Welcome to a new short series on this blog. I thought I’d showcase some of the cut content of WoT within more episodes coming in the future but for now let’s stick to this part.
So in Episode 1 I’ll show you tanks that were not included into the current game.
Tanks which appeared in the game but never got released to the public:
AMX 50B hull with TCB 120 Turret: Many French Heavy Tanks were introduced to the game but this one is still a mystery whenever it gets added to the game.
Last seen in the 0.7.0 Intro video.
T58 Heavy Tank: It was similar to the T57 Heavy Tank but with a 155 mm gun from the T-30 with a 6 shot autoloader and with a rate of fire of 23 shots/mins, reloading included.
Wargaming wanted to integrate it as tier X TD, it was fully modeled but impossible to balance it, it was completely Broken.
The T110E4 was chosen instead.
T-44-85: The T-44-85 appeared on the Test Server in 2013 and fared quite poorly. The tank was too weak for tier 8 and as tier 7 it was too strong.
SU-122-54: Once a tier9 USSR TD which is nowhere to be found.
Tiger I L/56: A Tiger with 3000 base dpm and 1700HP.
T95/Chieftain and Chieftain Mk. 6: These were meant to be Campaign Rewards. On EU Server the T95/Chieftain was last seen in 2016.
M48A2/T54E2/T123E6: Basically a tier10 M54Renegade with a 120mm Cannon. Last seen in 2015 Patch 0.9.10.
Tanks which never appeared in-game:
Neubaufahrzeug: Neubaufahrzeug (Nbfz) at one point was intended to be a tier 3 German premium heavy tank. The first mention of this vehicle (in the game) came in October 2013 with the 0.8.9 ASAP video, where it was “accidentally” shown as having a place in the tree.
E-10: This chassis was designed to replace the Panzer 38(t) chassis and all subsequent vehicles derived from it. Weight: 10-20 tonnes. Very similarly to the E-25 it would be a premium german TD but 2 tiers lower in tier5.
Because of how small it is, only a 75mm PaK 39 cannon could fit into it which low penetration limits its tier.
Brummbar: Would be the part of the Sturmtiger line.
Playable on Console WoT as a TD.
IT-45: There was an old version of the tech tree, that had the IT-45 tank in it on tier 3.
T-46-5: There was an old version of the tech tree, that had the T-46-5 tank in it on tier 4.
RBT-5: A regular BT-5 with mounts on the side of the turret to hold two 250 kg TT-250 “tank torpedo” rockets.
There was an old version of the tech tree, that had the RBT-5 as a Premium.
Zis-30: There was an old version of the tech tree, that had the Zis-30 as a Premium.
T-24: There was an old version of the tech tree, that had the T-24 as a tier4 tank.
M4A2 Sherman USMC: Similar to the M4A2E4 which was available for Beta Testers.
M4-90V: An M4A3E4 hull with a Pershing turret and 90mm gun. Could be an American tier7 medium tank. Playable on WoT Console.
T24: There was an old version of the tech tree, that had the T24 as a tier4 TD.
Chi-Ha and Chi-Ri (captured): There was an old version of the tech tree, that had the these as US captured premium tanks.
Matilda I: Mk I, Matilda I (A11) was a British infantry tank. The turret was fitted with a single heavy machine gun, either a .303 Vickers machine gun or a larger, Vickers .50 machine gun. It could be placed as a tier1 or 2 tank.
Ram I: Similar to the Ram II.
Stuart VI: British M5A1 Stuart.
G1R and G1L: The G1R was Renault’s proposal for the G1 project. The G1L was Lorraine’s proposal for the G1 project. Tier5 and 6 French mediums. Found as G1 in the game.
A lot of French designs.
Including the Char 2C bis which was playable during the 2017 Halloween event together with the FCM F1.
AMX M4 (1948) – Possible tier8 premium
Others could be planned to be low tier fillers or gifts.