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GeneralDirection #-19 Posted Feb 10 2012 - 21:23

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New screenshots of the upcoming IS-8 and ST-1 tanks have finally arrived.

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Political_Malcontent #-18 Posted Feb 10 2012 - 21:25

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Very pretty. But can they fight?

Aliensinmybrain #-17 Posted Feb 10 2012 - 21:26

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The muzzle on the is-8 looks like some kinda butt probe.

Yoott #-16 Posted Feb 10 2012 - 21:26

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View PostGeneralDirection, on Feb 10 2012 - 21:23, said:

New screenshots of the upcoming IS-8 and ST-1 tanks have finally arrived.

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Timeline? are these part of 7.3 or later?




hotwired05 #-15 Posted Feb 10 2012 - 21:26

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So if I have the IS-4 do i get the IS-8? I am really hoping so because that gun looks to be really amazing looking. I have no idea what gun that is and I want it! the ST-1 does not look at great but seems to have lots of sloped armor so we shall find out!

Yoott #-14 Posted Feb 10 2012 - 21:29

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View Posthotwired05, on Feb 10 2012 - 21:26, said:

So if I have the IS-4 do i get the IS-8? I am really hoping so because that gun looks to be really amazing looking. I have no idea what gun that is and I want it! the ST-1 does not look at great but seems to have lots of sloped armor so we shall find out!

Side of the turret on the ST1 seems boxy and easy to shoot. I hope it has good armor value.

paradat #-13 Posted Feb 10 2012 - 21:30

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Hmm yeah IS-8? How the heck is that gonna work?

IS4 going to stay tier 9? I guess they could promote it then demote it but why would they?

Either way SWEET!!! more tanks more tanks more tanks! I will never complain about more tanks. :Smile-playing:

OutlawSundown #-12 Posted Feb 10 2012 - 21:30

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View PostGeneralDirection, on Feb 10 2012 - 21:23, said:

New screenshots of the upcoming IS-8 and ST-1 tanks have finally arrived.

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Sweet glad some of the tank preview stuff is getting thrown into the main site.

metalmechanic #-11 Posted Feb 10 2012 - 21:33

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I want one! I want one!!!

And the IS-8 is the 252 I guess? So 8 comes before 7... Its the us tech tree all over again.

Look_its_Rain #-10 Posted Feb 10 2012 - 21:34

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ST-1 seems rather large and boxy, is-8 just has the typical Stalin look.

wyatt022298 #-9 Posted Feb 10 2012 - 21:34

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....What caliber is the gun on the IS-8? That freakin muzzle brake looks.... just LOOK at it...

mizaralcor #-8 Posted Feb 10 2012 - 21:39

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View Postmetalmechanic, on Feb 10 2012 - 21:33, said:

I want one! I want one!!!

And the IS-8 is the 252 I guess? So 8 comes before 7... Its the us tech tree all over again.

IS-8 is not the Object 252, the Soviet tech tree in the wiki is outdated. Object 252 (aka IS-6), which was originally going to replace IS-4's place, was deemed inadequate for tier IX heavy, and as such WG is making it into a new tier 8 prem heavy instead.  IS-8 is the tank that will then take its place, substituting the current IS-4's place

Thompson153 #-7 Posted Feb 10 2012 - 21:39

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The ST-1 looks somewhat like an IS with a version of a T-34/85 turret on it.

The IS-8 looks like an IS-7 (I guess for obvious reasons...) with the turret of an IS-3.

Anyone else agree?

Either way, looks cool. Might have to go up the Soviet line... Might...;)

Shakra #-6 Posted Feb 10 2012 - 21:40

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View PostGeneralDirection, on Feb 10 2012 - 21:23, said:

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Is one of them a Premium Tank or both are standard Tank?

cb1001 #-5 Posted Feb 10 2012 - 21:41

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Look nice. I'd still like to see them work on the MM rather then add new tanks. But whatever, it's their game.

opposum #-4 Posted Feb 10 2012 - 21:41

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The Is-8 will have 398mm of penetration and .25 accuracy at 100 meters with a reload rate of 7 RPM @ 500 damage a shot

UNLIMIT3D #-3 Posted Feb 10 2012 - 21:41

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I like photos.
USSR Tech Tree in future-http://worldoftanks.com/dcont/fb/media/media/art_techtree/tech/ussr__full_com.jpg
IS-8 is Obj. 252.
Both tanks are really cool B)

bashotokoro #-2 Posted Feb 10 2012 - 21:42

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wow ST-1 looks weak!! is it really going to replace IS-4 as tier 9 tank?

on the other hand, IS-8 looks awesome :Smile-playing:

Superspeed007 #-1 Posted Feb 10 2012 - 21:42

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View PostShakra, on Feb 10 2012 - 21:40, said:

Is one of them a Premium Tank or both are standard Tank?

both of them are going to be the new standard T9 heavies

MalikCarr #0 Posted Feb 10 2012 - 21:43

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The hell? I thought they were going to use the T-10 (originally IS-10) for the new tank.

From Russian Battlefield:

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At the end of 1948, the GABTU issued an order to develop and produce a new heavy tank weighing no more than 50 tons. Work on the new "Object 730" was headed by J.Y.Kotin. That tank later received the JS-8 designation.

A wooden mockup (1:1) was built and construction of the first prototype of the JS-8 began. After trials, the factory produced a small lot of 10 tanks, a testing detachment. In the spring of 1950 at the Kubinka proving ground, these tanks were tested in government trials. Those trials were more or less successful and, as a result, a Government commission recommended the JS-8 for production, but only after a number of improvements were to be made.

The modifications were so numerous and significant that the project changed course many times. The tank was even renamed to the JS-9, and then to the JS-10. In March 1953, Stalin died and the abbreviation "JS" was obsolete. So the tank was renamed again, and it received the new T-10 designation.

The T-10 was armed with a 122 mm D-25TA Gun and a coaxial 12.7 mm DShKM Machine-Gun (a modernised DShK). In 1955 the first two prototypes were produced: "Object 267 sp.1" with gun stabilization in the vertical plane and "Object 267 sp.2" with a 2-plane gun stabilizer. A year later these features were used in a subsequent version, the T-10A ("Object 730A").

In 1957, another modification, the T-10B ("Object 730B") was accepted into service. This tank was equipped with a 2-plane gun stabilizer PUOT-2 "Grom" and a T2S-29-14 Sight.

Soon, a new 122 mm M-62-T2 (2A17) Gun with improved ballistics was developed. This gun was equipped with a 2-plane stabilizer 2E12 "Leeven" and a T2S-29-14 sight. The new tank ("Object 272") was also equipped with night vision devices. Under the designator T-10M the tank was accepted to service and put into production in 1957.

In 1963 the T-10M was equipped with OPVT - a special system for underwater river crossings (up to 5 metres deep). From 1967, the tanks received APS and HEAT ammunition. The T-10 wasn't exported and was never used in military conflicts. In 1966, the manufacture of the T-10 was canceled. In 1993, the T-10 heavy tank was removed from Russian Army service.

I guess it's okay for WG to hodgepodge the T-54 with newer parts but they're keeping the T-10 IS-8 more historical. Fumph! Soviet bias only extends to mediums...