Supertest: Minotauro + T-26 CN (Initial Stats)

The Tier X Italian Controcarro 3 Minotauro tank destroyer heads to the Supertest soon.
The Controcarro 3 Minotauro is the top vehicle of the new Italian TD branch. It allows for both mid- and close-range gameplay. Starting from Tier VII, all vehicles will be armed with an autoloading gun, but not quite your regular one. Its function and principle differ from the classic guns you’re familiar with. Let’s look at the example of the Controcarro 3 Minotauro.
The vehicle is armed with a 130 mm gun with a 5-shell autoloader. Loading time between shells takes 8 s, and the magazine reloads in 24 s. The armour penetration of the standard shell is 255 mm, while the special HEAT shell penetrates 345 mm. Damage per shot is 530 HP.

The vehicle is well-protected for its tier. The front hull and turret armour reaches 300 mm. Turret traverse angle is limited to 90 degrees. Durability: 2100 HP. Top forward speed: 36 km/h. Specific power: 12.2 h.p./t.

When looking at the vehicle characteristics for the first time, you might think that the Controcarro 3 Minotauro is a standard tank destroyer and there’s nothing special about it. But that’s not true. Being well-armoured, you can deflect most of your opponents’ shells. Good gun depression angles and a rotating turret allow you to take non-standard positions using the map terrain and other objects to increase your advantage.

Its 130 mm gun with a 5-shell autoloader deserves a special mention. Loading time between shells is 8 s, and the magazine reload time is 24 s, which gives us the chance to win almost any duel.
In most cases, you should play in this TD like a vehicle with a cyclic gun. If you compare this vehicle with Tier X tank destroyers with cyclic guns, the Minotauro will come in third in terms of rate of fire after the Badger and Strv 103B, but those vehicles can’t boast 530 damage per shot. If you compare the Italian tank destroyer with other vehicles in our game by the same characteristics, you can see that the vehicle doesn’t sacrifice a long reload time for the opportunity to cause high damage per shot within short period of time.

Keep in mind that the Minotauro is equipped with an autoloading gun, which gives us the advantage and decreases the cost of a mistake in case we fail to penetrate the enemy’s armour. Its quick magazine reload, just 24 seconds, is also an advantage, allowing us to get back to business quickly, unlike other Tier X tank destroyers like the Foch B and Foch 155 that take 38 and 50 seconds respectively to reload their clips.

Additional Statistics
Dispersion during turret rotation – 0.04
Gun dispersion during hull movement – 0.2
Gun dispersion during hull traverse – 0.1
Dispersion after shot – 8
Shell Velocity – 1303/1256/720
Terrain Resistances – 1.1/1.2/2.3
T-26 CN

The Chinese T-26 CN light tank will soon head to the Supertest. It’s armed with a 45 mm gun.

Damage per shot: 47 HP. Penetration with a standard Armor-Piercing shell: 51 mm, and 88 mm with a special APCR shell. Reload time: 2.3 s. Gun accuracy: 0.46 m. Aiming time: 2.3 s. Engine power: 90 h.p.; specific power: 9.4 h.p./t. Top forward speed: 36 km/h.

The T-26 CN is a classic low-tier light tank with gameplay similar to that of the researchable Soviet T-26.

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Update 1.17: Release Date

According to our colleagues at wotclue, the introduction of the new update in all regions is scheduled for:

ASIA: May 30;
NA: May 31;
EU: June 1;
RU: June 1;

For this reason, two new mod folders will be created: ./mods/1.17/ and ./res_mods/1.17/.

WoT: Frontline Rental Tanks Bonus Codes (EU)

Start with the one you truly want, I do not think there are second chances.

