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Gnomon #1 Posted Apr 13 2018 - 16:30

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Hey, everyone!

 

We know that many tankers have wanted to sneak a peek at the two new Tier X tanks in the Soviet tree that we are have been keeping under tarpaulin covers. Everyone was wondering what tanks they were and when they were going to appear in-game. There is no need to guess or data mine, as we would like to announce that these vehicles are the K-91 and the Object 277. Both will be entering the Supertest today and will become available to you soon. However, they will not be in the next update as we will need to fine-tune both tanks.

 

The К-91

The K-91 will top the rear turret MT branch. This tank is fast and has great targeting parameters (including the aiming time of 1.9 seconds). This precision allows it to snipe; the record-setting shell speed (1,700 m/sec) and armor penetration (276mm by an APCR round) will further boost the long-range efficiency of the K-91. Some interesting things to note about this tank are its weak armor, limited gun depression ( –5° ) due to turret positioning, and limited turret traverse (the latter is for balance purposes and may be dropped based on test results).

 

The characteristics of the K-91 are impressive, but how does it play? Well, mainly as an ambusher who provides support from afar, as they K-91 is no brawler. Its spotting range (410m) lets the K-91 spot the enemy first, and it has decent camo (only slightly lower than that of the Object 430U). Its mobility is on par with other Soviet Tier X Mediums, but its thin armor makes surviving under enemy fire problematic. An additional obstacle to brawling at short range is the 180° firing arc of the gun. Mid-range warfare on the K-91 (trying to use its mobility and gun stabilization) is for the most skilled and adrenaline-loving tankers. During the first stage of the Supertest, only the turret will offer meaningful protection on the K-91. Keep in mind that while playing the K-91, you ought to rely mainly on its camo and snipe. We recommend going to the second-line if your Ace feelings are tingling.

 

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The Object 277

This Tier X is an assault tank, combining mobility with protection. A true successor to everyone’s favorite (the T-10), the Object 277 builds on its strong sides, having better aiming, DPM, and armor penetration parameters. Having a greater alpha and larger HP pool, this tank can do everything the T-10 can, but better (if you don’t believe, be sure to check out the infographic).

 

The protection that this tank offers will be decent: 140mm/112mm/50mm of hull armor, and 290mm/224mm/80mm of turret armor. Keep in mind that the glacis plate is sloped at 60–70°, and the lower front plate (which is 138-170mm thick) at 45–55°.

 

Much like the T-10, the Object 277 is a Heavy/Medium hybrid that is well suited for countering the enemy team’s front line while also taking key positions. Hard-hitting and agile, this tank allows for both an aggressive-attack playstyle and a maneuverable-defensive playstyle, as well as for switching flanks (if needed). Keep in mind that the Object 277 will keep its progenitor’s weakness as well, a gun depression of –5.5° which doesn’t allow for productive terrain-based play.

 

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The Outline

The fire support ambusher and the assault Heavy will make great additions to the current Soviet tree. However, their tactical roles and technical parameters may yet change after our testing. Also, we wanted to inform you that we are considering a rebalance of the Soviet rear turret MT branch, in order to make other vehicles more like the new. These actions, that we will take further down the road, will depend on the Supertest results.

 

We will be sure to share all of the relevant information with you.

 

Let us know what you think, and best of luck in your battles! 


Edited by Gnomon, Apr 13 2018 - 19:23.
Grammar!


Blackhorse_One_ #2 Posted Apr 13 2018 - 16:31

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World of Soviet Fantasy Tanks ... :sceptic:

CapPhrases #3 Posted Apr 13 2018 - 16:48

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I'm on the A43 right now so at least the tier X looks like it will be interesting enough for me to stay on the line.

 



Gunadie #4 Posted Apr 13 2018 - 17:00

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Just what the game needs, more Soviet tech tree tanks!

Because there are so many other tech tree that are over-flowing because they are filled out to the max more than any other!



