Written by Purecycle for TAP:
I accept this challenge. (Also that 5/10 was a reference to TTS where Rogal Dorn made his review on the Codex Astartes, so bring me those laborers. Anyways…)
Hello, it is I Purecycle, the mysterious shitposter who only appears when the tide goes out and there’s a blue moon.
Some of you may know me as the guy who hates Wargaming’s design choices when it comes to implementing content for World of Tanks. And I’ve said in the past that I’ll never post my content and info simply because I was, (And still am.) disappointed that Wargaming has no interest in Implementing new Tech Trees for World of Tanks. Because no other nation is as glorious as the Soviet Union because they’re the masters of tank warfare.
But… With the most recent hint that Czechoslovakia will be getting its 2nd line after 6 years of blue balls, where Wargaming constantly stated that there weren’t enough tanks to make at least one new line. (But apparently it’s okay to make half of the British and American tanks premiums, killing off future lines and content, such as the American Heavium line and the British Auto-loading line. To name a few of the fallen…)
So I’ve dug up my old Czechoslovakian tech tree and found its original file after thinking it was lost. And me being curious, I’ve scoured the web to look and see if anyone had any updated info on Czechoslovakia’s tank development and if anyone had made tech trees of their own based on that info. And I found that a lot of work has been done and after putting my info and theirs together…
I’ve created this…
This is my Tech Tree Rework proposal for Czechoslovakia in World of Tanks.
As you can see… It’s very big. The biggest I’ve done yet and it’s impressive to say the least.
There are over 58 tanks in total and 46 of those tanks are new. Also there is quite a number of tier 8 premium tanks, one for every category so a lack of crew trainers is no issue. (If Wargaming sticks to their Crew rework plans that is, which is hot garbage by the way…) You can also see that there are 6 lines in total. A SPG line, a TD line, a Heavy Line, 2 Medium lines with one ending in a tier 10 Heavy. And a Light line.
Well without further ado let me give a quick rundown. Starting from top to bottom.
The Czechoslovakian SPGs are very similar to the French SPGs we have in-game. Fast moving and some of them are equipped with turrets giving them great versatility and firing angles. But their low caliber howitzers mean they have a hard time dealing damage to large groups of tanks and super heavies. That is of course not a problem for the tier 10, but I’ll go into detail later.
The Czechoslovakian Tank Destroyers are a blend between the existing Czechoslovakian medium tank line in-game and the Swedish tank destroyers as these TDs only pack 100mm and 122mm guns, low caliber for TDs at higher tiers. But just like their medium cousins, these TD’s can move and pack a powerful burst of damage. As these TDs have a quick between shell reloading time. But more info later, let’s move on.
The Czechoslovakian Heavies are similar to the rear turreted heavies found on the Soviet tech tree in-game. But these tanks lack the armor and rely on their steep angles to bounce shells. Also these tanks are unique as they have a choice to use the same Auto-loading guns also found on their medium cousins. Or they can use their exclusive high caliber single fire guns. Also these tanks are gifted with great gun depression. 8 to 12 degrees of gun depression based on which angle your hull is facing.
Alright, at the halfway point. We have the 2nd medium branch. Which ends with a heavy tank so that should give you an idea of what this line is about. Armed with only 100mm guns, yes that’s right a Tier 10 Heavy with a 100mm gun. Supplied with good armor akin to the German E50M and Soviet Object 430U lines in-game. These brawling tanks want to be the first into the fight. However these tanks sadly don’t have access to autoloaders like their cousins do. I’ll talk more about them later at different point let’s keep going…
The OGs. The 1st medium tank line will stay the same. But new quality of life improvements will be added. This line starting from its new tier 8 tank will exclusively be about their autoloaders. That means that the Škoda T 50 will lose its single fire guns, and will start out stock with an 88mm gun which is the same gun found on the premium tier 8 medium tank already in-game. As for the new tier 7 and 8 tanks I’ll talk about those soon.
