What’s brand new, really huge, and rolling on all fours? That’s right, it’s the Object 726, a Soviet Tier X heavy entering Supertest today. It looks fresh and unusual, with a hull resting on four caterpillars. The Object 726 was designed to
look mighty fine be easily maneuvered on difficult terrain.
The look isn’t the only thing making the in-game version of this monster stand out among other Soviet heavies. First, the Object 726 has no lower front plate (aka the Soviet’s Achilles’ heel). At the same time, as the caterpillars are below the hull, they lend no protection to the sides.
Secondly, the gun carried by the 726 is silky smooth compared to what your typical Soviet Tier X is wielding. It has excellent aiming time, good stabilization, and reloads so fast, its DPM reaches 2750 points – not counting the Crew and Equipment bonuses. Actually, the gun on this tank is so good, we can’t wait to nerf it! (Don’t worry, we’ll be sure to check whether it’s indeed hyper-efficient during testing.)
The Object 726 has great frontal protection; despite all its quirks and exotic appearance it should still play as a classic Soviet first line heavy. The 726 can handle such tasks as breaking through the enemy defensive lines, holding ground, and dealing with heavily armored adversaries.
Among this vehicle’s drawbacks we can count: its limited mobility (a price to pay for supreme firepower and protection) and the gun depression of -5° (quite normal for Soviet tanks, but still not the most comfortable).
As this is merely the first stage of testing, please keep in mind that the Object 726’s stats may change in the future! (We may even re-think its combat role.)