CapPhrases #5 Posted Apr 13 2018 - 17:04

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View PostGunadie, on Apr 13 2018 - 11:00, said:

Just what the game needs, more Soviet tech tree tanks!

Because there are so many other tech tree that are over-flowing because they are filled out to the max more than any other!

 

they do get more access to Russian designs and they have to keep the RU server happy but this sadly comes with the side effect of all these new tanks needing to be different and they end up stepping on the toes of Other nations and what's supposed to make them unique.

430U>121 anyone?



Luciano_Bradley #6 Posted Apr 13 2018 - 17:20

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How much T-10 banked experience is needed for the Obj 277?



Vardeman #7 Posted Apr 13 2018 - 17:27

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View PostLuciano_Bradley, on Apr 13 2018 - 11:20, said:

 

How much T-10 banked experience is needed for the Obj 277?

 

Between 200K & 300K

 



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View PostGnomon, on Apr 13 2018 - 10:30, said:

 

The K-91 will top the rear turret MT branch. This tank is fast and has great targeting parameters (including the aiming time of 1.9 seconds). This precision allows it to snipe; the record-setting shell speed (1,700 m/sec) and armor penetration (276mm by an APCR round) will further boost the long-range efficiency of the K-91. Some interesting things to note about this tank are its weak armor, limited gun depression ( –5° ) due to turret positioning, and limited turret traverse (the latter is for balance purposes and may be dropped based on test results).

 

Well, if you keep the limited turret traverse, you can count me out...

 



Viper69 #9 Posted Apr 13 2018 - 17:31

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How many damn prototype POS imaginary tanks did comrade Stalin an Gorbachev commission for god sakes?

LpBronco #10 Posted Apr 13 2018 - 17:39

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Can never have too many tanks regardless of their country of origin.

CapnNoahJoJo03 #11 Posted Apr 13 2018 - 17:46

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Stalin approved! Now go to gulag 

Mikosah #12 Posted Apr 13 2018 - 18:03

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The 277 looks like a pretty generic alternative to something like an IS-7 or a WZ 5A. How is it going to be unique from these two? What asset does it bring to the table that these do not? 

 

As of the K-91, the question is whether or not cementing a dedicated sniper into the tier 10 slot for this line is going to mean tanks like the 430 II and A-44 are going to be changed to be more sniper-like. Also, whether or not such a tank is going to be any better a sniper in practice than its peers. The limited turret rotation and gun depression are significant disadvantages to weigh against a slight advantage in accuracy and penetration. But here's an eccentric way to make this package more attractive without having to conventionally buff it- just make the standard round cheaper. The concept of a relatively affordable tier 10 with a reliable gun would court a wide audience.



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So now we go from the 430 v2 with a shorter range DPM gun selection and armor good for side scraping, to a sniper tank with 20mm less side armor?  What happened to trying to make lines have tanks of similar play styles?

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The obj.416 is a powerful sniper, but it has strong DPM and very good alpha for its tier. I wonder why this trend declines later as the tier 10 has only a 100mm.

Cognitive_Dissonance #15 Posted Apr 18 2018 - 16:05

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I adore the T-10, and loved it as the IS8, one of my most played tanks.

 

I understand there will be backlash due to "fairy tale" tanks, but since WoT has moved into the 50's and 60's, this is what is going to happen for many national lines. So for me, wonderful news!!!

 

I mean basically, if I was a betting man, they are bridging the gap with paper tanks to tier 12 and beyond for tank lines that start in the 80's up to recently. Meaning at tier 12 and beyond we get less paper tanks and more prototype and manufactured tanks across many more nations. So all good for me.



xXxCRANExXx #16 Posted Jun 13 2018 - 23:26

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2 out of 4 games I have been ammo racked and blown clean off the map

in the 277...if youre going to make a tank with very little armor for its tier and class..at the very least dont put a hatch on the front of its hull. Just a thought.

 


Edited by xXxCRANExXx, Jun 13 2018 - 23:29.





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