The 38.M Toldi IIA light tank is a representative of European war-time tanks. Hungarian vehicles are rare guests in War Thunder!
The Celere Sahariano was a late war experimental Italian medium tank, developed in response to the highly mobile British cruiser tanks encountered in the deserts of North Africa. Although the war ended before the Celere Sahariano could enter production, it will soon reinforce the lower ranks of the Italian ground forces tree in the upcoming “New Power” War Thunder update!
Briefly: A late war experimental Italian medium tank, engineered with a strong focus on mobility.
Celere Sahariano, medium tank, premium, Italy, rank II.
- Superb mobility
- Good firepower
- Low profile
- Light protection
After clashing with British armored forces in the desert of North Africa in the early 1940’s, the Italian Army became impressed with the performance of the various cruiser tanks fielded by the British. As a result, the army issued an order to tank manufacturers to develop a new light vehicle whose mobility and firepower would outmatch that of the cruiser tanks.
120mm naval guns on the chassis of Japanese Chi-Ha tanks were supposed to hit the landing American troops with direct fire. The mobile coastal artillery was to be the last-chance weapon to save Japan from the Allied invasion.
Type 97 Chi-Ha Long Gun, SPG, Japan, II rank
- Extremely powerful gun
- Decent mobility
- Lacks gun protection
- Limited ammo
This curious prototype of a self-propelled gun was discovered in the territory of the Yokosuka naval base after Imperial Japan surrendered in WWII. The 120mm naval gun was installed on a turntable mounted to the chassis of a Type 97 Chi-Ha medium tank. It was obvious, that the self-propelled gun was assembled in a rush – the high losses of Japan in the final stages of WWII and a shortage of military production forced the army and naval commands to look for any way to protect the island metropolia of the Empire from the threat of an Allied landing.
The SOMUA SM is a French experimental tank, developed in the immediate postwar years as an alternative to the AMX-50 being developed in parallel at the time. Despite it being the AMX which ultimately entered service, this won’t stop the SOMUA SM from joining the ranks of the French ground forces tree in the upcoming War Thunder update!
Briefly: The alternative design to the AMX-50, featuring heavier armor protection at the expense of mobility.