Tier IX Light Tanks Partial Stats

Official info from MrConway:

Now it’s time to share some new info about the extension of the Light tank branch to Tier X!

The development team will start testing Tier IX Light tanks very soon. These will be popular Light tanks that are currently at Tier VIII (T-54 ltwt, Spähpanzer Ru 251, Т49 and АМХ 1390) and a new Chinese tank – the WZ-132A.

Generally speaking these vehicles will keep all their features, and the Chinese scout will inherit its stats from the WZ-132-1.

The outstanding changes are:

  • The T49 will have just one 90 mm gun with improved battle characteristics;
  • The AMX 13-90 will have four shells in the magazine, while the characteristics of the gun will be significantly improved.

All in all, other vehicles will also get some characteristics improvements, but there won’t be any fundamental changes of gameplay for them.

Important! Note that these characteristics changes are not final and are subject to change by the results of the Supertest. 

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40 thoughts on “Tier IX Light Tanks Partial Stats

    1. No, it very likely still kept 152mm. The new 90mm is shown instead because it smells like that derp is more or less unchanged.

      I mean, it has XM551 turret. T49 had never XM551 turret tested on it without 152mm gun.

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    2. Conway commented on Reddit:

      The development team will start testing Tier IX Light tanks very soon. These will be popular Light tanks that are currently at Tier VIII (T-54 ltwt, Spähpanzer Ru 251, Т49 and АМХ 1390) and a new Chinese tank – the WZ-132A.

      Generally speaking these vehicles will keep all their features, and the Chinese scout will inherit its stats from the WZ-132-1.

      The outstanding changes are:
      – The T49 will have just one 90 mm gun with improved battle characteristics;
      – The AMX 13-90 will have four shells in the magazine, while the characteristics of the gun will be significantly improved.

      All in all, other vehicles will also get some characteristics improvements, but there won’t be any fundamental changes of gameplay for them.

      Important! Note that these characteristics changes are not final and are subject to change by the results of the Super test.

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        1. T49 also lost the 102 mm pen HE, which for some reason, the RU251 keeps. Really interesting decision on WG’s part, since HE as standard on the T49 90 was its defining characteristic, along woth its faster reload.

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        2. No, in that case it should have M41’s turret as stock turret. Or just no turret upgrade like RU251. The whole point of T49’s enlarged turret is to be able to mount a 90mm gun, which didn’t work so well with the M41’s turret (the M41 90’s gun is a rebored 76mm).

          But I don’t think the derp will go away, since it will lead to a Sheridan prototype. I interpret ‘just one 90mm’ as in ‘not two 90mm guns’, ergo they’ll strip it’s stock gun.

          Which is also ridiculous because that gun and T49 pretty much belong together, it’s the only gun it historically had…

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          1. Addendum: just saw the ‘complete stats’ article. T49 does keep it’s historical gun, the T123E3, but WG is taking away the HESH and replacing it with an AP shell. That’s BS, as the gun only ever fired HESH, HEAT and HE.

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    1. once again Russian cock suckers fucking over the German line; now the spic moves to T8 and the Luchs into T6.. goodbye to using those in strongholds or clanwars. One of the few good things about the German line at those tiers and they are gone because WG is too lazy to create new tanks to fill the gaps.

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  1. The wz-132a is the only one that doesn’t look like complete trash. Unless these things have serious magic going on in the hidden stats
    They are going to get absolutely trashed in the current game meta. That or their mm weight burden must be very low.

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  2. I know those are initial supertest stats but I expected buffs. Only buffs are viewrange and HP, rest of stats is the same or worse (the .42 and .40 dispersion is just retarded).

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    1. I don’t know why WG thinks that making people pissed off by giving tanks shitty accuracy and changing shell distribution, which means more shots missed and bounced will help the gameplay. I guess they think being fucked by RNG is fun.

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  3. So those with the Current Tier 8’s get the Tier 9 upgraded tanks, I’d assume so with the RU etc, but what about the WZ-132A?

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  4. So the recipe for T9 lights is taking the T8 light tank, moving it a tier up and making it worse?

    Seems legit….

    Also, amx 13 90 with only 4 shells in the clip and still the same lousy 170 pen (less that it has now). ABSOLUTE LOL

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    1. Also, .38 accuracy and 2,7s aimtime. Unless it has insane dispersion values, it won’t be able to reliably hit (let’s not even talk about penning) so the clip is more like 2/3 shells.

      WG logic – let’s take worst T8 light, move it up a tier and make it worse. It makes perfect sense right?

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  5. wz-132a looks to be the only decent tier 9 scout, btw the t54 ltwt. gets 10m view range than the french, and it got alot of armor already. BIAS? =P

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  6. I wonder when will we see these in action, the stats are nice and all, but seeing them actually do something would be the real thing!

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  7. This is just stupid. Also, the XM at tier X. WTF now! Everybody was expecting a real historical tank (that was as trash as these stats are in real life) and you give us it’s mock-up-toy shit instead of the real thing. It could have been one of the very few tier X tanks in this game that were actually produced. I would leave the ‘murican branch as it is and add the XM at tier IX and the real Sheridan at tier X. Damn WG…

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  8. Hmmm… This is purely WG – no brain development.
    I got all T8 (lights too) perma camo-ed, for CW and SH. After this change I will got bunch of useless T9 lights with perma camo?!
    I must to write some tickets…

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  9. wtf, this is some BULLSHIT!!
    If my T8 tanks were uptiered to Tier9 I would be PISSED!!
    they better not do this shit to us Console players!

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  10. These are basically T8`s. But still TBH T8`s were T9`s already with MM so who cares.

    The one good thing is 400m viewrange and now tanks as a whole lost theres. So where as before T9 heavies had these same viewrange numbers now its 50m difference. These truly will be Ninjas. T10 meds will now need to hunt them down like Cruisers to dd`s or they lose.

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    1. The difference is, T8’s never took positions of T9’s in battle, so nobody cared that they are shit. Now, if you’ll have these tanks alongside T-54’s,E 75’s, E 50’s, Bat Chat AP’s, they look weak.

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