With the light tanks presented yesterday we now move up a weight class and take a look at the Medium Armor. These can, of course, also be personalized like other vehicles and we want to keep adding options for personalization over time.
As mentioned yesterday, over the coming weeks we will go into a lot more detail with the various vehicles and highlight their specific strengths and weaknesses, but right now we just want to present an overview. So without further stalling, here is a quick medium tank presentation. We will of course follow up with the last of the new vehicles very soon.
So without further stalling, take a look!
The American Medium Armor Assault Teams can enjoy two new tracked terrors to play with expanding the medium armor setup to three tanks from the entry-level M3 Lee over the mainstay M4A1 Sherman to the top of the line M4A3E8 ‘Easy Eight’ Sherman.
The ‘General Lee’ is an American medium tank armed with a 75mm sponson mounted main gun as well as a 35mm turret mounted gun. It requires an experienced tank crew to get the full benefit of this special tank.
The next unlock in Medium Tanks is this M4A1 version of the Sherman tank. It unlocks when you earn rank 3. The Sherman forms the backbone of American armor and performs well as an all-round tank. It is fitted with a gyrostabilizer making the 75mm cannon reasonably accurate while the tank is driving.
M4A3E8 Sherman Easy-8
Once you reach rank 9 in the “Medium Armor Ribbon” you unlock the M4A3E8 Sherman.
The A3E8, nicknamed ‘Easy Eight’ by the crews, is an up-gunned and up-armored experimental version of the successful Sherman tank. The long barrel 76mm cannon is very effective even against heavy tanks.
Progressing further along on the “Medium Armor Ribbon” Rank 12 unlocks the HEAVY Pershing tank!
The German Medium Armor units are also in line for reinforcements. The brand new Panzer IV lets the German Medium tankers choose between 2 different prowling panzers.
Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf. J
The variant J of the Panzer III is upgraded with the long barreled 50mm KwK 39 L/60 cannon to counter the Russian T34 tank. A 20mm bolted-on armor plate has been added to the 50mm frontal armor.
Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. H
This is the German Medium Armor unlock, at rank 5. The Panzer IV medium tank is the most numerous German tank of WW2. Originally intended as an assault gun, it was converted to engage other tanks. Variant H have been fitted with a high-velocity 75mm main gun, and is a fearsome opponent.
Further along the progression rank 9 of the Medium Armor Ribbon unlocks the first heavy tank; namely The Tiger I.