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Appletree #1 Posted Jan 22 2012 - 17:29

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It seems to be new tier 8 premium heavy tank.

http://gosu-wot.com/...111-570x271.jpg

Original blog article in Russian. http://gosu-wot.com/clone/

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When it will come to the Russian server of "World of Tanks", no one knows, but it is known that the next Chinese premium tank will be a Chinese clone of the Soviet tank IS-3 (with equipment from IS-2, IS-3 and T-10) WZ-111.

The newest tank of the Chinese army, at the end of the 50s of 20th century, had medium "Type 59" - a licensed version of the Soviet T-54. On the heavy tanks in China, the situation was no better - only two hundred Soviet-made IS-3. For this reason, in 59-60 years China's leaders decided to radically update the fleet of armored forces. The plan was to create and mass produce just three tanks: light to replace the "Type 62", mid "Type 59" and the heavy IS-3.
In the latter case, the Chinese engineers did not invent something new and revolutionary, began to develop a new tank, called the WZ-111, with the best possible use of existing parts and parts of the tank IS-3. Nor wiser and with a layout machine is almost completely preserved it, though, and changing to meet new demands, new weapons and equipment. The result of this approach has the look of the tank, at the same time reminding the "original" IS-3 and a new Soviet T-10. The armament of the future WZ-111, like most of the designs are not created from scratch. "The main caliber" of the tank - rifled gun, 122 mm - was made based on the Soviet D-25T. However, here the Chinese engineers still did not simply copy a pattern into one and added a kicker. In turn, the shots separate loading for the WZ-111 were copied from the corresponding Soviet designs without significant changes.

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Or the IS-6 which looks like it could eat the IS-3 prem tank

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Sprayer #3 Posted Jan 22 2012 - 17:31

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I bet you, it will be the level of a KV-5, to avoid more nerdrage.

pyantoryng #4 Posted Jan 22 2012 - 17:34

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I bet it has 175 pen and it's bouncy.  :lol:

Whee #5 Posted Jan 22 2012 - 17:38

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Looks awesome. I hope it won't spam the MM like the Type 59s.

Another tier 8 Russian premium tank. I wonder when will there be other nation premium tanks especially for French.

AgentQ #6 Posted Jan 22 2012 - 17:39

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One prototype tank was built without turret when project was suspended.

Hawk819 #7 Posted Jan 22 2012 - 17:40

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I'll take it and the IS-6, and the Lowe. Of course, I know it'll eat the Lowe for following: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner (aka Supper), and if there's anything left, a snack to go with the appetizer. Maybe some Ki-ante, or good red wine to go with it all ;).

ShiningArmor101 #8 Posted Jan 22 2012 - 17:46

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*Reads the description*

The Chinese are funny to be honest....another Tank that was 'formally' the Soviet's and made into their own little Tank.

Wonder who would win now....the Soviet IS-3 or the Chinese IS-3, I mean WZ-111.

Question: Is there any Tank(s) that the Chinese actually made without 'looking' at the Soviet's Tank design(s)? o.O

Whee #9 Posted Jan 22 2012 - 17:48

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View PostMrSuicide, on Jan 22 2012 - 17:46, said:

*Reads the description*

The Chinese are funny to be honest....another Tank that was 'formally' the Soviet's and made into their own little Tank.

Wonder who would win now....the Soviet IS-3 or the Chinese IS-3, I mean WZ-111.

Question: Is there any Tank(s) that the Chinese actually made without 'looking' at the Soviet's Tank design(s)? o.O

I wonder about this too. Good question.  :unsure:

Dominatus #10 Posted Jan 22 2012 - 17:51

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First totally independant Chinese tank is probably the Type 96. Everything up tot he Type 88 was based of the Type 59.

That said, The WZ-111 isn't totally an IS-3, and as stated, owns much of it to the T-10. The single prototype (with a metal box in place of a turret) sits at the Chinese Tank Museum outside Beijing (NOT the Military Museaum, which is in the middle of the city).

I personally think it'd make a great premium tank.

TheGhostCat #11 Posted Jan 22 2012 - 17:51

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I have a t59, so don't misunderstand when I say this: I hope its not as bouncey on the t59 is... The game does not need another premium tank kin to the t59.

Sprayer #12 Posted Jan 22 2012 - 17:55

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View PostTheGhostCat, on Jan 22 2012 - 17:51, said:

I have a t59, so don't misunderstand when I say this: I hope its not as bouncey on the t59 is... The game does not need another premium tank kin to the t59.

It's most likely going to have the same type of armor as the IS-3, so bounce-ish.

Skygunner #13 Posted Jan 22 2012 - 18:02

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http://images.qianlo...306_9387023.jpg
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Looks like an IS-3 to me.  I'm more curious as to what gun that is.

DannyT251 #14 Posted Jan 22 2012 - 18:08

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Gonna get downvoted but...
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shapeshifter #15 Posted Jan 22 2012 - 19:45

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Don't forget that golden type 59 as well that earns 2x exp every battle and has much higher credit earning :lol:

Drakenred #16 Posted Jan 22 2012 - 20:14

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I just want to know when were getting it.

shapeshifter #17 Posted Jan 22 2012 - 21:00

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http://otvaga2004.na...ank/0_wz111.htm

specs for the tank

49 tons

122-mm rifled gun D-25T

500 to 520hp engine

Hp to Ton 10.4

35kph max speed

Armor,                                          mm   
- Forehead housing                         120 ... 130
- Forehead tower                         200 ... 250
- The side housing                         90
- Feed the body                                 60
- Feed the tower                         70 ... 80
- Roof of the hull and turret, the bottom 2 0 ... 25

Garnett101st #18 Posted Jan 22 2012 - 21:47

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View Postshapeshifter, on Jan 22 2012 - 21:00, said:

http://otvaga2004.na...ank/0_wz111.htm

specs for the tank

49 tons

122-mm rifled gun D-25T

500 to 520hp engine

Hp to Ton 10.4

35kph max speed

Armor,                                          mm   
- Forehead housing                         120 ... 130
- Forehead tower                         200 ... 250
- The side housing                         90
- Feed the body                                 60
- Feed the tower                         70 ... 80
- Roof of the hull and turret, the bottom 2 0 ... 25

Im assuming the hull is 60mm? If so then...  :Smile-playing:  They will be easy to kill, even with a lower tier tank.

Ironpaw #19 Posted Jan 22 2012 - 21:55

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Would be nice if the other nations got some premium love...

shapeshifter #20 Posted Jan 22 2012 - 21:57

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View PostGarnett101st, on Jan 22 2012 - 21:47, said:

Im assuming the hull is 60mm? If so then...  :Smile-playing:  They will be easy to kill, even with a lower tier tank.
I assume it's 60mm sides or rear