipment and other helpful items.

Learn more about Sweden’s tank destroyers and heavy tanks:


Missions

Starts January 16, 03:20 PT / 06:20 ET
Ends February 20, 03:20 PT / 06:20 ET

Swedish Tank Destroyers Swedish Mixed Branch
  • “Pvlvv fm/42” (Play a battle in the Pvlvv fm/42

  • “Ikv 72” (Play a battle in the Ikv 72)

  • “Sav m/43” (Play a battle in the Sav m/43)

  • “Ikv 103” (Play a battle in the Ikv 103)

  • “Ikv 65 II” (Play a battle in the Ikv 65 II)

  • “Ikv 90 B” (Play a battle in the Ikv 90 B

  • “UDES 03” (Play a battle in the UDES 03)

  • “Strv 103-0” (Play a battle in the Strv 103-0)

  • “Strv 103B” (Play a battle in the Strv 103B)

  • “Strv m/38” (Play a battle in the Strv m/38

  • “Strv m/40L” (Play a battle in the Strv m/40L)

  • “Lago” (Play a battle in the Lago)

  • “Strv m/42” (Play a battle in the Strv m/42)

  • “Strv 74” (Play a battle in the Strv 74)

  • “Leo” (Play a battle in the Leo

  • “Emil l” (Play a battle in the Emil l)

  • “Emil ll” (Play a battle in the Emil ll)

  • “Kranvagn” (Play a battle in the Kranvagn)

WG Employee Banned (RU)

Apparently WG Employee Rumpel_Shticken (member of the WG-A clan) was caught rigging Team battles. 65 other players were banned too.

Evilly’s response:

The following measures were applied:

– The account has been permanently blocked without recourse.
– Administrative measures within the company were applied to the employee.

From myself and on behalf of the company we apologize to all users who have suffered as a result of the actions of this employee.

WoWS: 0.6.0 Release Date (EU)

Greetings Captains!

On the 19/01/2017 at 03:30 UTC, the World of Warships Game server will be unavailable for approximately 120 minutes as we perform maintenance work.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Action Stations!

Your Customer Service Team

WoWS Q&A – 16th January 2017

Thanks to Babykim, EU Forums

Unofficial (user-made but endorsed) transcript of a stream with WellDone, dated January, 14th.

WellDone’s favorite video games were the Heroes of Might and Magic series. He played Starcraft: Brood War during 14 years.

1. The size of a clan will initially be limited to 30 members. We plan to expand to 100 members this Spring. The maximum size might reach 300 members eventually.

2. We are still working on the design of the PvP format for clans. A variation of team battles is an option.

3. We currently do not plan PvE content for clans, but cannot completely exclude it in the future.

4. Awards for clan activity would probably be of economic nature: discounts on regular ships, boosters on ship and commander experience, possibly also credits.

5. The Bastion game mode is unpopular. The fortifications take too long to suppress. Their firepower is excessive. Firepower will be nerfed in 0.6.1 (release in about one month). In the medium term (in about 1/2 year), this game mode will be available separately. The current implementation is a test designed to collect data and user feedback.

6. The developers are satisfied with the speed of grind in the game.

7. The developers are satisfied with rank battles. There will be small changes, but the main concept is sound. Ranking battles for unicum players (purple stats) is a dubious idea. Similar modes, like the Sea Wolves League, have not been very popular.

8. The currently low rewards for spotting will probably be increased, perhaps already in 0.6.1. But rewards for spotting for damage and tanking will remain an additional source of experience and credits, not the main source.

9. The clans are the main priority for 2017. World of Tanks clans began with a global map. The WoWs clans will begin with random (clan?) battles, in which each clan member will earn bonuses for participating. An overwhelming success would be if 50 percent of all players joined a clan. 30 percent would be a success. Less than that, a failure that would require an analysis and measures taken. These benchmarks are inspired by the success of ranked battles. There will be no international, cross-server, clans.

10. The possibility of renting a ship is being discussed. This is not difficult to implement.

11. The functionality for converting gold/doubloons between the three WG games is being developed. Conversion of large amounts is already possible by contacting the support.

12. We plan events for the Chinese New Year.

BMPT Terminator: The Real Life Terminator (Revised)

This is a re-upload of an old article I’ve done a while ago that I was proud of. However, it did contain some mistakes and I wanted to fix them. Hopefully, people who are new to TAP will enjoy this article as I did writing it.


BMPT Terminator being showcased at an expo.

Philosophy of a Russian heavy IFV

The BMPT Terminator (the name “Terminator” is not an official designation, but used by the designers for publicity reasons) is a support combat vehicle which is mainly meant to be used in urban areas. It is, quite obviously, based off the T-72 without the iconic hemispherical turret, which is exchanged for an unmanned platform with a single machine gun, four anti-tank missiles and dual 30 mm (1.18 in) auto-cannons. The hull has a superstructure built onto to it, which allows for more space for the crew.

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FV215 Heavy Tank Destroyer: IS-3 Killer

Author: Mark Nash
Site: Tanks-Encyclopedia

The IS Killer That Never Was

After witnessing the debut of the Soviet IS-3 heavy tank at the end of WWII, the western armies were, safe to say, a little bit worried. As such the British immediately began work on new vehicles that could combat this new threat. In 1950, work began on the FV215. This was a little known British tank-destroyer project that never left the conceptual phase. It was set to be an IS killer, and would no doubt have sent a very cold shiver down the spine of Soviet tank crews.

This vehicle is known by many names, FV215 Heavy Anti-Tank SP No.2, Gun Tank No.2, or simply FV215. The design phase began November 1950 after a meeting was held by the War Office to determine just what vehicle would be suitable to carry the new QF 183 mm (7.2 in) L4 cannon. Morris were first to be given charge over development, but this was later handed over to Vickers-Armstrong.

Design

The design team chose to base the vehicle on the chassis of the FV200. The chassis underwent minimal modifications, the largest change being the repositioning of the turret to the rear of the vehicle. This was to avoid the extremely large main armament hanging over the bow too far. The driver also remained at the front right of the tank.

A small scale mock-up of the vehicle. Photo: – Courtesy of Ed Francis

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