Wednesday, 2 December 2015

T57 Heavy and T69 in HD

Hello Warriors,

the T57 Heavy and T69 are coming in HD, there are no official or proper in-game screenshots but this is what its out for now:

02/12/2015 Stream

Hello Warriors,

Its time for my scheduled livestream. I'm still a bit a sleepy after coming out of a nap (been awake since 5am) but coffee should perk me up!

Tonight if things go right will do a Tank Request stream!

202 Tanks, EU/NA and cat cam:

Armored Warfare: Main Battle Tank compared

Hello Warriors,

check out this nice table comparing tank parameters of the MBT in AW:

I've seen a Merkava in Czech Republic, what a vehicle....

New Ranzar Video

Hello Warriors,

New Ranzar video:


Winter Calendar SEA (Day 3)

Hello Warriors,

a Birdy has told me that tomorrow's Special Premium tank for the SEA Winter Calendar will be the Dicker Max + Garage Slot.

WoT PS4 Update

Hello Warriors,

tiny update on the World of Tanks PS4:

-German Tech Tree will be in Beta
-The Beta will be approximately 28 GB

Forum Compilation

Hello Warriors,

today WG staff has been very active in the forums answering questions (mostly about the December specials) and I compiled some information that found interesting/helpful:

-When the sentinel appears its likely going to be a permanent sale item in the premium shop in a small package with its 100% BIA crew, and AUS customization + possible undecided unknown other content. And not in game.
It's "currently" due mid December, but not fixed enough to consider fully confirmed yet.

Sentinel AC 1 statistics.
HD Model

-The new IS-3 is a Autoloader in real life however it does not have a clip in game.
Player: "IS-3 Autoloader" WG: "Please don't call it an autoloader"

-Regarding premium tanks and refunds. Currently WG does not mind refunding a premium tank if you made a mistake and accidentally bought the wrong tank or something similar, as long as the tank has not been played.

December specials: NA

Good morning lads and lasses,

This is what you can expect in the December specials (for NA but expect very similar on EU):

-From December 1, 03:20 PT until December 2, 03:20 PT
  •  T-28-F30 = $9.99
  • 1x Garage Slot
  • 500 Gold

-From December 2, 03:20 PT until December 3, 03:20 PT
  •  T-34-85M
  • 1x Garage Slot
  • 1,200 Gold

-From December 3, 03:20 PT until December 4, 03:20 PT
  •  BT-SV = $99.99
  • 1x Garage Slot
  • 21,000 Gold
  • 100% Trained Crew

Italy’s Big Guns. Semovente M.41M development, deployment and derivatives

Part 1: Semovente M.41M Development and Deployment
By Vollketten

Semovente M.41M in Sicily 1943
Soon after Italian forces fighting the Soviets on the Eastern front in 1942 had encountered the T-34 it was obvious that the standard army 47mm L.32 Ansaldo-Bohler field gun mounted as a field piece and in a modified L.6/40 tank chassis was insufficient for the task. The 47/32 was a good gun; superior overall to the German 37mm Pak AT gun, and very accurate but simply not up to the task. Capable of firing a variety of shells the main Armour Piercing M.39 shell was 1.43kg and fired at 670m/s could achieve just under 60mm of penetration at 100m dropping to about 43mm at 500m. The hollow charge EP (‘Effeto Pronto’) shell was in short supply and could drum up a respectable 112mm of pen but nonetheless a more effective tank destroyer was required specifically to counter the threat of the T-34. Even the idea of fitting any of the variety of 47mm guns available was going to be sufficient.