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ZverMohnatyj #1 Posted Aug 19 2012 - 02:38

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Background.

The most recent issue of the RU Forum "fanzine" had, in its "from the developers" section, the following tidbit:

French Heavy 7 Premium - 1945 FCM 50t

[http://forum.worldof...6-журнал-ствол/; post #5; spoiler 1; towards the bottom]

After doing some digging, it turns out that chars-francais.net has a brief article on this machine as well as technical drawings and "paper" specs. The article can be found here:

http://www.chars-fra...sk=view&id=1506

While French isn't even my second language, I rigged up a translation for the RU forums, and figured I might as well spread the wealth and post one here as well. Footnote: everything was done "by hand", as is my habit (Google Translate can choke and die); I think I got most of the technical terms, but can't guarantee there won't be a couple of minor "misses"; my own comments are in [brackets] while (parentheses) are in the original text.

Let us begin. First, the text of the article itself - oh, and no, there is no information on when we will be seeing this in the game:

Spoiler                     

And now - translation of the chart with "paper specs" from that same article (again - I think I got most of the technical terms, but am not 100.1% certain; also, I've regrouped some data to make things more readable):

Spoiler                     

So, looks like an up-armoured AMX M4 1945 with a truly stupefying power/weight ratio. Kind of like a SuperPershing but at Tier 7. Or a "not-quite-Tiger-P".

Get your dubloons ready, kids...

P.S. No, there really is no information on when this tank will be in the game. I figure a couple of patches from now (8.2?).

Legiondude #2 Posted Aug 19 2012 - 02:40

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It better be armored for such a terrible P/W ratio

CausticLycaon #3 Posted Aug 19 2012 - 02:42

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This is cool. Definately something to look forward to.

Priory_of_Sion #4 Posted Aug 19 2012 - 02:43

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Picture
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bobobobobiy #5 Posted Aug 19 2012 - 02:53

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Can you post a picture or not? I don't trust google images, due to it being a drawing board tank.

EDIT: ninja'ed

EDIT2: Well, that's pretty fugly. It looks like it has the armor of an ARL.

Edited by bobobobobiy, Aug 19 2012 - 02:54.


Clockworkred #6 Posted Aug 19 2012 - 02:55

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A slow-as-crap Not-Tiger-P with a sloped front and shielded tracks? I'll admit i think it looks pretty nice from that picture. Wonder how it'll handle, besides "molasses."


Do we have any data on the gun, like will it be like the 90mm DCA on the ARL-44 or something else?

Edited by Clockworkred, Aug 19 2012 - 02:55.


Priory_of_Sion #7 Posted Aug 19 2012 - 02:58

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View PostClockworkred, on Aug 19 2012 - 02:55, said:

Do we have any data on the gun, like will it be like the 90mm DCA on the ARL-44 or something else?

Should be a 90mm similar to the DCA if not the same.

thetap #8 Posted Aug 19 2012 - 03:14

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Tier 7 Premium Heavy. Interesting!

I'm just glad they're adding a variety of Tiers to the Premium lineup instead of more Tier 8s.

Zergling #9 Posted Aug 19 2012 - 03:38

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How does a 54 ton tank with a 1000 HP engine end up with a 7.6 HP/ton ratio?

That should be 18.5 HP/ton ratio, which is high for a medium tank, let alone a heavy.


Front upper glacis is 50 degrees from vertical; if it is 120mm thick, that's about 164mm effective armor in WoT, which is very respectable for a tier 7 heavy.
The lower glacis looks to be fairly small, and is angled at 65 degrees from vertical, so that won't be much of a weakpoint.


For this tank to be balanced for tier 7, it'd have to have either very weak turret armor or a bad gun.

Edited by Zergling, Aug 19 2012 - 03:44.


Tupinambis #10 Posted Aug 20 2012 - 21:40

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I'd love to buy this thing.... if and ONLY IF its gun depression isn't complete trash.
It doesn't need the 10 degrees that the M4 has, but holy crap I can not put up with less than 6 degrees.
The M4, before it got buffed, was literally unusable.

GonTo30 #11 Posted Aug 20 2012 - 21:43

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Pretty cool, but I'm still weary of it.

Meurtrier #12 Posted Nov 21 2012 - 15:49

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View PostGonTo30, on Aug 20 2012 - 21:43, said:

Pretty cool, but I'm still weary of it.
The tank makes you tired?