Remembering Kursk: More Details Incoming (T-34 shielded marathon)

A grand military anniversary is approaching. 75 years ago, the two biggest armies of the European continent clashed in a tirelessly long collision destined to become a decisive turning point in Germany’s offensive on the Eastern front.

What happened at the Kursk Bulge was long immortalized with the creation of numerous monuments and well documented in the history books. As World of Tanks was built around passion for military history, we could not leave out this historic event.

We’ve prepared a special 50-day challenge, full of varied and rewarding missions. Here’s a sneak peek on what you’ll be up to this summer.

Join the Massive Event

Between July 5 and August 23, you’ll be given an order to take on a new mission every day, with rewards available for each fulfilled task. The prizes will ramp up in value as you advance, topping the event off with a truly unique trophy.

 

The more missions you complete, the more rewards you’ll reap, including three major prizes:

  • A commemorative medal for participating in the event.
  • The T-34 shielded Tier V Premium tank with a unique style. A limited number of these T-34 modifications were produced in 1943 just before the Battle of Kursk.
 MAIN CHARACTERISTICS
T-34 SHIELDED
 V
Hit Points
500 HP
Average Damage per Minute
1,650 HP
Top Speed / Reverse Speed
56/20 km/h
CREW
Commander / Radio Operator / Driver / Loader
GUN
Average Damage
110/110/156 HP
Average Penetration
120/150/38 mm
Dispersion at 100 m
0.43 m
Aiming Time
2.3 s
Gun Reload Time
4 s
Gun Depression / Elevation Angles
-8°/+28°
TURRET
Turret Armor
45/45/45 mm
Turret Traverse Speed
36 deg/s
Signal Range
525 m
View Range
340 m
HULL
Hull Armor
45/40/40 mm
Load Limit
34 t
Hit Points
500 HP
Ammunition
77 item(s)
MOBILITY
Engine Power
500 h.p.
Specific Power
15.67 h.p./t
Traverse Speed
36 deg/s
Top Speed / Reverse Speed
56/20 km/h
  • A special Kursk-dedicated style that you can apply to any machine in your garage.

Please note that both these styles are historic, meaning you can proudly boast them in battle, as they will be visible to everyone.

Choose Your Path

The Battle of Kursk featured a certain list of vehicle models from both opposing forces, so those players who have the vehicles in their garages will get advantage over those who don’t.

While the list of missions will remain unchanged throughout the event, we’re offering every tanker the ability to choose one of the two directions, depending on what vehicles they own.

The North Direction will welcome anyone with vehicles of Tier IV or higher, but tasks will be harder to accomplish.

The South Direction will be available to those who have historical vehicles, providing easier winning conditions.

Once you’ve entered a battle, the game will automatically engage either of the two directions, based on the vehicle you’ve chosen, and this scheme works the same for every mission.

Reap Your Rewards

Rewards for accomplishing every mission will be the same, regardless of what direction you choose. Once you’ve accomplished a mission from either of the directions, you won’t be able to have another go. However, you are not bound to one direction permanently. Each day, you can take a different direction, whichever you prefer.

In addition to daily rewards, each accomplished mission will grant you one Mission Point and you can gather up to 50 of those. The prize pools are divided into 7 stages and every step forward taken will grant you a bigger reward.

  • 5 points
  • 1 Day of Premium Account
  • 5 Automatic Fire Extinguishers
  • 5 Large Repair Kits
  • 5 Large First Aid Kits
  • Kursk Event Medal

 

  • 10 points
  • Enhanced Gun Laying Drive
  • 5 Automatic Fire Extinguishers
  • 5 Large Repair Kits
  • 5 Large First Aid Kits

 

  • 15 points
  • Coated Optics
  • 5 Automatic Fire Extinguishers
  • 5 Large Repair Kits
  • 5 Large First Aid Kits

 

  • 20 points
  • Large-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer
  • 5 Automatic Fire Extinguishers
  • 5 Large Repair Kits
  • 5 Large First Aid Kits

 

  • 30 points
  • VT-34 shielded   with a 100% crew and a unique style
  • A garage slot
  • 5 Automatic Fire Extinguishers
  • 5 Large Repair Kits
  • 5 Large First Aid Kits

 

  • 40 points
  • 7 Days of Premium Account
  • 5 Automatic Fire Extinguishers
  • 5 Large Repair Kits
  • 5 Large First Aid Kits

 

  • 50 points
  • A style applied to any of your vehicles
  • 5 Automatic Fire Extinguishers
  • 5 Large Repair Kits
  • 5 Large First Aid Kits

Out of the seven milestones, two are worth mentioning separately:

  • Complete 30 missions to get a T-34 shielded tank with a unique historic style.
  • Accomplish all the missions, and you will receive unique historic style applied for every vehicle.

For those who can’t wait, the T-34 shielded will be available in the Premium Shop from July 5 to August 23.

Consistency is key

There’s a new mission waiting for you every day, so make sure to take them all on to get the most out of the event. Please note that if you don’t complete a mission, you won’t be able to earn those rewards again, so be consistent!

As always, stay tuned for further updates and get yourself prepared for the upcoming event.

See you on the battlefield!

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13 thoughts on “Remembering Kursk: More Details Incoming (T-34 shielded marathon)

      1. The T-34 Shielded is one of the tanks eligible for the ‘easy’ missions, I expect it will be buyable from the beginning of the marathon. Of course, if they think to pull another Progetto and pack the tank with all the rewards obtainable in the previous 29 missions, they are fools – Progetto is one thing, this is another and hardly worth any real money.

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        1. Of course it will be buyable see:
          “For those who can’t wait, the T-34 shielded will be available in the Premium Shop from July 5 to August 23.”

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  1. the one bad thing is a lot of older players won’t have those low tier tanks as we are heavily discouraged from seal clubbing low tiers. So instead of buying all those tanks, maybe cheaper option just buy the damn t34 shielded.

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    1. How is clubbing discouraged? Other than reducing the upgrades of Tier 1 tanks to only the gun and moving the T18 from TD to SPG, they’ve done nothing to address sealclubbing.

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