Supertest: Object 259a (Initial Stats)

The Object 259a, a Soviet Tier VIII heavy tank, is coming to the closed Supertest.

The Object 259a has a characteristic feature typical of all IS-7 prototypes—a pike nose. Its frontal hull armour reaches 110 mm. The tank’s turret is streamlined, cast, with frontal armour of 260 mm. The vehicle has 1,450 hit points. Maximum speed—60 km/h, specific power—15 h.p./t, view range—380 m.

The tank is armed with a 122 mm gun with an average damage per shot of 420 hit points. The standard APCR shell penetrates 233 mm of armour, while the special HEAT shell penetrates 285 mm. The aiming time of the gun is 3.2 s, reload time is 15 s, and dispersion is 0.42 m.

The Object 259a is a frontline heavy tank. Thanks to its good armour and relatively good manoeuvrability, the vehicle can occupy advantageous positions and engage in successful positional combat.

Also, keep in mind that the gun’s accuracy won’t let you fire effectively from long range.

Additional Statistics

Dispersion during turret rotation – 0.12
Gun dispersion during hull movement – 0.24
Gun dispersion during hull traverse – 0.24
Dispersion after shot – 4
Shell Velocity – 1400/820/790
Terrain Resistances – 1.3/1.7/2.5

Screenshots

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WoT EU Top of the Tree: Pz.Kpfw. VII

The second Top of the Tree of the year will treat you to discounts, missions, and offers for a classic German brute. The formidable X Pz.Kpfw. VII is one of the most robust German heavies and the top dog in a Tech Tree branch of vigilant brawlers and indisputably tough nuts to crack.

Jump into the driver’s seat and lead the charge with fellow heavies by your side. The Pz.Kpfw. VII’s tough rear-mounted turret and almost impenetrable and very effective 400 mm upper plate will serve you well and fend off most attacks from standard AP rounds. Shift around at 33 km/h with impressive speed for your weight, and line up targets before unleashing devastating alpha damage and 258 / 315 / 65 mm penetration to pick off ardent foes. Just be wary of exposing your flanks, and stay hidden while you reload—you don’t want to lose any advantage now!

Make your way up the Tech Tree from January 20 at 06:00 CET through February 20 at 06:00 CET (UTC+1), and take advantage of great discounts and missions all the way to the top. Don’t forget that you can purchase an extra boost in the Premium Shop or in-game for gold if you want to speed things up!

Available from January 20 at 06:00 CET through February 20 at 06:00 CET (UTC+1)

You’ll have something to fight for every day for a month! This includes XP per vehicle every day, Crew XP bonuses, and other significant rewards to help you reach Tier X. You can find more information about the missions below:

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Type 59 Gold Auction Results – Chinese Server

The Type 59 Gold, the fifth auctioned tank on the Chinese server, was completely sold out at a fabulously high price!

According to the reports of Chinese players, bids were around 106 000 – 109 000 gold, which is equivalent to about 2,700 yuan (about 378 euro at the exchange rate).

The highest possible bid made by one Chinese player is known: 330 000 gold, which is equivalent to 8250 yuan (about 1147 euro).

The Type 59 Gold surpassed the WZ-111 Qilin price (minimum bid 29 999 gold) and also the price of the Waffentrager clone WT 12 (minimum bid 72 500 gold).

According to the statistics for the middle of 2020, there were slightly less than 20 000 Type 59 Gold tanks on the Chinese server player accounts. Today, 2 000 more tanks have been added, coming from the auction.

Let me remind you that under the old partner of WG (Kongzhong), the Type 59 Gold was freely sold in the Chinese premium store until the spring of 2020. The last price for it was 988 yuan (about 137 euro).

Under The Hammer: Tank Auction Aftermath

These are the minimum sums for which each tank was won:

EU and NA Auction Information

No. Item Available (EU/NA) Min Bid Lowest Winning Bid (approx) (EU/NA)
01 113 BO 4500/1500 18 700 Gold 20 100 Gold/21 150 Gold
02 Obj 268 v5 10 000/4500 155 000 Free XP 500 000 Free XP/360 000 Free XP
03 AMBT 30 000/10 000 9900 Gold 13 000 Gold/11 111 Gold
04 WZ-111 QL 5500/2000 17 400 Gold 25 100 Gold/27 500 Gold
05 Type 59 G 2000/500 25 000 Gold 43 288 Gold/50 300 Gold

Asia Auction Information:

No. Item Available Min Bid Lowest Winning Bid (approx)
01 113 BO 1500 235 000 Free XP 235 000 Free XP
02 Obj 268 v5 4500 155 000 Free XP 230 000 Free XP
03 AMBT 10 000 155 000 Free XP 155 000 Free XP
04 WZ-111 QL 2000 220 000 Free XP 277 500 Free XP
05 Type 59 G 500 500 000 Free XP 785 000 Free XP

Black Market 2022 – Grim News

Update: The links for ASIA and EU are still available, we can still expect a Black Market this year.

We have bad news for you: our colleagues at Wotclue noticed that absolutely all information mentioning this event was deleted from the WG Support website. Even the direct links were taken down.

The conclusion is obvious – there will be no more Black Market in World of Tanks. Now, maybe we can expect similar auctions? This is an open question, the answer is yet unknown.

TL-1 LPC, IS-3A, Cromwell B Available on EU

TL-1 LPC – Standard (35€)

https://eu.wargaming.net/shop/wot/main/ig_6_gl/

Bundle content

  • Tier VIII Premium American TL-1 LPC medium tank
  • 1 Pretty Fly 3D style
  • 100% trained The Offspring crew with the Band of Brothers perk and enough XP for one 100% trained skill/perk
  • Garage slot
  • Unique crew voiceover
  • Unique soundtrack
  • Unique medal

IS-3A – Standard (38€)

https://eu.wargaming.net/shop/wot/main/ig_9_gl/

Bundle content

  • VIII IS-3A Bonus 100% Crew + 1 Garage Slot

Cromwell B – Collector’s Gem (19€)

https://eu.wargaming.net/shop/wot/main/ig_12_gl/

Bundle content

  • VI Cromwell B 1 + Garage slot
  • Bonus 100% crew with the Brothers in Arms perk trained to 100%
  • 1,000 Gold
  • 10×Large Repair Kit
  • 10×Large First Aid Kit
  • 10×Automatic Fire Extinguisher
  • 10×Missions for x5 XP for the Cromwell B