Tuesday, 10 March 2015

10.03.2015 QA.

Not much today either. Very good news for Czechoslovak players though... the T 40 medium tank technical drawings for implementation purposes are ready and they are glorious. Now comes modelling.

-Storm considers the statement that current (old) physics system in WoT is sufficient "very debatable";
-It's possible that the players will in the future be able to login with more accounts than the types brought to EU and RU by minipatch;
-The temporary premium tanks on the Russian server work like this: they stay in your hangar until you remove them manually. After the time limit, you can't play them. You also apparently have to spend gold on removing any equipment you used on it;
-Temporary premium tanks come with temporary garage slots, that disappear after the tank gets removed by the player;
-If you already have the premium tank and you complete the mission that awards you with the same tank for a limited amount of time, you will get no compensation.

The whole point of this "temporary premium tank" mechanism is according to developers the option of actually trying that tank out before you buy it.

About the E-100 and its guns.

Hello warriors,

Yuri Pasholok published another interesting piece of history on blog, this time concerning the E-100. First a bit of info from the allied sources:

This is an excerpt from the report the western allies managed to assemble on the state of the E-100 program. Notice the gun - 15cm and 17,4cm guns. That must be a typo, right?

Well, actually, it is not. Initially, the vehicle was supposed to be equipped with a "simplified" turret (the same that is currently modeled in World of Tanks), characterized by the guns being located above one another instead of next to each other - this turret was also equipped with a rangefinder, proposed in Autumn 1943 for the "regular" Maus. So far so good.

And then the German military went mental and demanded a 174mm gun to be installed into the very same turret, using the turret sketch from what was basically the good old Tiger-Maus. 

Just to be clear: this gun would never ever fit inside the turret. It was way too big - which didn't bother the Germans in the slightest, they just re-drew the gun to a higher caliber and that was it. Even the 150mm gun, intended at that point for the E-100 was ridiculously big - the project counted on 15cm L/63 (!) and 17cm L/53. How "realistic" these plans were was anyone guess - even if the gun was by some miracle fitted inside the turret, there would be no space left for the crew. It was theoretically possible to make the hull and the turret even bigger, but then the vehicle would no longer be rail-transportable. The only way to make this crazy plan happen was to turn the vehicle into a SPG using this gun:

...and that was it. In July 1944, Hitler stopped the super-heavy tank development and even though the companies tried to make the project happen on their own as a private venture of sorts, nothing ever came of it except for one partially assembled hull. The work on the vehicle stopped during the winter of 1944.

Source: http://yuripasholok.livejournal.com/4323373.html