RIP T-10? WG Set to Replace Tier 9 Russian Heavy
If you’re working the Russian Heavy Line, you’re in for a big surprise. Wargaming is looking at replacing the Tier 9 tank with a new vehicle; the new Obj. 267.
The rationale from WG is that the relatively lightly armoured T-10 didn’t really fit well in the tech tree, leading from the more durable IS-3 to the IS-7.
The Obj. 267 that may replace it is in fact quite a bit better armoured, with an additional 30 mm of additional pure Stalinium on the front of the hull. Bigger news is the turret armour, where the Obj. 267 boasts a staggering 350 mm of steel in front, and 240 on the sides.
It’s going to be very tough to pen this tank from either the front or the side if it’s hull down, and how often do you get to shoot at the rear of a tank’s turret?
However, a closer look at the turret armour shows the turret roof is very weak, and can be overmatched by a gun of 122 mm or higher.
We’ll see if that continues once it’s off the test server.
The side armour is also very tough, so this will be an ideal tank for sidescraping.
Check out the video by DezGamez for more analysis of this new tank, coming to a garage near you.