Yuri Pasholok Q&A

Some historical answers:

-The T-34 with the U-11 gun was an historical project, but it had a different turret.

-There were no SPG projects for the E-50 and E-75 chassis types.

On interesting Czechoslovak stuff, like in-game implemented projects: We will give information when we will develop the tree.

-When T-50-2 was in game, it had unhistorical characteristics. Therefore we implemented the MT-25.

-We do not need a tier X Chinese replacement.

-We do not have candidates for a second Chinese Heavy/Medium branch.

-The unhistorical T-54 engines are a question for the balance department.

About the original Tiger P:

-It was killed in Liov, between July 20th and July 22nd during the German offensive.

-Rhm. Borsig had its chassis built in real life, but nothing more than that.

-I do not know any historical details about the Chinese T-34-3. But the Soviet one had 3 guns:

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  1. That\’s not a photo of the Tiger (P) that saw combat, the one that saw combat had an additional 100mm armor plate added to the 100mm of frontal armor, which is why the in-game Tiger (P) has 200mm of frontal armor. Here\’s a picture of the one that saw combat: http://www.bpmodels.net/Model/TigerP/TigerP1.jpg

    This is the same unit who had a BergePanther with a Pz.Kpfw. IV turret welded onto it, which is also in WoT as the Pz.Kpfw. V/IV.

  2. I would love to see a document quote or picture of the Rhm.-B. chassis in question, because I know of at least three of them were designed.

    One was built alongside Ardelt and Steyr and a prototype for that one was actually made.

    The one we have in game at Tier VIII has six roll-wheels, which I think is the one in question. But there was also one deisgned with four roll-wheels. They both could mount the same weapons, but the six-wheel version had more options, like a longer barreled 15cm gun than what we see in game. I think the one we do see in game was drafted for the four-wheel variant. Wargaming kinda merged the two, which is a shame. That\’s one less tank we could potentially have in the game.

    1. I think you\’re confusing them, there were two Waffenträgers actually built, a Krupp/Steyr project using a modified version of the RSO chassis, and the Ardelt one using a modified version of the Pz.Kpfw. 38(t) chassis with 4 roadwheels. The Rhm.-Borsig Waffenträger design was a separate entity using a modified Pz.Kpfw. 38(t) chassis and 6 roadwheels, which is what we have in-game. Now the two that were built, the Krupp/Steyr and Ardelt designs, were only built and designed to mount turreted 8.8cm L/71 cannons, while the Rhm.-Borsig version was designed with the 8.8cm L/71, as well as the 12.8cm and 15cm cannons, which is why that\’s the version we have in-game currently. About the only thing unhistorical about it currently, is that the 12.8cm and 15cm cannons only had 30 degrees of turret traverse, lest the vehicle tip over. Only the 8.8cm version of the Rhm.-Borsig (which Yuri could have mistaken for the Ardelt version, he\’s human and isn\’t infallible) had full turret traverse.

      1. There were three projects for an 8,8cm Waffenträger, and all three reached the prototype stage: Krupp/Steyr: http://www.aviarmor.net/tww2/photo/germany/waffentrager88mm_steyr/steyr_waffentrager_4.jpg
        Ardelt: http://henk.fox3000.com/38t/ardelt/01.jpg
        Rhm-Borsig: http://www.combatgroupdynamix.com/Diorama/WargameSeries/Armour/waffentrager/01.jpg

        Rheinmetal-Borsig had a five-wheel variant tank, which was also extended to have six-wheels. Wargaming took this version of the tank and it\’s what we see in game, by merging the 12,8cm gun meant for the five-wheel and mounting it on the six-wheel, which was designed for a 15cm gun. Not to say this isn\’t historical, as there\’s no reason a 12,8cm couldn\’t be mounted on the six-wheel variant.

        However, that isn\’t the end of Rheinmetal-Borsig\’s Waffenträgers. There\’s also this four-wheel tank, which could mount a short 15cm gun, two different 12,8cm guns, a 10,5cm howitzer, and an 8,8cm gun. Or at least that\’s what the drawings suggest, anyways.

        This is the four-wheel variant I\’m talking about: http://henk.fox3000.com/38t/38D/27.jpg

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