Around 5 months ago WG Console department released the Sturmtiger which is obtainable by researching it through the brand new tanks from tier5.
Since WG PC rebalanced the HE shells, this tank wouldn’t be as effective as everyone thought around 2014.
The main reason behind not adding the tank to WoT PC was that “it could’ve one shot everything”
As mentioned before, with the new HE mechanics it would deal around ~500dmg or even less with non-penetrating hits. That’s far from broken/OP.
115mm HE pen in most of the situations wouldn’t be enough to go through any of the Tier X tanks.
Balancing-wise it’s a pretty interesting concept because it has a low velocity rocket launcher which can be useless if WG gives it trash stats.
But as it shows in the previous screenshot Console WoT’s team nailed the stats of it. The gun has very slow aiming time but it can hit hard when fully aimed.
Because of the huge caliber the Sturmtiger has (380mm) it could overmatch everything with less than 126mm armor, if it would have AP shells… Console WoT solved this “issue” by giving it 280mm pen HEAT rounds…
Armor-wise it’s historically incorrect because instead of the 150mm frontal armor it has 190mm. With this addition it can bounce some badly aimed shots which can boost its survivability.
It’s nothing new that WG PC implemented something from other platforms (M-V-Y line from Blitz) so it has some chance as well.