Today Wargaming announced the Mirny-13 event will be released in 3 days, on the 26th. The Armored Patrol has already collected all the information you will want to know, and dutifully put together this article for your information and enjoyment.
By now, it’s most likely not a secret to you that Wargaming is going to add a Halloween event very shortly in 2020. However, with some of Wargaming’s recent activities, some of you may have noticed, that some of the events lately have contained a storyline, continuity, and lore, that ties multiple events together. So far they have dropped many hints about what the new event could be. It would be overreaching at best to speculate how the mode would work, but a lot of the vehicles are easy to understand if you are willing to hear me out and use your imagination a little.
Reactor Core from the trailer
The more eagle-eyed of you may have noticed this frame in the trailer when you first watched it. The tanks have energy weapons on them, the same type of weapons that the T-55 Thunderbolt had in The Last Waffenträger event that ended recently. Even more difficult to notice, there are many hints and suggestions in that recent event saying Von Krieger managed to turn into a pure energy form somehow. So is the reactor Von Krieger himself? I mean, when you defeat the Waffenträger in the event he insists that was not the last you will see more of him.
It is a well known fact, that Russian industry in the beginning of the twentieth century strongly lagged behind the industry of Europe. Nevertheless, the development of the country showed impressive progress. Together with the growth of manufacturing, Russian engineers had been developing a number of interesting projects in different areas of technology, including military ones. One interesting AFV project was offered in 1915 by the Russian engineer Vasiliy Mendeleyev (1886-1922). He was the son of the well known Russian scientist Dmitriy Mendeleev. Vasiliy Mendeleyev had graduated from the Kronshtadt Marine Engineering School, and worked as an engineer at a ship-building factory.
Over the course of several years (1911-1915) and without any assistance, Mendeleev worked in his own time on the AFV project. One of the variants of this machine, with it’s projected weight being about 170 tons, was to be be armed with 120-mm gun placed in the forward part of the armored hull, and with a machine gun in the rotating turret. It carried an ammunition load of 51 shells. The thickness of the armored protection of the hull, was: front: 150 mm, sides and rear: 100 mm. Maximum speed: 24 km/hour. It was to have a crew of 8. The tank was never built.