The Czechoslovakian light tanks are unique in that the largest caliber gun these tanks can equip is 85mm, meaning they have very low alpha damage. But these tanks pack quite a surprise. They have large autoreloader magazines. 10 rounds on the tier 9 and 10 and all of them have quick between shell reloading times. So anyone who has played the AMX 13 57 or the old M41 Walker Bulldog knows how powerful these tanks can be in certain situations. I’m saving these guys for last so look forward to these ones.
The premiums and low tier tanks will get their own sections where I’ll go into more detail about them.
And with that out of the way… Why? Why would I bother with this stuff if I hate how Wargaming implements content and that I should know very well that Wargaming will disappoint me again as they always do…
Because the Czechoslovakian Tech Tree and its development hold an important place in my heart. Because the Czechoslovakian Tech Tree wasn’t developed or researched by Wargaming or by their subsidiaries… Czechoslovakia only got in because of the efforts of few people who actually worked in tandem together to make the line a reality. In other words the Czechoslovakian tech tree was a fan project that had some serious effort put into it.
And because of that success, I as well as many others wanted to get into this stuff too. Who knows what exists in our local archives, what can be hiding there and what it could mean for your country’s war effort during one of mankind’s darkest eras.
It was through their efforts where I started to archive dig too. And did my research on Canadian tanks, which soon spiraled into other subjects. Like my current search into the Canadian battleship projects that a few I’ve found. (Just need a tier 4 or 5 BB and a Commonwealth BB line can be implemented into WoWS, but let’s stick to tanks for now.)
Anyways before I get melodramatic, let’s discuss the elephant in the room, or should I say cat.
Cats of Schrödinger
So how did I and many others find these vehicles? After all how can such a small nation develop so many tanks. Sadly many of the archives in that region of the world were raided, burned, flooded and in some cases all of the above. So this means that we can’t even rely on them for info. In fact one of the tanks, the V8H-Sv was found in an archive in Sweden of all places. This means that other nations must have been watching what was going on in Czechoslovakia throughout the 30’s to the 70’s. And one of those nations happens to have an infamous spy network.
In the 30’s to the 70’s the United States of America had many agents placed in Czechoslovakia during its occupation under Nazi Germany, and the Soviet Union. One or many of these agents were stationed and ordered to observe Czechoslovakia’s armor development programs and take note of their armored force.
If one thing could be said is that it is a serious mess, like someone’s first wiki article, so much inconsistency and misidentifications of tanks that’s it’s hard to even take it all in properly. So this means that these tanks are… Pseudo fakes.
“an A press is an A press you can’t just say it’s only half.”
TJ “Henry” Yoshi
Well in this case a tank can’t be real and fake at the same time. It’s either real or fake, and this I agree. But with Wargaming’s latest additions to the game and after digging around in CIA files there is enough evidence to say…
Something was going down in Czechoslovakia, and not just in Czechoslovakia, but in other Warsaw Pact countries too. Let’s just say that Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, and even Yugoslavia! were cooking up some ideas with each other. What ideas? I don’t know but go look at the tanks of these nations. Don’t they look familiar?
Like you can take the bogeys off a TVP T50/51 and you can slap them onto a M-636 Kondor and it would function as normal, and those recently found Hungarian medium tanks that were posted here happened to share a similar appearance to these Czechoslovakian heavy tanks. And that a group of heavy tanks were spotted moving from Czechoslovakia to Hungary by train around that time in the 1950’s.
If you show a casual tank head these images side by side they’ll think it’s the same tank when in reality it isn’t. But they look similar and happen to be 1950’s tanks.
But I’ll save that crazy stuff for another day. Just go dig around in the CIA’s declassified file archive here and have your mind blown like me.
Anyways if you hate fake tanks, why are you even here? Nearly over half of the tanks in World of Tanks are fake. Fake to varying degrees yes, but read the quote above. Where do we draw the line when it comes to how content is handled? I can understand not liking fake tanks. But what has happened has happened and there’s no going back now.
TLDR; didn’t read lol. But still thank you for reading this. The future posts won’t be long and I’ll have a lot more pics on the tanks but you can google the names or follow this imgur link to find some more info if you’re impatient.
Still a big thanks to the efforts of those who have worked on this tech tree and if you have any issues with me using your info just let me know through comments.
Anyways enjoy yourselves and I’ll see you guys next week with more posts hopefully.