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Comrades! Our factories are hard at work producing new tools which you can use to crush our enemies! In the coming update named Zhukov (after the Soviet Marshal Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov) comes the T-70 Soviet light tank.
The Soviet T-70 model 1942 is a very well-armored light tank. It is protected in some parts by 60mm thick (turret front) sloped armor making it very hard to destroy for enemy light tanks. It is armed with a 45mm 20K/L46 main gun and a coaxial 7.62mm machine gun.
We have pulled performance stats for all vehicles and looked at how they perform in game and we’ve been digging through our forums and the Steam discussions to gather as much community feedback as possible, and now we’ve rolled this into a great big balancing pass for armored vehicles (and AA cannons).
The next update is called ‘Walker’ after the American Major General Fred L. Walker, and here these tweaks, fixes, etc. will show up. Keep reading for more details on what is being improved.
With all the new Soviet equipment being presented you might sometimes lose track of what it is you can expect to see, so here is an overview of the Tank Destroyer and the medium and heavy tanks you can expect to either face or drive in the upcoming update!
The T-whatchamacallit, model year which-one? With so many awesome new tanks about to appear in the game it can be a bit difficult to tell them a part and remember their names, so to help out we’ve made this overview of the Soviet light tanks.
This tank will be known as the tank which can’t be sneaked upon. Besides the impressive cannon it has a MG on the back of the turret! You will be watched and shot at from all angles. This tank will wreck a serious numbers of enemy tanks on the battlefield.
IS-2 Model 1944
The Soviet Josef Stalin heavy tank is a direct response to the German heavy tanks. Its thick 160mm armor and massive 122mm main gun makes it a deadly opponent to any tank on the battlefield.
This upgraded version of the soviet medium tank T-34/76 does not only has an armor upgrade, it also has a superior gun ready take on about every tank on the battlefield. It may be a bigger target as the T-34/85, but it’s a much tougher tank to fight against.
Who packs a bigger punch? The tank or the infantry.
T-34 85 Model 1944
The T-34/85 44 is an upgunned version of the famous Soviet T-34 tank. It features a bigger turret, sloped armor and a long barrel 85mm main gun. With an experienced crew it can counter even the mighty Tiger.
Update: Fixed the wrong text, armor thickness is what is listed below.
The mighty tank of the soviets will appear on the battlefield. This medium armored tank can use speed and agility as advantage to rule the battlefield and compete with the best Medium tanks in battle. Don’t be deceived by the small turret, it will crack your tank wide open with its cannon.
Going to have to try harder to penetrate this tank!
T-34 76 Model 1942
The T-34 is by many considered to be the finest tank of the second world war. It’s 12 cylinder diesel engine, the 65mm sloped armor and the 76.2mm cannon is a deadly combination on the battlefield.
Rounding out the Soviet selection of light tanks is the BT-7 – This famous light tank combines both speed and a proper cannon, and when in numbers they have been known to go up against heavier enemies!
BT-7 Model 1937
The BT-7, or ‘Betka’ as it is called by its crew, is a lightly armored Soviet cavalry tank. It is well armed with a 45mm cannon and two 7.62mm machine guns. It is also the predecessor to the famous T-34. So all in all this has the speed of the T-38 & the firepower of the T-26.