WoT 1.23.1 Common Test: BT-42 In-Game Screenshots & Historical Reference

BT-42 (Germany, Tier-5, LT, premium)

Historical Reference
In autumn 1941, the Finnish Army captured 20 operational BT-7 Soviet light tanks, and by spring they had started modernizing and upgrading them into SPGs. The first models were built in 1942, and the new vehicle was designated BT- 42, with a total of 18 tanks converted from 1942 through 1943. The turret underwent the most significant changes. It was armed with a 4.5-inch (114 mm) British field howitzer produced in 1909-1917 featuring a gun mantlet and muzzle break of Finnish design.
These assault vehicles first saw battle in spring 1943, when the Finnish Army attacked Soviet positions on the south bank of the Svir River. As of January 1, 1945, the Finnish Army had a total of nine BT-42 vehicles, but by that time they had been removed from service and sent to training units. In the late 1950s, the remaining vehicles were retired from the Army and scrapped.

9 thoughts on “WoT 1.23.1 Common Test: BT-42 In-Game Screenshots & Historical Reference

  1. This tank was designed and built by a mythical race of pale skinned anti-social race of humanoids. It is believed they live in a land that is filled with evergreen trees that always in the icy grip of a perpetual winter. It is also rumored that they live in saunas.

  2. I think it’s a bit weird that they put a Finnish captured Russian tank in the German tech tree when we have the Swedish tech tree where it would fit in waaaaay better

      1. This tank was in the Girls und Panzer movie, so I think that’s why it’s a german tank. I’d be surprised if this (and the tier 7 King Tiger that’s been leaked a while ago) doesn’t rnd up as part of the next GuP collab.

    1. Säkkijärven Polkka intensifies.

      One does not simply suggest putting anything Finnish in the swedish tree.

    2. Because they were allies with the Germans, and most of the tanks used to defend Finland had swastikas on them. So it makes sense.


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