Three new vehicles will soon head to the Supertest!
A Soviet Tier VIII medium tank, the Object 274a, the British Tier VIII tank destroyer, GSOR 1008 and finally the Italian Tier X medium tank, Carro da Combattimento 45t.
Today, we’ll briefly talk about each of these new vehicles.
The key features of this tank are its good protection and powerful gun. The front turret armor reaches 230 mm. Regarding the hull, its armor plates are sloped at rational angles, and the effective armor thickness for the upper glacis is about 258 mm. Total HP: 1,200
The 107-mm gun uses a standard AP shell with armor penetration of 227 mm. Its special APCR shell has the average armor penetration of 289 mm. The combination of damage per shot of 320 and reload time of 9 seconds gives this tank one of the best damage per shot values among other Tier VIII medium tanks. However, you need to get close to the enemy to realize this potential because the accuracy of 0.38 and aiming time of 2.7 seconds won’t let you deliver sniper fire.
The Object 274a performs best in close-to-mid range combat. Its dynamics characteristics (maximum speed of 58 km/h and power-to-weight ration of 17.2 h.p/ton) allows for closing in on the enemy to realize high damage per minute. At the same time, decent frontal armor will help you survive while doing so.
This tank destroyer combines the advantages of both classic anti-tank guns and mobile medium tanks. The effective front armor thickness in certain areas reaches 200 mm, and the vehicle’s durability is 1,400 HP. At the same time, it has high maximum speed of 60 km/h with the power-to-weight ration of 14.7 h.p./ton.
The main feature of the GSOR 1008 is its autoloading gun with a 4-shell magazine and damage per shot of 320. It takes 32 seconds to reload the magazine, while autoloading one shell takes 1.5 seconds. Combined with excellent gun stabilization when not moving, accuracy of 0.3, and aiming time of 1.8 seconds, this gun allows for knocking down the opponents quickly and effectively. Its standard AP shell penetrates 226 on average, while the average penetration of its special APCR shell is 321 mm.
Depending on the situation, this vehicle can act together with heavy and medium tanks. The GSOR 1008 can snipe from the distance or help in close combat due to quick autoreloader and good gun depression angles, reaching -12 degrees.
Carro da Combattimento 45t
Like other top-tier Italian vehicles, the Carro da Combattimento 45t is equipped with an autoreloading mechanism. Its 120-mm gun has a 4-shell magazine with the damage per shot of 400 for each shell. The first shell reloads for 16 seconds, while the last one reloads 10 seconds. The autoreloading time of one shell is 4 seconds. The armor penetration with a standard AP shell is 248 mm, while a special APCR shell penetrates 320 mm of armor. The accuracy is 0.38, with aiming time of 3 seconds. Gun depression angle is -9 degrees.
The effective armor thickness of the turret front and upper glacis is roughly the same and reaches about 300 mm. Total HP is 1,900. Maximum speed is 55 km/h with power-to-weight ration of 16 h.p/ton.
Carro da Combattimento 45t requires restrain and composure. High damage of the autoreloading mechanism is compensated for with not the most enjoyable gun shooting parameters. However, excellent gun depression and decent protection will give enough time to pick a target. The vehicle’s dynamics will allow for taking advantegous positions at the start of battle and timely react to the changes in the combat situation. Overall, it particularly depends on players whether they can unlock the full potential of this top tier Italian or not.
These vehicles will be tested then introduced in the game when the time is right. Stats are not final.
Source: WoT forums