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While advancing across the battlefield you might have seen a strange new vehicle. A small, fast scout car used by Soviet Mechanized Recon Assault Teams. This is the BA-64B aka the ‘Bobik’.
The design is roughly based on the German SdKfz 222, but armed with a Degtyaryov machinegun instead of a cannon, this fast 4×4 is very effective at transporting recon units long distances fast while protecting them from small arms fire, but if driving this pay attention to enemies armed with cannons or Anti-tank weapons and stay well away.
Being smaller and lighter armored than its German and American counterparts it is also cheaper to produce and easier to operate. This it both reflected in how soon you get access to it, where it unlocks when you reach the rank of “Senior Praporshchik” (rank 10) AND in the price to field and use it where it approximately 35% cheaper than the American & German counterparts.
This latest update brings the Soviet Union to the war as the third playable faction! 3 Factions fight for domination on 3000 battlefields (1000 new). The update is named Timoshenko (after the Soviet marshal and military commander Semyon Timoshenko) and here’s a quick overview of the new features we’ve added for you to enjoy!
There is of course much more happening in the build, so continue reading for more details…
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.
Having shown the Soviet Uniforms yesterday, and a lot of tanks in previous posts, we also need something to protect the Soviet soldiers from attacks from enemy airplanes, AND give the infantry a way to defend themselves against enemy armor! So here is a presentation of the Maxim M4 Quad Anti-air setup and the PTRD 1941 Anti-Tank Rifle.
This tank destroyer does not have a rotatable turret, but with the impressive long-barreled cannon it can even bring down the mighty Tiger I. Make sure to approach this tank from the back!
Just keep rolling, just keep rolling
The Samokhodnaya Ustanovka-85 is a medium Soviet tank destroyer. Its long barreled 85mm main cannon is able to penetrate even the Tiger I at the distance of 1000 meters. It has a low profile and good mobility.
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.