IAMCAERNARVON2022 – Caernarvon AX

IAM50TP2022 – 50TP Prototyp

IAMT26E52022 – T26E5

IAMCALIBAN2022 – Caliban

IAMT54FP2022 – T-54 First Prototype

IAMKNJGDPZR2022 – Kanonenjagdpanzer 105

IAMSKODAT272022 – Skoda T27

IAMHWK302022 – HWK 30

IAMBOFORSTRNVGN2022 – Bofors Tornvagn

IAMCHRYSLERK2022 – Chrysler K

IAMLOWE2022 – Lowe

IAMT26SP2022 – Super Pershing/T26E4

IAMSU130PM2022 – Su-130 PM

IAM122TM2022 – 122 TM

IAMS12022 – Strv S1


WoT EU: Trade-In

Also available on ASIA. Source: EU Portal

Trade-in is back! This is the perfect opportunity to welcome new rides with sparkling gold discounts from May 23 at 07:00 CEST through June 6 at 07:00 CEST (UTC+2)! Do you have your eye on a speedy light tank, a versatile medium, a hard-hitting heavy, or a stealthy tank destroyer? Well, now’s your chance to hop in the driver’s seat of your dream vehicle.

When buying a new Premium vehicle, just exchange it for any of your eligible Tier VI–VIII Premium vehicles, and half of your old tank’s value will be discounted from the price of your new one. You can check out the eligible tanks in-game via the Store and Tech Tree tab.

Use our exchange calculator below to see how much you can save.

Trade-In: Eligibility

Trade in any Tier VI–VIII Premium vehicle.
Available when purchasing any new Premium vehicle of the same tier or higher that is also available in the Tech Tree. You can only trade in one vehicle at a time.

The offers remain the same as the last Trade-In event in January.

Get half of your old vehicle’s value in gold.
When trading in, half of your old vehicle’s value in gold will be discounted from the price of your new vehicle.

For example: You can purchase a VIII Löwe for 9,800(previously 11,200) in exchange for a VI Dicker Max (2,800).

Vehicles Available For Purchase

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My message to Wargaming

This is not a news piece, but more of a personal rant. I encourage everyone to share this article anywhere you think a WG employee could see it – and to comment below your opinion on the main WoT issues. Voice your concern. Why did you stop playing? What would make WoT viable again?

Wargaming, use the new EU Supertest as an opportunity to finally improve and fix the game, getting it out of the hole formed in the last 7 years of poor decisions!

I have been a WoT player since 2011 and I have seen the hopes and dreams of the early years shattered by poor gameplay decisions. The absence of new tank lines (and too many OP premium ones, which theoretically should be weaker than their normal counterparts), gold ammo remaining OP (make it maximum 15% better), the lack of new maps (make no map appear twice in a row and we need open maps, not corridor ones). The game is still too pay to win! And some tanks are too exclusive. The clan wars meta is mainly 5-6 tanks, unlike before. Please buff underpowered tanks like T110E5, Type 5 Heavy and many others. And nerf the wheeled tanks already! Bring back weakspots, especially for higher tiers. Make Team Battles a thing again (7v7). And make special equipment available not only for bonds, but also for credits. Maybe some missions to earn gold? Return to the origins and make the game better, rewarding and enjoyable for anyone playing it – no matter his winrate. Make some interesting game modes, the game became stale and boring in the last years. End the 3 minute roflstomp matches too and revert the tech tree compression!

Where are the historians making sure the vehicles are historical? What are their credentials and what are they working on? Who makes the current  historical monstrosities? Wargaming seems to be very compartmentalised, nobody knows who is doing what in the same project.

Dear WG, bring some hope in the game. The change of focus to EU is the perfect opportunity to do so. You can also start working on the Swiss tree.

And about WoT Console – it currently looks like AW or some MOBA games – it lacks any real imagination or ideas for the future.

Think of the players too! Make it win-win, if you want the game to survive, and that means your wallets too will survive.


WoT – Which tanks are the most fake – Results

The results from the comments of the previous article are here, the most fake tanks according to you are:

1. Polish tanks (5 votes)

2. Chinese TDs (4 votes)

3. T28 Prototype (4 votes)

4. Japanese heavies (3 votes)

5. Progetto 46 (3 votes)

6. Czech heavies (3 votes)

7. Waffentrager E-100 (3 votes)

8. Progetto 65 / Italian TDs and heavies (2 votes)

9. GW E-100 (2 votes)

10. E-50M (2 votes)

11. Caernarvon Action X (2 votes)